Tennis Today: Nick Kyrgios ‘tryna have fun’, ‘savage’ Andy Murray trolls Argentina players
In Tennis Today, Nick Kyrgios “just tryna have some fun” and Andy Murray pokes fun at Argentine tennis players after their team’s World Cup loss.
What’s on the site
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Australian Nick Kyrgios moved into the quarter-finals of the Fever-Tree Championships with a win over Kyle Edmund and then showed signs of his notoriously spiky temperament during the post-match press conference.
Over in Halle, Roger Federer had to fend off two match points to keep his hopes of a 10th title alive.
In Birmingham, Garbine Muguruza’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback as she was beaten in quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenka’s Mallorca Open journey came to an end.
What’s in the news
Good news for Wimbledon fans as this year’s tournament will be screened in 4K HDR by the BBC.
BBC iPlayer will stream every match from Centre Court via Ultra HD and it comes after a trial during the FIFA World Cup that has seen one or two technical glitches.
Wondering how you can watch Wimbledon in 4K HDR on BBC? The Daily Mail has you covered.
Serena Williams continues to tackle important issues off the court and this time she is addressing domestic violence saying “young boys should be educated about domestic violence”.
“It’s important to get the message out there – to our young men, to our boys, to our daughters – to let that new generation, and let the generation now know that, let’s stop this,” Daily Mail quotes her as saying.
From important issues, to tabloid stuff from the Daily Mail as “Maria Sharapova opted for a casual appearance as she was spotted in the London district with a pal during a low-key stroll on Wednesday afternoon”.
Dan Evans is up and running in his Wimbledon pre-qualifying campaign as he beat Evan Hoyt in his first match, reports Telegraph Sport.
Next up is his “friend and contemporary Marcus Willis”.
Willis, meanwhile, told Press Association Sport, via Daily Mail, that “the All England Club ‘punished everyone’ when they forced Dan Evans to enter pre-qualifying”.
What’s on social media
If you are an Argentina fan you probably don’t want to read this, but Juan Monaco and Diego Schwartzman watched their country’s World Cup match against Croatia in Russia.
Of course they posted a photo on Instagram.
With Argentina losing, “savage b****” Andy Murray piped up and Monaco responded with the comments picked on Twitter by @lucysophiaj.
Hahahhaha just saw Pico’s response.
— Luca Jacobs (@luc_jac) June 21, 2018
Kyrgios with a ridiculous tweener lob.
No he didn’t. ??
The audacity! ??
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 21, 2018
The master of the ‘tweener strikes again…
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 21, 2018
As he said on Instagram, he’s just “tryna have some fun”.
What’s on TV
ATP Fever-Tree Championships
LIVE – BBC2 / Red Button / BBC Online / Amazon Prime
ATP Gerry Weber Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena
WTA Mallorca Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1
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