Tennis Today: Nick Kyrgios up to his old tricks on and off the court
In Tennis Today, Nick Kyrgios is having his usual fun and games not only on court, but also with the media.
What’s on the site
September seems like a long time ago so here is our A to Z snapshot of tennis to give you a reminder of all the good and bad things that happened last month.
It’s not something that his rivals will want to hear, but Novak Djokovic reckons he can repeat his 2015-16 form when he won five out of six Grand Slams.
Then there is good old Roger Federer giving some brilliant life advice to youngsters.
We want you to start your day with a smile so here is some wizardry from Benoit Paire.
What’s in the news
Australian media reported on Wednesday that Nick Kyrgios hired James Cerretani as his new coach with Courier-Mail quoting him as saying: “James is my coach now — you can quote me on that one.
“We have been working for a while now, especially the last couple of weeks.
“We’ve been talking on the phone a lot (in recent weeks), but starting in Tokyo it’s the first week we have been working together officially. It’s going well.”
But Kyrgios has now poured cold water over the story, posting the following on his Instagram Story: “Prime example of the media. Give them a little ridiculous information and they completely go with it. All love tho @jamescerretani – the bigger the story, the bigger the check.”
We are honestly not too sure what to make of it all.
What’s on social media
Kyrgios fun and games on the court.
View this post on Instagram
Yet another classic Naomi Osaka interview.
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) October 3, 2018
The China Open’s chopstick challenge continues with Zhang Shuai…before you watch it, remember Angelique Kerber is top of the leaderboard with 50.
Zhang just proved how good she was on a tennis court, so now it’s time to see if she did as well in our chopstick challenge 😉 (music credit: Aleksey-Zaykov, Stomps and claps, https://t.co/kEbKRN3sS6 ) pic.twitter.com/jwu0txmKu5
— China Open (@ChinaOpen) October 3, 2018
Whet your appetite for the Shanghai Masters with some brilliant Andy Murray shots from Tennis TV.
What’s on TV
ATP China Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena
ATP Japan Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Action
WTA China Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Andy Murray set for Rotterdam second-round clash with world No 8 Andrey Rublev
Murray and Rublev’s only other meeting was in 2017.
Novak Djokovic unlikely to return to action before clay season as there ‘is no need to take any risks’
Novak Djokovic unlikely to feature at the Miami Open.
Tennis Top 10
Top 10 oldest No 1 ATP players: Novak Djokovic now the second oldest No 1, but will he catch Roger Federer?
Roger Federer currently holds the record.
Goran Ivanisevic slams media for ‘thrashing’ Novak Djokovic, rating 2021 Australian Open as his ‘sweetest’
Goran Ivanisevic takes aim at the media.
Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Dubai tournament, but hopes to defend Miami Open title
Ashleigh Barty won’t be travelling to the Middle East.
Roger Federer to skip Miami Open as he opts to ‘slowly work his way back’ following injury
Roger Federer won’t feature at the Miami Open.
‘I’m playing for my career’ – Honest Andy Murray admits retirement question is lingering
Andy Murray fought back to beat Robin Haase in Rotterdam.
Andy Murray hits back to win first round match against Robin Haase in Rotterdam
The former world No 1 finished strongly.
Battling Andy Murray shows his old fighting spirit to beat Robin Haase in Rotterdam
Andy Murray fought back from a set down.
Daniil Medvedev closing in on career milestone as he returns to action this week
Daniil Medvedev hits the top two in ATP Rankings.