Tennis Today: No ball-tampering here, just Twitter rows and surprise claims
In Tennis Today, sporting stars who fell from grace, the latest on the ‘that’s my f****** dad’ incident and more.
What’s on the site
Tennis players don’t tamper with balls like the Australian cricket team, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a look at sporting stars who have fallen from grace.
You have to watch the “That’s my f****** dad!” video.
The Miami Open got quite heated as after the Thanasi Kokkinakis-Fernando Verdasco match, the Spaniard was involved in a Twitter row with Nick Kyrgios.
Then there is Greg Rusedski who is backing Novak Djokovic to regain his best form ahead of the French Open.
We also have the latest on Rafael Nadal and his return to the Spain Davis Cup squad.
Alexander Zverev is into the Miami Open quarter-finals yet again.
Meanwhile, Sloane Stephens was too good for Angelique Kerber.
What’s in the news
Telegraph Sport’s Tennis Podcast covers another interesting set of topics this week including whether or not Roger Federer will play on clay again and how long it will take Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic to regain their best form.
Well no one saw this one coming, but the Daily Mail reveals that Boris Becker’s daughter looks a bit like, erm, Boris Becker.
It looks like The Sun only got their hands the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition now as they have done a piece about Eugenie Bouchard. In case you were wondering, there are 13 pictures, including six bikini shots, and one video.
What’s on social media
Verdasco really was a busy man on Tuesday and he took to Twitter to make it clear that it was, in fact, not Thanasi Kokkinakis “f****** dad”.
Just for all of you guys to know. It was NOT Thanasi’s dad.
— Fernando Verdasco (@FerVerdasco) March 27, 2018
How good is it to see the green grass of Wimbledon again after it was recently covered in snow?
Ana Ivanovic showing off her new-born son. Well, sort of.
What’s on TV
ATP Miami Open
Juan Martin del Potro takes on Milos Raonic while Alexander Zverev is up against Borna Coric.
20:00-22:00 / 02:00-04:00
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena
WTA Miami Open
Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka battle for a place in the final while Venus Williams and Jelana Ostapenko are in quarter-final action.
19:00-21:00 / 01:00-03:00
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic was ‘very unlucky’ with default, but insists players should have ‘self-control’
Rafael Nadal adds his two cents on Novak Djokovic’s disqualification.
Two-time French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters explains why she won’t be playing at Roland Garros
Kim Clijsters not sure when she will play again.
‘Nice guy’ Dominic Thiem deserves US Open and ‘right behind Rafa’ to win French Open – Novak Djokovic
Djokovic welcomes Thiem to Grand Slam winners club.
‘I’m still not feeling 100% tennis-wise but I enjoyed it,’ says Kei Nishikori after first win in a year
Kei Nishikori gets a win under his belt in Rome.
Rafael Nadal double downs on Novak Djokovic-led PTPA criticism: ‘We should not pursue our own interests’
‘We are going through a world crisis,’ says Nadal.
Andy Murray and Eugenie Bouchard handed French Open wildcards
Murray set for first Roland Garros appearance since 2016.
‘I was in shock and I was shaken by the whole thing,’ says Novak Djokovic about US Open default
Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open.
‘I achieved a life goal,’ says US Open winner Dominic Thiem after lifting his maiden Grand Slam
Dominic Thiem is a Grand Slam champion.
US Open day 14: An exhausted Dominic Thiem, Jordanne Whiley’s home support, 2020 roll of honour
The story of the final day of action at Flushing Meadows.
Alexander Zverev: ‘I do believe that I will be a Grand Slam champion at some point’
Alexander Zverev confident his chance will come.