Tennis Today: No love for Andy Murray plus Novak Djokovic’s unique training methods
In Tennis Today, Andy Murray probably won’t want read the latest The Loop piece while Novak Djokovic is preparing for crowd disturbances at Flushing Meadows.
What’s on the site
The major news from the US Open is Rafael Nadal’s titanic battle against Dominic Thiem. Read all about the classic here…
We have been here before with Roger Federer, but our Kevin Palmer says this time it feels different as time finally seems to be catching up with tennis’ special one.
It was a couple of days late, but our A to Z of tennis for August featured an emotional Andy Murray, banned catsuits and a ‘f****** rules’ rant.
Back to the US Open and defending champion Sloane Stephens was bounced out by Anastasija Sevastova, but Serena Williams remains on course for another title.
Juan Martin del Potro is next up for Nadal after the Argentine survived the John Isner test.
And here is your gallery from a sweltering day nine at Flushing Meadows.
What’s in the news
There is no love for Andy Murray in Golf Digest’s (?) The Loop as Shane Ryan says “Sorry Andy Murray, but there is no such thing as a ‘Big Four'”.
“If we take an honest look at the numbers, we’ll also understand that Andy Murray was a foil to the these men (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) — great in his own right, but not one of the three kings.”
Back to Federer and Telegraph Sport’s Charlie Eccleshare still feels it is too early write off the 20-time Grand Slam winner after his latest Grand Slam exit. (Subscription)
And here is Mike Dickson’s take on Federer’s latest defeat for Daily Mail.
Paul Newman’s view in The Independent.
Daily Mail has the story on Serena Williams and John Isner being asked about Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their latest “Just Do It Campaign”. The replies were contrasting.
After John Millman’s sensational win over Roger Federer, Daily Mail Australia has done a story on “The VERY different lives of Nick Kyrgios and John Millman”.
If you are in New York from October 19 until January 27, then do give the Billie Jean King: The Road to 75 photo exhibit a visit.
What’s on social media
There has to be a winner and a loser.
Novak Djokovic prepares for noisy encounters on court.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 4, 2018
Millman’s win over Federer has led to a drop in ticket prices.
US Open men’s quarterfinal ticket prices drop 75% on StubHub after John Millman upset Roger Federer. First picture reflects prices during match last night. Second is this morning. pic.twitter.com/laASsvZIaT
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 4, 2018
If you get knocked down, you get up again and again.
What’s on TV
ATP & WTA US Open
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