Tennis Today: No white catsuit at Wimbledon and Juan Martin del Potro’s Googling skills
In Tennis Today, Serena Williams won’t channel her inner Anne White at Wimbledon and Juan Martin del Potro is one step ahead of journalists.
What’s on the site
We continue our “Legends of Roland Garros” series and next up is Steffi Graf.
If you are looking for a good chuckle, then do watch this VIDEO of Alexander Zverev finding a Yorkshire journalist’s accent quite funny.
The under-performance rule came back to bite Peter Gojowczyk after the German retired during the first round of the French Open.
After being forced to dig deep, Serena Williams revealed that “Serena came out” during her encounter against Ashleigh Barty.
Finally, we all like pretty pictures so do enjoy our gallery from day five at the French Open.
What’s in the news
On the back of Zverev’s struggles with the Yorkshire accent, The Guardian’s Andrew Martin has “a few tips for every tyro Tyke”.
If you were hoping to see Serena in a white catsuit at Wimbledon, à la Anne White, then you will be disappointed by this bit of news in the Daily Mail. Mike Dickson reports her attire “is different to the one she has been wearing here, not even an all-white version of it”.
So then, what will Serena Williams wear at Wimbledon?
Press conferences at Roland Garros have been a lot of fun and Maria Sharapova also provided some interesting soundbites with Sport360’s Reem Abulleil reporting she sent out a “strong reminder” that “there is also Sharapova” ahead of her match against Karolina Pliskova.
John McEnroe, commentating for Eurosport, says Kyle Edmund, Alexander Zverev, Denis Shapovalov, Borna Coric, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime are six players who can step up over the next few years and win majors, reports Metro Sport.
What’s on social media
You have to doff your hat to Juan Martin del Potro.
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) May 31, 2018
Just Rafael Nadal hanging out with French football stars Olivier Giroud and Hugo Lloris.
We are five months into 2018 and Tennis TV is doing a compilation of Best ATP Tennis Matches in 2018. Here is Part 1.
Dominic Thiem has joined the frame game. How many do you reckon he got? 20? 50, 100?
What’s on TV
ATP & WTA French Open
LIVE – Eurosport 1/2 and ITV4
Cameron Norrie’s impressive year continues with a win against Nick Kyrgios
The Briton needed less than a hour to dispatch his Australian opponent with a clinical 6-1 6-4 win.
Novak Djokovic’s golden Grand Slam dream ends in shuddering fashion at the Olympics
Novak Djokovic’s dreams of a Golden Slam are over after a defeat by Alexander Zverev.
WATCH: King Richard trailer starring Will Smith as Serena Williams says ‘this should be good’
Nearly time to grab the popcorn for King Richard.
Novak Djokovic closing in on gold at Tokyo Olympics as he admits his ‘level of tennis is getting better and better’
“Best performance of the tournament,” says Djokovic.
Marketa Vondrousova’s dream turns into a reality as she stuns Elina Svitolina to reach final at Olympics
Marketa Vondrousova assured of a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
‘To have the medal for me is the greatest thing,’ says Belinda Bencic after reaching Olympic singles final
Already assured of one Olympic medal, Belinda Bencic gunning for a second.
‘Pressure is a privilege,’ says Novak Djokovic as he explains why the noise ‘won’t wear me down’
“Without pressure there is no professional sport,” says Novak Djokovic.
Fabio Fognini apologies for shouting homophobic slur during Olympics defeat, says ‘heat went to my head’
“I apologise for the nonsense that came out of me,” wrote Fabio Fognini.
Andy Murray’s emotional message as his Olympic dream dies – now what happens next?
“I feel crushed after today’s loss. Sport can be brutal,” wrote Andy Murray.
Paula Badosa leaves court in a wheelchair while Elena Svitolina headlines Olympic semi-final line-up
Final four confirmed for the Tokyo Games.