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
‘It always finds its way back to me,’ says Andy Murray as he reveals how missing wedding ring just ‘turned up’
The Scot left his band tied to his shoes that he had put out to dry under his car overnight.
‘I need to cut myself some slack,’ says US Open champion Emma Raducanu after losing her opener at Indian Wells
Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat the newly-crowned US Open champion in straight sets.
‘Aggressive’ Simona Halep delighted with winning Indian Wells return, but admits ‘my attitude was not great’
“It’s really nice to be healthy again and to compete at this level.”
Andy Murray, with wedding ring safely tied to ‘stinky’ shoes, beats Adrian Mannarino to set up Carlos Alcaraz clash
The Briton will face Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz next.
Former British No 1 gives verdict on Emma Raducanu’s Indian Wells loss as US Open champion is urged not ‘overthink’ defeat
The US Open champion went down in straight sets.
Emma Raducanu loses first match since US Open glory as Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeats British No 1
The Briton’s super attacking style that served her so well at the US Open proved her downfall.
Andy Murray highlights key reasons for Emma Raducanu’s meteoric rise, saying ‘not everyone can do that’
“It wouldn’t surprise me if she picked things up extremely quickly,” says Andy Murray.
Winning US Open was ‘a dream come true’ for Daniil Medvedev, but motivation won’t be lacking in Indian Wells
Daniil Medvedev determined to produce high level at Indian Wells.
Kim Clijsters gives her verdict on Indian Wells defeat as Katerina Siniakova hails ‘really special’ match
“That’s part of this process in general, it’s not going to be a smooth ride,” says Clijsters.
Emma Raducanu determined not to ‘cling on to’ US Open achievement, saying ‘I am still hungry for more’
Emma Raducanu will take on Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open.