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
ATP boss hails Novak Djokovic after No 1 record, saying feat ‘may stand as his single most impressive’
Andrea Gaudenzi praises Novak Djokovic.
Roger Federer on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s recent feats: ‘What they have done is extraordinary’
Roger Federer full of praise for his two great rivals.
Some notable former Qatar Open champions: From Boris Becker to Novak Djokovic
Oli Jefford on some prestigious names who have won the Qatar Open.
Serena Williams expresses support for ‘selfless friend’ Meghan Markle as she hits out at ‘malicious’ tabloids
“She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble.”
Novak Djokovic’s ATP Rankings milestones as he reaches 311 weeks at No 1 to surpass Roger Federer’s record
A look at Novak Djokovic’s ATP Rankings milestones.
Notable former Dubai Tennis Championship winners, including Martina Hingis and Justine Henin
A look at the big stars to have won in Dubai.
Diego Schwartzman seals emotional title on home soil in Buenos Aires
Diego Schwartzman crowned Argentina Open champion.
Andrey Rublev’s stunning record in ATP 500 events continues with Rotterdam win
Andrey Rublev continued his run in ATP 500 events .
Roger Federer hopes to return to ‘100 per cent’ fitness in time for Wimbledon
Federer has needed two operations to correct knee issue.
On This Day in 2016: Maria Sharapova reveals positive drugs test
Maria Sharapova was banned from tennis for 15 months.