Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic gets ‘Gold Card’ visa and no horsing about from horse named after Rafael Nadal

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In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic gets a 10-year visa while a horse named after Rafael Nadal is hitting the headlines ahead of the Kentucky Derby.

What’s on the site
What a week it was for Kyle Edmund, Gael Monfils and Kiki Bertens.

First to Edmund as the former Australian Open semi-finalist ended his ATP Tour singles trophy drought by beating Andreas Seppi in the New York Open final.

Read what Edmund had to say after winning his second Tour-level title.

Over in Europe, Monfils can do no wrong at the moment as the Frenchman followed up last week’s Open Sud de France title in Montpellier with another trophy in Rotterdam as he successfully defended his ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament crown.

And don’t for a minute think Monfils wants to stop at ATP 500 titles, he is setting his sights a lot higher.

In Russia, Bertens successfully defended her St Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy to ease some of the heartbreak from last week’s Fed Cup play-off defeat.

Tokyo 2020 is just a few months away and we look at some of the dream mixed doubles pairings for the Olympics. Anyone else excited about a potential Ashleigh Barty and Nick Kyrgios combination? What about Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger-Aliassime?

“For me he is already the best tennis player in history,” says Goran Ivanisevic about Novak Djokovic.

What’s in the news
Staying with Djokovic, the Serb has joined an esteemed list of athletes, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been handed a 10-year Gold Card visa for the United Arab Emirates, reports Gulf News.

So when he takes part in next week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, he will do so as a resident.

Oh and Roger Federer is apparently in line to get one too.

From visas to horse racing!

A horse named after Rafael Nadal is among the favourites to win the 2020 Kentucky Derby despite only making his debut in January this year.

If horse racing is your kind of thing, then Kentucky.com has the news for you about trainer Bob Baffert’s talented colt named Nadal.

What’s on social media
Novak and Jelena Djokovic out skiing.

 

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Coco Gauff on her crazy eight months.

As for news about Rafael Nadal the tennis player, he was in action at the Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge.

Just two Grand Slam winners hitting balls in the sand.


Some tennis gum balls from Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpova.

 

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🎾😍🎾😍🎾😍 #Sugarpova #tennisgumballs #tennis #naturalcandy

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