Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic up against Mike Tyson’s daughter
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic follows through on his promise to Mike Tyson’s daughter while Gael Monfils does his usual tricks.
What’s on the site
Stars from other sports could learn a lot from the way tennis greats handle themselves away from the court, writes Kevin Palmer as he looks at the good, the bad and ugly from tennis press conferences.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova is going through a bit of a slump, but don’t write her off just yet.
In case you missed it over the weekend, Jordan Mortimer-Jones makes a case for why Roger Federer’s retirement would be good for tennis.
The big news from Indian Wells is that Novak Djokovic’s comeback has not gone according to plan.
But there was better news for Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro at the BNP Paribas Open.
In the women’s draw, top seed Simona Halep advanced, but Petra Kvitova is out.
What’s in the news
It was Mother’s Day on Sunday and The Telegraph did a very good piece on “the supermums of the WTA tour: striving to ‘have it all’ but too often forced to quit the sport”.
She’s only 16-years-old, but Amanda Anisimova has made her opinion about the gun laws in America clear.
“I think that guns should be banned,” she said shortly after claiming the biggest win of her career with a win over Petra Kvitova in Indian Wells.
From the hard-hitting news, we go to some typical Daily Mail stuff with the paper reporting that “Hall of Famer John McEnroe sold painting for $10.4million to undisclosed buyer”.
Continuing with the showbiz news, “Maria Sharapova dating multimillionaire British ‘Royal Wedding GUEST'” shouts the Daily Star.
What’s on social media
Just Novak Djokovic playing tennis with Mike Tyson’s daughter, Milan. They have a history as the two have met up at Indian Wells in 2016 and 2017 as well.
The highlight of my trip at #bnppo18 was when @djokernole asked me to hit with him. My jaw dropped ?? I was even more surprised when he followed through with his promise. This says so much to me about the kind of person he is! Thank you so much @djokernole for taking time out of your busy tennis day to make the greatest moment of my tennis life thus far! I will always remember this! You have a heart ?? of gold! #classact #payingitforward #tennisdreams #tenniskid #instatennis #tennislife #usta #ustaambassador #ustainfluencer #netgeneration #netgennetset
Gael Monfils doing his thing during his first match at the BNP Paribas Open.
You can never watch enough videos about Monfils.
Sometimes you need to try the ridiculous to win a point. Unfortunately it didn’t come off for Pablo Cuevas.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 10, 2018
But this one did work for Cuevas.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 10, 2018
This sums up Grigor Dimitrov’s early exit at Indian Wells.
What’s on TV
ATP Indian Wells
Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Thomas Berdych and Kevin Anderson are back in action.
LIVE – Sky Sports Action
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Indian Wells
It’s the big one as Serena and Venus Williams clash for the 29th time in their professional careers.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Jannik Sinner and Aslan Karatsev are big ATP Tour winners on finals Sunday
Aslan Karatsev won the VTB Kremlin Cup.
Emma Raducanu opens up on her coaching dilemma as she aims to shine in Romania
Raducanu is relaxed at the prospect of finishing the season without a coach.
Comment – Andy Murray has the answers he needs as he decides what happens next
Murray should appreciate that a chastening handful of defeats should offer him the ray of light he has been seeking.
WTA Transylvania Open draw: Potential Simona Halep and Emma Raducanu blockbuster semi-final looming
This way for your Transylvania Open draw.
Tennis icon Billie Jean King explains why she admires Ons Jabeur and why she wants the Tunisian to succeed
Billie Jean King is certainly a big fan of Ons Jabeur.
Disappointment for Emma Raducanu as she prepares to play in Romania
Raducanu had spoken about her excitement ahead of Transylvania Open.
‘They seemed to have a nice camaraderie’ – Tennis great urges Emma Raducanu to rehire her former coach
Should Emma Raducanu rehire Andrew Richardson?
WATCH: Rafael Nadal helps to create an ‘unforgettable’ birthday for 90-year-old with special message
A special birthday wish from Rafael Nadal.
‘It was a difficult decision but I need to prioritise my body,’ says Ashleigh Barty after ending 2021 campaign
The 25-year-old said she was ‘not willing to compromise my preparation for January’ and Australian Open.
‘Sport is a results business,’ says Andy Murray as he pinpoints where he needs to improve
“You need to be winning and winning matches maybe when you’re not playing your best,” says Murray.