Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic ‘the singer’ and Caroline Wozniacki ‘the looker’
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic chose the wrong career, Alexander Zverev shows off his latest kit and Caroline Wozniacki channels Jennifer Lopez.
What’s on the site
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic to win the US Open? Greg Rusedski has his say…
The big announcement on Wednesday came from Alexander Zverev as the German finally confirmed that Ivan Lendl will be part of his coaching set-up for the US Open.
Serena Williams continues to slay as the 23-time Grand Slam winner topped Forbes’ female athletes rich list despite being on maternity leave last year.
We continue our build-up to the US Open with our City guide: Things to do in New York while at the US Open
Results from overnight:
Kyle Edmund looking solid at Winston-Salem Open
Petra Kvitova on course for fourth New Haven title
What’s in the news
The International Hall of Fame has released its class of 2019 candidates. Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Goran Ivanisevic, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Conchita Martinez, Thomas Muster, Li Na and Mary Pierce have made the cut.
Fans can start voting on August 27 at vote.tennisfame.com.
As you will have read above, Zverev has turned to Lendl and Simon Briggs in Telegraph Sport feels the American is the “perfect fit”.
Kevin Mitchell in The Guardian also shares his views on the Zverev-Lendl link-up and adds Andy Murray “may have experienced a shiver of regret, or nostalgia maybe, when he learned Lendl had come out of retirement to tend to the development of the exciting young German Alexander Zverev”.
Caroline Wozniacki is on the latest Hamptons Magazine cover and the Daily Mail tells us she celebrated by wearing the same Versace outfit that Jennifer Lopez had on during Se Acabo El Amor music video.
And then somewhere in the story they refer to her as “the looker”.
“The looker was also seen with her NBA player fiance David Lee, who was sharp in a suit.”
Express Sport has another GOAT debate and this time “Football stars disagree over GOAT debate”.
Be warned, it’s not the football stars you’d expect.
Uniqlo has revealed Roger Federer’s attire for the US Open.
Staying with Federer and the Japanese company, Uniqlo says their “blockbuster contract” with the 20-time Grand Slam winner “is much bigger than sports”.
Express Sport has the story.
What’s on social media
Novak Djokovic chose the wrong career.
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) August 22, 2018
And then there is Tennis TV’s tribute to Djokovic’s Career Golden Masters.
Alexander Zverev pretty in pink.
Serena Williams and Nicky Minaj.
What’s on TV
WTA New Haven
18:00-00:00 / 01:00-03:00
LIVE – BT Sport1
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