Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic’s not so secret goal and tears in tennis
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic’s secret goal is no longer a secret and a look at a couple of teary moments on the tennis court.
What’s on the site
He was the talent guru who took a young Andy Murray under his wing and now he is laying out a pathway to the top for his latest protégé, Alexander Zverev.
Read our exclusive interview with Patricio Apey.
The big story overnight was from 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who has opened up about her “postpartum emotions”.
World No 1 Rafael Nadal could be in for a tasty third-round clash against Stan Wawrinka or Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup, but the Spaniard is not looking beyond his opening match.
Think you know a thing or two about the Canadian Open? Then do take our quiz about the Rogers Cup.
What’s in the news
Novak Djokovic has revealed his “secret goal” to Sport Klub, via Express Sport.
“Well, the No 1 spot is always the goal,” he said.
“I’m secretly hoping that’s a possibility.”
Not so secret anymore…
Tennis brings out a lot of emotions as we witnessed with Andy Murray at the Citi Open last week.
The Tennis Podcast discusses Murray’s tears and recalls when Pete Sampras broke down at the 1995 Australian Open.
What’s on social media
If he’s not smashing rackets, he’s dropping them.
Mondays are hard…
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 6, 2018
Team #Djokerson started with a win in Toronto.
Who needs two shoes anyway?
Amazon Prime steps up its bid for world domination.
Amazon Prime Video has added the global rights for the Laver Cup to its US Open and the ATP World Tour. Rights in the UK.
Amazon will stream all the @LaverCup matches, 21-23 September, in more than 200 countries.
Starts it’s UK coverage of the US Open this month.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) August 6, 2018
First it was the wet T-shirt tease and now Genie Bouchard has joined meme fun.
What’s on TV
ATP Rogers Cup
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Rogers Cup
LIVE – BT Sport2
Wimbledon doubles down on Russian ban despite stripping of ranking points
Wimbledon organisers said they ‘made the only viable decision’.
Peng Shuai latest: IOC says she is ‘looking forward to visiting Europe’
Peng’s safety and freedom has been a concern since she appeared to allege in a social media post that she had been sexually assaulted.
Novak Djokovic and Emma Raducanu facing huge rankings drop after Wimbledon decision
Djokovic is almost certain to lose his No.1 ranking.
Comment – Why the removal Wimbledon’s ranking points could backfire on the ATP and WTA
Wimbledon has been stripped of its ATP ranking points following the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players.
Wimbledon didn’t want to ‘risk safety of players’ or ‘success being used as propaganda by Russian regime’
Wimbledon has hit back at the ATP and WTA with a statement of their own.
WTA statement as women’s body also strips Wimbledon of ranking points over Russian player ban
WTA also has harsh words for Wimbledon after stripping grass-court major of ranking points.
ATP statement: Wimbledon slammed for ‘undermining integrity of the ATP Ranking system’
ATP unimpressed by Wimbledon.
Wimbledon thrown into chaos as ATP strips Slam of ranking points over Russian and Belarusian player ban
Big, big news as players won’t earn points for competing at Wimbledon.
Iga Swiatek made French Open favourite by former British No 1 Tim Henman
Tim Henman has been impressed by the progress in Iga Swiatek’s game.
Naomi Osaka admits trepidation ahead of return to Roland Garros
Naomi Osaka took questions at Roland Garros for the first time since her 2021 walkout.