Tennis Today: Rafael Nadal the ‘ultimate snake’ and Novak Djokovic on his bike

Tennis Today

In Tennis Today, Rafael Nadal copping some flak and Novak Djokovic “knuckles down”.

What’s on the site
Remembering the Battle of the Surfaces in Mallorca when Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played on a court that had a clay surface on one side and a grass surface on the other side.

It has been a difficult couple of months for Novak Djokovic and the Serb admits he is currently low on confidence, but he has vowed to “knuckle down”.

Serena Williams’s clay-court comeback has been delayed as she won’t feature at the Madrid Open.

Results round-up:
ATP Estoril
ATP Munich
ATP Istanbul
WTA Prague

What’s in the news
Serena Williams has her say on the Royal Wedding. From eating cake to whether or not she will actually attend.

Tennis365 has done several stories about Rafael Nadal being a Real Madrid fan, but the world No 1 was spotted at Atletico Madrid’s Europa League match against Arsenal and it hasn’t gone down well with fans with one calling him the “ultimate snake”.

How dare he show some support to another team!

Joe.co.uk has all the details about the “ultimate snake”.

Express Sport has an exclusive with Tim Henman and the former British No 1 has “warned Novak Djokovic over challenging Rafael Nadal as Roland Garros looms”.

“The reality is with all these players – and it’s relevant to Andy Murray – you’ve got to be 100 per cent fit and healthy,” Henman said.

“They are tough matches and if you’re not quite 100 per cent you’re not going to be able to compete. Djokovic had those elbow problem.”

Staying with Express Sport, it’s time for another SHOCK as they go with the headline “Rafael Nadal makes SHOCK Roger Federer claim about world No 1 crown”.

The Spaniard has admitted “that it is not impossible but it is very unlikely” that he will finish the year as the world No 1.

Beyond the Baseline Podcast has an interview with Michael Chang and the former French Open winner talks about coaching Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal’s success on clay and more.

What’s on social media
Djokovic said he will “knuckle down” and he is delivering. Or perhaps this is knuckling up?

Uphill biking ?? no easy way to the top, but the only way is UP ??

A post shared by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole) on

Sloane Stephens channels her inner Sporty Spice.

sporty spice

A post shared by Sloane Stephens (@sloanestephens) on

A beauty from Francis Tiafoe.

What’s on TV
ATP

No live coverage of the Istanbul Open, Munich Open or the Estoril Open.

WTA Prague
11:00-15:00
BT Sport 1 – LIVE

WTA Rabat
15:00-19:00
BT Sport 3 – LIVE

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