Tennis Today: Rafael Nadal’s timekeeping fail while Nick Kyrgios plays his cards right
In Tennis Today, Rafael Nadal arrives late for his match at the BNP Paribas Open while Nick Kyrgios is quite good at Cards Against Humanity.
What’s on the site
Let’s kick off with the happenings at the BNP Paribas Open where Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer made it into the third round with slightly contrasting wins.
In the women’s draw, Serena Williams was forced to retire due to illness while Simona Halep fought her way into the fourth round.
Staying with 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena, she revealed after the match that she suffered from “extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue”.
Then there is Nick Kyrgios being Nick Kyrgios during his second-round defeat in Indian Wells.
In off-court news, Stan Wawrinka has had his say on the removal of Chris Kermode as ATP chief with the Swiss saying “there are people on the ATP Board who shouldn’t be there”.
Finally, get your Monday up and running with our quiz on the history of the Indian Wells Masters.
What’s in the news
Ian Hewitt is to succeed Philip Brook as All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club chairman at the end of the year.
Simon Briggs in The Telegraph wants to know if “Novak Djokovic has bitten off more than he can chew trying to be the guiding hand behind men’s tennis?”
He is referring to the ousting of Chris Kermode as ATP Board chief executive and president. (Subscription)
In The Guardian, Kevin Mitchell says “tennis the loser in feud between Novak Djokovic and Chris Kermode”.
“We just wanted our children to choose as they see fit and to then make sure their days reflect the things they claim to care about,” Agassi said.
What’s on social media
Ease into the new week with some Cards Against Humanity fun featuring Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov, John Isner and Kyle Edmund.
5 minutes of laughs 😂
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 9, 2019
A Rafael Nadal timekeeping fail.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 11, 2019
Maybe this is why Nadal was late.
Eugenie Bouchard doing what she does best: teasing fans.
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Roger Federer gets some cake, cuts it, but doesn’t eat it.
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Judy Murray leading the way when it comes to “fun” coaching.
Tennis Through The Door.
Small space ?
Target area ?
Make it competitive. And FUN.
Thinking out of the box.
You can play tennis (almost) anywhere. pic.twitter.com/zbn6hni3Nq
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) March 9, 2019
What’s on TV
ATP Indian Wells
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WTA Indian Wells
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