Tennis Today: Roger Federer buys a 60s autobus and Venus Williams cheers up sister Serena
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer plans to travel Europe in an autobus after he retires while laughter is the best medicine for Serena Williams.
What’s on the site
In light of Kyle Edmund’s maiden ATP Tour trophy win, we look at five other British tennis stars’ first title wins.
The final ATP Masters 1000 event of 2018 is just around the corner, but Paris officials are still not sure if Roger Federer will play.
What’s in the news
As you will have read above, Edmund has ended his title duck. However, the match, or tournament for that matter, was not televised in the UK, much to Charlie Eccleshare’s despair.
He says in Telegraph Sport that it “win was a missed opportunity to inspire and engage fans”.
This week’s The Tennis Podcast focuses on on-court coaching, Edmund’s maiden title win, Wimbledon’s new final-set tie-breaker rule and the WTA Finals.
Federer has apparently “bought an old autobus from the 60s” and plans on using it to travel Europe once he retires, reports NZZ, via Express Sport.
What’s on social media
Light at the end of the tunnel for Andy Murray?
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After a rough weekend @Venuseswilliams came over and we shared a joke… I laughed… I realized I had not done so in 2 days. Take a min laugh, smile if you can. It makes a difference.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) October 23, 2018
Federer remembering being a ball boy on Tennis TV.
Roland-Garros renovation in full swing.
🚧 The Roland Garros stadium renovation is moving along nicely. Take a look at some pictures of how the work is progressing.
La modernisation du stade Roland-Garros poursuit sa mutation. Découvrez en images l’avancée des travaux :
©C. Guibbaud / FFT pic.twitter.com/BdjVV7vkNM
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 23, 2018
What’s on TV
ATP Vienna Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Action
ATP Swiss Indoors
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Wimbledon finals to be played in front of capacity stadium after change in guidelines
Wimbledon officials are preparing to welcome bigger than expected crowds to the All England Club.
Heather Watson battles past Viktorija Golubic at Birmingham’s Viking Classic
The 29-year-old set up a second-round clash against sixth seed Shuai Zhang in claiming an important win to ease her patchy recent form.
Jack Draper beats Jannik Sinner at Queen’s to secure first ATP Tour singles win
Jack Draper won two tie-breaks to beat Jannik Sinner
All England Club to provide final decision on Wimbledon crowd capacity and Covid-19 protocols soon
Discussions are continuing over Wimbledon crowds.
Exclusive – Judy Murray on how the game’s ‘Big Four’ are still ahead of the pack
“They all have an incredible love of the game,” says Judy Murray.
‘Time for next generation’ – Judy Murray planning to step back from tennis roles
The Scot will be at Queen’s Club to support sons Andy and Jamie.
Andy Murray felt ‘a bit jealous’ watching Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s epic French Open semi-final
Murray faces France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday at the Cinch Championships.
Andy Murray issues less than certain fitness report ahead of his return to action
Andy Murray set for singles return, but not 100%.
Exclusive – Greg Rusedski on the big question Andy Murray has to answer this week
Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray has one big question to answer.
WATCH: Boy goes berserk after Novak Djokovic gifts racket to him as thanks for ‘coaching’ him during match
“He was coaching me, literally,” says Novak Djokovic.