Tennis Today: Roger Federer reveals when he will retire; Benoit Paire reacts to fine
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer lets us in on his retirement plans, and Benoit Paire could not give less of a stuff about his recent fine.
What’s on the site
It’s gone a little bit wrong for Serena Williams of late. First she was beaten in the Wimbledon final by Angelique Kerber, and then this week Johanna Konta has handed her her worst ever defeat.
Elsewhere on the site, we continued our A to Z of Tennis series with an absolute corker.
Back on the court, it hasn’t been a good week for withdrawals, especially with the US Open looming large on the horizon.
What’s in the news
Roger Federer has revealed exactly when, health permitting, he will retire from tennis – and it sounds like it’s in someone else’s hands.
The 37-year-old continues to compete on the ATP Tour for the biggest prizes and, although he is now actively managing his schedule to conserve his energy more, is showing no real signs of age holding him back.
And he says, as long as he can steer clear of injury, he’ll quit when his family tell him they’ve had enough.
“Health has definitely a role to play in my decision-making,’ Federer admitted.
“Then, of course, it’s just discussions I always have with my wife about the family, about my kids, is everybody happy on tour. For the time being, it seems like absolutely no problem, which is wonderful. Then success to some extent also is key for staying out there really.”
What’s on social media
Just Nick Kyrgios booking a haircut for Andy Murray….
Kei Nishikori is absolutely committed to not letting his gear get wet.
Trust us, there is NOT an apology in among all this, which kind of makes Benoit Paire all the more awesome.
Au fait, oui oui c’est vrai je me suis énervé hier.. Ce que je retiens c est que je suis sur la bonne voie et que je progresse depuis le début de l’année donc pour ceux qui veulent rester sur ça il y a pas de problème mais moi je suis déjà passé à autre chose.. #next #Toronto Bravo Marcos pour hier et bonne chance 👌🏽👌🏽
Eugenie Bouchard’s mother picks up the baton in the quest to prove her daughter is an actual tennis player.
What’s on TV
ATP Washington Citi Open
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WTA Silicon Valley Classic
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