Tennis Today: Roland Garros shows off new roof, and Kyle Edmund shows of his new coach
In Tennis Today, Roland Garros shows off its new roof, Kyle Edmund shows off a new coach, and the line-up for Mubadala changes again.
What’s on the site
So, what’s the latest on Roger Federer’s retirement plans? It’s only discussed several dozen times a week so it can be tough to keep up.
The latest to have his say, though, possibly has more credibility than most, since its his actual coach. it is, however, good news for Fed-fans.
That may not be all that great news for the younger generation on the ATP Tour eyeing up Federer’s spot at the top, though, as Lujbicic also says he can’t see anyone breaking the Big Three’s hold in 2020.
The WTA is not dominated by anyone, of course, and Johanna Konta has declared herself ready to claim a piece of the Grand Slam winning party.
And have you ever wondered what goes in to making a great tennis shoe? Well wonder no more…
What’s in the news
Kyle Edmund has a new coach for 2020, and not a day too soon given his alarming slide down the rankings this year.
Edmund started the season inside the top 20 and considered a strong contender to go deep in tournaments, but he failed to justify that confidence and finished the year as British number three at 69.
He is already planning for a bounce-back year, though, and has called upon Franco Davin to deliver it.
Elsewhere, the French Open have released a video of the new roof on Philippe Chatrier court in action.
The French Open is the last Grand Slam to install a retractable roof, but it’s looking in good shape for 2020.
And Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev have replaced injured duo Daniil Medvedev and Gael Monfils at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, which starts on Thursday.
What’s on social media
Donna Vekic was feeling uber-Christmassy
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Meanwhile, Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils were, typically, feeling uber-philosophical…
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And the Cincinnati Open has possibly over-congratulated itself on its growth.
What’s on TV
Assessing the future of British tennis after French Open singles disappointment
Assessing the position of Britain’s leading players.
Heather Watson completes a sorry French Open first round for British hopefuls
Watson the sixth Briton to lose in the first round.
Teenager Clara Tauson describes French Open win over Jennifer Brady as ‘dream come true’
It’s an “insane feeling” says youngster Clara Tauson.
Andy Murray reveals provisional schedule until early 2021, saying ‘my plan is to for sure go to Australia’
Where will Andy Murray play next?
French Open day two: A marathon match, a cheeky underarm serve, camouflaging with the clay
A look back at day two of the French Open.
Lorenzo Giustino v Corentin Moutet stats: Six hours and five minutes and a total of 459 points won
Some stats from the Giustino v Corentin marathon.
Nick Kyrgios tells Mats Wilander to ‘shut up’ after Andy Murray criticism, Karen Khachanov chimes in
Nick Kyrgios stands up for Andy Murray.
2020 French Open: Follow the action from Roland Garros with our live scores centre…
Catch the action with our live scores centre…
Jim Courier backs Andy Murray after Mats Wilander flak: ‘It is up to Andy as to how long he wants to play’
Jim Courier comes to Andy Murray’s defence.
WATCH: Daniil Medvedev serves underarm, destroys his racket en route to stormy French Open exit
Another tough day at Roland Garros for Daniil Medvedev.