Tennis Today: Simona Halep’s Insta hacked, Nick Kyrgios pokes fun at Andy Murray, man smiles in photo
Tennis Today features Simona Halep, Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic plus we have a story about a man smiling in a photo.
What’s on the site
If you have been living under a rock, then you probably won’t know that Andy Murray and Jamie Murray will team up at the Citi Open this week. Here is Jamie’s take on it.
The Murray brothers, though, will need to be at their best as they have been given a tough opener in Washington.
On the back of being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, we look at how “old woman” Li Na went where no other Asian player had gone before when she won the 2011 French Open.
There is still a lot of unhappiness over the revamped Davis Cup, but Gerard Pique is confident they will prove the naysayers wrong.
What’s in the news
Simona Halep’s Instagram was hacked over the weekend with The Sun EXCLUSIVELY revealing hackers tried to “scam her 1.3m followers out of £521million”.
Think of those “royals” sending you emails asking for help and then boom!
Here’s the message they posted: “Hey, can someone please help me out…? I am stuck in Switzerland and my bank account is not working here. In need of $500 (£400) willing to return $1500 (£1,200) by the weekend.
“I have a Zelle account! Venmo is not working here for some reason. Pls stop asking can I take Venmo … this is so embarrassing!”
Is it really an exclusive if it is being played out on social media?
Over to the Daily Mail and a man was seen smiling in photo!
Rafael Nadal and his fiancee Xisca Pellero had lunch with the former King and Queen of Spain over the weekend and the 18-time Grand Slam winner “was seen smiling in the photo and enjoying a chat with the royal pair”.
What’s on social media
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is to appear in a Hollywood documentary about nutrition and performance alongside F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan.
Performance is everything and it all begins with having the right kind of fuel in our bodies. I’m proud to be Exec Producer on The Game Changers. It’s a revolutionary new documentary movie and I can’t wait for you guys to see it this September: https://t.co/zYDCJtr3mH @GCmovie pic.twitter.com/OFGHMKgePu
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) July 25, 2019
Nick Kyrgios = nice, Andy Murray = not nice!
— Kelyn Soong (@KelynSoong) July 28, 2019
Bull’s eye from Stan Wawrinka.
Coco Gauff is into the main draw of the Citi Open.
That feeling when you’ve made it to the main draw?????????????? pic.twitter.com/tUgXXx6DSh
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) July 28, 2019
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No complacency from Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury as they look to join Britain’s medal rush at Olympics
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury into the men’s doubles quarter-finals.
Naomi Osaka admits she ‘didn’t really know how to cope with Olympics pressure’
Naomi Osaka’s gold medal dreams at Tokyo 2020 over.
High praise for Carlos Alcaraz as Richard Gasquet declares ‘he has the potential to win in a Grand Slam’
Richard Gasquet highlights Carlos Alcaraz’s impressive tennis features.
Naomi Osaka ‘sad’ after crashing out of Tokyo 2020, but ‘really happy with first Olympic experience’
Osaka had hoped to become the first Japanese tennis player to win Olympic gold.
‘We are also human,’ says Iga Swiatek after breaking down following exit from singles at Tokyo Olympics
An emotional exit from Tokyo Games for Iga Swiatek.
The Novak Djokovic steamroller reaches third round at Olympics as Serbian finds ‘a higher level of tennis’
Novak Djokovic four wins away from Olympic gold.
‘It was a tough match for us,’ says Jamie Murray after losing doubles at Olympics alongside Neal Skupski
No medal for Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski at Tokyo Games.
Tennis Top 10
Top 10 youngest ATP Tour title winners: Andy Murray celebrating with a kiss and Lleyton Hewitt quitting school
Your top 10 youngest ATP Tour title winners.
‘It’s amazing,’ says Carlos Alcaraz as he follows in Rafael Nadal’s footsteps by capturing an ATP title at 18
An ATP Tour title for Carlos Alcaraz at just 18.
‘I’m here for a good time,’ says Naomi Osaka after easing into third round at Tokyo Olympics
Naomi Osaka defeated Viktorija Golubic to reach the last 16.