Tennis Today: Singing, dancing, Mandarin-speaking Novak Djokovic is a man of many talents
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic shows that he is a man of many talents while Serena Williams talks about her insecurities.
What’s on the site
The Novak Djokovic steamroller has left Shanghai, but not before collecting his fourth ATP Masters 1000 title in the Chinese city.
Juan Martin del Potro’s injury woes has struck again and he is set to miss the remainder of the 2018 season.
If you read Tennis Today on Friday, then you will no doubt have been fascinated by our little insert on how David Attenborough helped tennis to switch from white balls to yellow balls. Here’s the full story…
Then there was teenager Dayana Yastremska winning her maiden WTA Tour title.
Over in Tianjin, Caroline Garcia ended her 2018 title drought.
Finally, ease into the new week by taking our quiz on tennis great Martina Navratilova.
What’s in the news
On the back of Wimbledon getting the provisional go-ahead to acquire the nearby Wimbledon golf course, Telegraph Sport’s Simon Briggs says “All England Club must use expansion to break down sense of elitism and engage new audience”.
Phillymag.com reports that Serena Williams headlined a women’s conference and told 10,000 attendees “I always have these insecurities that I’m not good enough as a mom”.
What’s on social media
After winning the Shanghai Masters, Djokovic showed off his linguistic skills.
Maybe the singing needs a bit of work.
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Just look at this jump from Djokovic as well (we know it’s not social media, but he is just showing off another skill).
Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova has gone for a walk.
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— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) October 12, 2018
What’s on TV
Sky is not broadcasting any of the ATP events this week.
WTA Kremlin Cup
LIVE – BT Sport 1
WTA Luxembourg Open
LIVE – BT Sport 2
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