Tennis Today: Some secret Serena Williams style spotted in Melbourne, and Novak Djokovic talks diet
In Tennis Today, Serena Williams has some secret style going on in Melbourne. Did you spot it? Novak Djokovic talks diets, and Sascha Bajin invites you to ‘shut up’.
What’s on the site
It’s all about the Australian Open, unsurprisingly! Let’s start with Novak Djokovic, who is determined to remain grounded despite a second round cruise.
Roger Federer is in there as well, after an even easier cruise. He didn’t think it was entirely fair, though, and he’s not expecting it to be as easy in the next round when he meets an old US Open foe John Millman.
What Federer is confident about, however, is that he has plenty of fuel left in the tank if needed.
Serena Williams is also through, despite what she described as an error-strewn performance on Wednesday.
Caroline Wozniacki put off her retirement too with a remarkable fightback, and understandably she couldn’t be happier.
And Coco Gauff is still very much alive in the competition, where she will meet Naomi Osaka next. How is she feeling about that one?
What’s in the news
Well, Novak Djokovic’s diet is in the news, apparently.
The 16-time Grand Slam winner has switched to a plant-based diet in recent years, and was featured alongside Lewis Hamilton in the documentary Game Changers.
“Well, they reached out to me almost when the movie was done,” Djokovic said, as quoted by The Sun. “I wasn’t very vocal about being a plant-based athlete.
“They heard that during Wimbledon last year when someone asked me in the press conference. They wanted me to be a part of it.
“I was definitely very happy to be part of a very impressive group of people, from sport, the movie industry, different fields of life, very successful people who are eating plant-based, being healthy, happy and successful in what they do.
“That is what it is all about. I’ve always had a love for food.
“But as an athlete, it became something more—the fuel that determines how I play, how I recover and how alert I am on the court.
“I attribute a great deal of my professional success to my diet.”
Elsewhere if your inner-stalker is feeling a little undernourished, the Express have asked some key questions that it is apparently very important for us to know the answer to.
Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife? Do Rafael Nadal and his wife have children? Yes, seriously.
What’s on social media
Sascha Bajin has invited you to ‘shut up’ if you, like Caroline Wozniacki, doubt that Dayana Yastremska was injured in their second round match.
Just to shut some people up and end this useless convo. Dayana was really struggling since days with her leg, but since y’all are all doctors and coaches you know better then she herself or our whole team who’s working with her. #focusOnYourself
— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) January 22, 2020
Anyother dodgy outfit spotted at the Australian Open…
A great spot here…
And Sloane Stephens continues to ponder her declining form.
What’s on TV
LIVE – Eurosport
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra has live commentary from 07:00
Dominic Thiem on Emma Raducanu’s US Open win: ‘It’s one of the greatest achievements in women’s sport’
“Perhaps it is the greatest breakthrough of all time,” says Dominic Thiem.
‘Unfair that Novak Djokovic is always the bad guy and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the good guys’
“I hope he is treated a little more fairly,” says Boris Becker.
Venus Williams explains backstory behind photo with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at Met Gala
Just Venus, Serena and Maria enjoying a laugh in the bathroom at the Met Gala.
‘I think it’s gradually sinking in a bit more,’ says Emma Raducanu after ‘whirlwind experience’
The teenager took part in a round of breakfast TV and radio interviews.
‘People are talking about tennis again,’ revels Boris Becker after ‘Dame Emma Raducanu’s’ heroics
Boris Becker waxes lyrical about Emma Raducanu.
Tennis to introduce ‘Stefanos Tsitsipas bathroom break rule’ following Greek’s lengthy loo visits?
Stricter rules on the cards following furore over Stefanos Tsitsipas’ loo breaks.
LTA chief insists Emma Raducanu will not lose focus after stunning rise to the top
Lloyd has called for the newly-crowned US Open champion to be given “breathing space”.
Emma Raducanu delighted to return back in the UK and reunite with her father
Raducanu was pictured outside her house after travelling back from New York.
Shock defeat for Andy Murray as he is beaten in Rennes
The Russian is ranked 42 places below Murray.
John McEnroe speaks for the first time about comments over Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon exit
John McEnroe has insisted he has no regrets over his Emma Raducanu comments.