Tennis Today: Stan Wawrinka comes to the rescue of young fan, Novak Djokovic reveals his special drills

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In Tennis Today, Stan Wawrinka is a hero while Novak Djokovic makes us all exhausted just by watching his exercise drills.

What’s on the site
If you missed day four’s action from Roland Garros, here are our Talking Points to give you an idea about the biggest stories.

John McEnroe has named six players who could challenge Rafael Nadal for the French Open title, but to be honest, he feels only one will give the Spaniard “a shudder”.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are safely into the third round after easy wins.

There were some big news late in the day from the French Open as one of the top contenders in the women’s draw, fourth seed Kiki Bertens, withdrew.

Then there was Bianca Andreescu pulling out due to injury.

But Johanna Konta is still going strong, although she did make heavy weather of her latest win.

What’s in the news
Konta became the first British woman to reach round three at Roland Garros since Jo Durie in 1992 and The Telegraph says she “defied a cold, and British allergy to clay”.

Stan Wawrinka to the rescue! The Metro reports the Swiss player “pulled a distressed young fan out of the crowd”.

“Yeah, people were pushing too much, and he start to cry because he had some pain,” he said.

“I took him out of that mess a little bit, and he was in pain and sad. So for sure, I tried to make him feel better, give him a towel, and try to find his dad.”

He is not known as Stan the Man for nothing.

If that clip is not available in your location, then here you go from another angle.

Benoit Paire and fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert conjured up an epic on Wednesday with the former winning four-and-a-half-hour marathon 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 11-9.

AFP, via the FoxSports takes a look at Paire’s love-hate relationship with French fans.

Oh and it’s not just Nick Kyrgios who declares his hate for tournaments, as Paire said in 2014 he “hated Wimbledon… the tournament displeases me greatly”.

The Tennis Podcast looks back at day four at Roland Garros with their focus on Kiki Bertens’ heartbreak, Stan Wawrinka’s emphatic win and the disappointing turnout from the fans.

It is that time again, you know that time where The Sun gives you info on the significant others of the world’s best players.

If this is your kind of thing, then here you go: Who is Rafael Nadal’s girlfriend Xisca Perello?

Who is Roger Federer’s wife Mirka?

What’s on social media
Roger Federer delivers on and off the pitch, but we are still not sure about the brown/cream outfit.

Novak Djokovic shows off his special movement. Anyone else exhausted after watching that?

 

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@rolandgarros requires special kind of movements

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But before that, Djokovic was busy in the kitchen.

 

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@jelenadjokovicndf and I preparing elderberry flower for homemade elderberry syrup recipe ????????????????#nottoobad #familytime

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Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis had a good night out.

 

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Coasting 🎮 #thatsacombination

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It has been a while since we had something from g.e.m.s.life so here you go.

 

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“ Find joy in the journey “????

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Sloane Stephens hanging out with Lindsey Vonn at Roland Garros.

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ATP & WTA Roland Garros
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