Tennis Today: Tennis’ lonely world, Eugenie Bouchard testifies, Winter Olympics quiz and more
In Tennis Today, an excellent piece from John Nicholson on mental health and player wellness, Eugenie Bouchard takes the stand in Brooklyn and a Winter Olympics quiz.
What’s on the site
We have several thought-provoking pieces on Tennis365.
“Given the sheer intensity of the pressure players endure, it would be surprising if mental illness and depression wasn’t something they suffered from more than most.”
Do give John Nicholson’s feature on tennis’ lonely world, mental health and player wellness a read.
And then there is Serena Williams opening up about the life-threatening ordeal she went through when she gave birth to her daughter.
We also have a quiz on the ATP No 1 singles rankings.
What’s in the news
Eugenie Bouchard’s lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association continues in Brooklyn and on Wednesday she told a federal jury about the pain she went through.
“I screamed, ‘Oh my God, it burns!'” The New York Post reports.
She added: “I was wearing a sports bra… my back was on the floor.”
Bouchard is suing USTA after she slipped and hit her heard during the 2015 US Open.
In case you were wondering, The New York Post called her a “stunner” in their report.
Then there is the Daily Star and they went with the headline “‘Oh God it burns’ Tennis babe Eugenie Bouchard suing for millions after horror incident”.
They also call her a “tennis stunner” and “stunning Eugenie” while they have two videos (one of her working out and one of her playing golf), various Instagram pictures, a gallery asking if she is “the hottest girl in tennis EVER?”, another gallery titled “Canadian tennis ace DARES TO BARE after her defeat at the Majorca Open” and a third gallery with her “hot sisters revealed”.
The Sun goes with “LEGAL GENIE Eugenie Bouchard in court as she sues US Open after falling and hitting her head there two-years ago”.
Number of times the word stunner was used? Zero. Number of times babe was used? Zero.
Well done to The Sun.
What’s on social media
Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo at the Rio Carnival.
Trick-shot artist Stefan Bojic with some, erm, tricks, in Marseille.
The WTA’s Dubai Shot of the Day was provided by Angelique Kerber.
Another day, another magical Gael Monfils moment.
Has he made it???
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 21, 2018
What is skeleton? Check out the WTA’s Winter Olympics quiz video.
What’s on TV
ATP Rio Open
Top seed Marin Cilic and Gael Monfils will complete their rain-interrupted match while second-ranked Dominic Thiem takes on Pablo Andújar.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Dubai Open
Angelique Kerber and Karoline Pliskova square off in one quarter-final and top seed Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka in another.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Andy Murray set for Rotterdam second-round clash with world No 8 Andrey Rublev
Murray and Rublev’s only other meeting was in 2017.
Novak Djokovic unlikely to return to action before clay season as there ‘is no need to take any risks’
Novak Djokovic unlikely to feature at the Miami Open.
Tennis Top 10
Top 10 oldest No 1 ATP players: Novak Djokovic now the second oldest No 1, but will he catch Roger Federer?
Roger Federer currently holds the record.
Goran Ivanisevic slams media for ‘thrashing’ Novak Djokovic, rating 2021 Australian Open as his ‘sweetest’
Goran Ivanisevic takes aim at the media.
Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Dubai tournament, but hopes to defend Miami Open title
Ashleigh Barty won’t be travelling to the Middle East.
Roger Federer to skip Miami Open as he opts to ‘slowly work his way back’ following injury
Roger Federer won’t feature at the Miami Open.
‘I’m playing for my career’ – Honest Andy Murray admits retirement question is lingering
Andy Murray fought back to beat Robin Haase in Rotterdam.
Andy Murray hits back to win first round match against Robin Haase in Rotterdam
The former world No 1 finished strongly.
Battling Andy Murray shows his old fighting spirit to beat Robin Haase in Rotterdam
Andy Murray fought back from a set down.
Daniil Medvedev closing in on career milestone as he returns to action this week
Daniil Medvedev hits the top two in ATP Rankings.