Tennis Today: Tributes to Rafael Nadal after latest milestone
In Tennis Today, plenty about Rafael Nadal joining the 900-match win club, a few stories about Serena Williams and something about Daria Kasatkina being left “homeless”.
What’s on the site
We brought you an exclusive on Monday and it’s the news that Andy Murray fans have been waiting for as he is set to hit the Wimbledon practise courts this week.
The big news from the French Open on Monday was Serena Williams’ withdrawal ahead of her clash with Maria Sharapova.
Russian Sharapova has taken time out to wish Williams well.
Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev just cannot get enough of the Yorkshire accent.
Finally, here’s our gallery from day eight at the 2018 French Open.
What’s in the news
This is a little bit late, but the Daily Mail has the story on Inside Tennis journalist Bill Simons apologising after he asked Serena Williams if she was “intimidated by Maria Sharapova’s supermodel good looks”, which was something that Donald Trump suggested back in 2004.
Daria Kasatkina’s longer than expected stay in Paris has left her homeless, reports Reuters.
She had to vacate the place she was renting on Monday, the same day she was playing Caroline Wozniacki. And after beating the Dane, she was forced to book herself into a hotel.
The Daily Mail with some other “important” stories as they report “Alexis Ohanian takes daughter Olympia out grocery shopping in Paris hours after Serena Williams pulls out of French Open”.
You know it’s important for The Mail to tell you what people wear and “Ohanian was dressed down for running errands”. He was “sporting sweats, sneakers, and a bright blue tank top, Ohanian carried a paper bag from the grocery store Carrefour while holding a protective hand over Olympia”.
Alexis Ohanian seems to be the man of the moment as The Sun goes with “ACE NEWS Who is Alexis Ohanian, what is Serena Williams’ husband’s net worth and when did he co-found Reddit?”
Interesting stuff from ITV with Express Sport reporting that they have opted to use host John Inverdale on the Sky Go app instead of, you know, Rafael Nadal or one of the other top players.
What’s on social media
Rafael Nadal joined the 900-match win club and ATP Tour paid tribute to the tennis legend.
Here’s Tennis TV’s tribute to the great man.
Just French football star Kylian Mbappe and Mike Tyson hanging out at the French Open watching Sloane Stephens and Anett Kontaveit.
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) June 3, 2018
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) June 3, 2018
It doesn’t have to be Thursday to do a throwback, just ask Hyeon Chung.
— Hyeon Chung (@HyeonChung) June 4, 2018
Kim Clijsters went supping in Norway.
Karolina Pliskova starting her Wimbledon build-up.
What’s on TV
ATP & WTA French Open
LIVE – Eurosport 1/2 and ITV4
Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon but she is preparing to return to the game
Wimbledon is set to begin on June 28 and Naomi Osaka will be missing.
Andy Murray insists his ambition is not dented after compressive defeat at Queen’s Club
The Scot was overpowered 6-3 6-3.
Wimbledon organisers defend online ticket sale amid complaints from fans
Vast majority of those applying had no issues.
Impressive Matteo Berrettini ends Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club comeback
Andy Murray was overpowered by Matteo Berrettini.
‘I’m just pleased to have come through,’ Dan Evans after easing into Queen’s Club last eight
British No 1 secured a two-set win over the Frenchman.
‘The goal is to prolong my career,’ says Rafael Nadal as he withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
Rafael Nadal opts to take an extended.
Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal may be a sign of what is to come
Kevin Palmer on Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal.
A list of Roger Federer’s defeats on grass. Can you name the 24 players who have beaten him on the surface?
A full list of Roger Federer’s 28 defeats on grass.
‘The tank is quite empty,’ says Kiki Bertens as she announces 2021 will be her final season
Kiki Bertens to call it a day.
‘This is not something I’m happy and proud about’ – Roger Federer gives his verdict after shock defeat
Roger Federer far from happy with his Halle display.