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
Australian Open preparations rocked by fourth positive Covid case
A positive test was returned by a broadcast team member on a charter flight from Los Angeles.
Players were made aware of isolation risks on arrival to Australia – Craig Tiley
Forty seven players will have to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days.
Andy Murray’s waiting game as anger mounts after tennis players fly in for Australian Open
Andy Murray is waiting to see if there is any way he compete in the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19.
Positive Covid cases on flights to Australia put 47 players in 14-day quarantine
Three people across two chartered flights carrying the Open hopefuls tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in Melbourne.
Bernard Tomic still has drive to compete, saying ‘I don’t need to play tennis again, I’ve got enough money’
“I’m risking my life, and I’m playing and competing.”
Dominic Thiem: ‘My wish for 2021 is to win a second Grand Slam title’
Dominic Thiem eyes a second Grand Slam trophy.
VIDEO and PICS: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams among tennis stars to arrive in Australia
This way for a video and pics of arrivals in Australia.
Official insists no special Australian Open treatment for Andy Murray after positive COVID-19 result
Andy Murray warned he won’t get preferential treatment.
Madison Keys latest player to miss Australian Open charter flight after testing positive for coronavirus
Madison Keys unlikely to play at Australian Open.
Andy Murray in race against time to play at Australian Open after testing positive for COVID-19
Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus – report.