Tennis Today: Wimbledon match-fixing allegation and All-England club ready for royalty

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Wimbledon: Will honour Andy Murray

In Tennis Today, we are all VERY excited…

What’s on the site
Well, today we get to see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal match at Wimbledon, so today is a very good day.

So good, in fact, that we couldn’t help but recall the last time they met at SW19 – a massive seven years ago. And, to be fair, even Rafael Nadal seems genuinely excited by the prospect of it.

There is, of course, another semi-final too, where John Isner faces off against Kevin Anderson – and the American has promised us some fireworks. 

Roger Federer and his shock exit to Anderson is still headline news, though, too, and he’s admitted that it hurts.

We are a compassionate bunch here at Tennis365, though, and we absolutely wouldn’t kick him when he’s down by reminding him of similar defeats in the past. Or would we?

Wimbledon results
Women’s semi-final 1
Women’s semi-final 2

And don’t forget that, as ever, you can enjoy our Wimbledon gallery.

What’s in the news
Bit of a rotten one to start on, but there has been a match-fixing allegation at Wimbledon.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Spanish duo Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero are under investigation for events in their first round doubles defeat.

To quote the article: “The ABC first reported on the probe, but it was the New York Times, citing online gaming website Pinnacle Sports, that confirmed the names of the players under suspicion in an article on Wednesday.

Pinnacle confirmed that the match in question had been flagged due to “suspicious betting behaviour,” the Times said, adding that the website noted that it had observed a series of bets placed from accounts with a history of wagers on suspicious matches.

Those bets had been placed an hour before the match in question began.

In nicer news, Wimbledon will be the first joint engagement by Princesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle on Saturday, with the latter cheering on her close friend Serena Williams.

What’s on social media

Chrissie Evert is feeling left out.

Juan Martin del Potro pays tribute to his new bestie.

The Wimbledon gardeners get some appreciation from Russia with love.

Kei Nishikori utilises the luxuries of first class to get over his Wimbledon disappointment.

ありがとう @japanairlines_jal

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The Guardian capture the moment.

What’s on TV
ATP and WTA Wimbledon

11:30-23:00
LIVE – BBC One/BBC Two/BBC Red Button/Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app

Radio
12:00-20:30
LIVE – BBC Radio 5 live

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