Tennis Today: Rory McIlroy draws inspiration from ‘unloved’ Novak Djokovic
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic is “unloved” in some quarters, but he still manages to inspire others.
What’s on the site
What makes four-time Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic tick? Andre Agassi is someone who has spent a lot of time with the Serb and the American chatted exclusively to Tennis365 about the 13-time Grand Slam winner.
The Wimbledon final was a step too far for South African Kevin Anderson, but his single-mindedness will spur him on.
Wimbledon is done and dusted for another year, but that doesn’t mean the tennis stops and Deggsy Bilton is back with your ATP Tour betting tips.
Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson were the big winners in the post-Wimbledon ATP Rankings.
In the WTA Rankings, Angelique Kerber is up to No 4 while Serena Williams is back in the top 30.
What’s in the news
Telegraph Sport wants to know “Why is Novak Djokovic strangely unloved at SW19?” It’s a very good question, but be warned the content is Premium.
In The Guardian, Kevin Mitchell says “The Serb has been happier with the state of his game – and his mind – since reuniting with his former coach Marian Vajda”.
Djokovic might be “unloved” at Wimbledon, but former world No 1 golfer Rory McIlroy is looking to take a leaf out of his book by regaining form and winning The Open Championship this week.
“Even looking at someone like Novak Djokovic winning Wimbledon the other day, he hadn’t won that in a while. Seeing the emotion he showed after that was really cool,” Independent.ie quotes him as saying.
Wimbledon 2018 was a good one for the ladies with the Daily Mail reporting that “More women’s games at Wimbledon are covered than men’s for the first time on the BBC following stinging criticism in previous years of gender-biased coverage”.
“The BBC’s Today at Wimbledon show dedicated 78 per cent of its time to women”.
From some good news at Wimbledon to some bad news as The Guardian reports “Wimbledon cleaning staff ‘take food from bins due to low pay'”.
“Cleaning staff at Wimbledon claim they were forced to take food from bins because they were given insufficient money by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to buy lunch and dinner while working,” the report adds.
Tim Henman believes Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams is under threat by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, according to Express Sport.
“I think Rafa has still got a great chance and I hope that Andy can be back in the mix. Djokovic will really fancy adding more Wimbledon titles to his list here and to his Grand Slam resume.”
If fashion is your thing, then The Independent has done a “Wimbledon 2018: Best-dressed guests, from The Duchess of Cambridge to Emma Watson”,
Some entertainment news for you as that’s probably the only reason you come to the website, Kelly Clarkson will headline the opening night ceremony at the 2018 US Open.
What’s on social media
Throwback to a seven-year-old Djokovic.
Serena Williams once again leading the way.
These past 2 weeks was a sound for all moms stay home and working you can do it you really can! I’m not any better or diff than any of you all. Your support has ment so much to me. Let’s keep making noise everyday in everything we do. #roadtoUSOpen pic.twitter.com/5OLYk1a6cK
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 16, 2018
Kevin Anderson always the gentleman.
Eugenie Bouchard hits ridiculous heights.
What’s on TV
WTA Bucharest Open
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Mood has changed around Andy Murray after his crushing defeat in Dubai
Belief seems to have drained from Andy Murray after his latest defeat against Ugo Humbert.
Carlos Alcaraz labelled ‘the best’ ahead of ‘tough rival’ Jannik Sinner by legendary coach
“You have to continue trusting him. I believe that he will continue to bring a lot of joy to Spanish tennis.”
Andy Murray reveals when he will make retirement announcement as he makes a big promise to his fans
“I will probably say something before I play my last match and my last tournament,” says Murray.
Emma Raducanu’s ‘true ranking’ revealed in updated list as Aryna Sabalenka slides
Emma Raducanu has slipped down WTA Rankings – but the new UTR Ranking has pushed up higher up the pecking order.
Novak Djokovic makes a big statement that will send a shiver of fear through his rivals
Novak Djokovic looking to bounce back from a disappointing Australian Open defeat against Jannik Sinner.
Emma Raducanu ‘will win more Slams’, says her agent as he hits out at ‘malicious’ criticism
“I just think that people should not be malicious,” says Raducanu’s agent.
Novak Djokovic names his favourite Masters event – ‘One of the best tournaments in the world without a doubt’
Which ATP Masters 1000 events is Djokovic’s favourite?
Rafael Nadal discovers date for comeback match. Can he face Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz or Jannik Sinner?
Rafael Nadal is yet to find out his opponent for Indian Wells, but can he face one of the top four players?
Iga Swiatek closing in on astonishing prize money breakthrough as she joins tennis rich list
Polish star Iga Swiatek set to join the game’s ultimate rich list.
New British No 1 could be crowned before the start of Wimbledon
Cameron Norrie could be ousted as British No 1 by a surging Jack Draper.