Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Thiem’s Confessional Cart
During the lead up to Indian Wells, world no. 3 Dominic Thiem rode with a golf cart named Clyde and answered some fun questions, including “If you could be courtside for one match in history, what would it be?” Check out the video for his answers.
2.) US Open Changing Court Surface
The US Open has used DecoTurf as their hard-court surface since 1978, but they announced this week they’ve reached a five-year agreement to use Laykol courts, which is the same surface used by the Miami and New York Open.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many families around the world struggle to meet basic needs. Roger and Mirka Federer stepped up to donate one million Swiss Francs to a recently established emergency fund to help Swiss families in need.
The ATP, WTA, and ITF are currently on hold until early June, which has left many low ranking tennis players who live tournament to tournament on small prize money in an awkward position. Sofia Shapatava from Georgia is ranked 371 and has started a petition to ask for support from the ITF during this period of shut down.
Hello everyone, I know it is rough times for everybody, but I would really appreciate if you took a minute and signed a petition I created, also could be great if you could share it https://t.co/eD2gWA343G