It is great to see Kokkinakis and Kyrgios playing more and more doubles events on the tour. They bring the fun to the doubles court – when then in turn brings a lot more spectators compared to numbers they would normally get on the outside courts for a first round doubles match.
I hope this continues and drives more singles players onto the doubles court.
I came across On Running when Roger Federer invested in the company. I have done a bit of research into the founder and the company in the past and they seem to be driving in the right direction on all fronts.
On Running is listed on the NASDAQ market in the US under the ticker – ONON. The company is already selling over $650 million worth of shoes per year (which is three times larger than Allbirds at approximately $250 million).
This videos provides a good breakdown of the company, its founder and its history.
Im very bullish on On. It has a lot potential and could move into many markets.
Today Australia has cancelled the visa of Novak Djokovic again.
“Today I exercised my power… to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said in a statement.
Novak now has the right to appeal, but it isn’t clear if he will do so and if he will be able to play the Australian Open in the meantime.
Deportation means that Novak won’t be able to return to Australia for 3 years (thus missing even more Grand Slams for a while to come).
I must admit that at Grand Slams its always good to have the best players in the world there. However, he has lied on entering the country on several occasions and then thrown his own agent under the bus and blamed it on him. He must leave!
It will be interesting to see if he faces any repercussions in Serbia – as he admitted to breaking isolation laws.
Naomi Osaka has officially withdrawn from the French Open 2021.
Naomi stated at the beginning of the tournament that she wasn’t going to do after match press conferences because they affected her mental health.
Since that time she has faced a lot of questions (outside of the press conferences).
The vast majority of comments have been negative and focused around the fact that those press conferences are required and part of the job. The French Open then came out and gave Naomi a fine of $15,000 USD after her first round win because she didn’t attend the press conference. Later they also stated that if she continued in this way she would be forfeited out of the tournament and then potentially banned from future tournaments. Naomi also receive no support from any of her fellow players.
Now I think Naomi has taken the steps she probably should have done at the beginning of the tournament and withdraw. This will now give her time to see the correct help and then come back to tennis even stronger!
On Saturday I sat down like millions of people here in the UK to watch the FA Cup final.
Leicester vs Chelsea
Chelsea came into the game as the strong favourites. However, after an amazing goal by Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans the foxes took away the FA Cup for the first time in their history.
However, the most amazing thing about the game was the celebrations between the Team, the Manager and the Owners. When we now live in a world where premier league football clubs are owned by billionairres its very rare to see the owners at the games – let alone loved by the fans, the manager and the team! Leicester and their owners (King Power) are loved by all, because unlike nearly every other owner of a premier league football team – they ACTUALLY CARE about the Club, Fans and Community in which their club stands.
Its a refreshing change.
Well done Leicester football club – Team, Manager, and Owners!
Manchester City has officially pulled out of the European Super League – and now Chelsea is going to be the next one.
This league was all about American PE greed!
Americans don’t understand football here in the UK and Europe. Football here is Tribal. Its all about the average working person wanting to watch their favourite team play every week … from big clubs to small local clubs.
Wimbledon announced yesterday that they have had to cancel the 2020 All England Championships because of the coronavirus outbreak. This comes off the back of the French Open announcing that they were going to try to reschedule their Grand Slam from May to September, because it was expected to lose £230 million if they had to cancel.
Wimbledon took the strong position of cancellation, because they knew that they had insurance of £100 million if they had to cancel the Championships.
It turns out that the All England Club had the foresight to take out infectious disease insurance during the SARS outbreak, which has then help them in a good stead for the current coronavirus outbreak.
Still a huge shame though that there will be no Wimbledon 2020!
(I used to play tennis for a living, so it’s just unimaginable to not have Wimbledon this year!)