Doubles Take looks at what the pros are up to, on and off the court.
A MEMORY WORTH REVISITING
Understandably, many a player spent the past two weeks sharing their feelings on social media about missing Wimbledon, which was canceled this year. Count Barbora Strycova among them, who had the best tournament of her career in 2019.
In a 10-minute-long video, the Czech detailed her journey, one that saw her reach the semifinals in singles and win the doubles with Su-Wei Hsieh for her first Grand Slam title.
THE GAMES THAT PEOPLE PLAY
There’s plenty of laughs. There’s dancing. There’s trivia. Sounds like a pretty fun night out at the local pub, right? Actually, this is all brought together through Instagram Live, and it’s Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan’s Game Night.
The Indian doubles standout, who recently had Rohan Bopanna and his wife on as guests, brings together notable names for the country to engage in a little social bonding and some friendly competition on a regular basis.
SO. MUCH. DOUBLES.
World Team Tennis has been going on this week, and with men’s, women’s and mixed events all part of the event, the on-court action has been plentiful. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Nicholas Monroe and Jonny O’Mara are some of the players there, as well as the Skupski brothers, Neal and Ken.
They are on different teams, so surely it was a spy move.
THE SWING OF THINGS
Being outside, hitting a ball, getting in some exercise: For those reasons, among others, a lot of tennis players just seem to gravitate toward golf when they’re not on court.
World No. 1 Robert Farah shared a step-by-step video of his play on one hole.
There were sand traps and missed putts, but eventually, he got to the end of his journey. Here’s hoping, though, that wasn’t a Par-3.