Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been named in the Rome Masters in May. Daniil Medvedev, who recently underwent hernia surgery, shared an update on his recovery.
Denis Shapovalov is a huge animal lover, so the Canadian has decided to help find a furry creatures for a home. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who is set to retire following this year’s Roland Garros, played his final match in Monte-Carlo.
Alexander Bublik, meanwhile, defended Nick Kyrgios and stated that he’s not a fan of ATP’s stricter stance of players’ antics. Here’s a round-up of the day’s headlines:
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline Rome Masters entry list
Along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, most players with the Top 40, have found themselves on the 2022 Rome Masters. Djokovic and Nadal’s schedules were originally based on different reasons.
Vaccine Mandates in Different Countries Have Prohibited The World No. 1 from competing in quite a few tournaments this year. However, with those rules of relaxation, Djokovic’s chances of competing have received a significant boost. Nadal, meanwhile, has been recovering from a rib injury he picked up at The Indian Wells Masters.
His return for The Timeline was set in four and six weeks, so the Spaniard is likely to compete in Rome. However, the next week’s Barcelona Open in Nadal’s Division remains uncertain.
Daniil Medvedev shares update on his recovery after surgery
2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev underwent a hernia surgery following the Miami Open. He’s expected to be out for a month or two in action. The Russian recently shared an update on his recovery process.
Medvedev said he was feeling better after a week of his surgery and will resume some light training. For now, the former World No. 1 to Playstation on His Time.
Denis Shapovalov launches “ShapoShelter”
Denis Shapovalov has always been a huge animal lover. After hearing the countless stories of animals being mistreated, the Canadian decided to take matters into their own hands by launching an animal shelter.
“I’m so excited to announce the launch @ShapoShelter! I have a great love for animals and over the years I’ve heard so many cruel stories about animals that are so helpless and I’ve always wanted to do more to help them, “Shapovalov said.
With “ShapoShelter,” he hopes to give a voice to animals in need and help them find a new home.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga loses in the first round at Monte-Carlo
Former World No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who will hang up his racquet for good after this year’s Roland Garros, lost in the first round of the Monte-Carlo Masters.
The Frenchman went down 6-2, 6-2 to 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic. With a supportive crowd at the front of the playoffs, Tsonga was unable to find the match across his feet.
“They want to make a cage even tight for us” – Alexander Bublik on ATP’s new stance of harsher claims
Following a spate of on-court outbursts by players, the ATP stated that it would be imposing stricter penalties in the forward-looking view of any further violations of its code. Following his first-round win over Stan Wawrinka at The Monte-Carlo Masters, Alexander Bublik gave his thoughts on the matter.
“Well … I don’t know. I think the explosions in the aftermath of the American Swing, with Nick, and the fans who think Nick brings the tones. What do I mean here?” “To watch guys in suits walking on the court? It’s sport. There’s a lot of emotion to be had,” Bublik said.
Bublik also defended Nick Kyrgios and stated that what the ATP is doing is not “a sport for good.”
“Do you ever see doubles fans? No. He brings doubles fans. If they want to, sometimes they don’t. For us, I don’t think it’s a good sport, “he added.