Roger Federer has called for a “revolution” in how tennis and the media work together in order to relieve stress on players on the tour.
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open earlier this year after saying she would not do press conferences to protect her mental health.
She was fined by the Grand Slam organisers for not doing post-match media after her opening round win and withdrew from the tournament the next day.
Britain’s US Open winner Emma Raducanu, 18, was the subject of criticism from some sections of the press after withdrawing from her fourth round match in her maiden Wimbledon appearance with breathing difficulties.
Federer believes tennis needs to do more to help the game’s young stars, such as Osaka and Raducanu, deal with negativity from all forms of media.
He told GQ Magazine: “I was following Emma Raducanu’s incredible run in Wimbledon and also Naomi Osaka these last few years – it’s been amazing, both of their stories.
“But it hurts when you see what happens and when they don’t feel well. The stress is so great.
“I think a lot has to be down to social media: the first 10 years of my life there was no social media, maybe I had just a website, then the next 10 years social media was everywhere.
“Also, in regards to this, the press situation does need to be reconsidered.
“I think I’m one of the athletes who’s done the most press – ever! And I agree that it’s always the same. Always.
“I think players, the tournaments, journalists, we need to sit down together in a room and go ‘OK, what would work for you and what works for us’.
WE NEED A REVOLUTION.
“Or at least an evolution of where we are today. I think we do need to help, coach and mentor the younger generation more.
“I can’t imagine going through the beginning of my career with social media; I have no clue how I would have handled it. For every 10 nice comments there’s always one negative comment and, of course, that is the one you focus on.
“It’s a horrible situation. Even when I am feeling down I know I need to act a certain way in front of the world’s press.
“We need to remember that tennis players are athletes and professionals, but we are also human too.”
Simona Halep crushed Serena Williams and won Wimbledon using an edge: her boyfriend
Last year, Simona Halep won the first Wimbledon of her career, a rare achievement in any player’s arsenal, but, according to her former coach, Daniel Dobre, she used a secret weapon that helped her raise the Venus Rosewater Dish above her head, following the memorable 6/2, 6/2 triumph over Serena Williams, who failed to record her 24th Grand Slam.
That hidden advantage was nothing else than her boyfriend, Toni Iuruc, who had been cheering her from the stands of an official tournament for the very first time. Daniel Dobre, the coach who helped Simona add her second Grand Slam to her trophy case, unveiled how Toni boosted the Romanian first racket’s performance at the All England Club.
“At Wimbledon, Simona had a very good atmosphere in the team. She met Toni, who accompanied her for the first time during a tournament, so, emotionally, she was in a very good mood. She gave it all, like she usually does, but in a more relaxed way.
The draw was difficult, but in the end, it was an incredible tournament,” said Daniel Dobre on a Tennis with an Accent podcast episode.
Simona Halep has a very powerful personality
Besides talking about Simona Halep’s psychological edge she gained from the presence of her lover, Daniel Dobre, who was dismissed after Darren Cahill returned to team Halep at the start of 2020, explained how Simona’s strong spirit makes her a very independent and straight-forward person.
“She has a very powerful personality. Every decision regarding coaches and her career, she took by herself. It’s weird because in Romania parents decide everything. When she was 14-15 years old, Simona said she wanted to go to Bucharest to train, then that she didn’t want that coach anymore, but the other,” said Dobre.
“She said ‘my back hurts, I’ll go and have a breast reduction surgery. She is a very inspired person when it comes to making these kinds of decisions. In the 12 years I have known her for, she was never late and she doesn’t forget what you had talked with her even if months or entire years have passed”.
Adele Reveal that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sent her Flower. She is Starstruck
The ‘Easy on Me’ hitmaker said that the ‘Jungle Cruise’ actor is the one person who she’d be starstruck to meet and she “nearly fell off” her chair when she received a bouquet of flowers from him as an apology for not being able to be in the audience for her recent ‘One Night Only’ TV special, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She said: “Someone I’ve never met, that I think I would actually cry, is The Rock. I was the biggest wrestling fan when I was younger! He sent me flowers because he and his wife couldn’t make it to my show and literally I nearly fell off me chair!”
Adele was quick to stress she doesn’t have a crush on the ‘Moana’ star.
She added: “He always paints his little girl’s nails and stuff like that, doesn’t he? He’s so cute. I wish he was my dad… Oh yeah, it’s not like I – I haven’t got a crush on him or anything. It’s just, he’s amazing. He’s just incredible, I want him to be my mate. I want him to be my friend.”
The 33-year-old star is a big fan of the former WWE star, one thing she doesn’t enjoy is ‘Real Housewives’ and she fears her “brain will die” if she starts dedicating time to the Bravo franchise.
Speaking during a ‘Power of Make-Up’ video on NikkieTutorials’ YouTube channel, she explained: “I know a lot of people love it, but I can’t. My brain will die, I can’t…I don’t know who any of them are, so I don’t feel like I can start from the beginning when it’s been on for so long. I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t work for me.”
Adele said she had once tried to watch ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’.
She added: “One time I did watch one episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ when they were all like literally killing each other, but it was too much, I was like I can’t, I can’t watch. I’d rather watch a wildlife programme.”
Super Bowl 2021: Wives and Girlfriends of Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stars
Super Bowl LV is two days away. So what better way to add some extra hype than taking a look at some of the players’ wives and girlfriends.
These guys have two things in common. First, they have reached the pinnacle of their sport. Second, the players in the following list all have incredible wives and girlfriends by their side to support them.
However, shortly after the game, there will be differences in feelings. Some of the wives and girlfriends will get a trip to Disney World while their significant others are riding high. However, the losing players’ partners will have to console their broken hearts.
In the meantime though, here is a look at the players’ partnerships before the Super Bowl. This list covers only a handful of the players’ awesome wives and girlfriends.
Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek
Rob Gronkowski is perhaps the most notorious partier in the NFL. Consequently, he has one of the most attractive women in the world supporting him. His girlfriend, Camille Kostek, began dating the star tight end when he was still playing for the New England Patriots.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model began dating Gronkowski in 2015. However, the two didn’t reveal this to the public until July of 2016. The two have been going strong for a long time. Before and during every game, she sports his number 87 jersey while posting to her social media.
In 2019, she was given the honor of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Since then, her modeling career has been growing exponentially. She is arguably one of the most recognizable girlfriend’s in the NFL.
Travis Kelce and Kayla Nicole
Travis Kelce was once so desperate to get a girlfriend that he got his own reality TV show. The show was called Catching Kelce. However, Kelce did not end up finding love on the show, and it was quickly pulled from TV.
However, this didn’t stop the Chiefs’ star tight end from finding love elsewhere. In 2017 he began dating Kayla Nicole. The two have been going strong ever since.
Nicole is a media personality and social media influence. She has been working on-camera for several different television networks as her career grows. Now she is supporting Kelce and the Chiefs as they go for a second Super Bowl championship.