Social round-up: Excitement building for 2021 season
What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
Happy New Year! After all the challenges of 2020, many of our top-ranked Australian players have been celebrating the arrival of 2021.
Let’s begin this week’s social round-up with Alex de Minaur, who summed up how many of us are feeling:
Daria Gavrilova is ready for 2021 too:
Happy New Year!!! 2021 let's go! pic.twitter.com/7mzKnAyfsT
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) December 31, 2020
Lizette Cabrera is wondering what 2021 has in store:
Meanwhile, John Millman is enjoying being a tourist in his home city of Brisbane:
Luke Saville is counting down until the ATP Cup:
Dylan Alcott is getting pumped for AO 2021:
This gets me going…. https://t.co/SrFNUsRyNi
— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) January 5, 2021
The Australian tennis community mourned the passing of esteemed coach Bob Brett:
Bob Brett’s passing is a great loss to tennis. He was an exceptional coach and widely admired. Bob guided all level of players to success, from Grand Slam champions to those starting out. My sincere thoughts are with Caroline and Katarina and Bob’s extended family and friends.
— Craig Tiley (@CraigTiley) January 5, 2021
Very saddened to hear of Bob Brett’s passing, outstanding individual who gave so much to so many. Loved traveling the globe talking every facet of the tennis world with Bob. A passionate caring individual. Thoughts with the Brett family.
— roger rasheed (@roger_rasheed) January 5, 2021
I am so sad to hear the news of the passing of Bob Brett. A humble, wonderful guy and great tennis coach. RIP Bob.
— Rennae Stubbs OLY (@rennaestubbs) January 5, 2021
Sam Groth, Lleyton Hewitt and Darren Cahill have reason to celebrate – a horse they co-own scored a win:
And finally, Australian Open qualifying events begin later this week. Storm Sanders and Ellen Perez are already in Dubai and ready to go:
Good luck to all our Aussies competing, we know you’ll do us proud!
Don’t forget, the court is calling. Join in the fun, hire a court today and take advantage of the many healthy benefits of tennis.