Social round-up: Making friends and living the dream
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 ...
When Australia’s top-ranked players are not impressing us with their on-court efforts, they keep us entertained via social media with their off-court exploits.
This week’s social-round-up begins with Nick Kyrgios, who has found a new friend and potential mixed doubles partner in rising American teen Coco Gauff:
let’s make it happen 🤝💯 https://t.co/8FW7psUiuG
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) August 7, 2021
Matt Ebden has made some new friends too. Although these ones are probably better at fetching tennis balls, rather than hitting them:
It has been a big week for Storm Sanders. The talented left-handed player celebrated her 27th birthday, became Australia’s top-ranked woman in doubles and also went back to school:
Ajla Tomljanovic shared a selfie, complete with inspirational message:
Meanwhile, Arina Rodionova is dreaming of returning to Melbourne:
Ellen Perez is reminiscing about a recent visit to Portugal:
Several players – including Todd Woodbridge, Luke Saville, John Millman and Nick Kyrgios – have not been shy in sharing their opinions about Australia’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic:
— Todd Woodbridge (@toddwoodbridge) August 11, 2021
Embarrassed to be a South Aussie.. what is actually happening to our country??? https://t.co/T6xXTpAYaG
— Luke Saville (@LukeSaville18) August 11, 2021
Agree, but we aren’t working together at all and I believe the stat is only 20% are fully vaccinated. I think it needs to be near 70 for things to maybe get ‘normal’ but it’s a joke rn
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 11, 2021
And finally, world No.1 Dylan Alcott is pumped for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games:
That was the most enjoyable #Olympics I have ever watched. Credit to everyone involved, especially the athletes and Japan for making it happen. But now, the WARMUP IS OFFICIALY OVER. Time for the big show in 2 weeks! 😉 #paralympics #Tokyo2020 @Paralympics
— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) August 8, 2021
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.