Roger Federer's decision to miss a second consecutive French Open has come in for criticism from world number 22 John Isner. The 18-time grand slam champion will skip the premier clay court event of the season in order to prepare himself for the remainder of the campaign, though it is not a decision which is universally popular among players on the ATP Tour. Rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have accepted the withdrawal which enhances their own hopes of claiming the title at Roland Garros, while Andy Roddick believes the decision is "smart" as the 35-year-old seeks to improve his hopes of winning a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title.
Tennis coach Brad Gilbert tells CNN that it's an "exciting opportunity" for both Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic to work together as soon as next week.
Former junior Grand Slam champion Oliver Anderson was found guilty of match fixing by an Australian court, receiving a two-year good-behavior order and a fine of AU$500. Anderson, who won the 2016 Boys’ Singles title at the Australian Open, was found by a judge in Victoria, Australia, to have deliberately dropped the first set during a Challenger match in Traralgon in 2016. The fix was part of a prearranged agreement with an acquaintance. A gambler placed $2,000 on Anderson to drop the first set, having initially attempted to bet $10,000, and also attempted a further $13,000 multi bet that included Anderson winning in three sets. The $10,000 and $13,000 bets were denied by the bookmaker. The