In an interview, Alexander Zverev spoke about friendships on Tour. The German player said: "With Nick Kyrgios we are friends, we used to have dinner together and off the court, Nick is as funny as when he plays. Apart from him, I meet Karen Khachanov, who may be my best friend.
Well, Dominic Thiem is my best friend, we see each other and hear each other very often." About Rafael Nadal, Zverev added: "He communicates less with other players, he usually spends time with Spaniards and his team.
But I do not want to be misunderstood: he is a very good guy, he is always available when you ask him for something. Same thing for Andy Murray. I often speak with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, both about tennis and life in general."
Don Van Natta Jr spoke about Serena Williams arguing with the chair umpire Carlos Ramos in last year's US Open final during the American player's match loss to Naomi Osaka. Speaking to ESPN, Van Natta Jr. revealed something interesting: "After the match, Serena sought out Ramos in the referee's lounge, and they talked behind closed doors for several minutes.
Two sources told me Serena told Ramos she respected him as an umpire but she did not agree with his calls. Ramos told Serena, 'I have nothing against you personally, and I was just doing my job. As an investigative reporter for 25 years, I’ve tried to tell the in-depth stories that others might have overlooked.
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