Frances Tiafoe names funny guys and Christopher Eubanks’ famous friend

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Tennis isn’t always just matches and what’s going on there. There is a whole life inside the culture of tennis that makes the sport even more worth watching. Of course, if you are reading this, you are probably already a tennis fan and know this. You probably also know Frances Tiafoe is an entertaining guy, but more on that in a minute.

Wimbledon is happening this fortnight and we’ve already had a bit of drama that goes with a major. But the top seeds are still moving forward so no monumental upsets so far. That’ll still occur, however.

Maybe not with Novak Djokovic, he still looks unbeatable. So, almost surprisingly, does Iga Swiatek. And Carlos Alcaraz, though inexperienced on grass overall, seems to have learned quickly how to win on the surface. But here are some other tidbits from this week.

Tennis news includes Frances Tiafoe saying some players are really funny

The midweek press conferences at Wimbledon are interesting simply because some reporters ask weird questions. Maybe those reporters are just trying to find new angles on stories so allow their readers unique items. But Tiafoe was asked early this week after one of his matches who the funniest three people on tour were.

Tiafoe named himself, and rightfully so. He plays with a passion but is genuinely funny off the court. He also named Gael Monfils, one of the greatest showmen in the world of tennis for the last two decades. But lastly, Tiafoe named Andy Murray. Said Tiafoe, “You guys think he’s boring or whatever, but I think he’s hilarious! Man, I love that guy.”

Christopher Eubanks is friends with who?

Eubanks is having the Grand Slam of his life so far. He dispatched 12th-seeded Cam Norrie on Friday by serving brilliantly and with devastating groundstrokes. But off the court, Eubanks has a great pal in actor/comedian Jamie Foxx.

In fact, Foxx will give Eubanks pre-match pep talks at times. Foxx congratulated Eubanks on breaking the top 100 ATP rankings. Foxx has had a recent health scare, unfortunately, so one can only assume Eubanks has helped his friend with that as well.

A reporter doesn’t know Paula Badosa didn’t win

In a post-match interview on Thursday after Paula Badosa was forced to retire with a back injury, she was congratulated on her win. The reporter had a heavy accent and maybe Badosa was a bit confused by the congrats. But the reporter didn’t stop there and went on to ask Badosa about her fitness.

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Badosa handled the questions with grace while many other athletes might have exploded over the nonsense. Maybe the reporter asking the questions is normally great, but maybe do a bit of research next time.