In our Daily Dose of Social Media: Elena Rybakina claps back at coach, Andreeva's teenage dream and Federer hits the grass

Wednesday, 05 June 2024 at 23:17
Our Daily Dose of Social Media is here for Wednesday with some of the best moments from the past 24 hours on Social Media that you may or may not have missed as Roland Garros crowns its first semi-finals.
Jasmine Paolini and Mirra Andreeva will face off after shock losses to Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka. Whilst Roger Federer and Mansour Bahrami also feature in our Daily Dose of Social Media.

Dancing queen Mirra Andreeva in teenage dream

Mirra Andreeva at the age of 17 continues to delight and stun the tennis world. She is the youngest player to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 1997. Back then it was Martina Hingis and now it is the Russian prodigy.
Making a splash suddenly last season at the Madrid Open, she has steadily improved since then and was crowned the Newcomer of the Year. It hasn't been the easiest of clay court seasons like her opponent Jasmine Paolini who herself has struggled. But Andreeva has done it like her next opponent when it counts.
Taking a leaf out of Aryna Sabalenka's book who she defeated in the Quarter-Finals, she danced at the bottom of the steps to Teenage Dream by Katy Perry after sealing the biggest win of her career.

Roger Federer heads back onto grass...but not as you know it

Roger Federer won't play again on grass in tennis but he certainly showed that he still has the golden touch on one of his favoured surfaces. He showed off his golf swing.
Certainly golRFer Federer that's for sure. Showing a love for grass even in retirement. As his rivals are in limbo with Novak Djokovic injured and Rafael Nadal on his way to retirement, Federer is doing the opposite.
He is loving life away from tennis with not even an inkling of missing it despite being involved still of sorts in the sport.

De Minaur's biggest supporter returns for final time

Alex de Minaur's biggest supporter was back for one final time named Paul who received his kit for the night as he put on a shirt and cap in similar fashion to his idol.
De Minaur Jr has been seen throughout his run to the Quarter-Finals. But he finally fell this evening to Alexander Zverev who as expected took down the Australian.
He will now take on Casper Ruud in the semi-finals who won't play again till Friday after Novak Djokovic withdrew on Tuesday. As a result, he didn't play today and has to resort to playing at the end of the week.

Showman Mansour Bahrami entertains

Whilst never successful in ATP tournaments, Mansour Bahrami has carved out a niche for himself in playing exhibition tournaments as a showman and showed that again this time around.
Bahrami brought his granddaughter from the stands in order to get involved during the legends doubles. Certainly one to entertain the crowds including in his home country. Never a dull moment when Bahrami is around.

Elena Rybakina vents at coach Stefano Vukov during loss

Elena Rybakina is out of the 2024 French Open after losing out to Jasmine Paolini on Wednesday and she certainly wasn't happy during the tie letting her coach know in uncertain times.
Stefano Vukov, her coach has received a lot of criticism in the past from tennis fans and got it both barrels from his charge also on Wednesday. Shouting a word in Italian at her, Rybakina swore back at him and asked him why is he speaking in Italian looking annoyed.
She would've been even more annoyed having lost the match from there to Paolini who now has a golden opportunity in facing off against Mirra Andreeva.

Moment of hilarity brought back after Paolini win

But Jasmine Paolini's win also brought back the hilarity that was her randomly bringing up Jenson Brooksby in a press conference who is currently out of the sport returning after a doping ban.
She will now play in her maiden Grand Slam semi-final this weekend in another milestone for the Italian who joins her compatriot Janni Sinner in the semi-finals.
“Like [Jenson] Brooksby said one time, tennis is not to hit strong the ball, it's doing something different,” she said. “I just try to run, to put the ball as deep as I can, and sometimes also I [make] some winners.”

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