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A newspaper actually used this headline for a tennis match

Nick Duffy May 29, 2015

An Australian newspaper has lamented the defeat of a local tennis player with a rather unique headline.

Bernard Tomic was knocked out of the French Open yesterday in the second round, by his fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Kokkinakis took back the match 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 8-6 – hitting back hard after losing the first two sets.

Free Melbourne paper mX seized on the match with a genius headline – reporting that “Bernie Chokes on Kokk”.

The outlandish headline has spread on Twitter and social media.

Unfortunately, there isn’t likely to be much more Kokk for anyone in the tournament – as his third round match is with Serbian champion Novak Djokovic.

Andy Murray’s tennis coach Amélie Mauresmo recently announced that she is expecting a baby with her partner.

The French player – who has served as head coach to the UK’s top player Andy Murray since 2014 – announced on Twitter that she was expecting her first child with her partner.

Ms Mauresmo came out as a lesbian in 1999, after becoming the world #1 ranked female player.

Female champ Martina Navratilova recently questioned the lack of openly gay male players, given the prevalence of out women in the sport.

She said: “On the tennis court, I would certainly like to see more players come out.

“I can’t believe that there has never been a male player that has taken that step.

“With each passing celebrity coming out or athlete, it becomes less of a big deal and that’s eventually what we want it to be, for it not just to matter.”

More: Australia, Australia, Bernard Tomic, chokes, French Open, newspaper, sport, tennis, Thanasi Kokkinakis

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