In short, this is Whitlock desperately seeking to stay relevant, ironically with outlandish, dated, and irrelevant theories he's baked up in his noggin. This is the same guy who once wrote of Serena's posterior, "I am not fundamentally opposed to junk in the trunk, although my preference is a stuffed onion over an oozing pumpkin."
Yes, he still has a job. But do note that he was recently relieved from his post atop the masthead at ESPN's The Undefeated, a website focusing on race and sports. About that, do check out "Pulling No Punches," by Matt Gonzales for Indianapolis Monthly. In short, Whitlock, someone should take your microphone.
TRUE COLORS Nick Kyrgios was scolded in the midst of his victory against Milos Raonic today for violating Wimbledon's policy on all-white attire. Here's the rub: He was sporting a Wimbledon-branded headband with the Championships' own green-and-purple colors.
(A)TOMIC After his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 loss to defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, world No. 27 Bernard Tomic lashed out against Patrick Rafter, Craig Tiley, and Tennis Australia. Tomic dubbed Rafter "a good actor" and posited that no one from his home nation's tennis organization communicated with him after hip surgeries sidelined him in 2014. "Now all of a sudden, they are neglecting me for some reason," he said.
POSITIVE SPIN World No. 1 Serena Williams let her racquet do the talking today, and that racquet said, "Comebacks are elementary, my dear Watson." Down 0-3 in the final stanza to Heather Watson, in her opponent's home court, Serena put on a clinic as mental fortitude goes even as she appeared on the verge of tears at times. The ever-plucky Watson remained upbeat even after losing a heartbreaker, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.