Tennis Today: A cat strolling on court and #TBT to a shirtless Roger Federer
In Tennis Today, the Doha cat made an appearance at the Qatar Open while there is a look back to when Roger Federer was blonde and went shirtless.
What’s on the site
In part two of our interview with an umpire, Fergus Murphy explains why it is best to avoid getting “very pally” with players.
Michael Graham recounts one of the darkest, and saddest, tennis tales on the back of the anniversary of Monica Seles‘ retirement.
Once you have read that, you should get a good result in our quiz about Monica Seles’ career.
What’s in the news
Real Madrid fans paid tribute to Rafael Nadal during their Spanish giants’ Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday as they unveiled a massive banner with the tennis world No 1 in the centre of it.
Martina Navratilova admits she is “jealous of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who are always the home team when they are playing”.
Eugenie Bouchard and her Super Bowl date is back in the news, but this might be the last time we hear of John Goehrke as the Canadian has all but confirmed they are not dating.
What’s on social media
Just a cat casually strolling on the court while Caroline Wozniacki and Carina Witthoeft try to play tennis.
— WTA (@WTA) February 14, 2018
Roger Federer returned to Rotterdam this week and the Tennis TV pulled out the archives from 1999.
We didn’t want to get left behind and it is #TBT (that’s Throwback Thursday for those who don’t know) so we also went through the archives and came across this pic of a young Federer.
Then there was Federer doing this in the 2018 edition of the Rotterdam Open.
Marcos Baghdatis does Valentine’s Day.
Just Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko and Karolina Pliskova blowing kisses.
What’s on TV
ATP Rotterdam Open
After his demolition job on Wednesday, Roger Federer is back in action along with second seed Grigor Dimitrov.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
LIVE – Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Arena – Red Button
WTA Qatar Open
The big match-up is between Johanna Konta and Angelique Kerber, but Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina will also feature.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
‘Carlos Alcaraz got to the top artificially early because of Novak Djokovic’s vaccine status’
“I think Alcaraz was slightly thrust into the limelight a little too early,” says tennis commentator.
‘Hardcore and interesting’ – Snapshot of Roger Federer’s emotional retirement turned into a documentary
A new Roger Federer documentary around the final few days of his career set to be released later this year.
Iga Swiatek on ‘titles being more for Wikipedia than for you’ and breaking records
Iga Swiatek opens up about her goals and being a record breaker.
Carlos Alcaraz uses fitting word to describe just how difficult it is to beat the in-form Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner is “a super hard worker and no wonder he’s at this point right now”, says Carlos Alcaraz.
2024 ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic still untouchable, Jannik Sinner makes history, Alex de Minaur reaches milestone
Jannik Sinner is your new world No 3.
2024 WTA Rankings: Iga Swiatek widens gap, Jelena Ostapenko back in top 10, Naomi Osaka’s massive leap confirmed
This way for your post-2024 Qatar Open WTA Rankings.
Andy Murray presented best chance yet to break 2024 duck by Qatar Open draw
Will Andy Murray finally win in Qatar.
Jannik Sinner takes another leap in his quest to be ATP No 1 with Rotterdam win
Jannik Sinner remains unbeaten in 2024 and will rise to a new career-high ranking after claiming the Rotterdam Open title.
Heartbroken Ons Jabeur pulls out of Dubai Tennis Championships
Ons Jabeur makes the tough call to end her Middle East swing.
Aryna Sabalenka has no intention of giving up winning habit as she lines up Dubai run
Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka is eager to continue winning big titles and building her reputation and legacy.