Tennis Today: David Attenborough’s contribution to tennis, Roger Federer’s message of support

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In Tennis Today, David Attenborough’s contribution to tennis while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic send messages of support to Rafael Nadal and the people of Majorca.

What’s on the site
It’s not good news for the Davis Cup as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have all but ruled themselves out of revamped tournament.

When you get too excited about winning a point and even scare the ball boy. The Alexander Zverev edition.

What’s in the news
We will start off with something very different. The QI trio of John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller have compiled a book called “2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks”.

And here is David Attenborough’s contribution to tennis: “Yellow tennis balls, which look better on colour TV, were the idea of David Attenborough when he was Controller of BBC2. (They used to be white.)”

We got that from Daily Mail, but you can pre-order the book from Faber & Faber.

Li Na has won the International Tennis Hall of Fame fan vote with Goran Ivanisevic and Mary Pierce second and third respectively. The Official Voting Group will now do its part and the final Class of 2019 inductees will be announced on January 22 at the Australian Open

And in case you didn’t know, members of Wimbledon Park Golf Club have voted in favour of a “further ballot which will consider the All England Club’s £65million bid to take over its 73 acres in the next few years”, as per the Daily Mail.

We assume SunSport is doing this as part of the WTA Finals previews, but here you go “PET SOUNDS Who was Petra Kvitova engaged to and who else has the Czech tennis star dated?”

What’s on social media
Roger Federer’s message of support to the people of Majorca.

Novak Djokovic’s message of support.

What’s on TV
ATP Shanghai Masters
LIVE – Sky Sports Action

WTA Hong Kong Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1