Tennis Today: Man United players urged to channel ‘big man’ Roger Federer

Roger Federer celebrates

In Tennis Today, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho uses Roger Federer to inspire his players while John Isner gives the world a glimpse of his newborn daughter.

What’s on the site
The breaking news overnight was the ATP Tour’s decision to suspend chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani following his bizarre pep talk to Nick Kyrgios at the US Open.

Sticking with matters regarding officials, Roger Federer has had his say on the Serena Williams-Carlos Ramos incident. Or should it be incidents?

Meanwhile, Berlei Australia has set the record straight after they were dragged into the decision to delay the airing of a Williams interview.

The Laver Cup starts later this week and a tweak has been made to Team World with Frances Tiafoe replacing Juan Martin del Potro.

Results round-up:
ATP Metz
ATP St Petersburg
WTA Pan Pacific Open

What’s in the news
The Uefa Champions League returns this week, but what does that have to do with tennis?

Well, Telegraph Sport reports Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants his players to channel Roger Federer as he used a “colourful analogy with Roger Federer about how the Swiss tennis player and eight-time Wimbledon champion, for all his love of grass, was still expected to win on other types of surface”.

What’s on social media
John Isner became a dad a few days ago and he gave the world a glimpse of his baby daughter.

Some pics from the Laver Cup to get you excited.


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Take a bow Marion Bartoli.

Sky is broadcasting the Laver Cup this week with coverage starting on Friday September 21.

WTA Pan Pacific Open
04:00-12:30 (Wednesday and Thursday)
LIVE – BT Sport1

WTA Korea Open
05:00-11:00 (Wednesday and Thursday
LIVE – BT Sport2

WTA Guangzhou Open
08:00-18:00 (Wednesday and Thursday)
LIVE – BT Sport3