Tennis Today: Stunning Serena WIlliams impresses again; brilliant Roger Federer #TBT
In Tennis Today, Serena Williams just can’t stop impressing, and #TBT king Roger Federer gives us another treat.
What’s on the site
Did you know it’s been over a year since a British player won an ATP Tour singles title?
Yes? Well, okay smarty-pants. But do you also know the story of how Jeremy Bates ended a 17-year famine for British tennis? Feast your eyes.
Rafael Nadal is, of course, having no such trouble winning tournaments.
The world number one, fresh from winning the Monte Carlo Open last week, is making fine progress in Barcelona, where he has already powered into the quarter-finals.
We also have a wrap of all all things WTA here.
Grigor Dimitrov is also going well, but how much do you know about his Bulgarian’s career?
Find out in our quiz.
What’s in the news
Serena Williams is always great value whenever she speaks and she’s been outdoing even her own usual amazing standards this week.
She’s been sharing her experiences of motherhood and maternal healthcare, and it’s a wonderful read.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, Serena also has issued some royal wedding advice to Meghan Markle!
In less uplifting, heart-warming news, Rafael Nadal’s Barcelona Open quarter-final opponent Martin Klizan has issued a ‘warning’ to the Spaniard.
It sounds dramatic, but it’s not. The ‘warning’ is that Nadal is a human being, which we’re pretty sure everyone already knew.
What’s on social media
Being Serena premiered this week, and the woman herself looked stunning for the occasion.
Speaking of stunning women if the WTA, Simona Halep is a cover girl.
We were offered a simply wonderful Roger Federer throwback Thursday!
And a happy belated birthday day Miami Open champion John Isner! 33 years young yesterday.
What’s on TV
ATP Barcelona Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Main Event
Catch all the action from the Porsche Grand Prix in Germany.
11:30-17:30 / 18:30-22:30
BT Sport 1 – LIVE
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki is back in action.
11:30-13:30 / 14:00-20:00
BT Sport 3 – LIVE
Carlos Alcaraz reveals severity of his injury and when he will return to action
Carlos Alcaraz has divulged the results of an MRI scan on the injury he suffered in Rio.
Holger Rune reunites with Patrick Mouratoglou as he reaffirms his huge goals
“With him I have achieved some of the greatest triumphs of my career so far.”
Andy Murray set for ranking drop as he declares ‘this game isn’t for me anymore’ in brutal loss
Andy Murray’s ranking is set to suffer after his painful, marathon loss in Doha.
Novak Djokovic secures astonishing ranking milestone involving Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic is set to achieve a staggering ranking statistic.
Stan Wawrinka gives telling Novak Djokovic verdict as he answers GOAT question
“I know how hard it was to win with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the draws.”
‘Jannik Sinner shares champion’s mentality with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal’, feels former world No 8
“That’s the champion’s mentality. These guys are always looking to get better.”
What Carlos Alcaraz’s Rio misfortune means for Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner in ATP Rankings race
Novak Djokovic set to stay at No 1 while Jannik Sinner is breathing down Carlos Alcaraz’s neck.
Andy Murray issues ‘huge apology’ to his wife ‘for whatever I was doing to her mouth’
Trust Andy Murray to pipe up with a funny comment about his first-ever ATP title win.
WATCH: ATP player suffers incredible meltdown – A racket smash, a point penalty and ‘a bit of fortune’
Botic van de Zandschulp had a second set to forget in Qatar.
WATCH: Carlos Alcaraz has a ‘ball on his ankle’ after unfortunate Rio Open incident
It was a painful one for Carlos Alcaraz in Rio.