Tennis Today: Wimbledon searching for new chief, Federer’s ‘greatest shot’ stupefies Roddick
In Tennis Today, Wimbledon is looking for a new chairman while Roger Federer’s “greatest shot” produces a priceless reaction from Andy Roddick.
What’s on the site
Roger Federer is the top seed and defending champion at the Swiss Indoors, but our betting expert Derek Bilton warns that he looks vulnerable.
Staying with world No 3 Federer, he will kick off his campaign in Basel on Tuesday, but he has revealed that he struggled with a hand injury during the grass-court season.
“And now we will play the Isner Rule.”
John Isner feels that’s how chair umpires should announce the new final-set tie-breaker rule at Wimbledon.
What’s in the news
Daily Mail reports that Philip Brook plans to step down as Wimbledon chairman next year.
“Brook’s departure comes at a time of turmoil and factionalism throughout professional tennis, with issues that include rival team competitions and a flurry of rule changes vying for superiority and acceptance.”
Australian tennis is on the rise again as they have six players inside the top 100 and coach Roger Rasheed told The Guardian that while there is still a big gap between the current crop and the golden generation from 2001, but says “we’ve got is a little bit of meat on the bone, which is great”.
It’s another Roger Federer inspired tennis page in Express Sport this morning as they have stories ranging from Federer shock, Federer verdict, Federer confession, Federer upsets fans and more.
Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki is in the latest Haute Living Miami magazine and Daily Mail says “Tennis star stuns as she poses in a risque Louis Vuitton swimsuit”.
Not that risque, to be honest with you.
What’s on social media
Is this Roger Federer’s greatest shot? TennisTV brought this one from the archives. How about Andy Roddick’s reaction?
Don’t fist pump too hard kids.
Bertens said she fist pumped so hard following her upset of Kerber that her arm started to cramp. Sign of a quality fist pump. #WTAFinals
— Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) October 22, 2018
Just a couple of WTA legends.
What’s on TV
ATP Vienna Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Action
ATP Swiss Indoors
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
Kyle Edmund forced to withdraw from Australian Open due to long-standing knee problem
Kyle Edmund won’t feature at the 2021 Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal finding it ‘tough’ to ‘solve’ the Novak Djokovic puzzle on Australian Open hard courts
Nadal yet to find game plan to beat Djokovic in Melbourne.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal backed to continue their dominance of men’s tennis in 2021
No changes at the top expected.
Simona Halep prepared for ‘mental’ challenges that daunting Australian Open quarantine period poses
Halep all set for quarantine period.
French star hits out at extra privileges given to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams
Jeremy Chardy unimpressed.
Britain’s Heather Watson beaten in Abu Dhabi as the world No.1 also crashes out
Heather Watson exits Abu Dhabi Open.
Quarantine plan revealed for the game’s top players ahead of Australian Open
Players will quarantine in Adelaide.
Rising star provisionally suspended from all tennis activity following a positive doping test
Dayana Yastremska has been provisionally suspended.
Is this the real reason why Roger Federer is skipping next month’s Australian Open?
Other reasons in play for Roger Federer’s AO absence.
Sofia Kenin wins as the tennis season gets underway despite doubts over what happens next
Sofia Kenin stays alive in Abu Dhabi.