Tennis Today: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ruined the Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Rivalry in tact

In Tennis Today, the true villainous culprits for the Davis Cup’s need for a revamp are revealed…

What’s on the site
Five years ago, acclaimed French newspaper L’Equipe predicted what today’s ATP top ten would look like. How did they do? Did Roger Federer even feature?

It makes for interesting reading, and you can see for yourself here.

One man who may or may not feature on that list (no spoilers here), Andy Murray, meanwhile, has confirmed a date on his schedule as he plans his pre-Wimbledon schedule.

We also have a must-read feature on former world number one Marcelo Rios and the mystique that still surrounds the Chilean.

Finally? It was Jennifer Capriati’s birthday on Thursday, so why not test your knowledge on her career in our quiz? You can also read just how bonkers and controversial a career it was in our deliberately ‘stripped to it’s bolts’ tennis tales on the former world number one.

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What’s in the news
As has been extensively reported, the Davis Cup is set for a revamp soon in a bid to make it more commercial and prestigious.

However, what you probably didn’t know, was that it was all Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s fault.

Don’t feel bad about that, though, because we didn’t either. It’s a bombshell that has been dropped by former Grand Slam winner and captain of France’s Davis Cup team Yannick Noah.

“The current format is very good, but when Federer or Nadal prefer to play other events, it gets more complicated,” he said, of the pair who have both won the competition, four times in Nadal’s case.

We thought they were both great before, but now Noah has pointed out they have won a competition they don’t even play in, our awe has just increased further.

To go with our Marcelo Rios feature, you can watch his rise to world number one in a great video produced by the ATP here:

What’s on social media

Milos Raonic just wants to say thanks…

Tennis TV, meanwhile, have shared an absolutely impossible shot by Pablo Carreno Busta. Wow!

British number 3 Naomi Brady illustrates the stresses of life on tour…

Cali cruisin 🚲🌴

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