Tennis Today: Temper tantrums, Tomic (not his), and top 10s
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer’s top 10 Grand Slam titles, Bernard Tomic’s new leaf, and the best of the Australian Open’s tantrums.
What’s on the site
We have ranked Roger Federer’s Top 10 Grand Slam titles. See if you agree.
So who will take over the mantle from Federer and Rafael Nadal one day. Rod Laver believes it will be an Australian. Definitely not Bernie Tomic.
Speaking of Tomic, yip we just can’t help it, he is looking to turn over a new leaf after his time in the jungle and has called his stint on ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!’ a “huge wake-up call” with tennis’ bad boy saying he wants to return to the court.
But while he may, or may not return, a leading medical specialist fears he won’t have to play the world’s top five players too often as they are the most likely to get injured given a whole host of factors.
What’s in the news
With his 20th Grand Slam title in his pocket, Forbes has a look at the six reasons why Roger Federer just keeps on winning, and winning, and winning.
Bernie T’s fans are worried after his wellbeing…
So much so that a wave of social media support for the underfire Aussie forced Channel 10 to delete a “bloody disgraceful” tweet.
And completely off topic, Eurosport brings you the top five tantrums from the Australian Open.
What’s on social media
Can Rafael Nadal match his peak match-day heart rate during a spirited drive of the Kia Stinger? Find out how he performed in the Kia challenge.
Boris Becker had a chat with the media ahead of Germany’s Davies Cup tie against Australia.
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) January 31, 2018
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is working hard to get back into the game…
— Bethanie MattekSands (@matteksands) January 31, 2018
It is tiring just watching her…
— Bethanie MattekSands (@BMATTEK) January 31, 2018
Maria Sharapova has it all…
What’s on TV
WTA Taiwan Open
Fourth seed Timea Babos, the fifth-ranked Yulia Putintseva and Monica Nicolescu will be among those who feature.
LIVE – BT Sport 2
WTA St Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy
Top seed and world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki will only feature on Thursday. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Petra Kvitova are scheduled to play.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
French Open: Naomi Osaka handed tough first round assignment
Naomi Osaka takes on seeded oppostion in the French Open first round.
Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic thrown together in French Open draw
Tournament favourites Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are uncomfortably close in the French Open draw.
Carlos Alcaraz makes 23-year-old top ten player feel old
Carlos Alcaraz makes Casper Ruud feel like time is getting away from him.
Casper Ruud a big fan of Ons Jabeur and Simona Halep
Ons Jabeur claimed the Madrid Open title earlier this month.
Exclusive – Annabel Croft on ‘big match player’ Emma Raducanu’s prospects for this summer
Annabel Croft has backed teenager Raducanu to defy some of her doubters this summer.
French Open: Rafael Nadal slips, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz favourite
Rafael Nadal is still considered a strong contender for the French Open crown.
Roger Federer comeback on track as agent reveals Swiss icon is keen to have a crack at Wimbledon 2023
Roger Federer “won’t rush back this time”.
French Open talking points: Ashleigh Barty void, Emma Raducanu’s pain, Hawk-Eye snub
A few talking points ahead of the 2022 French Open.
Red-hot Iga Swiatek ’embracing’ the pressure ahead of French Open, says Martina Navratilova
Iga Swiatek is thriving.
Novak Djokovic ‘rose in Belgrade’, says tennis pundit as he highlights ‘turning point’ in world No 1’s season
Novak Djokovic “very close to his best form”.