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
Roger Federer sends his fans into a frenzy with Twitter post ahead of his return to action
Roger Federer fans are counting down to his return to action in Doha next week and his tweet teasing his return instantly became a big hit.
Iga Swiatek’s perfect week as she claims her second WTA title
Iga Swiatek won her second career WTA title with victory over Belinda Bencic in the final of the Adelaide International.
Jamie Murray says quarantine threat on tour means players must be ready to adapt
The doubles specialist plans to travel to tournaments in Mexico and Miami next month without knowing what to expect on arrival.
Battle of the Brits event is back and this time with spectators
The Battle of the Brits events were a huge success during the Covid-19 crisis and now they are set to return with spectators.
The only way is up for Naomi Osaka as she looks to replicate hard-court success on clay and grass
Oli Jefford on the world being Naomi Osaka’s oyster.
Britain’s strength in depth in doubles highlights quality of structure
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of his next event due to ‘ongoing’ back problem
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ABN…
Lleyton Hewitt to be inducted into International Tennis Hall Of Fame
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt is the latest player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Five of the best men’s matches at the Australian Open featuring Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal, and more
The matches that made us sit up and take note.
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