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…
BTS from today’s new cover shoot 📸 pic.twitter.com/qJDkC7EPZp
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) January 31, 2018
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
Andrey Rublev finishes on a high as he beats Dominic Thiem to claim first ATP Finals victory
Thiem already through to semi-finals as group winner.
‘It’s straightforward’ – Duo back Novak Djokovic to pass Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s Grand Slam tally
Novak Djokovic expected to top the list.
Latest Australian Open quarantine changes ‘came as a bit of a shock’, admits Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta bemoans latest changes.
Andy Murray rejects underarm serve criticism, insisting ‘it’s a pretty successful tactic’
“I don’t understand it,” says Murray.
EXCLUSIVE – Greg Rusedski on whether Roger Federer can win again as he prepares for final hurrah
Greg Rusedski talks to us about Roger Federer’s future.
Novak Djokovic urges politicians to relax quarantine restrictions ahead of Australian Open
Plenty of question marks over the start of 2021 season.
‘That is disappointing’ – Novak Djokovic reveals ATP voted against him making shock return to players council
Novak Djokovic has spoken out against the ATP.
‘He was just better’ – Novak Djokovic swept aside by Daniil Medvedev at ATP Finals
Medvedev’s 6-3, 6-3 victory guaranteed semi-finals spot.
Daniil Medvedev seals semi-final spot with dominant win against Novak Djokovic
Djokovic must beat Zverev to avoid an early exit.
Novak Djokovic and ‘a bunch of other people’ in shock U-turn as they look to rejoin ATP Player Council
“I’m probably as shocked and curious as you guys.”