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
Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic was ‘very unlucky’ with default, but insists players should have ‘self-control’
Rafael Nadal adds his two cents on Novak Djokovic’s disqualification.
Two-time French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters explains why she won’t be playing at Roland Garros
Kim Clijsters not sure when she will play again.
‘Nice guy’ Dominic Thiem deserves US Open and ‘right behind Rafa’ to win French Open – Novak Djokovic
Djokovic welcomes Thiem to Grand Slam winners club.
‘I’m still not feeling 100% tennis-wise but I enjoyed it,’ says Kei Nishikori after first win in a year
Kei Nishikori gets a win under his belt in Rome.
Rafael Nadal double downs on Novak Djokovic-led PTPA criticism: ‘We should not pursue our own interests’
‘We are going through a world crisis,’ says Nadal.
Andy Murray and Eugenie Bouchard handed French Open wildcards
Murray set for first Roland Garros appearance since 2016.
‘I was in shock and I was shaken by the whole thing,’ says Novak Djokovic about US Open default
Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open.
‘I achieved a life goal,’ says US Open winner Dominic Thiem after lifting his maiden Grand Slam
Dominic Thiem is a Grand Slam champion.
US Open day 14: An exhausted Dominic Thiem, Jordanne Whiley’s home support, 2020 roll of honour
The story of the final day of action at Flushing Meadows.
Alexander Zverev: ‘I do believe that I will be a Grand Slam champion at some point’
Alexander Zverev confident his chance will come.