Tennis Today: A ‘£40m present’ for LTA, ‘golden couple’ gets engaged, Andy Murray a little lonely

Andy Murray sitting

In Tennis Today, the Lawn Tennis Association is to receive a nice “Christmas present”, Australia tennis’ “golden couple” to tie the knot while Andy Murray has no friends.

What’s on the site
With Alexander Zverev tipped to topple the tennis top dogs in 2019, Grigor Dimitrov should provide a scary warning to the German that he can’t rest on his laurels.

With 2019 and the new season looming, our resident tennis betting expert Derek Bilton has scoured the markets to find the best value for you.

The 2019 WTA rulebook offers increased protection for returning mothers while Serena Williams and co will be allowed to wear catsuits, should they wish to do so.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov has launched an astonishing rant on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova.

What’s in the news
The Lawn Tennis Association will get a nice “Christmas present” from Wimbledon as it is set to receive a record £40million payout, according to the Daily Mail.

The Telegraph reports that Great Britain have a new Fed Cup coach with Colin Fleming taking up the post while Iain Bates has been confirmed as the new head of women’s tennis.

Australia tennis’ “golden couple” Daria Gavrilova and Luke Saville are engaged with having all the details.

What’s on social media
More from the Aussie “golden couple”.


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Awww thanks so much for all the messages!

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Late to the party, but spare a thought for Andy Murray this Xmas.


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I have no real friends.

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Rod Laver getting into the festive mood.

Genie Bouchard as well.


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Plenty of Andre Agassi and Grigor Dimitrov interactions popping up on social media.


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Blue doesn’t play games, @GrigorDimitrov.

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And here’s another.


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Post practice cool down!

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Naomi Osaka hits the Leaky Cauldron at Universal Orlando’s Diagon Alley.


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I spent the whole day trying to figure out which house I would be between Gryffindor or Slytherin

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What’s on TV
Still nothing to see here.