Tennis Today: A cat strolling on court and #TBT to a shirtless Roger Federer
In Tennis Today, the Doha cat made an appearance at the Qatar Open while there is a look back to when Roger Federer was blonde and went shirtless.
What’s on the site
In part two of our interview with an umpire, Fergus Murphy explains why it is best to avoid getting “very pally” with players.
Michael Graham recounts one of the darkest, and saddest, tennis tales on the back of the anniversary of Monica Seles‘ retirement.
Once you have read that, you should get a good result in our quiz about Monica Seles’ career.
What’s in the news
Real Madrid fans paid tribute to Rafael Nadal during their Spanish giants’ Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday as they unveiled a massive banner with the tennis world No 1 in the centre of it.
Martina Navratilova admits she is “jealous of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who are always the home team when they are playing”.
Eugenie Bouchard and her Super Bowl date is back in the news, but this might be the last time we hear of John Goehrke as the Canadian has all but confirmed they are not dating.
What’s on social media
Just a cat casually strolling on the court while Caroline Wozniacki and Carina Witthoeft try to play tennis.
— WTA (@WTA) February 14, 2018
Roger Federer returned to Rotterdam this week and the Tennis TV pulled out the archives from 1999.
We didn’t want to get left behind and it is #TBT (that’s Throwback Thursday for those who don’t know) so we also went through the archives and came across this pic of a young Federer.
Then there was Federer doing this in the 2018 edition of the Rotterdam Open.
Marcos Baghdatis does Valentine’s Day.
Just Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko and Karolina Pliskova blowing kisses.
What’s on TV
ATP Rotterdam Open
After his demolition job on Wednesday, Roger Federer is back in action along with second seed Grigor Dimitrov.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
LIVE – Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Arena – Red Button
WTA Qatar Open
The big match-up is between Johanna Konta and Angelique Kerber, but Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina will also feature.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Novak Djokovic ‘met the goal he set out at the beginning of the season’, says his coach
A good season for Novak Djokovic.
Tennis Top 10
ATP top 10 prize-money earners in 2020: Novak Djokovic at No 1 with two surprise names on the list
Novak Djokovic sitting pretty at No 1.
WTA to adopt ATP-style categories with events changed to WTA Masters, WTA 500, WTA 250?
Changes in line for WTA categories, according to a report.
Dominic Thiem hopes to emulate his coach and experience ‘incredible’ medal winning emotions at Olympics
Dominic Thiem sets sights on Tokyo Olympics.
British tennis given a boost as the LTA agrees a new partnership with Dunlop
LTA ends challenging year on a high with Dunlop deal.
EXCLUSIVE – Davis Cup captain Leon Smith echoes Andy Murray views as he outlines his vision for tennis in 2021
Leon Smith hopes tennis can return to normal in 2021.
Daniil Medvedev: ‘Inside of me there is a winner that maybe sometimes is a bit childish’
Daniil Medvedev determined to drop the antics.
‘We have so much fun together,’ says Dominic Thiem as he joins Roger Federer at 2021 Laver Cup
“I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe.”
How ‘skinny guy’ Juan Martin del Potro ‘won’ Diego Maradona’s heart and made football icon ‘very happy’
Maradona shared a special relationship with ‘Martin’.
Big changes confirmed for 2021 Madrid Open as tournament announces ‘well-deserved’ expansion
Madrid Open set for a revamp.