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
‘We are also human,’ says Iga Swiatek after breaking down following exit from singles at Tokyo Olympics
An emotional exit from Tokyo Games for Iga Swiatek.
The Novak Djokovic steamroller reaches third round at Olympics as Serbian finds ‘a higher level of tennis’
Novak Djokovic four wins away from Olympic gold.
‘It was a tough match for us,’ says Jamie Murray after losing doubles at Olympics alongside Neal Skupski
No medal for Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski at Tokyo Games.
Tennis Top 10
Top 10 youngest ATP Tour title winners: Andy Murray celebrating with a kiss and Lleyton Hewitt quitting school
Your top 10 youngest ATP Tour title winners.
‘It’s amazing,’ says Carlos Alcaraz as he follows in Rafael Nadal’s footsteps by capturing an ATP title at 18
An ATP Tour title for Carlos Alcaraz at just 18.
‘I’m here for a good time,’ says Naomi Osaka after easing into third round at Tokyo Olympics
Naomi Osaka defeated Viktorija Golubic to reach the last 16.
Kei Nishikori identifies key features behind brilliant win over Andrey Rublev at Olympics
Kei Nishikori off the mark at his home Olympics.
‘I feel definitely a little bit refreshed and happy again,’ says Naomi Osaka after opening win at Olympics
Smooth start for four-time major winner Naomi Osaka.
‘A disappointing day’ for ‘erratic’ Ashleigh Barty as she crashes out of singles at Tokyo Olympics
Ashleigh Barty makes an early exit from Tokyo Olympics.
He’s done it! ‘I couldn’t be more proud of myself,’ says Cameron Norrie after winning maiden ATP Tour title
It’s a maiden ATP Tour singles title for Cameron Norrie.