Tennis Today: An out of body experience, Serena set to attend Meghan Markle’s hen do
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer had an “out of body experience”, questions over Federer’s “oldest No 1 title” and Serena Williams expected to get an invite to Meghan Markle’s hen do.
What’s on the site
Tipster Deggsy Bilton is on hand to give you betting tips for the Rio Open, Open 13 and Delray Beach Open.
After some “disturbing” sounds during the Caroline Wozniacki-Monica Niculescu match at the Qatar Open, we trawled the video archives for a grunting special, featuring the likes of Maria Sharapova and Monica Seles.
Don’t forget part two of our exclusive interview with Andre Agassi, and this time he discusses Novak Djokovic and comparisons between men’s tennis and the women’s game.
What’s in the news
Planet Sport’s very own Simon Wilkes spoke to Dropshot Daily about “the landscape of British Tennis” and if there is hope after Andy Murray.
You’ve read our piece about grunting in women’s tennis so you are familiar with Aryna Sabalenka.
How does the 19-year-old feel about the high-pitch noises she makes during matches?
Speaking to Gulfnews.com the Russian said: “Honestly, I don’t even hear myself when I am playing. Then later when I am watching videos of my matches, I say ‘seriously, is that me?’ I am in shock as the grunting is really, really a high pitch. For sure, I would like to apologise to players if they have got unnerved and disturbed. But this is how I am and no apologies for that.”
Roger Federer might have to give back the “oldest No 1 title” as Tennis World USA says American Bill Tilden and Australian Ken Roswell would have been the oldest No 1s had there been rankings back in the day.
We just can’t help falling for Sport Express. This time they go for “Roger Federer discusses ‘out of body experience'”.
Sorry, we are not giving it away so you will be forced to read it yourself.
And now for news about the royal wedding, well not really. It’s about “MEG’S MAIDS” and who will be on her hen do guest list.
In case you were wondering, The Sun reports that Meghan Markle’s ‘hen do is sorted’ and they expect Serena Williams to get an invite. Well, they did previously report that Serena will get a wedding invite so it would be a surprise if she didn’t get an invite to the hen do.
What’s on social media
Who is the better arcade player? Denis Shapovalov or Hyeon Chung?
Diego Schwartzman playing some football tennis, but luckily he didn’t take a knee to the face this time. In case you had forgotten, why don’t you watch the video again.
Give the Tennis Channel’s Best of the Best a view for some excellent shots.
??These hot shots are dangerous?? pic.twitter.com/AQly7l2mM8
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) February 19, 2018
Marin Cilic on Christ The Redeemer
Don’t slip, @cilic_marin! ??
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) February 19, 2018
What’s on TV
ATP Rio Open
Second seed Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman and Gael Monfils will all be in action.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Dubai Open
Angelique Kerber, Caroline Garcia and Elise Mertens will all take to the court today.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Emma Raducanu news: Boris Becker explains what US Open champion needs to do to become a better play
Some tips for Emma Raducanu from Boris Becker.
Alize Cornet news: ‘It’s just magic,’ says Frenchwoman after stunning win over ‘fighter’ Simona Halep
Delight for Alize Cornet at the Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios news: Aussie feels decision to only focus on Big Three has ‘caught up’ with the sport
Nick Kyrgios explains why tennis needs to embrace different personalities.
Alexander Zverev news: ‘I’ve never heard Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic mention money’
Mats Wilander a little baffled by Alexander Zverev’s comment about money.
Follow the 2022 Australian Open with our live scores and results centre here
Catch the action from Melbourne Park.
Novak Djokovic news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives his verdict on the deported Serbian
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has jumped to the defence of Novak Djokovic.
Ashleigh Barty news: Former top ten player tells us why she is Australian Open favourite
A former top ten player has revealed why Ashleigh Barty is the player to beat in the women’s game.
Australian Open news: ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ banners removed from Melbourne Park
Fans are still concerned about the Chinese star’s safety and wellbeing.
Novak Djokovic news: World No 1 WILL be allowed to play at the French Open
After the Australian Open saga, the Serb has been given good news.
Ashleigh Barty news: World No 1 moves smoothly into quarters in Melbourne
Barty is one step closer to achieving her dream of winning her home Grand Slam.