Tennis Today: Andre Agassi cops flak and men’s tennis in ‘transition period’
In Tennis Today, Andre Agassi criticised after Novak Djokovic split and Greg Rusedski gives his views on the state of men’s tennis.
What’s on the site
Peter Hampshire rates Asia’s historical stars with his top 10 greatest Asian tennis players of all time.
We had bits and pieces about Harper and Brooklyn Beckham in Tennis Today over the last few days, but yesterday it was the turn of Romeo as the teenager was given a private tennis lesson from Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.
Rafael Nadal is set to make his comeback this weekend, but his coach Carlos Moya has urged caution.
Heather Watson and Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles continued in Charleston.
However, Garbine Muguruza had no such problems in Monterrey.
If you still have a bit of time to kill, then do take our 10-question teaser about Miami Open champion John Isner.
What’s in the news
Andre Agassi has copped a bit of flak after his stint as Novak Djokovic’s coach came to an abrupt end last week. Former Serbia Davis Cup captain Radmilo Armenulic is quoted as saying by Tennisworldusa.org: “I was opposed to that co-operation since the first day because he didn’t do anything for Novak’.”
Sky Sports analyst Greg Rusedski says “it feels like we are in a transition period with the men’s game” following John Isner and Juan Martin del Potro’s recent success in Miami and Indian Wells respectively.
What’s on social media
Some light-hearted moments from the Miami Open.
Forehand winner of note from Sara Errani in Charleston.
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Caroline Garcia trying her hand at keepie uppie.
Nadal gives us a close-up of the stadium in Valencia.
Nick Kyrgios shooting hoops in the Bahamas.
What’s on TV
ATP Davis Cup
It is Davis Cup week and the action only kicks off on Friday.
WTA Charleston Open
Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Johanna Konta all set to feature on Wednesday.
16:00-00:00 / 01:00-03:00
LIVE – BT Sport ESPN
WTA Monterrey Open
Second-round action continues in Mexico.
LIVE – BT Sport 3
Australian Open preparations rocked by fourth positive Covid case
A positive test was returned by a broadcast team member on a charter flight from Los Angeles.
Players were made aware of isolation risks on arrival to Australia – Craig Tiley
Forty seven players will have to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days.
Andy Murray’s waiting game as anger mounts after tennis players fly in for Australian Open
Andy Murray is waiting to see if there is any way he compete in the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19.
Positive Covid cases on flights to Australia put 47 players in 14-day quarantine
Three people across two chartered flights carrying the Open hopefuls tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in Melbourne.
Bernard Tomic still has drive to compete, saying ‘I don’t need to play tennis again, I’ve got enough money’
“I’m risking my life, and I’m playing and competing.”
Dominic Thiem: ‘My wish for 2021 is to win a second Grand Slam title’
Dominic Thiem eyes a second Grand Slam trophy.
VIDEO and PICS: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams among tennis stars to arrive in Australia
This way for a video and pics of arrivals in Australia.
Official insists no special Australian Open treatment for Andy Murray after positive COVID-19 result
Andy Murray warned he won’t get preferential treatment.
Madison Keys latest player to miss Australian Open charter flight after testing positive for coronavirus
Madison Keys unlikely to play at Australian Open.
Andy Murray in race against time to play at Australian Open after testing positive for COVID-19
Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus – report.