Tennis Today: Andy Murray given London Marathon role, Mbappe ‘a bit faster than’ Auger-Aliassime
In Tennis Today, Andy Murray to send London Marathon runners on their way while Felix Auger-Aliassime is a big fan of France and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
What’s on the site
Let’s start with the overnight news from the Miami Open with three-time champion Roger Federer producing another masterclass to book his place in the semi-final.
Here’s a taste of some of the shots Federer came up with during his win over Kevin Anderson.
In the women’s side of the draw, Simona Halep won’t return to the top of the world rankings when the updated list is released on Monday. Find out why…
We can’t go a day without a Nick Kyrgios story, so here you go…
What’s in the news
Felix Auger-Aliassime is the talk of the town ahead of his Miami Open semi-final and in The Telegraph, Simon Briggs has a nice interview with the Canadian teenager.
Besides giving you a lesson in how to pronounce Auger-Aliassime (we won’t give it away), he also discusses his love for football, how he compares with France and PSG footballer Kylian Mbappe in terms of speed, how he overcame a heart condition and tennis of course.
There are plenty of claims from Roger Federer on the Express Sport’s tennis page at 8am on a Friday morning.
Here’s “Federer makes claim about Rafael Nadal“.
Here’s “Federer makes Denis Shapovalov claim“.
And then there is “Federer makes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic admission“.
We’ll stop now.
If you were a Hopman Cup fan, then we have bad news unfortunately as the tournament has been axed as it has been replaced by the ATP Cup on the ATP Tour calendar, reports ABC.
What’s on social media
Andy Murray gets London Marathon starter honour.
It was Stan Wawrinka’s birthday on Thursday and Tennis TV paid tribute with a compilation of his best-ever backhands.
Cheers to you, Stan The Man.
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What’s on TV
ATP Miami Open
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WTA Miami Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1/2
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Tennis Australia hopes to confirm dates for 2021 Australian Open and summer of tennis ‘soon’ – statement
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