Tennis Today: Comparing Roger Federer to Serena Williams & Muhammad Ali
In Tennis Today, where does Roger Federer rank when it comes to the greatest athlete of all time, and Novak Djokovic can’t get enough of the snow.
Some people have questioned Rafael Nadal’s failure to congratulate Roger Federer after his Australian Open win, but the Spanish star has brushed aside the criticism.
Simona Halep is taking a breather and not competing in the Fed Cup this week, but you can still test your knowledge on the Romanian by taking our quiz.
And in case you missed it, do give our feature “If tennis stars were F1 drivers” a read to see which Formula 1 drivers resemble the likes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi.
What’s in news
Rafael Nadal may have signed up for the Queen’s Club Championship, but they are struggling to find financial backers, according to the Daily Mail’s Charles Sale. Aegon has been the sponsor since 2009, but officials are still looking for a backer for this year’s event.
Many believe Roger Federer is the greatest male tennis player of all time, but The Sun’s Dan King has taken it further. “Where does he rate compared to Muhammad Ali and Serena Williams?”
Meanwhile, Express Sport and their clickbait headlines go with “Roger Federer: The real reason why Swiss star wants Rafael Nadal’s No1 spot in Rotterdam”.
As per usual, we’ll save you.
Lindsay Davenport admits that if Federer doesn’t get the No 1 ranking out of the way in the next few weeks, then the path to the top again will only get tougher as “he has a lot of points to defend”.
What’s on social media
Sleeping on the snow is so much better than resting on a bed.
More on Djokovic and snow.
Staying with the snow theme, the Swiss Fed Cup team with some Winter Olympics charades.
— Fed Cup (@FedCup) February 7, 2018
We all like a tweener and the Open Sud du France delivered a couple.
Meanwhile, Victor Estrella Burgos’ amazing run at the Ecuador Open is over.
What’s on TV
It is Fed Cup week on the WTA Tour while Sky Sports, who holds the ATP Tour rights in the UK, is not showing the Open Sud du France, Sofia Open or Ecuador Open.
If you need a daily fix of tennis, then Sky Sports Darts is showing repeats of the ATP Masters Series throughout the day.
Novak Djokovic unlikely to return to action before clay season as there ‘is no need to take any risks’
Novak Djokovic unlikely to feature at the Miami Open.
Tennis Top 10
Top 10 oldest No 1 ATP players: Novak Djokovic now the second oldest No 1, but will he catch Roger Federer?
Roger Federer currently holds the record.
Goran Ivanisevic slams media for ‘thrashing’ Novak Djokovic, rating 2021 Australian Open as his ‘sweetest’
Goran Ivanisevic takes aim at the media.
Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Dubai tournament, but hopes to defend Miami Open title
Ashleigh Barty won’t be travelling to the Middle East.
Roger Federer to skip Miami Open as he opts to ‘slowly work his way back’ following injury
Roger Federer won’t feature at the Miami Open.
‘I’m playing for my career’ – Honest Andy Murray admits retirement question is lingering
Andy Murray fought back to beat Robin Haase in Rotterdam.
Andy Murray hits back to win first round match against Robin Haase in Rotterdam
The former world No 1 finished strongly.
Battling Andy Murray shows his old fighting spirit to beat Robin Haase in Rotterdam
Andy Murray fought back from a set down.
Daniil Medvedev closing in on career milestone as he returns to action this week
Daniil Medvedev hits the top two in ATP Rankings.
‘I’m pumped to be competing again’ – Andy Murray steps up his comeback in Rotterdam
Andy Murray ready to step up latest comeback effort.