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.
Daniil Medvedev: ‘Inside of me there is a winner that maybe sometimes is a bit childish’
Daniil Medvedev determined to drop the antics.
‘We have so much fun together,’ says Dominic Thiem as he joins Roger Federer at 2021 Laver Cup
“I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe,” says Dominic Thiem.
How ‘skinny guy’ Juan Martin del Potro ‘won’ Diego Maradona’s heart and made football icon ‘very happy’
Maradona shared a special relationship with ‘Martin’.
Big changes confirmed for 2021 Madrid Open as tournament announces ‘well-deserved’ expansion
Madrid Open set for a revamp.
2021 Australian Open set to start on February 1 with players arriving early January – report
Australian Open set to start two weeks later.
Tennis legends pay tribute to Diego Maradona as he dies at the age of 60
Tennis legends have been paying tribute to Diego Maradona.
EXCLUSIVE – Greg Rusedski suspects Andy Murray is eyeing up a Wimbledon farewell
Rusedski believes Murray likely to bid farewell to tennis at SW19.
Australian Open ‘most likely’ to be delayed, government minister says
The Australian Open will “most likely” be delayed.
Coronavirus vaccines should be compulsory for tennis players – Andy Murray
Murray hopes players will prioritise good of the sport.
Johanna Konta back with coach Dimitri Zavialoff following summer split
Zavialoff guided Konta to 2019 French Open semi-finals.