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.
Roger Federer makes a surprise appearance as Laver Cup gets underway
Casper Ruud and Matteo Berrettini gave Team Europe a lead as the Laver Cup got under way in Boston.
Explainer – Why Emma Raducanu did not get automatic entry to Indian Wells event
Emma Raducanu has not gained automatic entry to the Indian Wells Masters event next month.
Dominic Thiem responds after media snipes from his former physio
Dominic Thiem has issued a statement after he confirmed he has split with members of his backroom staff after a challenging 2021.
Big change in Emma Raducanu’s camp as she seeks to make key appointment
Raducanu is preparing to make big changes to the team she will be working with after confirming she is on the look-out for a new coach.
Emma Raducanu to be given ‘homecoming’ broadcast to toast her US Open win
The Lawn Tennis Association are set to give Emma Raducanu the welcome home she deserves.
Exclusive – Assessing Novak Djokovic’s legacy with one of the game’s leading writers
Novak Djokovic has always been fighting a losing battle in a popularity contest with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Emma Raducanu could secure a place in lucrative end-of-season WTA finals
Raducanu could be on course to secure a remarkable place in the lucrative end-of-season WTA finals in Mexico.
Andy Murray eyeing up leap in the rankings after another win in Metz
Murray is one win away from a return to the top 100 in the ATP rankings.
Emma Raducanu confirms first sponsorship deal and plenty more will follow
The sponsorship opportunities are rolling in for…
‘Winning is what sport is all about’ – Andy Murray reacts to one of his best wins of 2021
The former world number dispatched the home favourite favourite 4-6 6-3 6-2.