Tennis Today: Denis Shapovalovolov? Denis Shapa-something? Denis Shapovalov?
In Tennis Today, Denis Shapovalov finally explains how you pronounce his name, Andy Murray’s top 10 biggest tennis achievements to date and the latest from Bernard Tomic.
What’s on the site
It’s always good to start your day on a positive note and Fabio Fognini will no doubt bring a smile to your face with his antics at the Rio Open.
Andy Murray may have dropped outside the world top 20, but Alexander Pullin reminds us of his top 10 biggest tennis achievements to date.
Still have a bit of time to kill while you have your first cuppa? Then do take our quiz on tennis legend Andre Agassi. It’s an easy one, we promise.
What’s in the news
Telegraph Sport’s The Tennis Podcast is back on the GOAT debate as they discuss where Roger Federer “stands in the pantheon of all-time sporting greats”.
Ryan Harrison has opened up on Beyond the Baseline Podcast about his controversial match against Donald Young at the New York Open. The ATP cleared Harrison of making racist slur towards Young.
“I was 100 percent sure that any evidence that came forward would clear me, I knew that the audio would clear me. … It was not nice conversation between Donald and I but it was not racial,” Harrison said.
Listen to the podcast for the full story.
Bernard Tomic is back in the news and he has admitted he wasted the last year of his life and wants to get back to playing tennis at a high level.
“Having doubted myself a couple of times before I left for the jungle, when I got there I realised I was a bit confused and I needed to get out and do the right things on the tennis court,” he told Jonathan Moran on the Miranda Live podcast.
He added: “I’m not going to become a doctor, I’m not going to become a property developer, I don’t know this sort of stuff the only thing I know is tennis.”
What’s on social media
Denis Shapovalov finally clears confusion about how you pronounce his name.
We are a bit late with this, but Roger Federer has paid tribute to those who helped him to reach the top.
Pablo Carreno Busta with a tweener in Rio.
A perfect ‘tweener from @pablocarreno91.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 20, 2018
Gael Monfils with an attempted tweener.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 20, 2018
Elise Mertens lost against Cici Bellis, but she still came up with this shot.
— WTA (@WTA) February 20, 2018
What’s on TV
ATP Rio Open
Top seed Marin Cilic faces Gael Monfils while Diego Schwartzman is also back in action.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Dubai Open
Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta, Jelene Ostapenko and Karoline Pliskova are some of the big names who will feature on Wednesday.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Jack Draper beats Jannik Sinner at Queen’s to secure first ATP Tour singles win
Jack Draper won two tie-breaks to beat Jannik Sinner
All England Club to provide final decision on Wimbledon crowd capacity and Covid-19 protocols soon
Discussions are continuing over Wimbledon crowds.
Exclusive – Judy Murray on how the game’s ‘Big Four’ are still ahead of the pack
“They all have an incredible love of the game,” says Judy Murray.
‘Time for next generation’ – Judy Murray planning to step back from tennis roles
The Scot will be at Queen’s Club to support sons Andy and Jamie.
Andy Murray felt ‘a bit jealous’ watching Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s epic French Open semi-final
Murray faces France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday at the Cinch Championships.
Andy Murray issues less than certain fitness report ahead of his return to action
Andy Murray set for singles return, but not 100%.
Exclusive – Greg Rusedski on the big question Andy Murray has to answer this week
Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray has one big question to answer.
WATCH: Boy goes berserk after Novak Djokovic gifts racket to him as thanks for ‘coaching’ him during match
“He was coaching me, literally,” says Novak Djokovic.
‘I’ll keep on going. I’ll keep on chasing,’ says Novak Djokovic as he sets his sights on history
World No 1 will bid for a sixth title at the All England Club and third in a row.
‘People like her make you come alive’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas’ poignant tribute to his grandmother who died minutes before final
“This is entirely dedicated to her, and only her.”