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
Roger Federer sends his fans into a frenzy with Twitter post ahead of his return to action
Roger Federer fans are counting down to his return to action in Doha next week and his tweet teasing his return instantly became a big hit.
Iga Swiatek’s perfect week as she claims her second WTA title
Iga Swiatek won her second career WTA title with victory over Belinda Bencic in the final of the Adelaide International.
Jamie Murray says quarantine threat on tour means players must be ready to adapt
The doubles specialist plans to travel to tournaments in Mexico and Miami next month without knowing what to expect on arrival.
Battle of the Brits event is back and this time with spectators
The Battle of the Brits events were a huge success during the Covid-19 crisis and now they are set to return with spectators.
The only way is up for Naomi Osaka as she looks to replicate hard-court success on clay and grass
Oli Jefford on the world being Naomi Osaka’s oyster.
Britain’s strength in depth in doubles highlights quality of structure
British tennis may be wondering who can replace Andy Murray, but they have a very different story to tell in the doubles arena.
Rafael Nadal pulls out of his next event due to ‘ongoing’ back problem
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ABN…
Lleyton Hewitt to be inducted into International Tennis Hall Of Fame
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt is the latest player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Five of the best men’s matches at the Australian Open featuring Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal, and more
The matches that made us sit up and take note.
Five of the best women’s matches at Australian Open featuring Naomi Osaka vs Garbine Muguruza, and more
Five of the best women’s singles matches at the 2021 Aus Open.