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
Australian Open news: What time are Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray, Dan Evans playing on Thursday?
Britain will be well represented on Thursday at the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic news: Johanna Konta bemoans ‘sad situation’ affecting ‘generous’ world No 1
“He’s quite generous with his money and time to help,” says Johanna Konta.
Australian Open news: Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka remain on collision course in Melbourne
Barty thumped Lucia Bronzetti while Osaka saw off Madison Brengle.
Emma Raducanu news: US Open champion inspired by Andy Murray’s fighting spirit
Raducanu watched Murray’s five-set win over Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Victoria Azarenka news: Belarusian calls for vaccine mandate, saying its about helping vulnerable people
Victoria Azarenka is through the third round of the Australian Open after beating Jil Teichmann.
Andy Murray news: Former world No 1 backs ‘problem-solver’ Scot to reach second week in Melbourne
Can Andy Murray return to the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2017?
Rafael Nadal news: Spaniard reveals he is not a gym bro, admitting ‘I am more a fan of playing sport’
Instead of pumping iron in the gym, Rafael Nadal prefers to hit nine irons on the golf course.
Follow the 2022 Australian Open with our live scores and results centre here
Catch the action from Melbourne Park.
Ashleigh Barty news: A 52-minute demolition job sets up clash against ‘one of the most athletic girls’
Ashleigh Barty steamrolls her way into third round at Melbourne Park.
Emma Raducanu news: Nick Kyrgios joins British No 1’s fan club calling her ‘the champ’
Nick Kyrgios a member of the Emma Raducanu fan club.