Tennis Today: Fedal40 excitement, a statue for Andy Murray, Boris Becker trophy auction exceeds expectation

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Andy Murray Wimbledon 2016

In Tennis Today, 11 years later and Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer meet at Wimbledon again, Andy Murray to be honoured with a statue and Boris Becker’s trophy auction exceeds expectation.

What’s on the site
This way for your Wimbledon order of play featuring the mouth-watering clash between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

This way for your preview of today’s Wimbledon men’s semi-finals.

Andy Murray’s comeback gathered pace during Wimbledon, but what happens next? BBC commentary duo Andrew Castle and Annabel Croft shares their views in an exclusive with Tennis365.

And then there is an update from Andy Murray himself with the three-time Grand Slam winner admitting he might only return to his best in 2020.

What’s in the news
The Telegraph reports that Philip Brook’s farewell Wimbledon plans include “an Andy Murray statue, larger arenas and 80 more acres of grounds”.

He’ll get a statue, but Andy Murray is unlikely to have of one of the courts named after him.

“I think it’s unlikely that we would want to start naming stadia after tennis players. We quite like Centre Court and No 1 Court. We like our traditions and I think that’s probably one tradition we will stick with,” Brooks said.

Boris Becker’s trophy and memorabilia auction raised over £680,000, a lot more than was initially expected.

“The highest bid in 2018 for the US Open Trophy was £36,000 and this year it is £150,250, which is fantastic,” Mark Ford of Smith and Williamson told the BBC.

Mark Selby is one of the rare people Simona Halep follows on Twitter. Why?

The Daily Mail reveals all.

What’s on social media
Prepare for #Fedal40.

Rafael Nadal’s #respect reply is all you need to know ahead of #Fedal40.

Eleven years later.

She’s right, you know.

Carolin Wozniacki celebrating her birthday.

 

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Last year in my 20’s! Gonna make the most of it?????????? #29 #birthdaygirl

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