Tennis Today: Is Andy Murray finished?
Welcome to Tennis Today, our feature that looks at events taking place in the world of tennis. It includes What’s On The Site, What’s In The Papers, What’s On Social, What’s On TV and more.
Sit back and enjoy.
What’s On The Site?
Since this is our first edition, we have several great write-ups that you can enjoy with your morning cuppa. If you are feeling nostalgic, then do give our Our One-Slam Wonders piece featuring Vladimir Voltchkov a read.
For something lighthearted, give Fashion Fails a go as it features Federer in a kilt, Serena’s catsuit and more…
What’s In The Papers
As you will have read in the news, Andy Murray has delayed his departure to Australia as he is still struggling with a hip injury.
The 30-year-old has not played tennis since Wimbledon and Oliver Brown in The Telegraph goes even further as he asks “could the end now be in sight?”
Of course, The Metro is pretty blunt as George Bellshaw asks “Is Andy Murray finished?”
Meanwhile, Forbes magazine has done a poll that is “More Important Than Rankings Or Money”.
And what could that be, we hear you ask? Naturally it’s “The Tennis Players Who Are Most Fun To Watch“.
Oooh, you will never guess who came out top. We won’t spoil it for you.
And if that survey is not good enough for you, Tennis World USA wants to know “Is Roger Federer the strongest player of all time?”
Go on, you know you want to vote even if we are not quite sure what the criteria is to be considered “the strongest”.
What’s On Social
Apologies, this is still a sensitive topic for some, but we have to do it.
It’s The Ashes Down Under and Australian captain Steve Smith, he who demolished England’s bowlers in the third Test, has had a go at tennis and Milos Raonic was his opponent.
It was Chris Evert’s birthday yesterday and Billie Jean King posted a nice tribute.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) December 21, 2017
A few weeks ago the tennis players were all posting photos of themselves at the beach, and now we are getting a lot of workout videos and pictures at the gym.
Here is Alexander Dolgopolov.
And Ivan Dodig.
And Alexander Zverev.
Elina Svitolina isn’t really working out, but she is wearing gym clothes.
What’s On TV
It is still off-season so there is not much to report. You will get the odd rerun of 2017 classics or classics from yester-year, but there is no live action on the go.
US Open 2022: Injury cloud hangs over women’s draw
Injury concerns have afflicted the big names of the WTA Tour.
Nick Kyrgios ‘unravelled’ against Taylor Fritz as pundit says he needs ‘to get stronger’
Injury cloud hanging over Nick Kyrgios ahead of US Open.
Andy Murray could drop a surprise retirement announcement at any time
Andy Murray feels he will know when he has played his last match.
Emma Raducanu vs Jessica Pegula TV and streaming info: US Open champion looking to end hoodoo
Can Emma Raducanu win three matches in a row for the first time since the US Open?
Iga Swiatek calls for new balls as she slams ‘horrible’ US Open balls that ‘fly like crazy’
Iga Swiatek feels officials have made a balls-up.
Cincinnati TV and streaming: When are Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Cameron Norrie playing?
This way for your projected start times for Thursday’s Western & Southern Open action.
Rafael Nadal philosophical after Cincinnati defeat: ‘You lose. You move forward. I know the way’
Rafael Nadal knows the way.
Andy Murray highlights ‘big concern’ ahead of US Open: ‘I need to try and understand what’s going on’
Andy Murray yet to find a solution to his cramping problem.
Iga Swiatek wants to ‘be fearless again’ as she bounces back while Ons Jabeur ‘wins ugly’
Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur back to winning ways.
Rafael Nadal stunned by former world No 12 Borna Coric in Cincinnati: ‘I won, it’s kind of crazy’
Delight for Borna Coric as he upsets Rafael Nadal in Cincy.