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.
Winning ATP Finals undefeated a ‘great boost of confidence’ for Grand Slams, says Daniil Medvedev
Confidence high for Daniil Medvedev.
Andy Murray on the best-of-five-set matches debate: ‘People often mistake long matches for epics’
What are Murray’s views on best-of-five-set matches?
‘I want to climb up the Rankings,’ says Dominic Thiem as he eyes new highs after ‘outstanding year’
Dominic Thiem eyeing top two spots in the ATP Rankings.
Daniil Medvedev triumphs in ATP Finals as Australian Open uncertainty continues
Medvedev won the biggest title of his career.
Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming ‘great rivalries’
Russian completed an unbeaten week at The O2.
Daniil Medvedev is last man standing in London as he beats Dominic Thiem to win 2020 ATP Finals
Medvedev came from a set down to defeat Thiem.
End of Big Three era? A look at state of men’s game after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s ATP Finals exit
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have dominated men’s game.
Dominic Thiem on expanding Andy Murray’s one-man club against the Big Three: ‘It’s super special’
A milestone win for Dominic Thiem.
Australian Open dates to be set ‘as soon as possible’ amid Covid uncertainty
Tennis Australia’s Craig Tiley ‘confident we will have decisions soon’.
Daniil Medvedev on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal getting beaten at ATP Finals: ‘It’s super for tennis’
Big Two beaten twice at London’s O2 Arena.