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.
Stefanos Tsitsipas news: Mats Wilander highlights key tactic that helped Greek to defeat Jannik Sinner
It was a tactical masterclass from Stefanos Tsitsipas against Jannik Sinner.
Nick Kyrgios news: Special Ks ‘worry about tennis second’ after reaching Australian Open final
Another day, another win for Special K at the Australian Open.
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Catch the action from Melbourne Park.
Australian Open news: In conversation with Alizé Lim on Djokovic, Raducanu and TV presenting
In conversation with Alizé Lim.
Peng Shuai news: IOC plans to meet with Chinese player at Winter Olympics
IOC plans to solve the Peng Shaui situation.
Andy Murray news: Tim Henman backs three-time Grand Slam winner for a deep run at Wimbledon
Tim Henman feels Andy Murray will impress at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal news: Uncle Toni reveals 20-time major winner came close to pulling out of Australian Open
“I don’t know if I’m going to go,” Rafael Nadal said just days before he was due to leave.
Australian Open news: More Grand Slam glory and history for Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid
Hewett and Reid have not been beaten in doubles at a Slam since Wimbledon in 2019.
Rafael Nadal news: Spaniard focusing on his own game instead of Grand Slam record
Rafael Nadal just wants to play his game, not put in the same basket as record chasers.