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.
Britain’s strength in depth in doubles highlights quality of structure
British tennis may be wondering who can replace Andy Murray, but they have a very different story to tell in the doubles arena.
Rafael Nadal pulls out of his next event due to ‘ongoing’ back problem
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ABN…
Lleyton Hewitt to be inducted into International Tennis Hall Of Fame
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt is the latest player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Five of the best men’s matches at the Australian Open featuring Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal, and more
The matches that made us sit up and take note.
Five of the best women’s matches at Australian Open featuring Naomi Osaka vs Garbine Muguruza, and more
Five of the best women’s singles matches at the 2021 Aus Open.
Ashleigh Barty laments giving away control to Danielle Collins as she suffers defeat in Adelaide
Early exit for defending champion Ashleigh Barty.
Toni Nadal believes the pressure got to Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final
Daniil Medvedev felt the heat.
Serena Williams still believes she can win another Grand Slam and has no plans to retire just yet, says her coach
Serena Williams not ready to quit.
Novak Djokovic’s father hits out at Western media over their negative portrayal of his son
Srdjan Djokovic slams Western media.
Andy Murray’s Montpellier run shortlived as he suffers first-round exit
Andy Murray went down in straight sets.