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.
On this day in 2008 – Andy Murray suffers defeat in first grand slam final
The Briton was beaten 6-2 7-5 6-2 by Roger Federer at the US Open
US Open day nine: Magic Johnson part of the Leylah Fernandez fan club, Juan Martin del Potro in the house
A look back at day nine at the US Open.
Emma Raducanu is ‘the whole package,’ says Martina Navratilova
British star destined for the top, says legend.
Preview: Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini – Wimbledon final rematch tough to call
First real test for Serbian at US Open awaits.
Daniil Medvedev vows to ‘go one better’ if he gets another chance at US Open final
Russian could be the man to beat in New York.
Leylah Fernandez continues stunning US Open run by beating Elina Svitolina
The 19-year-old is into last four.
A third US Open semi-final for Daniil Medvedev, but Russian impressed by qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp
The second seed triumphed in four sets at Flushing Meadows.
How Emma Raducanu’s start to Grand Slam life compares to greats like Serena Williams, Monica Seles and others
The Briton is bidding for a place in last four of US Open.
Virginia Wade on teenager Emma Raducanu: ‘She is going to win Grand Slams, for sure’
Belinda Bencic will be the first top-40 opponent that Emma Raducanu has faced.
Novak Djokovic shares brilliant anecdote about his Grand Slam main draw debut and his ‘special’ haircut
Novak Djokovic fondly remembers the build-up to his first-ever Grand Slam main draw match.