Tennis Today: Karaoke wins tennis matches, and Boris Becker shows off
In Tennis Today: Roger Federer is more influential than you think.
What’s on the site
We noticed that Americans have never really done very well at the Monte Carlo Masters, and that’s something that needed explaining – so we did.
Speaking of the Monte Carlo Masters, did you see Jan-Lennard Struff’s absolutely sumptuous drop shot against Alexander Zverev? No? Then look here! Yes? Well surely you’ll want to see it again, so you look too.
Struff may have taken the glory with the drop shot, but it was Zverev who took the win. You can get up to date with all the happenings in Monte Carlo in our results wraps below.
In WTA news, Caroline Wozniacki is still very upset about what happened to her family at the Miami Open, and who can blame her?
Finally, yesterday was Maria Sharpova’s birthday, so we celebrated by giving fans a chance to prove their knowledge on her career in our quiz.
What’s in the news
Roger Federer is not only one of the most influential men in tennis, but the whole world apparently. So say Time magazine, anyway, who have the Bill Gates-endorsed Swiss legend in the top 100 most influential people in the world.
Henri Leconte reckons only one man in the world can beat Rafael Nadal on clay right now: Dominic Thiem. That’s completely accurate, but only really so far as he’s the only one playing him right now:
The British Fed Cup team have revealed the power of karaoke, which is just lovely.
What’s on social media
Time have given us a look at Roger Federer on their front cover.
— TIME (@TIME) April 19, 2018
Kyle Edmund doesn’t appear to be letting getting knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters get in the way of him playing tennis in Monte Carlo.
Richard Gasquet was in nostalgic mood after registering his 500th tour win.
Thanks to everyone for the messages today .. never imagined reaching 500 wins when I first started on the tour !thanks to all the fans who have supported me throughout my carreer so far it’s much appreciated !! 😉 . Also to my family , team and friends for all their encouragement !! @atpworldtour @lecoqsportif #500club
And Boris Becker showed off a bit – because he can and we’d show off if we were Boris Becker too.
What’s on TV
ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
The first clay Masters tournament of the year continues in Monte Carlo, where it’s quarter-final day.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Main Event
Japan v Great Britain – Live TV streaming on the BBC Sport website and mobile app, Radio 5 live updates, plus live text commentary on 22 April
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All your Wimbledon 2021 info.
Rafael Nadal ‘exhausted’ and close to ‘mental fatigue’ after draining clay-court season, says his coach
“He is going to take a well-deserved rest,” says Carlos Moya.
No Wimbledon mixed doubles with Serena Williams for Andy Murray as he confirms ‘singles is enough for me’
Andy Murray will play singles for first time since 2017.
Contenders for the Wimbledon women’s title: From Simona Halep to Serena Williams and Coco Gauff
Ten women to watch at the All England Club.
Wimbledon will look very different this year – here is what to expect at the 2021 Championships
Centre Court will host capacity crowds for the finals.
Contenders for the Wimbledon men’s title: From Novak Djokovic to Roger Federer and a dark horses
Ten players to watch at the All England Club.
Wimbledon’s home away from home regulation ‘will be very odd’ for British No 1 Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta is one of 14 British players in the singles main draws.
Five Wimbledon talking points: A potential last hurrah for Andy Murray while Serena Williams goes for history
The Championships are back after the 2020 break.
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Ons Jabeur earned herself a place in the history books.