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
Victoria Azarenka’s powerful lines on getting rid of her ego, maturing and being vulnerable
Inspirational stuff from Victoria Azarenka.
US Open day 11: Serena Williams cuts a frustrated figure while Victoria Azarenka gets off her high horse
The story of the 11th day of action at Flushing Meadows.
Serena Williams says she is ‘definitely going to Paris’ and gives update on injury after US Open exit
Serena Williams insists injury ‘feels fine’.
Victoria Azarenka produces stellar comeback to end Serena Williams’ latest Grand Slam bid
Azarenka recovered from a one-sided first set.
Naomi Osaka outguns Jennifer Brady to reach a second US Open final
Osaka will contest her third grand slam final on Saturday.
In conversation with Justine Henin as she talks Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams
Justine Henin on the US Open, Serena Williams’ future and more.
EXCLUSIVE: Grand Slam queen Jordanne Whiley speaks to Tennis365 about her last sporting dream
Jordanne Whiley chats to Tennis365 about her big dream.
US Open day 10: Andrey Rublev’s frustrations, age really just a number for Serena Williams
Another glorious day at the US Open.
Dominic Thiem on US Open semi-finalists: ‘Everyone of us deserves this first Grand Slam title’
Four players left standing at the US Open.
Victoria Azarenka on playing ‘champion and friend’ Serena Williams: ‘It will be fun’
It’s Serena Williams vs Victoria Azarenka next.