Tennis Today: Maria Sharapova faces the GOAT; said GOAT gets Le Mans 24 Hours honour
In Tennis Today, Maria Sharapova shares two minutes on court with the GOAT Rafael Nadal, who has received a major Le Mans 24 Hours honour.
What’s on the site
Deggsy Bilton is back with betting tips for the Italian Open and he believes there is good value for money in the bottom half of the draw.
In case you missed it, Roger Federer is back at the top of the world rankings while it was also a good week for Kevin Anderson and Kyle Edmund.
The start of Wimbledon is less than 50 days away and you can whet your appetite by watching extended highlights of classic matches on YouTube.
Alexander Zverev is the talk of the town after winning the Madrid Open on Sunday. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the German.
What’s in the news
Zverev and Petra Kvitova are the two form players after they won back-to-back titles, but will the German pose a danger to Rafael Nadal at the French Open and can Kvitova win at Roland Garros? The Tennis Podcast tries to come up with some answers.
Rafael Nadal has been handed the honour of race starter for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16, reports Lequipe.fr.
What’s on social media
We know you are only here to see Maria Sharapova and the GOAT on the tennis court so here you go.
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) May 14, 2018
Roberta Vinci bowed out on Monday and what a wonderful career the Italian had.
565 singles wins ?
415 doubles wins ?
110 weeks as doubles No.1 ?
10 singles titles ?
25 doubles titles ?
— WTA (@WTA) May 14, 2018
A look back at Tennis TV’s Top 10 shots and rallies from the Madrid Open.
And then there are the funniest moments.
What’s on TV
ATP Italian Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena
WTA Madrid Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1
British number one Dan Evans goes out at quarter-final stage at Queen’s Club
But Cameron Norrie books his place in the last eight.
Dan Evans has his run at Queen’s Club ended by Matteo Berrettini
Top seed Matteo Berrettini reached the semi-finals with a 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory.
Exclusive – Tennis needs to build ‘female workforce’ to reach a new audience
Judy Murray wants to see more women participating in tennis at all levels.
Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon but she is preparing to return to the game
Wimbledon is set to begin on June 28 and Naomi Osaka will be missing.
Andy Murray insists his ambition is not dented after compressive defeat at Queen’s Club
The Scot was overpowered 6-3 6-3.
Wimbledon organisers defend online ticket sale amid complaints from fans
Vast majority of those applying had no issues.
Impressive Matteo Berrettini ends Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club comeback
Andy Murray was overpowered by Matteo Berrettini.
‘I’m just pleased to have come through,’ Dan Evans after easing into Queen’s Club last eight
British No 1 secured a two-set win over the Frenchman.
‘The goal is to prolong my career,’ says Rafael Nadal as he withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
Rafael Nadal opts to take an extended.
Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal may be a sign of what is to come
Kevin Palmer on Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal.