Tennis Today: Mixed reactions to Davis Cup shake-up, Gerard Pique a man of many talents

In Tennis Today, reaction to the Davis Cup revamp, footballer Gerard Pique sets his sights on tennis and Grigor Dimitrov floating around.

What’s on the site
If you took Deggsy Bilton’s betting tip last week then you would have made a few quid as he predicted a 12/1 winner in Rio. If you missed out, here’s another chance as he gives this week’s tips.

Can Roger Federer break Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 ATP singles title? The odds are stacked against him, but the Swiss Maestro has done the impossible before.

Get ready for the World Cup of Tennis as the Davis Cup is set for a major revamp.

Results round-up:
ATP Dubai Open
ATP Mexican Open
WTA Mexican Open

What’s in the news
So you’ve read about the International Tennis Federation’s Davis Cup proposal, but it hasn’t gone down well with doubles legend Todd Woodbridge, who told it has been “thrown like a big bomb into the tennis landscape”.

Woodbridge ads “there are so many questions that are unanswered”.

Sportsmail adds: “The amount of space required for such a big event indoors would take up the acreage of something like Heathrow’s Terminal 5, so it will surely have to be held outside. That, combined with the need for some serious sponsors to break even, suggests that it will be held somewhere in Asia or, less likely, the Middle East.”

What’s on social media
Mardy Fish and Jurgen Melzer have different opinions on the proposed changes to the Davis Cup.

Yevegeny Kafelnikov is pretty sad.

And then there is the fact that Spain and Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique is involved.

Judy Murray approves. Read the reply.

Others are not impressed though.

Pique, though, is a man of many talents.

The Rio Open delivered some good shots so check out Tennis TV’s Top 5 Best Shots. Of course it features Gael Monfils.

As Roger Federer prepares for the defence of his BNP Paribas Open title, here are some of his best shots at Indian Wells over the years. They are well worth the two minutes and 41 seconds.

Just Grigor Dimitrov floating around.

What’s on TV
ATP Dubai Championships
Top seed Grigor Dimitrov returns to action following the Rotterdam Open while Richard Gasquet is also in action.

LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena

LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena

ATP Mexican Open
Rafael Nadal is the top seed, but the top-class field includes Alexander Zvere and Juan Martin Del Potro.

LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Action

WTA Mexican Open
Sloane Stephens, Kristyna Pliskova and Belinda Bencic are some of the big names who features.

LIVE – BT Sport 3