Tennis Today: Mostly about Roger Federer and a bit about hot wasabi peas
In Tennis Today, we have news, news and more news about Roger Federer, something about hot wasabi peas and why Billie Jean King remains as cool as ever.
What’s on the site
All eyes are on the Rotterdam Open this week and our tipster Deggsy Bilton tells you where you should put your money.
Venus Williams played her 1,000th WTA singles match over the weekend and here’s a brief tribute to the evergreen American.
Then there is part two of our exclusive interview with Boris Becker as he discusses Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, among other things.
Things turned quite nasty between Donald Young and Ryan Harrison at the New York Open as they were involved in an on-court and Twitter spat.
Roger Federer promises he will really “go for it” in Rotterdam this week as he looks to return to the top of the rankings.
Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova made an early exit from the Qatar Open after an incredible 52 unforced errors.
What’s in the news
The Telegraph’s Tennis Podcast tackles listener questions about how players should handle social media, whether Leon Smith will ever coach an individual and more.
Back to Federer, The Guardian’s Kevin Mitchell has a nice piece about the 20-time Grand Slam winner’s “very busy and exciting life”, his lighter schedule and “what happens next”.
Sport Express has gone Roger Federer mad as the 36-year-old “made an Australian Open claim about Rotterdam tournament“, “made surprise revelations about Rotterdam appearance“, “was left in SHOCK because of one thing” and “speaks about very different look“.
What’s on social media
We missed this one over the weekend, but stay away from hot wasabi peas as it can be dangerous. Just ask Lauren Davis.
— Lauren Davis (@LaurenDavis93) February 11, 2018
Great rally between Maria Sharapova and Monica Niculescu at the Qatar Open.
— WTA (@WTA) February 12, 2018
Boca Juniors fan Dominic Thiem visited La Bombonera.
Billie Jean King showing that you are never too old to play tennis.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) February 12, 2018
What’s on TV
Stan Wawrinka is the big name in action today in the Netherlands while David Goffin, Gilles Muller and Philipp Kohlschreiber are also playing.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
Sky Sports Arena
Johanna Konta, Madison Keys and Elise Mertens are all in action today.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Andrey Rublev finishes on a high as he beats Dominic Thiem to claim first ATP Finals victory
Thiem already through to semi-finals as group winner.
‘It’s straightforward’ – Duo back Novak Djokovic to pass Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s Grand Slam tally
Novak Djokovic expected to top the list.
Latest Australian Open quarantine changes ‘came as a bit of a shock’, admits Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta bemoans latest changes.
Andy Murray rejects underarm serve criticism, insisting ‘it’s a pretty successful tactic’
“I don’t understand it,” says Murray.
EXCLUSIVE – Greg Rusedski on whether Roger Federer can win again as he prepares for final hurrah
Greg Rusedski talks to us about Roger Federer’s future.
Novak Djokovic urges politicians to relax quarantine restrictions ahead of Australian Open
Plenty of question marks over the start of 2021 season.
‘That is disappointing’ – Novak Djokovic reveals ATP voted against him making shock return to players council
Novak Djokovic has spoken out against the ATP.
‘He was just better’ – Novak Djokovic swept aside by Daniil Medvedev at ATP Finals
Medvedev’s 6-3, 6-3 victory guaranteed semi-finals spot.
Daniil Medvedev seals semi-final spot with dominant win against Novak Djokovic
Djokovic must beat Zverev to avoid an early exit.
Novak Djokovic and ‘a bunch of other people’ in shock U-turn as they look to rejoin ATP Player Council
“I’m probably as shocked and curious as you guys.”