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
Judy Murray determined to grow grassroots tennis across Scotland
The mother of Andy and Jamie has launched a new tennis resource for schools along with Education Scotland.
Simona Halep ‘excited’ about grass-court return ahead of Wimbledon
Simona Halep tore a calf muscle during a match in Rome.
Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek overcomes Paula Badosa to reach French Open last four
Zidansek had never previously been beyond the second round at a Grand Slam.
Boris Becker criticises Lorenzo Musetti’s decision to throw in towel after Italian admits ‘I was not injured’
“You have to be ready physically and mentally,” says Boris Becker.
Jannik Sinner highlights why the Big Three are tough to beat after defeat to Rafael Nadal
“I’m trying to not give him any free space,” says Jannik Sinner.
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‘Are you by any chance up for a practice?’ Iga Swiatek asks Andy Murray ahead of grass campaign
Iga Swiatek eyes grass-court session with Andy Murray.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon warm-up event, raising doubts about her SW19 entry
Naomi Osaka’s return date remains unknown.
French Open day nine: Novak Djokovic given a scare by Lorenzo Musetti, Coco Gauff winning off the court too
The story of the ninth day of action at Roland Garros.
Iga Swiatek on course to defend French Open title after beating Marta Kostyuk
Iga Swiatek the heavy favourite at Roland Garros.