Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic added to the GOAT debate plus tennis to make debut in space
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic’s name has been added to the GOAT debate while space will host its first-ever tennis match.
What’s on the site
The ATP Tour is in Winston-Salem this week and Deggsy Bilton is around to help you fill your pockets with some great betting tips.
The top players, though, have all switched focus to the US Open and Roger Federer believes it’s going to be a “quite entertaining” tournament.
We agree Roger, we agree.
Novak Djokovic completed his Career Golden Masters on Sunday, but how much do you know about his ATP Masters 1000 titles? Take our quiz to find out.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s comeback has been delayed again and it means he won’t play at the US Open.
Meanwhile, Simona Halep has pulled out of the final US Open tune-up event.
At the Winston-Salem Open, Leonardo Mayer booked a second-round date with Kyle Edmund.
What’s in the news
The GOAT debate is always an interesting one and people usually go with either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, but Sky Sports analysts Greg Rusedski believes Novak Djokovic could find himself in the mix to end up as the greatest if he wins a couple more Slams over the next year or so.
Still with Djokovic, is the Serb the favourite for the US Open after his Cincinnati Masters success? What about Roger Federer’s chances at Flushing Meadows? Will the Davis Cup revamp be good for tennis?
The Tennis Podcast discusses this and more.
The US Open starts Monday August 27 and will be streamed via Amazon Prime in the UK.
The Sun has a nice lowdown on “How to watch the US Open tennis for FREE”.
Who should be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame?
Fans can for the first time help select the next inductees with the vote set to open on August 27.
Martina Hingis is certainly a fan of giving, erm, fans an opportunity to vote as she told The Associated Press “without the fans, you wouldn’t have the sport”.
It has been a while (and by while we mean a few days) since we had a Boris Becker story in the Daily Mail where the headline includes “amid/despite money woes/problems and split/break-up”.
“Boris Becker looks gleeful as he leaps into the ocean during luxury yacht trip to Formentera… amid money woes and split from wife Lilly”
What’s on social media
The ATP Tour’s tribute to Novak Djokovic after his Career Golden Masters.
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) August 20, 2018
How about some space tennis? NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel will chat to Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday and it will be followed by the first-ever tennis match in space.
The bugs took over in Cincinnati.
Bug patrol – Cincinnati style… ?????? pic.twitter.com/jM0ptBqnuS
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 20, 2018
And then there is TennisTV’s Top 10 Best Shots from Cincinnati. The first one sets you up nicely.
What’s on TV
WTA New Haven
18:00-00:00 / 01:00-05:00
LIVE – BT Sport2
Simona Halep confident she can cope with weather as she prepares for French Open
Halep is the top seed and title favourite.
Andy Murray finds humour in French Open rematch with Stan Wawrinka
Murray is playing at Roland Garros for the first time since a brutal semi-final against Wawrinka in 2017.
Q&A with tennis legend Chris Evert as she picks her French Open winners
Eurosport tennis expert and seven-time Roland-Garros champion Chris Evert has previewed the upcoming Roland Garros
John McEnroe on the challenges of playing on the red clay as he picks a French Open winner
John McEnroe believes Rafael Nadal will face fresh challenges in at the French Open this summer
Roland Garros sees fan numbers slashed to just 1,000 per day due to coronavirus spike
French Open succumbs to Covid-19 resurgence.
London’s O2 Arena absorbs loss of ATP Finals by hosting 2022 edition of Laver Cup
Top level tennis returning to O2.
Dominic Thiem gets nightmare Roland Garros draw with FOUR Grand Slam winners possibly awaiting him
Austrian may have to do it the hard way.
COMMENT: The sporting fates have dreamed up perfect story for Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka
What do the sporting gods have in store?
Andy Murray to play old foe Stan Wawrinka in first round of French Open
Draw throws up remarkable twist of fate.
Liam Broady thanks Andy Murray after qualifying for French Open for first time
Broady grateful to legend.