Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic beaten to award by Luka Modric while Stan Wawrinka gets served by Salt Bae

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In Tennis Today, Nova Djokovic and Simona Halep were beaten to a top award by Luka Modric while Stan Wawrinka gets served by Salt Bae.

What’s on the site
Andy Murray touched down in Brisbane on Thursday and admitted that he still has some pain in his hip, but it’s not all bad news.

Roger Federer, meanwhile, is gunning for a hat-trick of “crazy good” seasons.

Grigor Dimitrov is coming off a difficult 2018 campaign, but the Bulgarian is ready to turn things around next year.

Federer with a western rock lobster, Federer enjoying a seafood feast, Naomi Osaka with a koala, kangaroo and a python…it’s all happening and you can view the Gallery of tennis stars Down Under.

What’s in the news
Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were in the running for the Balkan athlete of the year award, but they were beaten to the gong by Croatia and Real Madrid footballer Luka Modric, reports The Associated Press.

In Guardian Sport, basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar selected Serena Williams as one of his athletes of the year as the 23-time Grand Slam winner is “redefining the sport by redefining the way females are perceived, not just as athletes, but as women”.

What’s on social media
Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray banter continues.

And here is Naomi Osaka’s post after she practiced with Murray.

 

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I don’t know why you let me hit with you but thank you lol 😊🙏

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Is Salt Bae still a thing? Here is Stan Wawrinka with the man himself.

 

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Thanks @nusr_et for the 🥩 🧂!! #saltbae #salt #saltlife #doha #food

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Fabio Fognini had a cute supporter while practicing.

 

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Practice under the 👀 of the BIG BOSS❤️😍😘 #luckypapi#pedorrinomio#teamo

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Caroline Wozniacki is ready to go.

What’s on TV
You will be able to live stream the Mubadala World Tennis Championship via bet365.com. There are also plenty of highlights packages floating on various channels featuring the best matches/tournaments of the year.


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