Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in sync and more
In Tennis Today, the reason why Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal need rehab, the LTA’s gender pay gap revealed and Pat Cash weighs in on the banning of an ad.
What’s on the site
Alexander Pullin pays tribute to the German legend Michael Stich by looking back at his moment of glory at Wimbledon in 1991.
Meanwhile, February 6 marked 23 years since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario became the world No 1 for the first time in her career and we honoured the “Barcelona Bumblebee“.
The United States Tennis Association has announced changes to the 2018 US Open schedule.
Guess who will return to the 2018 Queen’s Club Championships?
What’s in the news
February 6, 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s death and Sports Illustrated has pulled this brilliant tribute piece from the archives.
The Lawn Tennis Association has made their gender pay gap figures public with a report showing a “31 per cent disparity in the average pay” and the “gender bonus gap is 55 per cent”. Charles Sale is on it for the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Gael Monfils were among a couple of players who played mini tennis on the equator in, erm, Ecuador. Did he manage to balance an egg on a nail?
What’s on social media
Ball boy and girl training has started for Wimbledon 2018, but in case you don’t know what it involves, then do give our Wimbledon: Becoming a ball boy or a ball girl feature a read.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in sync.
And here is Djokovic doing rehabilitation work.
Some good stuff here from Jeremy Chardy and Stefanos Tsitsipas during the Open Sud du France.
In case you didn’t know, episode three of Monfils’ #lamonfstory is out.
Meawhile, Pat Cash is weighing in on the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to ban an ad where a tennis player is flashing her thigh as it is “demeaning to women”.
What’s on TV
It is Fed Cup week on the WTA Tour while Sky Sports, who holds the ATP Tour rights in the UK, is not showing the Open Sud du France, Sofia Open or Ecuador Open.
Coronavirus vaccines should be compulsory for tennis players – Andy Murray
The former world number one hopes players would prioritise the good of the sport.
Johanna Konta back with coach Dimitri Zavialoff following summer split
Zavialoff guided Konta to the French Open semi-finals last year.
Winning ATP Finals undefeated a ‘great boost of confidence’ for Grand Slams, says Daniil Medvedev
Confidence high for Daniil Medvedev.
Andy Murray on the best-of-five-set matches debate: ‘People often mistake long matches for epics’
What are Murray’s views on best-of-five-set matches?
‘I want to climb up the Rankings,’ says Dominic Thiem as he eyes new highs after ‘outstanding year’
Dominic Thiem eyeing top two spots in the ATP Rankings.
Daniil Medvedev triumphs in ATP Finals as Australian Open uncertainty continues
Medvedev won the biggest title of his career.
Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming ‘great rivalries’
Russian completed an unbeaten week at The O2.
Daniil Medvedev is last man standing in London as he beats Dominic Thiem to win 2020 ATP Finals
Medvedev came from a set down to defeat Thiem.
End of Big Three era? A look at state of men’s game after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s ATP Finals exit
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have dominated men’s game.
Dominic Thiem on expanding Andy Murray’s one-man club against the Big Three: ‘It’s super special’
A milestone win for Dominic Thiem.