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.
Iga Swiatek is setting example for mental health focus psychologist feels
Psychologist Daria Abramowicz travels with Iga Swiatek as a key part of her support team.
Wimbledon ban: Novak Djokovic plays down suggestions of boycott, saying ‘there are better solutions’
Wimbledon “very strict”, but Novak Djokovic says boycott is unlikely.
2022 French Open: When does it take place, the defending champions, who are absent, TV channels, prize money
Everything you need to know about the French Open.
Novak Djokovic for Eurovision? Nole shows off vocal skills while his son Stefan wins his first-ever tournament
A sunshine double for Novak Djokovic and family.
Laura Robson retires from tennis: ‘It feels weird to say out loud, but I’m done, I’m retired’
Laura Robson reached the top 30 as a teenager but has been troubled by injury.
French Open tournament director ‘crossing fingers’ to have Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros main draw
Rafael Nadal still touch-and-go for French Open.
Iga Swiatek celebrates with ‘lots of tiramisu’ as she soaks up ‘pretty surreal’ five titles in a row
Tiramisu galore for Iga Swiatek.
Daniil Medvedev to stay clear of spats about ‘tricky’ Wimbledon situation, but happy to play if ban is reversed
Daniil Medvedev not sure if Wimbledon ban “is 100 percent, and it’s over”.
Novak Djokovic has ‘good feelings’ about French Open chances after ‘everything clicked’ at Italian Open
It is all going according to plan for Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray to miss French Open and start preparations for Wimbledon
The two-time Wimbledon champion is switching his focus to grass.