Tennis Today: Racquet murders, romance and dreams of a comeback
In Tennis Today, to bet on the best or the underdog, T365 looks at the sport’s worst – or best – racquet smashers, and Rafa has a lot to say.
What’s on the site
The ATP Tour returns after the Davis Cup break and Tennis365’s Deggsy Bilton has some good tips for you with regards to the tournaments in France, Bulgaria and Ecuador. It is not too late to put a few bucks on it.
In light of Nick Kyrgios’ antics during the Davis Cup, we put together our top 10 ATP Tour racquet smashers, featuring Andy Roddick the gentleman, Novak Djokovic’s great technique and the racquet striking back against Mikhail Youzhny.
Does Rafael Nadal think he can break Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams?
And while Mexico is by no means a Grand Slam, the great news is that the Spaniard reckons he will be fit for the tournament.
What’s in the news
Cast your mind back to last year’s Super Bowl when a New England Patriots fan jokingly asked Eugenie Bouchard out on a date on Twitter. Does it sound familiar now? Good.
Well, a year later and they are still in friends, maybe even more, as they spent Super Bowl night together in Canada. They even had a Q&A on NFL Canada.
Here is further proof of the #SuperBowlDate.
Borna Coric has shared his thoughts on his partnership with new coach Riccardo Piatti.
Tennis World is feeling the love with Juan Martin del Potro…
And our bad boy Bernie T could be back in the game as he looks to revive his flagging career.
What’s on social media
In his new web series called #lamonfstory, Gael Monfils documents his rehab and recovery from a knee injury. Here’s the first part.
The Sofia Open didn’t get off to the best of starts for Joao Sousa
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 5, 2018
We did a piece on Roy Erskine, Andy Murray’s grandfather and pro footballer, and here is a Hibs football programme mentioning
— graham arthur (@grahamarthur3) February 4, 2018
Dustin Brown showing off his body art.
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.
Serena Williams produces best performance in seeing off Danielle Collins
The story of the sixth day of action at Roland Garros.
Stefanos Tsitsipas catches the eye on a day of drama at the French Open
Tsitsipas recovered from a set down to keep his hopes alive in Paris.
Daniil Medvedev eases past Reilly Opelka to reach French Open fourth round
Medvedev defeated giant American Reilly Opelka in straight sets.
Russian tennis player arrested in Paris as part of a match-fixing investigation
The investigation is in relation to a match at last year’s French Open, held in October.
Serena Williams emerges as big French Open contender after beating Danielle Collins
Williams is the only top-10 player left in the bottom half of the draw.
Rafael Nadal expects French Open clash with Cameron Norrie to be a ‘tough one’
Norrie and Nadal will play each other for a third time in 2021.
Naomi Osaka to star in Netflix documentary as Andrew Castle warns media have a role to play
The opening week of the French Open in Paris has been dominated by Osaka’s decision to withdraw due to mental helath issues.
Poor display sees Aryna Sabalenka beaten as French Open loses top three seeds
The Belarusian followed Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka out of the tournament.
Injury means the French Open sees the back of world number one Ashleigh Barty
The story of the fifth day of action at Roland Garros.
‘I’m playing well’ – Rafael Nadal in buoyant mood as he eases through in Paris
Nadal has won every tour-level match he has played against the Frenchman.