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.
‘Really unjustified’ – Boris Becker leaps to Novak Djokovic’s defence over his quarantine pleas
Boris Becker believes world No.1 Novak Djokovic has come in for unfair criticism after writing a letter to Australian Open chiefs.
Umpire suffers heart attack as another Australian Open player tests positive for Covid-19
Spanish player Paula Badosa has announced she has tested positive for coronavirus during quarantine in Australia.
Laura Robson unsure about tennis future after third hip operation
The 27-year-old said her priority now is to live a pain-free life.
Andy Murray believes he can still play at the Australian Open as he plots return to action
Former world No.1 Andy Murray is still hopeful of playing in next month’s Australian Open.
Players are urged not to feed the mice in their hotel rooms as Heather Watson turns to Tik Tok
Britain’s Heather Watson has turned to Tik…
On this day in 2014: Stan Wawrinka ends Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open run
The Swiss won a five-set epic to deny Djokovic a piece of history.
Novak Djokovic hits back at allegations of being ‘selfish, difficult and ungrateful’
Djokovic says he finds it tough to be ‘a mere onlooker’.
Australian Open boss defends ‘better deal’ for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams
Big-name players self-isolating in Adelaide.
Rotterdam Open boss reveals delight as ‘one of his all-time favourite players’ Rafael Nadal joins field
Rafael Nadal will return to Rotterdam.
Roberto Bautista Agut says quotes comparing quarantine to ‘jail, but with WiFi’ was ‘taken out of context’
Roberto Bautista Agut issues an apology.