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.
Novak Djokovic stays in hunt for La Decima at Australian Open despite meltdown, tantrum, unforced errors galore
Novak Djokovic one Australian Open win away from La Decima.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid do it again as they win fourth Australian Open title in a row
The pair were dominant in victory over Dutch duo Maikel Scheffers and Ruben Spaargaren.
Victoria Azarenka snaps back at questions over Novak Djokovic’s dad: ‘You can spin the story however you want’
Victoria Azarenka unimpressed about line of questioning.
Stefanos Tsitsipas on being within touching distance of No 1 spot: ‘I like that number. It’s all about you’
Stefanos Tsitsipas one win away from a maiden Grand Slam title and the No 1 ranking.
Stefanos Tsitsipas into first Australian Open final after overcoming wobble and Karen Khachanov
The Greek will bid for a first Grand Slam title on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal gives fitness and comeback update following latest injury setback
Rafael Nadal to miss Dubai event while there are doubts over his participation in Sunshine Double.
Novak Djokovic’s father won’t attend semi-final after flag furore – ‘I had no intention of being caught up in this’
Srdjan Djokovic stood next to a man holding a Russia flag with Vladimir Putin’s face on.
2023 Australian Open women’s final info, form, H2H, preview: Elena Rybakina vs Aryna Sabalenka
All the info you need ahead of the 2023 Australian Open women’s final.
Elena Rybakina: Why the quiet girl is set to dominate Grand Slam tennis
Elena Rybakina could be an all-timer.