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.
Emma Raducanu news: New Nike advert released ahead of Australian Open
Raducanu has been given the A-list treatment by her sponsors Nike.
Emma Raducanu news: Former world No.2 tells Tennis365 US Open champion destined for glory
Alex Corretja believes she is capable of winning more Grand Slams.
Emma Raducanu news: Former top ten player fears teenager may flop at Australian Open
Barbara Schett has told Tennis365 that Raducanu may not be ready to make her mark consistently at the top of the game.
Emma Raducanu news: Nightmare draw for British No.1 at Australian Open
Raducanu will be playing her first Grand Slam since her breakthrough win at the US Open last September.
Novak Djokovic news: Champion included in Australian Open draw as uncertainty continues
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is yet to decide whether to re-cancel the world number one’s visa.
Andy Murray news: More good signs ahead of the Australian Open
This is the Scot’s best run since he won a title in Antwerp in October 2019.
Novak Djokovic news: Stefanos Tsitsipas slams world number one for ‘making the majority look like fools’
Stefanos Tsitsipas accuses Novak Djokovic of playing by his own rules
Simona Halep targeting a return to the top as she prepares for Australian Open
Former World No.1 Simona Halep wants to clain her top spot again.
Novak Djokovic news: Martina Navratilova slams Djokovic and urges him to ‘go home’
Martina Navratilova has slammed World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for his careless action.
Novak Djokovic news: Boris Becker on his relationship with the Serb and why his Dad went too far
Becker was one of Novak Djokovic’s big tennis heroes and he was his coach during some of his greatest triumphs.