Tennis Today: Rafael Nadal edges Novak Djokovic in review of season, Roger Federer to play until he is 42
In Tennis Today, Rafael Nadal gets the nod over Novak Djokovic in one paper’s review of the season while Roger Federer is set to play for another four years.
What’s on the site
This way for your latest fitness update from Rafael Nadal following his recent injury setback.
The Coco Gauff juggernaut is in full swing in Linz and hitting new milestones in the process…oh to be 15 again.
And in case you missed the Andy Murray-Fabio Fognini shenanigans from the other day, here is the video of their “shut up”, “no you shut up”, “no you shut up” moment.
It may or may not have happened quite like that so watch for yourself.
What’s in the news
It feels like it is a bit early for the review of the season as we still have the Paris Masters and ATP Finals to come, but the Sportsmail has decided now is a good time to do it as they sat down with Milos Raonic, Tim Henman and Katie Boulter to review the 2019 tennis campaign.
Their selection for men’s player of the year is unanimous as they go for Rafael Nadal while Bianca Andreescu gets the nod as women’s player of the year.
The Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer gets the vote as match of the year, but head to Sportsmail for the rest of the awards.
Staying with Daily Mail and Katie Boulter, and the 23-year-old has given a positive update about her fitness as she hopes to return in the next fortnight after spending nearly six months on the sidelines due to injury.
Roger Federer will apparently play tennis until the age of 42 after signing a Chinese exhibition deal until 2023, reports Daily Express.
What’s on social media
A new addition to the Anderson family.
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) October 9, 2019
Danielle Collins has revealed she has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthutis.
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There have been a lot of exciting moments during my 2019 season. I am proud to have made a career high ranking of 23 in the world and the semi finals of the Australian Open, earlier this season. There have also been tough moments, but I am grateful for another year of growth. Today is a tough day for me as I announce my recent diagnosis with Rheumatoid arthritis. I have not been feeling all that great for quite some time, but it has been somewhat of a relief and completely validating to understand the cause behind my pain. I am certainly not the first person who has been diagnosed with a chronic illness, and I really feel for all of the people out there who are struggling. As I have started treatment, I am looking forward to embracing this next challenge in life. Without a doubt, every healthy day is a gift and I am one hundred percent committed to keeping strong and continuing to battle on and off the tennis court. 💪🏼🎾 #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease #ivegotthis #adversity
Eugenie Bouchard putting in the hard yards.
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