Tennis Today: Rafael Nadal likened to Leo Messi; a beauty from Kyle Edmund
In Tennis Today, Rafael Nadal compared to Lionel Messi and Kyle Edmund’s winner in Marrakech.
What’s on the site
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In light of John Isner hitting his 10,000th ace, here are the top 10 most prolific ATP ace-servers.
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It is Monte Carlo Masters time and what better way to celebrate the clay-court tournament than with a quiz?
What’s in the news
Maria Sharapova continues to expand her portfolio as she has joined forces with US sports architect Dan Meis to create “inspirational” health, fitness, sporting and wellness facilities for the hospitality sector.
Leisuremanagement.co.uk has all the details.
Rafael Nadal has been likened to Lionel Messi by Carlos Moya in Spain’s Elmundo.es.
It’s hard to disagree with Moya, who told Spain’s Elmundo.es that Nadal’s importance for Spain’s Davis Cup team is similar to Messi’s at Barcelona as they take the pressure off their team-mates.
So one sporting great likened to another sporting great.
Here are the translated quotes by Express Sport.
Novak Djokovic was joined by Geri Horner, or Ginger Spice if you like, former footballer Jamie Redknapp and former cricketer Freddie Flintoff in a charity tennis match in Monte Carlo over the weekend.
Naturally the Daily Mail has all the details and you can read all about how Geri “tapped into her sporty side” and “flaunted her youthful appearance”.
We’ll be honest, there’s not much in that article about Djokovic or the tennis match.
What’s on social media
Kyle Edmund produced this beauty during his semi-final win in Marrakech.
Djokovic the chair umpire.
Novak Djokovic v Stefan Djokovic
So this is what it’s like to be you, dad? ??
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 14, 2018
clay court szn ?? pic.twitter.com/5eYfSpjGmy
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) April 15, 2018
Denis Shapovalov celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday. Here he is 10 years ago.
What’s on TV
ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
The first clay Masters title of the year kicks off in Monte Carlo.
10:00-18:00 / 10:00-15:00
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Main Event
It’s Fed Cup week and the action will only kick off on Friday.
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Andy Murray’s emotional message as his Olympic dream dies – now what happens next?
“I feel crushed after today’s loss. Sport can be brutal,” wrote Andy Murray.