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
What were you doing when you were 14 years old? Well, some of the players on our top 10 youngest WTA title winners were winning trophies.
In light of John Isner hitting his 10,000th ace, here are the top 10 most prolific ATP ace-servers.
Ivo Karlovic just missed out on becoming the first 39-year-old to win an ATP trophy, but he still holds the record as the oldest ATP title winner. See who else features on the list.
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.
Five of the best women’s matches at Australian Open featuring Naomi Osaka vs Garbine Muguruza, and more
Five of the best women’s singles matches at the 2021 Aus Open.
Ashleigh Barty laments giving away control to Danielle Collins as she suffers defeat in Adelaide
Early exit for defending champion Ashleigh Barty.
Toni Nadal believes the pressure got to Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final
Daniil Medvedev felt the heat.
Serena Williams still believes she can win another Grand Slam and has no plans to retire just yet, says her coach
Serena Williams not ready to quit.
Novak Djokovic’s father hits out at Western media over their negative portrayal of his son
Srdjan Djokovic slams Western media.
Andy Murray’s Montpellier run shortlived as he suffers first-round in Open Sud de France
Andy Murray went down in straight sets.
Boris Becker ‘impressed’ by Nick Kyrgios, insists Australian has talent to ‘win Wimbledon at least once’
Boris Becker doffs his hat to Nick Kyrgios.
Fit-again Johanna Konta falls at the first hurdle in Adelaide as she loses against Shelby Rogers
The British No 1 has recovered from an abdominal injury.
Ashleigh Barty insists there is ‘no extra pressure’ over world No 1 ranking battle with Naomi Osaka
“Extra pressure is non-existent for me,” says Barty.
Jamie Murray explains why Novak Djokovic’s NBA-style bubble idea would be difficult to pull off in tennis
“That’s obviously very difficult,” says Jamie Murray.