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.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open due to lingering injury
The world number three said her “hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay”.
Coronavirus surge forces further restrictions on Roland Garros spectator numbers for French Open
Only 5,000 fans a day permitted.
Johanna Konta bagels Begu to march impressively into third round at Italian Open
The British number into round three.
‘I feel comfortable on clay, I always have,’ says Simona Halep as she targets Roland Garros repeat
Romanian happy to be back.
Novak Djokovic confirms he has spoken to ATP as he pushes ahead with Players Association plans
Serb says PTPA is misunderstood.
‘It was a great match – I am thrilled,’ says Jannik Sinner after youngster downs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Youngster making inroads.
Fed Cup rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup to recognise legend’s trailblazing role in tennis
The historic competition has a new name.