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.
Wimbledon day four: Iga Swiatek and Rafael Nadal battle on
Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and Liam Broady won on Thursday to keep the British flag flying.
Alex De Minaur joins girlfriend Katie Boulter in Wimbledon third round
The 20-year-old won the first set on Court One but fell to a 5-7 7-6 (0) 6-2 6-3 defeat.
Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon: ‘Every day is a challenge’
Rafael Nadal is prepared to grind his way into the second week at SW19.
Iga Swiatek made to sweat to progress at Wimbledon and extend streak
Karolina Pliskova was the big seed to exit the women’s draw on Thursday while Kirsten Flipkens bowed out.
Exclusive – John Lloyd on the key reason for the stunning form of Katie Boulter and British players at Wimbledon
The stunning success of British players at Wimbledon contunued as Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and Liam Broady all won.
Heather Watson ‘pretty relaxed’ as she looks to break new ground at Wimbledon
This is Heather Watson’s fourth time in the Wimbledon third round.
Liam Broady hails ‘amazing feeling’ after beating Diego Schwartzman for biggest win of his career
The British No 5 lost 11 games in a row but fought back to down the 12th seed.
Kyle Edmund set to end 18-month injury nightmare with Wimbledon mixed doubles appearance
The former world No 14 will play mixed doubles in SW19.
Wimbledon Centre Court delight for Katie Boulter and home crowd as she upsets Karolina Pliskova
Katie Boulter reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time in her career.