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.
Andy Murray gives his assessment after his Vienna Open exit, saying he needs to be ‘little bit more ruthless’
“I will start winning more and have some deep runs,” says determined Andy Murray.
‘He is another level’ – Nick Kyrgios sings Jannik Sinner’s praises as Italian continues impressive form
Nick Kyrgios impressed by Jannik Sinner.
Emma Raducanu hoping to delay family visit as she targets progress in Romania
Raducanu is planning to visit her grandmother during her stay in Romania.
Andy Murray fails to pull another rabbit out of the hat in Vienna as he is beaten by Carlos Alcaraz
Murray lost to the 18-year-old in straight sets.
Simona Halep dismisses retirement rumours, saying: ‘I never said I would stop playing after the wedding party’
“I’m still motivated and still love tennis,” says Simona Halep.
Alexander Zverev plays down Stefanos Tsitsipas snub as he names his current top hard-court players
No place for Stefanos Tsitsipas in Alexander Zverev’s list of top-three hard-court players.
WATCH: Andy Murray on being bossed around by his children and why he was ‘very jealous’ of Emma Raducanu
Andy Murray plays a game of Q&A.
Another day of contradictory messages about vaccination stance for the 2022 Australian Open
No one is quite sure what the official Australian Open stance is on unvaccinated players.
Stefanos Tsitsipas delighted with his offensive tennis and attitude during win over Grigor Dimitrov in Austria
Solid effort from Stefanos Tsitispas in Austria.
WATCH: Emma Raducanu ‘feeling at home’ in Cluj as she delivers post-match interview in Romanian
Just an 18-year-old Emma Raducanu doing a post-match interview in Romanian.