Tennis Today: Real Madrid eye Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer match, Andy Murray proud of Rear of Year gong
In Tennis Today, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer could play at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium while Andy Murray is proud of his “nice bum”.
What’s on the site
The story of the day (Thursday) came from Kim Clijsters without a doubt as the four-time Grand Slam winner and mother of three has announced she is making a comeback in 2020.
“I don’t feel like I need to prove anything, but I want to challenge myself and I want to be strong again. This is my marathon. This is where I’m saying OK, let’s try this,” the Belgian said.
It was another busy day in the world of Andy Murray as he first signed up for the 2019 Shanghai Masters by accepting a wildcard and then took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his future plans, his dieting secrets and his new supplement.
Novak Djokovic has given an injury update, well sort of as we are still not quite sure when he will return to action.
Has your country “won” a major? We look at the Open Era female Grand Slam winners by country following Canada’s success at the US Open.
What’s in the news
As you will already know, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be teaming up again as they will look to set an attendance record in Cape Town Town next year with the stadium hosting about 50,000 people.
But that record could be broken soon with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez announcing plans to host Fedal at the Bernabéu, which can host 80,000 people.
ABC (Spanish) has the story.
The WTA Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to protests in the country, reports Washington Post.
Some royal news per the Daily Mail with one of their long headlines.
“Serena Williams thanks Meghan Markle for watching her US Open match even though it meant leaving Archie – and says she ‘doesn’t know’ if she could’ve done it when her baby daughter was that age”
What’s on social media
Andy Murray won the Rear of the Year 2019 award and he is proud of this achievement. We wanted to use a picture of Andy Murray’s rear, but couldn’t find a nice picture in the end. Blame the baggy tennis shorts.
— Neil McLeman (@NeilMcLeman) September 12, 2019
Naomi Osaka is all loved-up.
Post-US Open fun for Daniil Medvedev.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) September 12, 2019
These are the type of throwback photos we like.
What’s on TV
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