Tennis Today: Roger Federer and Serena Williams make ‘superhumans’ list, Gael Monfils magic
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer and Serena Williams made the top five a poll about the ultimate “superhumans” while Gael Monfils does Gael Monfils things.
What’s on the site
The big news on Thursday was Patrick Mouratoglou, he who was at the centre of the Serena Williams coaching debacle at the US Open, calling on authorities to allow on-court coaching at Grand Slams.
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is currently in possession of two Grand Slams and Greg Rusedski sees no reason why he can’t win all four majors again. Agree?
What’s in the news
Caroline Wozniacki has joined the crypto currency world with Reuters reporting the Australian Open champion has signed deal with a Singaporean company to launch her own crypto token.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, the man whose company is behind the revamped Davis Cup, has apparently travelled 46,772km the past two months as his “growing tennis commitments have taken him from the US to Shanghai”, as per the Daily Mail.
Tennis duo Roger Federer and Serena Williams made the top five of the ultimate “superhumans” public poll, reports The Independent.
“The public was asked to name living people who possessed attributes most of us could only dream of having” and Federer came fourth and Williams fifth.
Winner? Usain Bolt!
Express Sport reveals that Eugenie Bouchard sparked an “Israel Palestine debate with bikini Instagram snap”.
We’ll be honest, it’s just the usual Instagram/social media comments.
What’s on social media
Gael Monfils magic.
Daria Kasatkina turns into the Russian Wall.
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It’s on! Naomi Osaka accepts Michael B. Jordan’s invite (date).
What’s on TV
Sky is not broadcasting any of the ATP events this week.
WTA Kremlin Cup
LIVE – BT Sport 1
WTA Luxembourg Open
LIVE – BT Sport ESPN
Players were made aware of isolation risks on arrival to Australia – Craig Tiley
Forty seven players will have to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days.
Andy Murray’s waiting game as anger mounts after tennis players fly in for Australian Open
Andy Murray is waiting to see if there is any way he compete in the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19.
Positive Covid cases on flights to Australia put 47 players in 14-day quarantine
Three people across two chartered flights carrying the Open hopefuls tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in Melbourne.
Bernard Tomic still has drive to compete, saying ‘I don’t need to play tennis again, I’ve got enough money’
“I’m risking my life, and I’m playing and competing.”
Dominic Thiem: ‘My wish for 2021 is to win a second Grand Slam title’
Dominic Thiem eyes a second Grand Slam trophy.
VIDEO and PICS: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams among tennis stars to arrive in Australia
This way for a video and pics of arrivals in Australia.
Official insists no special Australian Open treatment for Andy Murray after positive COVID-19 result
Andy Murray warned he won’t get preferential treatment.
Madison Keys latest player to miss Australian Open charter flight after testing positive for coronavirus
Madison Keys unlikely to play at Australian Open.
Andy Murray in race against time to play at Australian Open after testing positive for COVID-19
Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus – report.
Andy Murray Australian Open appearance in doubt after positive test for Covid
Murray is hoping to be able to arrive in Australia at a later date.