Tennis Today: When Roger Federer met Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic doing the Macarena
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer recently met Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic shows off his dancing moves.
What’s on the site
In case you missed it, Roger Federer (that would be the tennis playing Roger Federer) will skip the clay-court season again and French Open organisers must be feeling a little anxious over the quality of the 2018 entry list.
We had some good features over the weekend and you can start off with The crazy, controversial, and brilliant timeline of Jennifer Capriati.
And here is the Famous Five: Times tennis stars tried dating other sportsmen.
Finally, the Miami Open continues and there is just no stopping Juan Martin del Potro.
In the women’s draw, Venus Williams came through a three-hour marathon to book a date with Johanna Konta.
What’s in the news
Ladies and gentlemen there is another Roger Federer out there and yes, he is also from Switzerland. The other Roger Federer is a 48-year-old artist and he told Tagblatt.ch: “If you have the same name as Roger Federer then you have to meet higher expectations.”
Oh and the two have met as they briefly talked at Zurich Airport after the tennis playing Roger Federer arrived back home following his Australian Open success.
What’s on social media
We know the only reason why you clicked on the link is to see Novak Djokovic doing the Macarena, so here you go.
Vasek Pospisil shows why you should never give up.
Federer lost the point and the match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, but this was pretty good.
Then there was this from Juan Martin del Potro.
A behind the scenes look at the Indian Wells Masters.
What’s on TV
ATP Miami Open
Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios, Kevin Anderson and Tomas Berdych set to feature on Monday in Miami.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Miami Open
Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko are all in round 16 action.
17:00-01:00 / 03:00-05:00
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Simona Halep reaches Italian Open semis after Yulia Putintseva retires injured
Halep has twice been beaten in the final at the Foro Italico.
Novak Djokovic survives scare in Rome to see off qualifier Dominik Koepfer
Djokovic will play first-time semi-finalist Casper Ruud next.
Victoria Azarenka reaches Italian Open quarters after Daria Kasatkina injury
Kasatkina rolled her ankle during the first set of the third-round match.
Novak Djokovic survives tough first set on way to beating Filip Krajinovic
Djokovic and Krajinovic played an 87-minute opening set.
Johanna Konta ends short-term coaching arrangement with Thomas Hogstedt
Konta and Hogstedt agreed the partnership was not a good fit.
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.