Tennis Today: Roger Federer parties then takes on Sherlock while it’s ‘goodbye Mr Gerard Pique’

In Tennis Today, Roger Federer partied until the wee hours and then played table tennis with Sherlock while Mr Gerard Pique’s Davis Cup plans are not getting support.

What’s on the site
Will Grigor Dimitrov ever shed his tag of being the nearly man of tennis, wonders Kevin Palmer after the Bulgarian lost his first match in Dubai.

The big-serving Ivo Karlovic turned 39 on Wednesday and here’s a short tribute to ‘Dr Ivo’.

Daria Gavrilova came close to hitting a ball boy when she threw her racquet in Mexico.

And the lack of punishment for the Australian drew a response from Nick Kyrgios.

Tennis legend Boris Becker can’t wait to see a fully fit Andy Murray back on court.

Results round-up:
ATP Mexican Open
ATP Dubai Open
WTA Mexican Open

What’s in the news
Roger Federer is having the time of his life! The 36-year-old partied into the wee hours after the Laureus Awards on Tuesday evening.

Express Sport understands that the 36-year-old was one of the last to leave the afterparty at Jimmyz Nightclub.”

And in case you were wondering if Federer was drinking: “Guests there were served a range of bespoke cocktails commissioned and curated by exclusive spirits sponsor Patrón Tequila, including a Patrón Laureus Punch, although there is no suggestion Federer was drinking alcohol.”

After he became a front-runner in the husband and father of the year contest with his four billboards for his wife Serena Williams, it was only a matter of time before the Daily Mail did a piece on “Who is Serena Williams’s husband Alexis Ohanian?”

But it’s all good and well telling us about Ohanian’s net worth and how makes his money, but everyone knows that Serena has a daughter.

“They have one son, Alexis Olympica Ohanian, Jr., born on September 1, 2017.”

Here is a screenshot just in case they have picked up their mistake.

The Mirror is the latest to speculate that “tennis ace pal Serena Williams” is also in the running to be Meghan Markle’s bridesmaid.

What’s on social media
Goodbye Mr Pique?

That time when Roger Federer and Benedict Cumberbatch played table tennis using six Laureus trophies.

Not really a good advertisement for Benoit Paire’s racquet manufacturer.

Novak Djokovic “tuning his guitar”.

Tuning my guitar ?? @piattitenniscenter

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Boris Becker had some fun at the Laureus Awards. Apparently he was also one of those who partied until the next morning.

Then there is Jack Sock at the world’s longest zip line.

What’s on TV
ATP Dubai Championships
Second seed Lucas Pouille takes on Yuichi Sugita from Japan in one quarter-final while third seed Roberto Bautista Agut faces Borna Coric.

LIVE – Sky Sports Arena

LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event

ATP Mexican Open
Juan Martin del Potro’s clash against Dominic Thiem is the highlight while Alexander Zverev takes on Ryan Harrison.

00:00-05:30 (Friday morning)
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Action

WTA Mexican Open
US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Dario Gavrilova are back in action.

LIVE – BT Sport 1