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.
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?
With the things(comments from former players and some president of national federations)how they develop last 24hous regarding future of @DavisCup-Goodbye Mr.Pique with his proposal ??.
— Kafelnikov Yevgeny (@KYevgeni) February 28, 2018
That time when Roger Federer and Benedict Cumberbatch played table tennis using six Laureus trophies.
— #Laureus18 (@LaureusSport) February 28, 2018
Not really a good advertisement for Benoit Paire’s racquet manufacturer.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 28, 2018
Novak Djokovic “tuning his guitar”.
Boris Becker had some fun at the Laureus Awards. Apparently he was also one of those who partied until the next morning.
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) February 28, 2018
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
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Cameron Norrie sets up Matteo Berrettini final after big win at Queen’s Club
The 25-year-old will now face top seed Matteo Berrettini as he looks to claim his first ATP title.
Andy Murray’s cheeky post from England v Scotland game creates social media stir
Andy Murray has tended to avoid getting involved in the England v Scotland rivalry, but he couldn’t resist on Friday night.
British number one Dan Evans goes out at quarter-final stage at Queen’s Club
But Cameron Norrie books his place in the last eight.
Dan Evans has his run at Queen’s Club ended by Matteo Berrettini
Top seed Matteo Berrettini reached the semi-finals with a 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory.
Exclusive – Tennis needs to build ‘female workforce’ to reach a new audience
Judy Murray wants to see more women participating in tennis at all levels.
Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon but she is preparing to return to the game
Wimbledon is set to begin on June 28 and Naomi Osaka will be missing.
Andy Murray insists his ambition is not dented after compressive defeat at Queen’s Club
The Scot was overpowered 6-3 6-3.
Wimbledon organisers defend online ticket sale amid complaints from fans
Vast majority of those applying had no issues.
Impressive Matteo Berrettini ends Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club comeback
Andy Murray was overpowered by Matteo Berrettini.