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
Novak Djokovic hits back at allegations of being ‘selfish, difficult and ungrateful’
Djokovic says he finds it tough to be ‘a mere onlooker’.
Australian Open boss defends ‘better deal’ for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams
Big-name players self-isolating in Adelaide.
Rotterdam Open boss reveals delight as ‘one of his all-time favourite players’ Rafael Nadal joins field
Rafael Nadal will return to Rotterdam.
Roberto Bautista Agut says quotes comparing quarantine to ‘jail, but with WiFi’ was ‘taken out of context’
Roberto Bautista Agut issues an apology.
More coronavirus cases linked to arrivals for Australian Open
Australian Open boss said the safety of the Victorian community will not be compromised.
Big boost for LTA’s innovation drive as it signs deal with UK distributor of the Slinger Bag
LTA signs deal with Framework Sports & Marketing Ltd.
Australian Open chief defends Novak Djokovic over quarantine note, saying ‘they were suggestions’
Craig Tiley jumps to Novak Djokovic’s defence.
Quarantine remains in place for 72 players ahead of Australian Open
Two Covid-19 cases have been deemed viral shedding.
EXCLUSIVE – British Davis Cup captain Leon Smith recalls sitting next to Judy Murray as her son won Wimbledon
We talk to Leon Smith about his coaching journey.
Australian Open tension boiling over as players, pundits, ex-pros, fans involved in social media spats
It’s all kicking off on social media.