Tennis Today: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal vs Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

In Tennis Today, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are once again compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

What’s on the site
There will be record prize money on offer at the 2018 US Open.

Now that you know that, how does the prize money at Flushing Meadows stack up to that at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon?

This year’s Silicon Valley Classic will feature Serena and Venus Williams as well as Johanna Konta and Victoria Azarenka.

You’ve watched and read quite a bit about Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson in the last week so you should get a pretty decent score in our quiz about the South African.

Results round-up:
ATP Newport
ATP Umag
ATP Bastad
WTA Gstaad

What’s in the news
He is not the first and he won’t be the last, but former Italy striker Antonio Cassano has compared Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Express Sport has done the translation for you and we won’t ruin it by revealing who he thinks is similar to Messi and who is similar to Ronaldo, but it’s fairly obvious.

Simon Briggs in Telegraph Sport reports that International Tennis Federation David Haggerty “has tabled a controversial motion for next month’s AGM in an attempt to save his ally Bernard Giudicelli from being thrown off the board”.

Giudicell “was found guilty of defamation in a French court” and Haggerty is trying to “solve this awkward situation”.

Paul MacInnes in The Guardian says Serena Williams and footballer Ronaldo “defy the race against time for elite athletes”.

To be honest, it is more about Ronaldo and tennis in general than Williams.

Federer and Sloane Stephens won gongs at the 2018 ESPY Awards.

What’s on social media
Here is Stephens after her ESPY Award.

Looks like Alexander Zverev is growing a moustache.


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Andy Murray is back on the practice courts.

An opening rally to remember.

In honour of National Hot Dog Day, Tennis TV came up with this.

And here is a top 10 of Nick Kyrgios’ favourite shot.

Dominika Cilbulkova enjoying some downtime.

French riviera vibes with @bitsandpiecestogo ??

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What’s on TV
WTA Bucharest Open
LIVE – BT Sport1