Tennis Today: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal vs Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons
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.
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.
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) July 19, 2018
Looks like Alexander Zverev is growing a moustache.
Andy Murray is back on the practice courts.
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) July 18, 2018
An opening rally to remember.
Pedro what have you done?! ??
The most outrageous end to an opening point you’ll see this year ??
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) July 18, 2018
In honour of National Hot Dog Day, Tennis TV came up with this.
And here is a top 10 of Nick Kyrgios’ favourite shot.
Hot Dog Day. @NickKyrgios. Name a more iconic duo.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) July 18, 2018
Dominika Cilbulkova enjoying some downtime.
What’s on TV
WTA Bucharest Open
LIVE – BT Sport1
Jannik Sinner and Aslan Karatsev are big ATP Tour winners on finals Sunday
Aslan Karatsev won the VTB Kremlin Cup.
Emma Raducanu opens up on her coaching dilemma as she aims to shine in Romania
Raducanu is relaxed at the prospect of finishing the season without a coach.
Comment – Andy Murray has the answers he needs as he decides what happens next
Murray should appreciate that a chastening handful of defeats should offer him the ray of light he has been seeking.
WTA Transylvania Open draw: Potential Simona Halep and Emma Raducanu blockbuster semi-final looming
This way for your Transylvania Open draw.
Tennis icon Billie Jean King explains why she admires Ons Jabeur and why she wants the Tunisian to succeed
Billie Jean King is certainly a big fan of Ons Jabeur.
Disappointment for Emma Raducanu as she prepares to play in Romania
Raducanu had spoken about her excitement ahead of Transylvania Open.
‘They seemed to have a nice camaraderie’ – Tennis great urges Emma Raducanu to rehire her former coach
Should Emma Raducanu rehire Andrew Richardson?
WATCH: Rafael Nadal helps to create an ‘unforgettable’ birthday for 90-year-old with special message
A special birthday wish from Rafael Nadal.
‘It was a difficult decision but I need to prioritise my body,’ says Ashleigh Barty after ending 2021 campaign
The 25-year-old said she was ‘not willing to compromise my preparation for January’ and Australian Open.
‘Sport is a results business,’ says Andy Murray as he pinpoints where he needs to improve
“You need to be winning and winning matches maybe when you’re not playing your best,” says Murray.