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
Jodie Burrage adding to the momentum behind Brits ahead of Wimbledon
Burrage’s journey, not only on grass courts but on tour as a whole, has not been smooth sailing.
Exclusive – Rumours over Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon withdrawal as John Lloyd gives his verdict
US Open champion Raducanu has not played since withdrawing from the Rothesay Open Nottingham with the injury that continues to trouble her.
Wimbledon: Jack Draper feels ‘ready to be dangerous’ following last four run in Eastbourne
Draper was beaten in the Eastbourne semi-finals by Maxime Cressy on Friday.
Emma Raducanu can rise above the pressure and deliver at Wimbledon
The 19-year-old sparked more fears around her fitness by pulling out of a practice session on Friday.
Eastbourne: Jack Draper misses out on maiden ATP final
Cressy continued his conquering of the British players to edge through 7-6 (5) 6-7 (2) 6-3.
Ukraine grateful to Wimbledon for its decision to ban Russian players
The Ukrainian teenager says she has been “constantly disappointed” at the reaction of tennis since Russia’s invasion.
Rafael Nadal making the most of every minute on grass
Rafael Nadal is upbeat ahead of Wimbledon.
Emma Raducanu’s agent defends teen star’s work schedule
Emma Raducanu’s agent Max Eisenbud insists the young star’s off-court commitments have not impacted her performance at all.
Emma Raducanu should limit off-court obligations according to former prodigy
Pam Shriver says she doesn’t expect much from Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray says ‘I still believe I can win Wimbledon’ and working hard to ‘achieve that goal’
Andy Murray believes he can win a third Wimbledon title.