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
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Goran Ivanisevic on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: ‘They are going to overtake Roger Federer’
“They surprise me every day,” says Goran Ivanisevic.
Five things we learned from the Aus Open: Novak Djokovic still reigning and tennis needs Nick Kyrgios
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WATCH: Andy Murray receives a signed Juventus shirt from Cristiano Ronaldo
Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo exchange gifts.
Daniil Medvedev’s lovely ‘small story’ about Novak Djokovic after Australian Open final: ‘The guy was a god for me’
“Nice words” from Medvedev about Djokovic.
Comment: We are entering into a new era in tennis…. where Novak Djokovic will be crowned the greatest
Novak Djokovic sends a reminder to the chasing pack.
Sublime Novak Djokovic crushes off-colour Daniil Medvedev to win ninth Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic wins Grand Slam No 18.
Joe Salisbury accepts he and Rajeev Ram lost to better team in Australian Open doubles final
Salisbury and Ram lost to Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek.