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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Daniil Medvedev determined to drop the antics.
‘We have so much fun together,’ says Dominic Thiem as he joins Roger Federer at 2021 Laver Cup
“I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe.”
How ‘skinny guy’ Juan Martin del Potro ‘won’ Diego Maradona’s heart and made football icon ‘very happy’
Maradona shared a special relationship with ‘Martin’.
Big changes confirmed for 2021 Madrid Open as tournament announces ‘well-deserved’ expansion
Madrid Open set for a revamp.
2021 Australian Open set to start on February 1 with players arriving early January – report
Australian Open set to start two weeks later.
Tennis legends pay tribute to Diego Maradona as he dies at the age of 60
Tennis legends have been paying tribute to Diego Maradona.
EXCLUSIVE – Greg Rusedski suspects Andy Murray is eyeing up a Wimbledon farewell
Rusedski believes Murray likely to bid farewell to tennis at SW19.
Australian Open ‘most likely’ to be delayed, government minister says
The Australian Open will “most likely” be delayed.
Coronavirus vaccines should be compulsory for tennis players – Andy Murray
Murray hopes players will prioritise good of the sport.
Johanna Konta back with coach Dimitri Zavialoff following summer split
Zavialoff guided Konta to 2019 French Open semi-finals.