Tennis Today: Roger Federer ready for Rafael Nadal reunion and a special request from Venus
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer gears up for round two of his Laver Cup adventures with Rafael Nadal while Venus Williams has made a special request to ASB Classic organisers.
What’s on the site
It wasn’t a vintage year for Rafael Nadal, but the Spaniard rates his 2018 campaign as a “very successful season”.
Here’s a question you never thought we’d ask, but who do you think would come out on top of a hula hoop battle between Andy Murray and his mother Judy?
The Independent Review Panel has published its final report into corruption in tennis and believes no live score data of the lowest-tier events is the best way to combat match-fixing.
We look at some Orange Bowl winners who went on to win bigger and better things.
What’s in the news
The Guardian has a nice piece on how “‘Mini Hewitt’ Alex De Minaur continues to thrill mentor and idol”.
New Zealand’s Stuff reports that Venus Williams has requested to play on New Year’s Day at the ASB Classic with tournament director Karl Budge saying “we will try to work in with Venus’s team wherever we can”.
What’s on social media
Roger Federer ready for his latest Laver Cup adventure with Rafael Nadal. Bring on round two.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) December 19, 2018
And here is a video on social media of Federer on court in Dubai.
Más de Roger Federer en Dubai. pic.twitter.com/22EXzTHuzb
— BATennis (@BATennisCom) December 13, 2018
Serena Williams and Olympia at the beach.
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Nick Kyrgios pushing hard.
Andy Murray was at the Orange Bowl recently.
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??Termina la gira del #OrangeBowl? ?para los Sub 12 y 14 y el balance es ????. Agradecemos especialmente a la @canastennis y al profe Nico Maidana por la hospitalidad y asistencia permanentes. • Ayer los chicos se entrenaron en Crandon Park y presenciaron la práctica de @andymurray. • La delegación -Lauti Midón, Romeo Arcuschín, Juani Morresi, Nico Eli, Francesca Mattioli, Lucca Guercio, Juani Centurión, Teo Gamondi y el capitán Gonzalo Pressón- retornará a la Argentina este miércoles, con una mochila cargada de experiencias que le servirá para el futuro ?? • #tenisargentino #tennisfan #tenniscoaching #tennis #tenis #aat #haypresente #hayfuturo
Tennis TV’s gifs of 2018.
Hump Day feels ?? pic.twitter.com/T9Ne5Hl9ij
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) December 19, 2018
What’s on TV
It’s almost time to report something, almost.
Johanna Konta marches into third round at Italian Open
The British number one eased past Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.
‘I feel comfortable on clay, I always have,’ says Simona Halep as she targets Roland Garros repeat
Romanian happy to be back.
Novak Djokovic confirms he has spoken to ATP as he pushes ahead with Players Association plans
Serb says PTPA is misunderstood.
‘It was a great match – I am thrilled,’ says Jannik Sinner after youngster downs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Youngster making inroads.
Fed Cup rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup to recognise legend’s trailblazing role in tennis
The historic competition has a new name.
Novak Djokovic wins first match since US Open disqualification; Rafael Nadal back with a bang
Rafael Nadal also back with a win.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga withdraws from French Open and ends his 2020 season as injury nightmare persists
Frenchman goes back to drawing board.