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.
‘I think it’s gradually sinking in a bit more,’ says Emma Raducanu after ‘whirlwind experience’
The teenager took part in a round of breakfast TV and radio interviews.
‘People are talking about tennis again,’ revels Boris Becker after ‘Dame Emma Raducanu’s’ heroics
Boris Becker waxes lyrical about Emma Raducanu.
Tennis to introduce ‘Stefanos Tsitsipas bathroom break rule’ following Greek’s lengthy loo visits?
Stricter rules on the cards following furore over Stefanos Tsitsipas’ loo breaks.
LTA chief insists Emma Raducanu will not lose focus after stunning rise to the top
Lloyd has called for the newly-crowned US Open champion to be given “breathing space”.
Emma Raducanu delighted to return back in the UK and reunite with her father
Raducanu was pictured outside her house after travelling back from New York.
Introducing Wilson’s Blade v8 racket Emma Raducanu could use at the Australian Open
Emma Raducanu is set to be wielding a new-look weapon when he plays at the Australian Open in January.
Shock defeat for Andy Murray as he is beaten in Rennes
The Russian is ranked 42 places below Murray.
John McEnroe speaks for the first time about comments over Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon exit
John McEnroe has insisted he has no regrets over his Emma Raducanu comments.
Stunning TV figures for US Open finals confirm appeal of Emma Raducanu
TV viewing figures confirm that more tuned in to watch the US Open women’s final than the men’s final.
Emma Raducanu thinking about a return to the court after US Open heroics
Emma Raducanu has admitted to still being on “cloud nine” after US Open victory.