Tennis Today: Roger Federer taking a break (just a short one) as Svetlana Kuznetsova meets Lionel Messi
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer set for a well-deserved break while Svetlana Kuznetsova hangs out with Lionel Messi.
What’s on the site
Start your Tuesday with something that warms the cockles of your heart. Yes, it’s a video of Andy Murray playing tennis again after his hip resurfacing surgery.
Roger Federer has hit back at Stefanos Tsitsipas’ claims that top players get preferential treatment.
Will anyone break Rafael Nadal’s clay-court achievements? The Monte-Carlo Masters chief doesn’t think so.
Back to Federer, but staying with the red dirt, the Swiss admits he is lacking confidence on clay.
Here are your ATP Tour Rankings after the Miami Open.
Here are your WTA Tour Rankings after the Miami Open.
What’s in the news
Ashleigh Barty has the world at her feet and Australian doubles great Todd Woodbridge believes she can become No 1 in the world.
Woodbridge told the Sydney Morning Herald that winning a Slam or reaching No 1 “lofty goals but, gee, they look like they’re reachable”.
The revamped Davis Cup is going virtual, reports The Associated Press, via the Daily Mail.
They are “implement a new sponsorship strategy that will make tennis’ top team competition look different to television viewers – all depending on where they are watching it”.
What’s on social media
We are exhausted just by watching this compilation so imagine how Roger Federer felt. He has earned that rest.
Svetlana Kuznetsova meets Lionel Messi.
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Bianca Andreescu are working on it, okay.
Yes working on all of that with my team:) https://t.co/1F3soMApUw
— Bianca (@Bandreescu_) April 1, 2019
Maria Sharapova’s fitness routine.
g.e.m.s.life still entertaining us.
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What’s on TV
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Simona Halep reaches Italian Open semis after Yulia Putintseva retires injured
Halep has twice been beaten in the final at the Foro Italico.
Novak Djokovic survives scare in Rome to see off qualifier Dominik Koepfer
Djokovic will play first-time semi-finalist Casper Ruud next.
Victoria Azarenka reaches Italian Open quarters after Daria Kasatkina injury
Kasatkina rolled her ankle during the first set of the third-round match.
Novak Djokovic survives tough first set on way to beating Filip Krajinovic
Djokovic and Krajinovic played an 87-minute opening set.
Johanna Konta ends short-term coaching arrangement with Thomas Hogstedt
Konta and Hogstedt agreed the partnership was not a good fit.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open due to lingering injury
The world number three said her “hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay”.
Coronavirus surge forces further restrictions on Roland Garros spectator numbers for French Open
Only 5,000 fans a day permitted.
Johanna Konta bagels Begu to march impressively into third round at Italian Open
The British number into round three.