Tennis Today: Secrets of Roger Federer’s eternal youth revealed
In Tennis Today, we take a big leap in the direction of nostalgia heaven, and Roger Federer is a hot topic for discussion (as usual).
What’s on the site
We mark a significant Pete Sampras anniversary by painting a picture of a tennis legend through the medium of quotes, with one especially brutal Andre Agassi blast.
What’s the coolest match ever played in tennis? We offer up one serious contender here with an absolutely must-see gallery.
Our results round-ups:
What’s in the news
Telegraph Sport’s The Tennis debate focuses on aggression in the sport and says “we not be too hard on players for showing occasional flashes of alpha-male/female territorialism”
Roger Federer’s former coach has revealed secrets of the Swiss legend’s success and it’s a real big-up for the ‘happy wife, happy life’ camp.
Italian football icon Francesco Totti has had his say on Federer too, this time on a subject the former Roma star knows very well: sporting longevity.
What’s on social media
Judy Murray is on hand to bring a smile/facepalm to your face.
My dad (via Amazon and my Secret Santa wish list) gave me The Sopranos box set for Xmas.
Him : how are you getting on with The Sopranos?
Me : I’m on Series 5. Loving it.
Him : all these years + I never knew u were into opera. pic.twitter.com/b6pOztLPJw
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) February 22, 2018
Have you ever wondered what Stan Warwinka looks like in a panda hat? What am I saying? Of course you have. Who hasn’t? Well, wonder no more…
.@stanwawrinka seems to be in a goofy mood ahead of his first round in Marseille, donning a panda hat: https://t.co/MV3vMKp8ss pic.twitter.com/6vyZFaM82p
— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) February 22, 2018
Meanwhile, in Novak Djokovic land…
What’s on TV
ATP Rio Open
It is quarter-final time.
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event
WTA Dubai Open
Top seed Elina Svitolina and the sixth-ranked Angelique Kerber battle it out for a spot in the final while Garbine Muguruza will also be in action.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Davis Cup Finals group stage draw does Great Britain no favours
Leon Smith’s side defeated Colombia away to secure a place in the finals.
Jessica Pegula identifies the players to beat on the WTA Tour
Jessica Pegula wants to upstage the big guns.
Watch: Taylor Fritz gives girlfriend Morgan Riddle a coaching session
Morgan Riddle’s forehand needs some work but her content is ace.
Carlos Alcaraz keen to play Novak Djokovic at his peak – ‘When he’s 100 percent, he’s the best’
Who is the best player at the moment? Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic?
Christopher Eubanks to surge up ATP Rankings as stars like Jamie Foxx line up to congratulate him
Christopher Eubanks is enjoying a dream run in Miami.
Daniil Medvedev ‘laid down for five hours, just relaxed’ due to rain delay
Daniil Medvedev was up way past his bedtime on Tuesday in Miami.
Jannik Sinner ‘has everything to become No 1 in the world’
Darren Cahill highlights some areas that Jannik Sinner needs to improve.
Jessica Pegula saves match points to beat ‘fearless’ Anastasia Potapova, up next the in-form Elena Rybakina
Jessica Pegula sets up Elena Rybakina showdown in Miami.
Stefanos Tsitsipas slams ‘pretty bad’ ATP rule after being ‘forced’ to play while injured in Indian Wells
Stefanos Tsitsipas unimpressed by ATP rules.
Mystery over Carlos Alcaraz post match message is resolved
The mystery over Carlos Alcaraz’s post-match message has been cleared up.