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.
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…
— 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
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.