Tennis Today: Novak Djokovic reveals locker room secrets about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic says he, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal hide from each other, before casually playing a bit of street tennis in Belgrade.
What’s o the site
Novak Djokovic isn’t as popular as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. We know it, and he knows it, and he has admitted that he would really rather it was very different.
He may have to put up with it for a little while longer too, as Rafael Nadal has given a retirement update via his coach, and it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere any time soon.
But it’s not all bad news for Djokovic, who has received resounding backing from an ATP rival in the seemingly endless GOAT debate.
Dominic Thiem is the latest player to have his heart broken by Djokovic of course, and there was very nearly a hangover for the Austrian in his first match since the Australian Open final.
What’s in the news
It’s been a while since a Borg has been in the tennis news, but today is the day all that changes.
That said, the news isn’t all that great.
Leo Borg, who is the son of former Wimbledon and French Open hero Bjorn Borg made his professional debut on Tuesday.
It wasn’t all that successful for the 16-year-old, though, with him suffering a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to Tseng Chun-hsin of Taiwan at a Challenger event inn Bergamo, Italy.
Nick Kyrgios, meanwhile, is still struggling to capitalise on his Australian Open momentum.
The Australian pulled out injured from New York last week, and Delray Beach has also some too early for him.
“I’m dealing with a little bit of a left wrist injury; been dealing with it for the last week or so,” Kyrgios told Tennis.com as he withdrew from the tournament.
“Some sort of tendon thing. Apart from that feeling pretty good.”
And the coronavirus has caught up with tennis, with the ITF conforming that the Chinese team have withdrawn from their Davis Cup tie against Romania due to the epidemic.
What’s on social media
Novak Djokovic reveals locker room secrets about how he, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal interact with each other…
Djokovic on sharing the locker room with Nadal and Federer in big matches 👇 pic.twitter.com/F9Fnq9ods2
— Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) February 18, 2020
Just the world number one here, casually playing street-tennis in Belgrade. Very very cool.
You have to love this from @DjokerNole ❤
Playing tennis in the streets of Belgrade with some local fans 🙌pic.twitter.com/nf8sGooovZ
— ATP Tour (@atptour) February 18, 2020
Speaking of cool… that, Jannik Sinner, is just plain disgusting…
Sick skills 🤩
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 18, 2020
What’s on TV
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video
ATP – Delray Beach
LIVE – Tennis TV
ATP – Marseille
LIVE – Tennis TV
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video
‘I don’t know what people have against Brits with stealing shoes,’ jokes Cameron Norrie after shoes go missing
For the second time in the space…
‘If you fight, if you work, you can achieve anything,’ says Paula Badosa after winning BNP Paribas title
Paula Badosa is the 2021 BNP Paribas Open champion after beating Victoria Azarenka.
Indian Wells delight for Cameron Norrie as he caps brilliant year with BNP Paribas Open title
New British No 1 beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in three sets for his second title of 2021.
Cameron Norrie gives his verdict as he storms into the Indian Wells final
The new British number one triumphed 6-2 6-4 and will take on either Taylor Fritz or Nikoloz Basilashvili on Sunday.
Get to know Britain’s new number one Cameron Norrie as he closes in on a rankings breakthrough
Norrie is guaranteed to overtake Dan Evans in the ATP rankings after reaching the semi-finals in Indian Wells.
Victoria Azarenka’s return to form sweeps her into the Indian Wells final
Paula Badosa will play Victoria Azarenka in…
Defeats for Zverev and Tsitsipas ensure shock final four at Indian Wells
Taylor Fritz saved two match points as he stunned world number four Alexander Zverev
Exclusive – Meet the brothers who grew up alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas and are now teaching the Mouratoglou way
Two of Stefanos Tsitsipas’ former adversaries in the junior ranks have given us the inside story on his rise.
Andy Murray set for huge rankings collapse after Indian Wells exit
Former world No.1 Andy Murray has been…
Moment of history for Ons Jabeur as she seals last four spot in Indian Wells
Ons Jabeur sealed her place in the BNP Paribas Open’s final four with a straight-sets victory over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.