Tennis Today: Tough times for Roger Federer as his acting comes under fire and he loses out to Tom Brady

Roger Federer disappointed

In Tennis Today, first Roger Federer (along with Serena Williams) is eclipsed by Tom Brady in the GOAT debate and then he gets criticised for being a poor actor and pianist.

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“Tom Brady deserves to be ranked above Woods, Ali, Federer and Williams as the greatest of all time…” is the attention-grabbing headline in the Daily Mail from Mike Keegan.

“Brady does not have the talent of a Pele, or a Messi, a Woods or an Ali or even a Federer or Williams. He does, however, have a record of success that is unthinkable.”

Agree? Disagree?

Not a good couple of days for Federer as he has also been criticised for his “awful Uniqlo ad”.

As Tennis Today reported on Tuesday, Federer played the piano in a new ad for Uniqlo and while his fans might like it, the critics are not impressed.

B&T Magazine says he needs to “brush-up on both his piano and his acting skills”.

If only someone told them that Roger Federer is actually a tennis player and not an actor or pianist.

Branding Asia, meanwhile, says it is a “less than inspiring campaign”.

It’s Fed Cup week and The Telegraph goes with “British relief at being ‘back home’ in Fed Cup for first tie in 26 years”.

Petra Kvitova has testified at the trial of man who allegedly stabbed her at home and the Daily Mail is covering the story.

“I screamed, there was blood everywhere. I had a knife on my neck from behind” is the headline they go with.

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You gotta love Naomi Osaka.

And then there is Naomi Osaka making Phil Lord happy.

Naomi Osaka in love.


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Okay but I’m in love 😍❤️

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Aidy Mchugh using Jamie Murray to up his Instagram profile.


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& @jamie__murray

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