Tennis Today: From winners to whiners, is Bernie Tomic done?
In Tennis Today, Bernard Tomic leads the entertainment/drama, T365 looks at the Australian Open winners and losers and, oh look, more Tomic drama.
What’s on the site
Who were the big winners and who were the losers at the 2018 Australian Open? Check out our, erm, winners and losers column.
Or maybe you are interested in a bit tennis-football mix? Then see if you agree with our five-a-side football team featuring tennis players.
Bernard Tomic is still making headlines around the world as it looks as if his Davis Cup career, and perhaps his tennis career as a whole, may be over – that’s according to Lleyton Hewitt.
And that roof debate continues to rumble on with Marin Cilic admitting it was difficult to acclimatise during the early stages of the Australian Open final against Roger Federer due to the closed roof.
Aside from a vaguely-improved bank account, Federer also banked some vital points with his Australian Open win while Hyeon Chung was the big mover in the rankings.
What’s in the news
No one saw this coming. Oh wait.
Bernie Tomic lasted only a day and a bit on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here “after bailing from a tucker challenge that saw him hang from a ledge suspended above a canyon
No longer able to win tennis matches on a regular basis, can’t crack it as a reality TV star. What’s next for Bernie?
Oh yes, did we mention he says he wished he never got into tennis?
Sticking with the Aussies, Sam Stosur says she wouldn’t mind an extended clay court season as it would lessen the impact on the body – which would also be a good thing for Rafa Nadal.
What’s on social media
Just Roger Federer talking about No 20 and No 6.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2018
The show must go on after the Australian Open and here’s a nice rally to get you going again.
— WTA (@WTA) January 29, 2018
Imagine competing in an obstacle race with someone who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
U must Slide for more pics!!! Competed in a Spartan race this weekend with SOME of my @kryptonian teammates. This first video was a 5 and a half foot jump half way through I knew there was no chance to get my legs over so I remembered my gymnastics classes from my youth! The rings lol look I tried! Hahahah
Sloane Stephens is looking for some love as her wretched run continues…
Someone you don't even know is rooting for you, while someone you know isn't.
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) January 30, 2018
What’s on TV
WTA Taiwan Open
Top seed Peng Shuai kicks off her campaign while Sam Stosur and Eugenie Bouchard will also be in action.
LIVE – BT Sport 2
WTA St Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy
Guess who has entered this tournament? That’s right, new world No 1 and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki. However, the Dane won’t feature on day two with Julia Goerges, Dominica Cibulkova and Petra Kvitova the headline acts.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
More Australian Open players go into isolation taking number up to 72
Forty-seven had already been told they had to stay in their rooms for 14 days.
How Australian Open players are keeping themselves occupied in quarantine
A total of 47 players were told they would have to stay in their rooms for 14 days.
Australian Open preparations rocked by fourth positive Covid case
A positive test was returned by a broadcast team member on a charter flight from Los Angeles.
Players were made aware of isolation risks on arrival to Australia – Craig Tiley
Forty seven players will have to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days.
Andy Murray’s waiting game as anger mounts after tennis players fly in for Australian Open
Andy Murray is waiting to see if there is any way he compete in the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19.
Positive Covid cases on flights to Australia put 47 players in 14-day quarantine
Three people across two chartered flights carrying the Open hopefuls tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in Melbourne.
Bernard Tomic still has drive to compete, saying ‘I don’t need to play tennis again, I’ve got enough money’
“I’m risking my life, and I’m playing and competing.”
Dominic Thiem: ‘My wish for 2021 is to win a second Grand Slam title’
Dominic Thiem eyes a second Grand Slam trophy.
VIDEO and PICS: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams among tennis stars to arrive in Australia
This way for a video and pics of arrivals in Australia.
Official insists no special Australian Open treatment for Andy Murray after positive COVID-19 result
Andy Murray warned he won’t get preferential treatment.