Tennis Today: Yet another Roger Federer “shock” and being Boris Becker is awesome
In Tennis Today, ‘shockwatch’ comes up with another cracker, while Boris Becker reminds us all how brilliant it is to be Boris Becker.
What’s on the site
How successful is your country at tennis when judged solely upon open era Grand Slams won by women? Come on, do not pretend you haven’t all asked yourselves that exact question more times than you can possibly remember.
Anyway, we’ve got you covered on this by finally revealing the answer. Not all heroes wear capes, remember.
It’s been a decade since Ryan Harrison joined a very exclusive ATP club by winning a tour event aged just 15. We took a look at his achievement and those who went before him.
Meanwhile, Yannick Noah has continued his impassioned plea to leave the Davis Cup well alone, claiming proposed changes will destroy the competition.
Finally, why not take our Garbine Muguruza quiz now that she’s returned to winning ways?
What’s in the news
Novak Djokovic’s coaching situation continues to be hot news, as tends to be the case when Andre Agassi is involved. It’s almost been like the splitting of a high-profile power couple, with everyone just waiting to compare the new boyfriend to the hugely popular old one.
Anyway, Annabel Croft has had her say on the matter now.
As we regularly observe in Tennis Today, the Daily Express loves a “shock”, particularly, specifically in fact, the kind that doesn’t actually shock anyone.
Today’s shockwatch revelation: Someone has said that Roger Federer is brilliant at tennis. ‘Shocking’.
What’s on social media
The trailer for the Being Serena documentary is out.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 11, 2018
Caroline Wozniacki the liar. Well, not really.
— WTA (@WTA) April 11, 2018
Taylor Fritz gives a big hashtagtastic shout-out to his sponsors.
Garbine Muguruza goes glam.
Boris Becker reminds us all how brilliant it is to be Boris Becker.
What’s on TV
There is no live coverage of the US Men’s Clay Court Championships or Grand Prix Hassan II.
WTA Ladies Open Lugano
Second seed Elise Mertens is scheduled to play.
LIVE – BT Sport 3
WTA Copa Colsanitas – Bogotá
Action continues from Colombia.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
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