Another busy week on and off the courts for players, and we’ve got the best of the wins, drama (or non-drama) and of course, some laughs.
Roger Federer is on the mend after knee surgery, and to the joy of many — including himself — returned to practice.
Rarely felt so happy being back on a practice court ???? pic.twitter.com/2BJTqLqhTW
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 23, 2016
It’ll be slow and steady for the Fed though, as he has already announced he won’t be playing Indian Wells this year.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 26, 2016
As Tebbutt Tuesday also pointed out this week, the tennis scene has a lot going on recently, despite the absence of the usual suspects.
Players who have won their biggest career title in February:
Suarez Navarro (Doha today)
Tomic or Thiem tonight
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) February 27, 2016
And Stan keeps sneaking his way into elite territory, too!
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) February 27, 2016
Speaking of Stan, the popcorn was super prepped for his match against Nick Kyrgios, who… stirred things up at Rogers Cup in Montreal last summer. Apologies aside, the drama piled up, but happily, there was no drama.
It was pretty anticlimactic in general, as Kyrgios retired early into the second set. Great to see sportsmanship between the two, as Stan moved into the final controversy-free.
— James Franco (@beaniash) February 27, 2016
Nole was also forced into a rare withdrawal, citing an eye infection. Before that, he earned another cool milestone in his impressive career.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) February 24, 2016
How great was it to see DelPo back in action?
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) February 19, 2016
We also said happy birthday to Canada’s top singles WTA player (and Taylor Swift fan), Genie!
I don't know about you, but I'm feelin 22. pic.twitter.com/DYS6RDd92W
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 25, 2016
More cool honours for Milos!
— David Rider (@dmrider) February 26, 2016
Hard LOL at Vinci’s unimpressed face. I guess cats on the internet > cats on court. 😹
Surprise guests on court be like ???????????? https://t.co/fwxyD4Ha1i
— WTA Reactions (@WTAreactions) February 24, 2016
At least she didn’t get *THIS* mad. 😱
— Joe (@ProdigyRep) February 26, 2016
Always cool to see players watching tennis… and tweeting about it. 🙂
— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) February 25, 2016
These two are just delightful. Don’t miss their hilarious *battle*!
— Bianca V. Andreescu (@Bandreescu_) February 26, 2016
Preach, Vasek! 🙌
Contrary to popular belief, the customs line won't actually speed up if you get as close as you can to the person in front of you. #shocker
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) February 24, 2016
I think everyone should wear t-shirts promoting themselves.
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) February 27, 2016