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  • Murray reveals he was stalked by a hotel maid

    Murray reveals he was stalked by a hotel maid

    Andy Murray has revealed he was stalked around Europe by a hotel maid who once woke him by entering his bedroom and stroking his arm. The Wimbledon and Olympic champion believes the uninvited guest followed him to two tournaments after she was...

  • Murray aims to narrow Djokovic’s rankings lead

    Andy Murray begins his late-season assault on Novak Djokovic’s world number one ranking at the China Open this week hoping to take a chunk out of the 4,695-point gap separating them. While on the face of it the gap still looks huge, Djokovic is...

  • Wozniacki to meet Osaka in Tokyo final

    Wozniacki to meet Osaka in Tokyo final

    Caroline Wozniacki (picture, right) outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open yesterday to end the Pole’s reign at the Ariake Coliseum. The former world number one prevailed in two hours and...

  • Neutral venue for final unappealing to Murray

    Neutral venue for final unappealing to Murray

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is not overly enthusiastic about the possibility of a neutral venue hosting the Davis Cup finals, but backed proposals to shorten matches in the competition. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is considering...

  • Tennis chiefs plan revamp of the Davis, Fed Cup finals

    Tennis chiefs plan revamp of the Davis, Fed Cup finals

    Tennis chiefs plan to adopt the American NFL’s Super Bowl model in future, by selecting fixed-venue cities in advance for their showcase Davis and Fed Cup finals. The switch away from one of the finalists hosting the decider is part of a broader...

  • Britain’s rally falls short as Argentina end their defence

    Great Britain fought manfully to keep the defence of their Davis Cup title going, but could not quite pull off the comeback against Argentina, in Glasgow, yesterday. Trailing 2-0 on Friday after defeats for Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund, the chances...

  • Murray brothers win doubles to keep British hopes alive

    Britain kept their hopes of retaining the Davis Cup alive thanks to a terrific backs-to-the-wall effort from brothers Andy and Jamie Murray yesterday. The Scottish siblings had to win their doubles rubber to stay in the tie against Argentina and...

  • Del Potro edges Murray as Argentina take 2-0 lead

    Juan Martin del Potro delivered a huge blow to Britain’s hopes of retaining the Davis Cup when he beat Andy Murray 6-4 5-7 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 in a five-hour thriller to give Argentina an early lead in their world group semi-final yesterday. Guido...

  • Murray in ‘one more push’ as Great Britain eye final

    Andy Murray is ready for “one more big push” this week as he tries to steer defending champions Britain into the Davis Cup final. Britain take on Argentina indoors in Glasgow and world number two Murray, who spearheaded the team’s charge last...

  • Nothing left for me to prove, says Kerber

    Nothing left for me to prove, says Kerber

    Newly-crowned world no.1 Angelique Kerber has nothing left to prove after clinching the US Open for a second grand slam this year and securing a place in the record books, the German said yesterday. The 28-year-old became the oldest player to rise...

  • CAS set to rule on Sharapova appeal in October

    A decision on former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova’s appeal against a two-year doping ban will be issued in the first week of next month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said yesterday. Five-times grand slam winner Sharapova,...

  • Wawrinka wins US Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

    Wawrinka wins US Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

    Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the US Open on Sunday for the third grand slam title of his career. The 31-year-old Swiss, who defeated...

  • Kerber begins reign as no.1 with US Open title

    Kerber begins reign as no.1 with US Open title

    Germany’s Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the US Open final and claim her second grand slam title of the year. Kerber, who officially takes...

  • Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final vs Djokovic

    Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final vs Djokovic

    Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2 in energy-sapping humidity at Flushing Meadows to set up a US Open final against world no.1 Novak Djokovic. The third-seeded Swiss took a while to get untracked as 2014 US...

  • Kerber celebrates no.1 by reaching the final

    Kerber celebrates no.1 by reaching the final

    Reaching top of the world seems to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to the number one ranking with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki to advance to tonight’s US Open final. The German left-hander was assured of becoming...

  • Kei Nishikori savours revenge against Murray

    Kei Nishikori savours revenge against Murray

    Kei Nishikori is calm and quiet on court and a paragon of sportsmanship, but the Japanese enjoyed taking revenge against Andy Murray at the US Open on Wednesday. Nishikori had lost seven of eight of their previous matches before his impressive 1-6...

  • TIU investigates irregular betting on US Open match

    The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) is looking into a first-round match at the US Open after irregular betting patterns were detected but the USTA said it was confident nothing nefarious had taken place. The alert came after Swiss 15th seed Timea...

  • Djokovic is through after another opponent retires

    Djokovic is through after another opponent retires

    Novak Djokovic’s strange US Open took another bizarre turn as he advanced to the semi-finals when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired at the start of the third set, trailing 6-3 6-2. Tsonga took a medical time-out during the changeover at 5-2 of...

  • Wozniacki beats injured Sevastova to make SFs

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki reached the semi-finals of the US Open with a ruthless 6-0 6-2 win over injured Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. Sevastova, the first Latvian to reach a grand slam quarter-final, saw her hopes come to an end...

  • Murray makes quick work of Dimitrov

    Murray makes quick work of Dimitrov

    It was Labour Day holiday in the United States on Monday but Andy Murray came to Arthur Ashe Stadium ready to work, demolishing Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-2 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. With the year’s final grand slam entering its...

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