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Tennis

  • Murray relishing comeback

    Andy Murray is looking forward to making his return to competitive action following surgery at the Mu-badala World Tennis Champion-ship next week. The reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champion has not played since undergoing an operation in...

  • Public vote lifts Murray

    Andy Murray said he was proud to be able to add to his name to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year roll of honour after being awarded the 2013 honour by an unprecedented margin in Leeds on Sunday night. Murrray polled 401,470 of the votes cast...

  • Hewitt retirement plans put on hold

    Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt has dismissed speculation he is preparing for his final Australian Open appearance next year. Hewitt is preparing for the Brisbane International, which starts on December 29, but his press conference...

  • Cathie Sabin ready to tackle LTA role

    The Lawn Tennis Association’s first female president believes guiding Michael Owen and Sol Campbell through their GCSEs can help her support Britain’s top tennis stars. Cathie Sabin was confirmed as the first woman president in the LTA’s 125-year...

  • McEnroe in call to scrap doubles

    Former world number one John McEnroe believes doubles no longer has a place at the world’s biggest tennis tournaments. The 54-year-old American won more doubles titles at grand slams than he did singles, but with the world’s greatest players no...

  • Kordin Tennis Club goes energy efficient

    Tennis Club Kordin (TCK) has invested around €71,000 in the installation of a photovoltaic array of 96 solar panels that can supply up to 80% of the club’s annual consumption of electricity. The 300-member strong TCK currently has four flood-lit...

  • Asciak retains BOV Men’s Masters title

    Matthew Asciak has underlined his status as Malta’s leading tennis player after he successfully retained the BOV Men’s Masters Championship at Marsa Sports Club last week. Asciak was the top seed in this end-of-year tournament that sees the...

  • Christmas Junior Open at VLTC

    The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) will be organising its an-nual NexiaBT Christmas Junior Open in accordance with the Malta Tennis Federation calendar. The tournament, a ranking event, is open to players aged 10 to 18. It will be played...

  • Top players at BOV Masters

    The 2013 BOV Malta Masters final will be played at the Marsa Sports Club on Saturday. The tournament is being contested by the country’s leading eight players. There are two round robin groups with the first-placed players facing the runners-up in...

  • ‘Federer can play until he’s 60’

    Roger Federer should play until he is 60 if he wants to, according to Romanian former world number one Ilie Nastase. The Swiss 17-times grand-slam champion has slipped down to sixth in the world rankings and won only one title this year, prompting...

  • New day care centre

    Novak Djokovic (R) of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain play an exhibition tennis match at a court set up on the deck of a ship, as the Perito Moreno glacier is seen in the background, near the Patagonian city of El Calafate. Djokovic and Nadal are...

  • Serbia left Ferrari in garage, says Stepanek

    Serbia’s decision to leave Novak Djokovic out of the doubles rubber of their Davis Cup final against Czech Republic was “like leaving a Ferrari in the garage”, victorious opponent Radek Stepanek said yesterday. The Czechs wrapped up a 3-2 win to...

  • Czech Republic retain title

    The Czech Republic won their second successive Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-1 6-1 to give them a 3-2 victory against the 2010 champions Serbia yesterday. Serbia’s world number two Novak Djokovic levelled the tie...

  • Czechs win doubles to take 2-1 lead in final

    Holders Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead over hosts Serbia in the Davis Cup final in Belgrade after Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek romped to a 6-2 6-4 7-6(4) win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in yesterday’s doubles. The result put the...

  • Del Potro turns down Argentina

    Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina’s Davis Cup tie against Italy next year and said efforts by the country’s tennis association (AAT) to get him back on the team were “two-faced”. The world number five said he was tired of...

  • All square in Serbia

    Honours were even on day one of the Davis Cup final between Serbia and holders Czech Republic as two one-sided singles matches were played out in Belgrade. Novak Djokovic got Serbia off to a flying start with a straight-sets win, before Tomas...

  • Berdych ready for tough test

    Tomas Berdych is ready to take on one of the toughest challenges of his career as the Czech Republic aim to retain the Davis Cup with victory over Serbia in Belgrade this weekend. Berdych will come face to face with world number two Novak Djokovic...

  • Djokovic dominates

    Novak Djokovic positioned himself as the man to beat going into 2014 with his 22nd consecutive win to retain his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, the man who usurped his number one ranking, 6-3 6-4 and has not...

  • Spanish tennis duo upset Bryan brothers

    American duo Bob and Mike Bryan’s incredible year ended in disapppointment when they were beaten by Spain’s Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero in the ATP Tour Finals doubles final last night. Verdasco and Marrero, the sixth seeds, upset the...

  • Nadal beats Federer to reach London final

    Rafa Nadal’s growing domination of great rival Roger Federer continued with a comprehensive 7-5 6-3 victory in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday. The mid-afternoon clash was not one of the best in their 32-match series as...

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