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  • Murray to start bid for second Wimbledon title as the second seed

    Murray to start bid for second Wimbledon title as the second seed

    Andy Murray will be seeded second at Wimbledon as the British number one targets a third grand slam title. Murray, who ended his country’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion at the All England Club in 2013, will be in a separate half to top seed...

  • TCK to host Wilson Juniors Open in July

    This year’s Juniors Open at Tennis Club Kordin, again sponsored by Wilson, will be played between July 11 and 21, the organisers said. Young players are encouraged to participate in the tournament in any of these categories – Under-18, Under-16,...

  • Murray expects Lendl to have a positive impact

    Murray expects Lendl to have a positive impact

    Andy Murray believes Ivan Lendl can make an instant impact as the Scot gets set for a Battle of Britain at Queen’s today. Murray faces British number two Aljaz Bedene in the second round of the Aegon Champion-ships, where he is bidding to win a...

  • Thiem proves a man for all surfaces after win in Stuttgart

    Austrian Dominic Thiem became the first player to capture titles on three different surfaces this year when he finished off Philipp Kohlschreiber to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart yesterday. The French Open semi-finalist won 6-7(2) 6-4 6-4...

  • Murray brothers to spearhead Britain's Olympic medal hunt

    Murray brothers to spearhead Britain's Olympic medal hunt

    Reigning champion Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge for tennis medals at the Rio Olympics after being named alongside his brother Jamie in a four-player squad. Murray, who won a memorable gold at London 2012 after beating Roger...

  • Federer beats Fritz on return from injury

    Roger Federer survived a stern examination by American teenager Taylor Fritz in Stuttgart yesterday to win his first match since withdrawing from the French Open with a back injury. The Swiss 17-times grand slam champion resumed leading 4-3 in the...

  • Murray should consider Lendl reunion – McEnroe

    Murray should consider Lendl reunion – McEnroe

    French open runner-up Andy Murray should consider re-hiring Ivan Lendl as his coach ahead of Wimbledon, according to American seven-times grand slam champion John McEnroe. The two parted company in March 2014 after a successful three-year...

  • Williams passes Sharapova as the top woman earner

    Serena Williams may have been second best at the French Open on Saturday but the American has moved ahead of fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova to top the women’s earnings list in sports, according to Forbes Magazine. Williams ended the...

  • Djokovic eyes Golden Slam

    Djokovic eyes Golden Slam

    He is the tennis version of the Incredible Hulk and on Sunday Novak Djokovic made his closest rivals turn green with envy as he finally achieved something no man had accomplished for nearly half a century. Playing what he described as “flawless...

  • Numbers game keeps Serena on edge

    As a serial winner Serena Williams has broken records without a backward glance throughout her career, but since September there is one milestone that has loomed ever larger in halting her progress towards the game’s pantheon. It is marked total...

  • Muguruza overpowers Serena

    Muguruza overpowers Serena

    Garbine Muguruza achieved the rare feat of overpowering Serena Williams to claim her maiden grand slam title with a 7-5 6-4 win over the world number one and defending champion in the French Open final yesterday. The 22-year-old fourth seed, who...

  • Djokovic and Serena avoid getting distracted by ‘circus’

    Djokovic and Serena avoid getting distracted by ‘circus’

    A competitor lambasted the French Open as “one big circus” yesterday as soggy weather once again came back to exasperate players seeking a foothold in the semi-finals of the rain-hit claycourt major. Novak Djokovic was lucky to escape being...

  • Organisers under fire after yet another wet day in Paris

    Organisers under fire after yet another wet day in Paris

    Fans spent more time looking at the murky Parisian sky than watching tennis yesterday as French Open organisers were accused of “not caring about the players” after the event was disrupted by more rain following the previous day’s washout. Czech...

  • Rain wipes out day’s play

    Rain wipes out day’s play

    Persistent rain showers accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day’s play at the French Open yesterday for the first time since 2000. Belgian David Goffin and Latvian Ernests Gulbis had been expected to open proceedings on Court...

  • Wawrinka keeps up winning run in Paris

    Wawrinka keeps up winning run in Paris

    The weather was dull and wet but that did not stop a beaming Stan Wawrinka from having plenty of fun yesterday as he enjoyed a mid-match rally with a ballboy before twirling 360 degrees on court to take a selfie-video with 10,000 French Open...

  • Serena roars through, tears for Tsonga

    Serena roars through, tears for Tsonga

    Thunderclaps, rain delays, an inspired home favourite roared on by a partisan crowd – it was all in a day’s work for reigning champion Serena Williams as the world number one roared into the second week of the French Open yesterday. The...

  • Nadal pulls out injured as Wawrinka, Murray progress

    Nadal pulls out injured as Wawrinka, Murray progress

    Rafael Nadal went down fighting on his favourite battleground a year ago but this time his quest for an unprecedented 10th French Open title ended sitting glumly in front of a microphone. With third-round action in full swing out on the Roland...

  • Nadal, Djokovic and Serena march on at Roland Garros

    Nadal, Djokovic and Serena march on at Roland Garros

    A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone yesterday but the speed of the Spaniard’s rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another more significant one. The world number five, seeded...

  • Sharapova is included in Olympic team

    Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian tennis players named to compete in women’s singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium. “We will include...

  • Murray takes long road again Wawrinka keeps it simple

    Murray takes long road again Wawrinka keeps it simple

    Andy Murray survived a second close shave at the French Open yesterday, but his path towards what he hopes will be a maiden title in Paris is becoming so circuitous he may soon find himself hacking through trees in the nearby Bois de...

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