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Andy Murray, first three-time winner

After winning the ATP World Tour Finals to end the year as the World No1 having collected nine titles during 2016, including Wimbledon for a second time and then retaining the Olympic crown, it wasnŠ—Èt surprising to learn that Andy Murray was favourite to win this yearŠ—Ès BBC SportŠ—Ès Personality of the Year. This was confirmed on Sunday night in Birmingham when he received 247,410 of the public votes, nearly twice as many votes as second placed two-time Olympic Triathlete Alistair Brownlee (121,665), and third placed Nick Skelton, the veteran showjumper...

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Moya gets the call up

There have been occasions during the past years where Rafa NadalŠ—Ès coaching team has been questioned. His uncle Toni has supervised that area ever since he was a child and it was reasoned that Nadal should have a new voice to listen to, much as his contemporaries of the Big Four have done, namely Roger Federer with Stefan Edberg, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker as well as Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl. It seems that that message has now been received as Nadal announces that his long-term friend and fellow Majorcan, is to step up as a coach for...

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How Andy Murray has changed British tennis

Andy Murray beat the odds to be crowned ATP Finals champion, securing the year-end world number one spot for the first time. He beat his old rival Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 in the last match of 2016 on the ATP tour and has every chance of keeping his top-place ranking early in 2017, as the Serb has a huge number of points to defend in the first half of the season. While Murray has set the bar extremely high, the level of British players underneath him is also rising...

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World Champions Named

Briton’s Andy Murray and Germany’s Angelique Kerber have been named ITF World Champions for this year, capping excellent years for both the men’s and women’s world number ones. They will receive their awards during the French Open when the ITF holds its Champions dinner on the second Tuesday of the grand...

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Djokovic and Becker part company

The news that Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker were parting company came as a complete surprise when it was revealed some weeks ago. Their partnership had seen the Serb dominate the menŠ—Ès game for the past two years despite his slump in the last six months which saw him finally relinquish the world number one spot to Andy Murray after a 122-week reign. During the first six months of the year he collected six titles including the Australian and French Open titles but following his success in the French capital, his form deteriorated leaving huge question marks over his...

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