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Author: Henry Wancke

Henman to the rescue

Former British number one Tim Henman, affectionately known as Tiger Tim by his fans, has spent most of his time after retiring from the game having made two Wimbledon semi-finals and four in the world rankings, to come off the golf course and help British tennis in its search for players to fill Andy MurrayŠ—Ès...

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Kvitova fighting to save her career

The shock news yesterday that Petra Kvitova has suffered a knife attack in her own apartment in Prostejov, some 160 miles southeast of Prague, has left the tennis world reeling. Not only that, it brings back the memories of that horrendous attack on Monica Seles at a tournament in Hamburg back in...

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Duchess of Cambridge to take over as patron of the AELTC and LTA

The Queen has decided to step down as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, the home of the Wimbledon Championships, as well as the Lawn Tennis Association, the governing body of the sport in Great Britain. The announcement was made early on Tuesday and was quickly followed by the AELTC announcing the role would be passed on to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. She will also double as patron of the LTA when the Queen officially steps down at the end of her 90th...

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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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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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Murray looks relaxed and ready again and again

ANDY Murray smiled coyly as he swayed side to side with hands deep inside the pockets of his Team GB tracksuit top with brother Jamie, saying: Š—“I havenŠ—Èt lost it, thatŠ—Ès for sure!Š— The British No.1, egged on by his older sibling and Team GB teammate, made the tongue-in-cheek boast about his footballing rather than tennis skills. The double Wimbledon and Olympic champion had netted a long-range goal in a five-a-side match in Glasgow between GB squad members which was compared to the David BeckhamŠ—Ès effort from the halfwayline at Wimbledon 20 years ago. He looked relaxed and re-charged...

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