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Category: Grand Slams

London | Will he or won’t he

There is now grave concern as to whether Andy Murray will make it Down Under. He has returned to the UK from his training camp in Miami – its not known whether he actually cut that short or not – and is currently training at the AELTC. He was meant to travel with his family, straight to Australia for Christmas and compete in the Brisbane International which starts on January 1. All that looks unlikely with Christmas just a few days...

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London | Grand Slams adopt some rule changes for 2018

The first moves to introduce changes to the rules of tennis have been announced by the ITF following trials at last year’s US Open Qualifying tournament and the ATP NextGen Finals in Milan. Amongst the changes, the Australian Open, the first major of the year,  will adopt the ‘shot-clock’ and increase the time allowed between points to 25-seconds rather than 20 which has been the case at grand slams and consequently bring the majors in line with ATP...

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London | Sarah Clarke is the new Black Rod

Sarah Clarke, the Tournament Director of The Championships, Wimbledon, has been appointed by the Queen as Black Rod and will be known as Lady Usher of the Black Rod. She will take over the role from David Leakey, who has been Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod since 2011. She will be the first woman to hold that position in 669 years. The role itself is now seen more as a ceremonial one though the position carries plenty of responsibilities within...

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US Open Juniors | Anisimova and Wu win Junior titles

Amanda Anisimova of the USA and Yibing Wu of China emerged victorious in the Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Singles Championships in New York on Sunday. Two young American women competed for the US Open trophy, as Anisimova and Cori ‘CoCo’ Gauff, who took to the Grandstand in what was the third consecutive all-American Grand Slam girls’ final. Aged 16, Anisimova, the 4th seed, made her experience count, as she powered her way to a 6-0 6-2 victory over Gauff to win her first junior Grand Slam title. Wu managed to upset Argentine top seed Axel Geller 6-4 6-4 for...

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US Open Day 13 | Hewett and Reid, the doubles dream team triumph again

When it comes to lifting doubles titles at Grand Slams Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid seem to have found the recipe for success. A dash of daring and fearless play, a brush of bullying backhands that can knock even the strongest opponent off the court and a pinch of creativity to garnish. Blend them all together and what have you got? A tour de force of the tennis...

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US Open Day 13 | Top two seeds make the Boys’ final

For the first time since 2001, the top two seeds will meet in the US Open boys’ singles final on Sunday. Hours after top-seeded Axel Geller of Argentina booked his spot in the title match with a win over unseeded Russian Timofey Skatov on Saturday, second-seeded Wu Yibing of China staved off two match points to turn back the challenge of unseeded Emil Ruusuvuori of...

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