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AO Junior Champion charged

Reigning Australian Open boys’ singles champion Oliver Anderson has been charged with match fixing. Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit detectives charged the 18-year-old from Brisbane by summons with engaging in conduct that corrupts a betting...

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Arise Sir Andy Murray!

Andy Murray was awarded a knighthood in the 2016 New YearŠ—Ès Honours list unveiled last night which also includes double Olympic champion Mo Farrah and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill as a...

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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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