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The RFT sweep past Germany

The Davis Cup favourites, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, representing the Russian Tennis Federation rather than their country as it is banned from international competition for state doping violations, cruised into the final at the Caja Magica in Madrid, after...

Darlene Hard dies at 85

Darlene Hard, winner of 21 major titles in the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 85 in Los Angeles on Thursday at the Northridge Hospital after a brief illness, according to Mona Cravens, Director of Student Publications at the University of Southern California,...

Croatia knock Serbia out

Novak Djokovic's dream of leading Serbia to a second Davis Cup title was shattered on Friday when neighbours, Croatia, twice former campions, knocked them out of this year’s competition at the semi-final stage.

China pushes back on WTA decision to suspend Chinese tournaments

The diplomacy war is hotting up over the Peng Shuai affair, with China objecting to the WTA politicising sport and the IOC maintaining its quiet approach under on-going criticism, while the ATP and ITF fail to follow the WTA’s lead.

The RFT slip into the DC semis

Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev as expected, led the Russian Tennis Federation – Russia itself has been banned from international competition for state doping – to the semi-finals of this year’s reformatted Davis Cup brushing Sweden aside 2-0.

WTA suspends business with China

The WTA is making good on its threat to pull its business out of China by announcing that it will suspend tournaments in both China and Hong Kong unless the Chinese authorities take steps to address Peng Shuai’s allegations of sexual abuse and concerns for her welfare...

Djokovic pulls Serbia through to semis

Serbia reached the reformatted Davis Cup semi-finals in Madrid with a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan after the world No.1 Novak Djokovic came to the team’s rescue.

Konta retires

Former British No 1 Johanna Konta announced her retirement from competitive tennis at the age of 30 on Wednesday in London.

Why Peng Shuai remains of grave concern

The headlines may have died down, but Peng Shuai’s situation remains of grave concern as fears grow that the authorities in China are keeping the former Doubles World No 1 under wraps and preventing her from speaking freely.

Germany squeeze past Britain to reach Madrid.

In the second of the Davis Cup quarterfinals Germany upset Great Britain, squeezing past the favourites in Innsbruk 2-1 to make the Madrid semi-finals later in the week.
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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 (109,197).

I'd also like to say a huge thanks to my wife for all of her support over the years. And also my daughter who won't know what this means yet but maybe in a few years she'll appreciate it.

It was a record breaking third time that Murray has collected this award having previously also won it in 2013 and 2015.
“I’d like to thank everyone who voted. I really appreciate all of your support,” the 29 year-old Murray said after being presented with the trophy by former boxer Lennox Lewis, poolside in the Miami sunshine, where he is currently training in preparation for the new season.
“I’d obviously like to thank my team. They make a lot of sacrifices for me. They spend time away from their families at times of the year like this and I really appreciate all of your support.
“I’d like to thank my family as well. I think my mum’s in the crowd there – thanks for all of your help. My dad just got married 10 days ago. I miss you guys.
“I’d also like to say a huge thanks to my wife for all of her support over the years. And also my daughter who won’t know what this means yet but maybe in a few years she’ll appreciate it.
“I appreciate everyone’s support and congrats to all of the athletes there tonight. It’s been an amazing year for British sport and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
Having acknowledged the support of his family, Murray then surprised everyone by revealing that his wife had not voted for him, but for Nick Skelton!
“I’ve got a bone to pick with my wife because she actually told me about an hour ago she’d voted for Nick Skelton,Š— he said, adding: “Not smart from her with Christmas coming up!”
He also had time to pay tribute to the other outstanding British performances in the game.
Š—“ItŠ—Ès been a great year with Jo Konta finishing in the top 10,Š— he said. Š—“My brother finished No1 in the doubles and Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne in the Paralympics, and IŠ—Èm proud to be part of that.Š—






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