Venus launches Happy Viking business

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Federer recovers his RF logo

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WTA unveils comprehensive rebrand

Following the advance leaks of newly-named tournament tiers, the WTA unveiled a comprehensive new corporate identity on Wednesday that included a simplified numerical naming system for its Tour events.

Australian Open to be delayed by three weeks

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Halep loses early benefactor

Corneliu Idu, the Constanta businessman who sponsored Simona Halep in her early career, has died after catching Covid-19 on the day the former World No 1's documentary aired in Romania.

Murrays champion women’s discrimination on Sky

Sir Andy Murray and his mother, Judy, are presenting presenting a new docu-series for Sky Sports, highlighting discrimination of women in sport that is entitled Driving Force, and the first two episodes are available to watch on demand via Sky and NOW TV while the...

Melzer dismisses Djokovic’s accusation

The reasons behind Novak Djokovic’s failure to re-join the ATP Player Council were put in perspective by the Austrian Jurgen Melzer who completely dismisses the reason’s Djokovic has given for the Councils actions.

Pliskova appoints Bajin as her new coach 

After announcing a parting of the ways with Dani Vallverdu, Karolina Pliskova has added Sascha Bajin to her team for the coming season, who coached Naomi Osaka to the US Open title in 2018, the year he was named WTA Coach of the Year.

Tennis gone digital

Both the WTA and the ATP have recently announced extended digital services partnerships, the former with Stats Perform, its Official WTA Data Supplier, and the latter with Infosys as the Global Technology Services Partner and Digital Innovation Partner of the ATP.

Is the WTA ringing in the changes?

If reports in the media that we are hearing prove to be correct, then the WTA is to be congratulated for taking an important step towards standardising the professional game in the eyes of the general public, the fans.
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Cologne 2 get under way – Murray withdraws, Edmunds beaten

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the second week of Cologne where he was due to face Danilo Petrovic in his opening match, explaining that he is suffering from another pelvic problem, this time a form of tendinitis.

I’ve been practicing the last few days and trying to manage it, but after playing some points today, I decided it was not going to be good enough to play. Andy Murray

“I’ve been trying to deal with it in training, and in the matches, and unfortunately after my match here this week it’s flared up again,” he said in a Facebook Video.

“I’ve been practicing the last few days and trying to manage it, but after playing some points today, I decided it was not going to be good enough to play.”

No indication has been given as to how long he will need to recover from this latest setback but the 33-year-old former world number one who lost in his opening match last week, is expected to play the Paris Masters in two weeks’ time.

His problem has been described as ‘inflammation of the left psoas.’ It is a muscle that is located in the lumbar region of the spine and extends through the pelvis to the femur.

Kyle Edmund, Britain’s number two, lost in the first round to record his third straight opening-round defeat at a tournament.

The Yorkshireman ranked at 47, lost 6-4 6-0 to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, who is currently ranked nine places below him.

Nishioka broke in the fifth game of the first set, before sweeping through the second as Edmund struggled on serve.

American Steve Johnson, ranked 71, was delighted at finally getting the better of Marin Cilic, the ninth seed, for the first time in what was their sixth meeting, defeating the Croat 7-6(3) 6-4 after one-hour and 58-minutes.

“I would have paid a handsome fee for a couple of aces. I got one. I got one, just got back to 30-30 and played a couple of points where I got lucky. Today things just went my way”, said Johnson.

In other matches eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France made quick work of Australian Alexei Popyrin with a 6-2 6-2 victory as did his compatriot Gilles Simon who scored a 6-3 7-5 victory over Australia’s Jordan Thompson.

Frances Tiafoe takes out a seed in his opening match

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Meanwhile in Antwerp, at the European Open, American Frances Tiafoe, ranked 63, advanced to the second round when he dismissed sixth seed Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-3 7-6(6), wrapping up the match in one-hour and 21-minutes.

Another American had a less successful day as Tommy Paul lost 6-3 6-2 to the Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez while Ugo Humbert of France, ranked No. 38 advanced after his 6-4 6-3 defeat of Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium.



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