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Murray will not be travelling down under

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Laura Robson undergoes more surgery

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ATP Cup draw is made for Feb 1 kick-off

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Barty joins Adelaide exhibition

Ash Barty’s hopes of joining the elite group of players in Adelaide for an exhibition on 29 January have been fulfilled as the women’s World No 1 has been named to take part with Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Bernades taken to Melbourne hospital

Brazil’s professional umpire Carlos Bernardes suffered a heart attack In his Melbourne quarantine hotel room and was rushed to hospital on Wednesday, where he is said to be ‘doing well’.

ATP-WTA merger notion stalls

The newly-elected 2021-2022 ATP Player Council includes the return to duty of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, all of whom have supported the notion of merging the ATP and WTA Tours, but the proposal has since stalled.

Murray still negotiating

While the coronavirus problems grow in Melbourne and a minority of quarantined players grumble at the inconvenience of the safety measures imposed on them, British tennis fans await the news as to whether Andy Murray will be allowed to compete

ATP Calendar update

The ATP has announced additions to their 2021 calendar as they continue to fit in opportunities for players to compete during these challenging times which have thrown the traditional calendar into disarray.
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De Minaur handed the Antalya title

Fourth seeded Alex de Minaur picked up his fourth title when he won the Antalaya Open after just seven-minutes following the eighth seed’s Alexander Bublik’s sudden retirement after just two games, forced into the decision by the ankle injury he picked up during his semi-final.

I got some quality wins and now I’m looking forward to returning to Australia, where I hope to have a good Aussie summer in front of a home crowd Alex de Minaur

The Kazakh had somehow managed to overcome it to defeat Jeremy Chardy in three sets but 24-hours later, after intensive physio, the problem became a hindrance and, with the Australian Open in mind, decided not to take the risk of aggravating it further.

The World No. 49 explained: “I twisted my ankle yesterday and finished with an adrenaline rush for the best win of my life. I was so lucky to win.

“I tried to play. I was in the physio room for three hours yesterday and I tried to get ready for the match today. It’s hard for me in my third ATP Tour final, and I’ve never gotten the win.”

Despite the disappointment of not completing the final, the 21-year-old Aussie, ranked 23, was satisfied with his week’s work saying: “I knew I’d put in a great pre-season, I felt good and ready to compete.

“I gave myself the best possible chance to go deep in this tournament.

“I have got matches at the start of the year. I am very happy with my level. I got some quality wins and now I’m looking forward to returning to Australia, where I hope to have a good Aussie summer in front of a home crowd.”

His run at the first event n the 2021 ATP Tour calendar saw him score victories over Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the first round, Bulgarian qualifier Adrian Andreev in the second round, sixth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the quarter-finals and second-seeded Belgian David Goffin in the semi-finals dropping just one set throughout the week (to Goffin) at the Limak Arcadia Sport Resort in Antalya.






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