Sister defends Court

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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

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ATP Calendar update

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Draper upsets Norrie

Teenager Jack Draper, one of Britain’s future stars, showed his potential when he posted the best win of his career by defeating Cameron Norrie in straight sets on the second day of the Battle of the Brits exhibition series.

Draper, 18, and ranked 303rd in the world, triumphed 7-6(5) 7-6(4) over the world No71 Norrie and British No.3 on Monday at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Meanwhile British No 1 Dan Evans recovered from his defeat on Sunday by Andy Murray to beat Jan Choinski 7-5 6-0 while Liam Broady was taken to three sets James Ward before securing his 3-6 7-6(0) 10-8, while Aidan McHugh defeated Anton Matusevich 6-4 2-6, 10-8.

On the women’s side Heather Watson eased past Jodie Burrage 6-1 6-4 and Emma Raducanu defeated Katy Dunne 6-1 6-4, Beth Grey won 6-2 6-2 against Naomi Broady, and Eden Silva beat Alicia Barnett 6-2 2-6 10-7.

The event, the original brainchild of Jamie Murray, has been organised by the Lawn Tennis Association to help British players prepare for the 2021 season with competitive matches after their schedules had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

No ball girls or ball boys are being used at the event, although there are umpires and officials.

Tuesday’s schedule:

Court One: Eden Silva v Naomi Broady, Jack Draper v Jay Clarke, James Ward v Jan Choinski, Alicia Barnett v Katy Dunne.
Court Three: Jodie Burrage v Francesca Jones, Dan Evans v Liam Broady, Andy Murray v Cameron Norrie, Heather Watson v Emma Raducanu.



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