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Training to be allowed as ATP Cup abandoned

The government of Victoria state have reportedly acquiesced and granted permission for players to train during their 14-day quarantine to prepare for the Australian Open, the first grand slam of next season scheduled to kick off on the 18th January

Madrid to become a two-week joint event

Next year’s Madrid Open, which is a joint ATP and WTA event, will become a two-week event and is scheduled from 27 April to 9 May, 2021.

Tennis still waits for AO decisions

Following weeks of discuss, it now seems likely that the Australian Open will be delayed by a week or two from its scheduled start date of 18 January, according to the Sports Minister for Victoria.

Becker leaves German Tennis

Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has decided to leave his post at the German Tennis Federation at the end of the year because he says he no longer has the time to fulfil his role there.

Konta reunites with Zavialoff

Britain’s No 1, Johanna Konta, has reunited with her former coach Dimitri Zavialoff ahead of the 2021 season after a brief trial with Thomas Hogstedt in the summer and ending her curtailed 2020 campaign with just her hitting partner, Dan Smethurst.

Murray calls for players to be vaccinated

Tennis Australia is still struggling to get agreement on Covid-19 safety regulations for the first grand slam of the 2021 season which is due to start January 18.

Obituary – David N. Dinkins

New York’s first African-American Mayor and a benefactor for tennis died on 23 November at the age of 93.

Medvedev makes a clean sweep at the final O2

Daniil Medvedev has earned the biggest title of his career by winning the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 and hopes it will serve as a springboard to greater things over the next few years, as he attempts to follow his beaten rival to a Grand Slam triumph.
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Eastbourne | Corrie and Evans through; Murray’s doubles run ends

British No.2 Cameron Norrie (Glasgow) showed impressive fight to beat Jeremy Chardy 6-3 7-6(4), saving a set point at 5-6 in the second set, before going on to clinch the win on his first match point opportunity at the men’s Nature Valley International event in Eastbourne.

Norrie’s win sets up an all-British second round clash against Kyle Edmund, who’s seeded No.3 at Eastbourne, in the third match on Centre Court on Wednesday.

Dan Evans (Birmingham) showed impressive fighting spirit to beat No.8 seed Radu Albot on Tuesday.

Evans faced 10 break points during the opening set, saving nine of them and eventually clinching the set in a tiebreak. He secured two breaks in the second serve to run out the winner, 7-6(2) 6-2, and advance to a second-round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

“I was a bit lethargic at the start, but I got going and I’m pretty happy with the end of that match,” said Evans. “It’s a great week for me here to try and get some points on the board again.”

Qualifier James Ward (London) and wild card Jay Clarke (Derby) both lost hard-fought first round matches. Ward fell to fellow qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 2-6 6-3 6-1, while Clarke also won the opening set before conceding to Juan Ignacio Londero 6-7(5) 6-1 6-3.

 

 

 


Andy Murray (L) and Brazil's Marcelo Melo in actin at Eastbourne

In the men’s doubles, tournament top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah beat Andy Murray and Marcelo Melo 6-2 6-4 in what Murray described as a “tricky” match.

“Playing a match within 40 hours of finishing (at Queen’s) is quite a quick turn around,” said Murray. “Conditions here very different conditions to Queen’s court. It’s really slow out there. They returned extremely well, both of them, off both of our serves. Made it tough for both of us.”





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