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The Lion is the UTS2 king

Alexander ‘The Lion’ Zverev needed Sudden Death to beat Felix ‘The Panther’ Auger-Aliassime and become king of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown jungle on Sunday.

WTA Tour resumes in Palermo

The 31st Ladies Open Palermo kicks off in Sicily on Monday, marking the resumption of the WTA Tour after five months suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic and the exhibition events that have peppered the calendar since March wrapped up at the weekend.

The British Bulldogs just edge it

As the organiser of the Battle of the Brits Team event, Jamie Murray couldn’t have been more delighted that, after a week’s highly competitive play, the final outcome of the event wasn’t settled until the last match.

New York Empire win World TeamTennis 2020

New York Empire defeated Chicago Smash, 21-20 in a supertiebreaker, to win the 2020 World Team Tennis season in a nail-biting finish at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort on Sunday, and hoist the King Trophy for the first time.

UTS Finals on BBC Sport

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is an innovative competition organised by leading coach Patrick Mouratoglou at his academy in the south of France to help fill the void created by the suspension of the professional tours, and with matches split into quarters, a unique...

New York upset Philadelphia to meet Chicago in WTT Final

The two top seeds failed to make the final of World TeamTennis on Saturday at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia after the New York Empire upset favourites Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-18, and Chicago Smash took out Orlando Storm, 24-13.

Race to the line

Jamie Murray, the man behind the Battle of the Brit events, will be delighted that his team event has reached the final day with both teams sharing the points and the finishing line of 60, just ten matches away

US Open to go ahead

The USTA has confirmed that the US Open will go ahead as planned, alongside the Western & Southern Open tune-up event the week before, both with strict protocols in place.

Player tests positive at Palermo

The WTA’s woes continue as news broke of a player testing positive for coronavirus at the Palermo Open follows hot on the heels of the cancellation of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.

Watson and Edmund are Friday’s standout players

The Battle of the Brits Team event at the NTC is certainly proving to be a very competitive competition with a great atmosphere despite here being no spectators.
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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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