Vekić strikes first ball back in Palermo

Donna Vekić goes down in history as the first player to win a tour-level match in the post-shutdown era when, 5 months after the last WTA tournament took place, the Palermo Open re-started the WTA Tour on Monday on the Italian island of Sicily, while the pandemic that...

It’s a welcome return with an uncertain future

While the return of professional tennis is more than welcome, it is a cautious one bearing in mind that the Washington event on the ATP Tour was cancelled a few weeks back and there is still uncertainty regarding the US Open.

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.
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Glasgow | Jamie Murray & Smith reach doubles semi

Jamie Murray and John-Patrick Smith are one match away from winning the inaugural Murray Trophy – Glasgow after a straight sets win over Marek Gengel and Ramkumar Ramanathan on Saturday night.

It would be fun to win and know I’ve won a tournament in my home country Jamie Murray

The top seeds will play Ruben Bemelmans and Daniel Masur in Sunday’s final of the ATP Challenger tournament that Murray has worked with the LTA to curate.

Murray and Smith were dominant throughout as they cruised to victory within an hour and without dropping serve at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre.

Murray said: “We played well. We took good care of our serve. They started to come back into it at the start of the second set but we held strong on serve and then played a great game to break at 4-3.

“It’s a good level of event here. There are a lot of guys trying to earn the points to move up to the next level. It would be fun to win and know I’ve won a tournament in my home country.”

Elsewhere on Saturday, Alexandre Muller defeated Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5 1-6 6-4 to reach the first Challenger final of his career.

Muller will play 20-year-old Fin, Emil Ruusuvuori, who sealed his place in the final with a comfortable 6-1 6-3 victory over Jurij Rodionov.

The doubles final will take place at 1pm and the singles final at 3pm. Watch all the action live on BBC Sport.



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