NEW

Paris | Fruhvirtova and Noskova lead the charge in Roland Garros qualifying

The French Open at Roland Garros, which begins on Sunday, beckons and 128 hopefuls are embarking on their journeys in the qualifying event, hoping to win 3 matches to gain entry into the main draw headlined by the World No 1 Iga Swiatek.

WTA Roundup – Paris, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg and Rabat

W125 Trophée Lagardère American Claire Liu claimed the biggest title of her career by winning the inaugural Trophée Lagardère in Paris, defeating Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, 6-2 6-3, in the final on Sunday in an hour 37 minutes.

London | Laura Robson retires from competition

Former British No 1 Laura Robson has decided to formally retire from competitive tennis after her long battle with injuries that curtailed her on-court career.

Strasbourg | Stosur makes surprise singles appearance

Aussie Sam Stosur made a surprise appearance in the singles in the Internationaux de Strasbourg on Sunday after having announcing at the Australian Open that she was retiring from singles play.

Paris | Svitolina and Monfils are expecting a baby daughter

Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils are expecting their first child together, the couple have announced on their individual social media accounts on Sunday.

Rome | Swiatek shatters Jabeur hopes in final

20-year old Iga Swiatek continues to amaze as the World No 1 won her 5th WTA tournament in a row at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, successfully defending her title with an emphatic 6-2 6-2 win over Ons Jabeur and cementing her status as the game’s best...

Rome | Djokovic sweeps up sixth title

The Rome Masters Final nearly became a mirror image of the disappointing and one-sided final played out last week in the Madrid title round following Novak Djokovic’s domination of Sefanos Tsitsipas in the first set.

Rome | Stunning Swiatek sweeps aside Sabalenka to meet Jabeur in final

Defending champion Iga Swiatek swept past Aryna Sabalenka into the Internazionali BNL d’Italia final in Rome on Saturday, notching up her 27th consecutive win, and she will meet Ons Jabeur, who found her way past Daria Kasatkina into the last 2 after saving a match...

Rome | Djokovic reaches new milestone

Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet in the Rome Masters final in what is a repeat of last year’s classic French Open title decider -- won by the Serbian from two-set to love down – and could provide an indication of the state of the individual players’...

Rome | It’s Swiatek v Sabalenka and Jabeur v Kasatkina in Last 4

Iga Swiatek sunk Bianca Andreescu’s boat to reach the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Friday where she will take on Aryna Sabalenka, a 3-set winner over Amanda Anisimova, while Ons Jabeur staged a stunning come-back win to get past Maria...
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

London | McIntyre catches Murray out for Sport Relief

Michael McIntyre and his film crew gave Sir Andy Murray a rude awakening.

Fortunately Britain’s greatest-ever tennis star saw the funny side of things when Michael McIntyre played the prank on him in aid of Sport Relief 2018.

When Andy Murray went to bed, he was not expecting to have a comedian and camera crew invading his hotel room, but that was what happened to him and he was dumbstruck when he found Michael McIntyre peering over him late at night.

Probably the most challenging Midnight Gameshow we've done yet but it was so worth it. Thankfully Andy saw the funny side and he was a great sport throughout. I can't wait for everyone to see it. Michael McIntyre

With the help of Andy’s team and family, Michael snuck into his room where he was staying in St George’s Park so he could play in Michael’s Midnight Gameshow.

The sketch is taken from Michael’s TV show, Michael McIntrye’s Big Show, and as is tradition in Sport Relief, Andy is challenged by other famous faces to answer quiz questions in his bedroom.

“When I went to sleep, Michael McIntyre was the last person I expected to see at the foot of my bed in the middle of the night!” Murray admitted.

“Once I got over the initial shock and managed to wake up, I had fun and it is great that it will help to raise money for such a good cause.”

McIntyre added: “The minute the idea was mentioned I knew we had to make this happen.

“Probably the most challenging Midnight Gameshow we’ve done yet but it was so worth it.

“Thankfully Andy saw the funny side and he was a great sport throughout. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

It took months of planning to pull off the prank, and Murray was certainly not dressed to receive his guest.

The segment airs on 23 March on BBC 1 during Sport Relief alongside sketches starring a whole host of stars including Freddie Flintoff, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness and Claudia Winkleman.

Murray was staying at St George’s Park where he was training as he continues his comeback from injury.

After recently undergoing surgery for a hip issue in Melbourne, Australia, Murray hopes to pick up his career where he left off, at the end of a 37 week run as the best player in the world.

Dr. John O’Donnell, one of the best hip surgeons in the world, carried out the operation and was happy with the outcome.

Murray initially began his consultations with O’Donnell in 2008 due to some minor issues with his hip.

While he initially rejected the idea of surgery, he changed his mind after a good deal of consideration.

The mental and physical tiredness that his hip issues took their toll on his ability to compete but now, with the correct management, he should make a full recovery.

Murray aims to reduce the amount of tournaments that he commits to, and will put together a schedule that provides him with more recovery time between appearances.

He is targeting the grass-court season for his return but may make an early appearance at one of the new ATP Challenger events scheduled for late May.

Murray is determined, however, to make sure that he is one hundred percent ready to play before returning to the sport.






Previous

Next

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.