Sister defends Court

June Shanahan, Margaret Court’s sister, told Sydney radio station 2GB on Saturday that she was ‘disgusted’ at remarks made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews condemning the awarding of the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) to the legendary player.

Murray will not be travelling down under

Andy Murray will not be competing at the season opening grand slam and admits he is ‘devastated’ to be missing the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19 12 days ago.

Laura Robson undergoes more surgery

Britain’s Laura Robson’s hopes of making a full on-court comeback took another downturn when she underwent a third hip surgery last week.

ATP Cup draw is made for Feb 1 kick-off

In eleven day’s time, the tennis news will switch from recalcitrant players discussing the problems they are facing during quarantine to actual action on the court. That will be a moment to celebrate as the game moves closer to the first grand slam of the season when...

Is Australia shooting itself in the foot?

Australia seems intent on shooting itself in the foot, as participants in the first Grand Slam of the year continue to draw criticism while fur flies over the funding of the quarantining of some 1,200 overseas visitors and Margaret Court is tipped to receive the...

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

While the coronavirus problems grow in Melbourne and a minority of quarantined players grumble at the inconvenience of the safety measures imposed on them, British tennis fans await the news as to whether Andy Murray will be allowed to compete

ATP Calendar update

The ATP has announced additions to their 2021 calendar as they continue to fit in opportunities for players to compete during these challenging times which have thrown the traditional calendar into disarray.
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Murray beats Evans at the NTC

Most tennis fans are now looking ahead to 2021 and while the coronavirus pandemic continues to make next season’s calendar uncertain (especially now with this new mutation of the virus), players are taking a positive view.

Jamie Murray in conjunction with the LTA, are staging a four-day pared down version of last Summer’s successful British Tour at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton to provide our players with match play practice in preparation for the start of the Tours in January.

The event got off to a good start yesterday with Andy Murray securing his first win with a straight sets victory over the current British No.1 Dan Evans.

It was his first victory in two months having not played since withdrawing with a pelvic problem last October from the Cologne event after losing to Fernando Verdasco.

The 33-year-old Scot showed great form to post his 7-6(5) 6-4 win. He saved six break points in the first set before taking control in the tie-break and breaking Evans in the opening game of the second for the only break of the match.

He wrapped up the win on his fourth match point when Evans called his own shot out after two-hours and 32-minutes of play.

Kyle Edmund is not participating as he is still attempting to regain full fitness following knee problems. Another absentee is Jo Konta who had a disagreement over scheduling during the first edition of the event claiming she had only signed up for a limited number of matches.

That is also the case with Murray who has only agreed to play twice ad his second match will be against Cameron Norrie on Tuesday.

Evans however, plans to play a full quota of matches which are being played on a league table basis.



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