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 continues to build his confidence

While it isn’t a major event, the third Battle of the Brits is proving to be a real confidence builder for Andy Murray as he prepares for the Australian Open and the 2021 season.

He battled past Cameron Norrie 6-4 7-6(5) having saved a set point to force the second set tie-break and then claiming his second victory over the four-day event at the National Tennis Centre on his second match point with one of his trademark lobs onto the base line.

The Scot spoke optimistically about his prospects for 2021 last month, pointing to the hard work he had been doing on court and in the gym, and his movement was generally sharp during the two matches, his first being over Dan Evans two days ago.

Evans meanwhile, won his second match of three at the event in confident fashion, beating Liam Broady 6-0 6-2, while teenager Jack Draper, world ranked 303, followed up his victory over the British No.3 Norrie celebrated his 19th birthday with a 6-4 6-1 success over Jay Clarke while Anton Matusevich, also 19, beat the experienced former Davis Cup player James Ward 7-5 7-6(3).

On the women’s side Heather Watson, having beaten Katy Dunne 6-2 6-3 and Jodie Burrage 6-1 6-4 over the previous two days, continued her winning run by defeating beat Emma Raducanu 3-6 6-3 10-2.

Fran Jones won a lengthy two hour and 37-minutes when beating Jodie Burrage 7-5 7-6(6), while Eden Silva beat Naomi Broady 6-4 6-3 for her second win of the tournament and Katy Dunne won 6-3 3-6 10-2 against Alicia Barnett.



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