Rublev wins THIEMSs7 title

On a rain-interrupted Saturday in the Austrian Alps, Russia’s Andrey Rublev battled past Dominic Thiem, 6-2 5-7 [10-8], to win the THIEMs7 presented by Soccercoin invitational tournament in Kitzbühel, avenging the defeat at the hands of the local hero in straight sets...

WTA still hopeful China swing can take place

No 'final decision' has been made by China on cancelling events, the WTA says, despite authorities calling off most international sports events in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thiem battles past Bautista Agut into final

Dominic Thiem booked his place in the final of his own tournament after battling back from a set down to score a semi-final win over Roberto Bautista Agut in Kitzbühel on Friday.

Wimbledon’s prize money payout

Prize money set aside for this year’s Championships at Wimbledon will be distributed to those players who were set to take part at this year’s cancelled tournament, the AELTC announced on Friday.

Wimbledon makes further donations

Marking what would have been the second week of The Championships, the AELTC is donating 70,000 Championships tennis balls and towels to the LTA for its ‘Play Your Way’ campaign as part of The Club’s contributions to the recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

China cancels international events

The WTA’s plans to go ahead with the Asian swing of their tour was apparently scuppered when a press release from the Chinese press agency Xinhua on Thursday announced a decision by the General Administration of Sport of China to cancel all international events due to...

Murray unveils another event for top Brits

The success of the ‘Battle of the Brits’ recently played out behind closed doors in Roehampton, is to be repeated but this time featuring teams consisting of Britain’s best male and female players.

Thiem reaches semis in Austria but may miss US Open

Dominic Thiem is already guaranteed a semi-final slot at the THIEMs7 invitational tournament being held high in the Austrian Alps at Kitzbühel this week, having defeated both Casper Ruud and Jan-Lennard Struff in the round robin stages.

ITF to host virtual AGM

The ITF has announced that the 2020 ITF Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Saturday 21 November 2020 following the ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Djokovic now claims he is the subject of a witch-hunt

Novak Djokovic has attacked his critics following his disastrous Adria Tour which has been one of the one of the major topics of discussion in recent weeks on the tennis front.
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French Open | Murray gets a tricky draw

The French Open draw has been made and Andy Murray will open his campaign against the 85th-ranked Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in his bid to add a fourth grand slam to his trophy cabinet.

I have been training as well as I could the last few months but it’s just maybe in a couple of matches it’s just been a little bit flat Andy Murray

The French Open draw has been made and Andy Murray will open his campaign against the 85th-ranked Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in his bid to add a fourth grand slam to his trophy cabinet.
However, the world number one has not been at his best since climbing to the top of the rankings with rumours that he is still suffering from a virus circulating having overcome a series of illnesses and injuries these past four months.
Ivan Lendl will return to oversee his recovery at Roland Garros.
“I do think in this situation when I have been struggling, that having someone coming in with a fresh voice, different set of eyes, that can help and give you a different perspective,” Murray said. “And he’s been through some struggles in his own career, as well, when he was a top player, and he understands how to get out of it. He can definitely help me with that.
“If you achieve something quite big, it can be quite natural to maybe struggle for a few months. I have been training as well as I could the last few months but it’s just maybe in a couple of matches it’s just been a little bit flat.
“That’s where it is very important that when you do achieve something big, like when I won Wimbledon the first time, I felt like that was why I was playing, really. And I had achieved my biggest goal. It was, like, you feel a bit, I don’t know, a bit lost afterwards. You need to then reset your goals and, you know, maybe at times there has been a little bit of that.”
Murray made the final last year when he lost to Novak Djokovic but has yet to show the sort of form which saw him reach the title match.
Rafa Nadal has become the favourite to lift his 10th title at Roland Garros following his run in this season’s clay court swing collecting three titles in the process. The Spaniard faces Benoit Paire and should he get a good run going should face tye defending champion Djokovic in the semi-finals.
First round success for Murray could see the Scot facing Slovakia’s Martin Klizan or French wildcard Laurent Lokoli.
A potential major danger lurks in round three in the shape of 29th seed Juan Martin Del Potro, though at the time of the draw, the big Argentinian has yet to announce if he is fully recovered injury problems.
Third seeded Stan Wawrinka, could also provide problems though he did beat the Swiss in last year’s semi-final.
In the women’s draw, seventh seed Johnna Konta will play world No. 109 Hsieh Su-wei from Chinese Taipei in her opening round match. Success would mean her first win at Roland Garros.
Should she beat Hsieh, her second-round opponent would be either American Taylor Townsend or a qualifier, with a potential third-round meeting against France’s Caroline Garcia.
Heather Watson failed to qualify for the main draw after a comprehensive 6-0 6-3 final-round loss to Dutchwoman Richel Hogenkamp.
Elsewhere, the other British players all avoided seeds, with Kyle Edmund facing Gastao Elias of Portugal, Dan Evans taking on Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo and Aljaz Bedene meeting Ryan Harrison of the USA.
The women’s defending champion Garbine Muguruza insists there is no pressure on her despite a neck injury and questionable form.
“I consider myself as another player in the draw. I’m starting fresh,” the Spaniard said ahead of a first-round clash with 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone.
“It’s very strange to find first-round two past champions.
“She’s playing good. She played Bogota and another tournament where she reached the final or won. So I think she’s playing good on clay. It’s a good match to start.”



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