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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Murray getting ready for his return

Andy Murray still has the “fire in his belly” to “be a force to be reckoned with”.
That is the opinion of legend Chris Evert.

I love the fact that he has that faith in himself and his game is there. If he is 100 per cent healthy and moving well, Andy can still be a force to be reckoned with, there is no doubt about it Chris Evert

Murray, 34, who has had a groin problem, is battling to return to Grand Slam tennis at Wimbledon.

And he is aiming for a warm-up at Queen’s Club from 12 June after withdrawing from the Nottingham Open, which follows him turning down a wild card into the French Open.

The two-time champion of London SW19 recently played doubles at the Italian Open in Rome with fellow Brit Liam Broady. He made the second round in his first competitive outing since the start of March when he pulled out of the Miami Open due to injury.

Former world No.1 Murray has been on a stop-start comeback trail since being side-lined with a hip problem following a Wimbledon quarter-final defeat against American Sam Querrey in 2017. The Scot, who has only played singles in two ATP tournaments in 2021, has said his physical setbacks following hip resurfacing surgery two years ago have been “frustrating”.

But Evert believes the double Olympic champion can silence those who doubt he can be a hit once again on grass.

Evert, a Eurosport pundit, said: “He feels the tank isn’t empty yet. He’s still competitive, he still has the fire in his belly. Having injuries gives you that fire because you want to come back and you feel the injustice of why these issues keep happening to you.

“I love the fact that he has that faith in himself and his game is there. If he is 100 per cent healthy and moving well, Andy can still be a force to be reckoned with, there is no doubt about it.”

“Players at that level of the game just want to end their careers on their own terms. That’s why he keeps giving himself one more shot.”

Murray has been practising at the All England Club to get tournament-fit.
*Evert quotes from Tennis365.



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