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The Lion is the UTS2 king

Alexander ‘The Lion’ Zverev needed Sudden Death to beat Felix ‘The Panther’ Auger-Aliassime and become king of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown jungle on Sunday.

WTA Tour resumes in Palermo

The 31st Ladies Open Palermo kicks off in Sicily on Monday, marking the resumption of the WTA Tour after five months suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic and the exhibition events that have peppered the calendar since March wrapped up at the weekend.

The British Bulldogs just edge it

As the organiser of the Battle of the Brits Team event, Jamie Murray couldn’t have been more delighted that, after a week’s highly competitive play, the final outcome of the event wasn’t settled until the last match.

New York Empire win World TeamTennis 2020

New York Empire defeated Chicago Smash, 21-20 in a supertiebreaker, to win the 2020 World Team Tennis season in a nail-biting finish at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort on Sunday, and hoist the King Trophy for the first time.

UTS Finals on BBC Sport

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New York upset Philadelphia to meet Chicago in WTT Final

The two top seeds failed to make the final of World TeamTennis on Saturday at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia after the New York Empire upset favourites Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-18, and Chicago Smash took out Orlando Storm, 24-13.

Race to the line

Jamie Murray, the man behind the Battle of the Brit events, will be delighted that his team event has reached the final day with both teams sharing the points and the finishing line of 60, just ten matches away

US Open to go ahead

The USTA has confirmed that the US Open will go ahead as planned, alongside the Western & Southern Open tune-up event the week before, both with strict protocols in place.

Player tests positive at Palermo

The WTA’s woes continue as news broke of a player testing positive for coronavirus at the Palermo Open follows hot on the heels of the cancellation of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.

Watson and Edmund are Friday’s standout players

The Battle of the Brits Team event at the NTC is certainly proving to be a very competitive competition with a great atmosphere despite here being no spectators.
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Murray reveals ‘shin issues’ but gets ready for ATP Tour

Having just been pipped for a place in the final of Battle of the Brits competition by Dan Evans, Andy Murray has withdrawn from the final day’s schedule in which he was to play a Cameron Norrie in a third-place play-off.

Some of the tennis this week has been very encouraging, I just wasn’t able to do it for long enough in the matches. That’s something that when I was up at the top of the game and competing regularly, my level was the same throughout whereas I’m struggling to maintain that, probably just with lack of matches Andy Murray

Murray has withdrawn from the event sponsored by Schroders, being held behind closed doors at the NTC in Roehampton, citing ‘issues with his shins’ as precautionary measure before returning to the ATP Tour in August.

The Scot said he didn’t want to aggravate a niggling injury any further by playing five matches in six days.
His place is being taken over by James Ward.

Despite that niggle, Murray is happy with the overall progress he has made during the week.

“I thought I started the match well and then like in all of my matches this week, my levels dropped off a bit after that,” he said after losing his semi-final to Dan Evans.

“I’ve just not been able to sustain a high level for long enough. My game is there, I just need more time to practise and prepare and I’ll get there.

“It was a big step up this week from what I’ve been doing, and I coped with it physically relatively well, I thought I moved better with each match and was a bit more confident. It was a positive week.

“Some of the tennis this week has been very encouraging, I just wasn’t able to do it for long enough in the matches.

“That’s something that when I was up at the top of the game and competing regularly, my level was the same throughout whereas I’m struggling to maintain that, probably just with lack of matches.”

Murray suggested he will not compete again until the ATP Tour resumes with the Citi Open, which is scheduled to start on August 14 but not the Cincinnati Masters scheduled for the following week on the Flushing Meadows courts prior to the US Open.

“It’s just so close to a slam and I would hate to pick up a niggle or something that prevented me from playing in New York.

“I would rather play Washington and miss the event the week before the US Open, if they all go ahead.”






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