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Hurkacz collects fourth title

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Maria Sakkari and Anett Kontaveit overturned the form books by taking out the two top seeds at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Saturday, upsetting Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova respectively, and they will now meet in Sunday’s final.

Mission impossible for Team World in Laver Cup

Team Europe have opened up a ten-point advantage over Team World following completion of the second day’s play of the Laver Cup at the TD Garden in Boston.

Swiatek to meet Sakkari as Kvitova faces Kontaveit in Ostrava semi-finals

Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the top seed at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open, came through another tough test from Elena Rybakina from Kazakstan to reach the semi-finals, where she will meet Maria Sakkari after the Greek took out home favourite Tereza Martincova.

Team Europe take 3-1 lead

Following a brief colourful opening ceremony the 2021 Laver Cup got underway at the TD Garden auditorium in Boston with the current champions Team Europe taking the majority of the points available to lead 3-1 into Day Two.

Murray succumbs to Hurkacz

Andy Murray’s Metz run was brought to an end by the top seeded Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who after a tight first set, eased himself into the Moselle Open semi-finals 7-6(4) 6-3.
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Murray Trophy – Glasgow 2020 postponed

The Murray Trophy, an ATP Challenger tournament scheduled for 13-20 September at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow, has been postponed until 2021 due to the enforced suspension of professional tennis because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent congested international tournament calendar for the remainder of 2020.

It is a shame that we have had to postpone this year’s Murray Trophy – Glasgow but after discussing it with the LTA, Tennis Scotland and Glasgow Life, I agree that this is the most sensible decision. Everyone who works so hard to make the event the best it can be and, given the circumstances, that is just not going to be possible next year. Jamie Murray

Due to be the 3rd year of the tournament organised in partnership between the governing body, Jamie Murray, Tennis Scotland and Glasgow Life, all parties agreed that it is not viable to run the event this year.

Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: “We are very disappointed to have to postpone this year’s event, especially given the progress we had made in the first two years of the tournament, working alongside Jamie, Tennis Scotland and Glasgow Life.

“However, the heavily congested tournament calendar players are facing when professional tennis resumes means that we could not guarantee the player field that this event deserves.

“Furthermore, the main objective of this event is to give local people the chance to see top level tennis up close, using the backdrop of the event to promote our sport across the city.

“Months of planning are required in order to do this well and, given that no one can be sure what restrictions around spectator sporting events in Scotland will look like in September, everyone involved in the Murray Trophy – Glasgow has agreed that it will not be possible to deliver this year.

“We want to concentrate on putting on the best possible event in 2021.”

Jamie Murray said: “It is a shame that we have had to postpone this year’s Murray Trophy – Glasgow but after discussing it with the LTA, Tennis Scotland and Glasgow Life I agree that this is the most sensible decision.

”Everyone who works so hard to make the event the best it can be and, given the circumstances, that is just not going to be possible next year.

“I’m looking forward to making 2021 the best year yet for the Murray Trophy.”

Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori won the singles title in 2019, beating France’s Alexandre Müller, 6-3 6-1, in the final, while Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko won the singles title in 2018, beating Italian Luca Vanni, 4-6 7-6(3) 6-4.

The doubles event was won by Belgian Ruben Bemelmans & German Daniel Masur in 2019 and by Spanish duo Gerard Granollers & Guillermo Olaso in 2018.

Jamie Murray, who is a 7-time Grand Slam doubles champion, reached the doubles final at this event in 2019 with John-Patrick Smith.






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