Sister defends Court

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Murray will not be travelling down under

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Laura Robson undergoes more surgery

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ATP Cup draw is made for Feb 1 kick-off

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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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New York | Edmund slips up at first hurdle

British number one Kyle Edmund’s hopes of joining compatriot Dan Evans in the second round of the US Open were dashed by Pablo Andujar after a four hour and 21-minute exhausting battle between the pair.

The 30th seeded Edmund reached the fourth round in 2016 but lost in the opening round last year. His latest loss means he has only won three of his last seven matches since being knocked out in the second round at Wimbledon.

He was confident before the event declaring: “I’m feeling excited, had a good week’s training, really enjoyed it and feel like I’ve been progressing nicely. What I’ve got right now is the best I’ve had in a while so it’s just about going and seeing what I’ve got out there on the match court. The conditions here suit me well, the balls fly off, I’ve always enjoyed it. I’m confident in terms of belief in myself in my game but I’m a realist, I haven’t won a huge amount of matches but feel I’ve also done a lot of good stuff.”

The revival he was hoping for didn’t materialise despite holding winning positions much as he has done in preceding matches, eventually capitulating to the 33-year-old world No.70 from Spain, 3-6 7-6(1) 7-5 5-7 6-2, a clay court specialist who hadn’t won at Flushing Meadows since 2014.

Edmund’s powerful game secured him the first set and should have provided a solid platform from which to go on and secure a win.

He certainly looked on course as he broke to lead in the second only for his opponent to strike back by simply adopting a defensive mode and returning every ball to frustrate the Briton.

Edmund rallied in the fourth and again held a lead in the decider only to find himself outplayed once more by Andujar’s tactics.



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