Sister defends Court

June Shanahan, Margaret Court’s sister, told Sydney radio station 2GB on Saturday that she was ‘disgusted’ at remarks made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews condemning the awarding of the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) to the legendary player.

Murray will not be travelling down under

Andy Murray will not be competing at the season opening grand slam and admits he is ‘devastated’ to be missing the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19 12 days ago.

Laura Robson undergoes more surgery

Britain’s Laura Robson’s hopes of making a full on-court comeback took another downturn when she underwent a third hip surgery last week.

ATP Cup draw is made for Feb 1 kick-off

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Is Australia shooting itself in the foot?

Australia seems intent on shooting itself in the foot, as participants in the first Grand Slam of the year continue to draw criticism while fur flies over the funding of the quarantining of some 1,200 overseas visitors and Margaret Court is tipped to receive the...

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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Norrie strides into last eight

Cameron Norrie pulled off the win of the day to progress into the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open by when he dispatched the third seed Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.

I think I feel more comfortable as the week’s gone on. I’m pleased with where my game’s at Cameron Norrie

The British No.3 beat the Frenchman 6-2 7-5 taking full advantage of a brisk start to break him twice and set the ball rolling to pocket the opening set.

Mannarino, however, turned the tables at the start of the second leaping into a 3-0 lead and looked to have recovered sufficiently to force the match into a third when Norrie struck back to level in the sixth game and go on to clinch his last eight place six games later.

“That second set was a battle. There were some really long rallies, a lot of running. It was good to scrape through that,” Norrie admitted. “I think I feel more comfortable as the week’s gone on. I’m pleased with where my game’s at.”

He will face the eighth seed Frances Tiafoe who was taken the distance by his American compatriot Bjorn Fratangelo.

The 22-year-old Tiafoe recovered from a disappointing second set to reach the quarters 6-4 3-6 6-1.

“I told myself to swing at the ball,” Tiafoe said in his on-court interview. “I was pretty tentative in the first two sets. Even though I won the first set, I was behind the baseline a lot and he was running a lot of balls down. But then I freed up a little bit, and then it worked out.”

Earlier in the day, Ecuadorian qualifier Roberto Quiroz brought down the 41-year-old former champion Ivo Karlovic 6-2 6-4 for his fourth victory as a pro.

The 6’11” Karlovic, whose serve is his main weapon, was surprisingly broken three times as Quiroz reached the last eight of a tour event for the first time in his career.

He will face Poland’s fourth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz in the quarters, who defeated Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 6-2 6-4.



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