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

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is an innovative competition organised by leading coach Patrick Mouratoglou at his academy in the south of France to help fill the void created by the suspension of the professional tours, and with matches split into quarters, a unique...

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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Marbella | Norrie springs Davis Cup surprise

After a spirited effort by Great Britain’s Liam Broady as he went down 3-6, 4-6, 6-7 to Spain’s Albert Ramos Violas, 22-year old debutant Cameron Norrie registered one of the outstanding results in British Davis Cup history by coming back from two sets to love down to defeat world number 23 Roberto Bautista Agut  4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. To win a live Davis Cup singles rubber on Spanish clay is a rare feat indeed, but for Norrie to do so having never played a five set match before and having zero clay court experience makes his achievement all the more remarkable.

Throughout the four-hour match Norrie matched Bautista Agut’s groundstrokes but was often one step ahead when it came to delivering the knockout blow. The Spanish player had treatment on his left thigh after losing the 4th set, but continued to fight all the way to the finish. Towards the end Norrie left the Spaniard flat-footed with a stream of forehand winners, and Bautista Agut’s puzzled glances across to Sergi Brugera spoke volumes, as did the Spanish captain’s shrugs of disbelief in reply. Norrie had quite simply produced a world-class performance which no-one could have foreseen.

With the tie now poised at 1-1, Saturday’s doubles takes on a whole new complexion. Whatever the eventual outcome of the tie, today’s play has proved beyond doubt the value of the best-of-five sets format.




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