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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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US Open Day 4 | Nadal stays on course

The top two seeds remain on course for their scheduled semi-final meeting but both Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal suffered some scary moments before progressing into the third round.

It's true that I didn't play very well tonight but it's also true that I'm through to the next round Rafa Nadal

Earlier in the day Federer survived his second five-set match at this year’s US Open while Nadal, playing in the evening, was forced to recover from a set down by a gritty Japanese Taro Daniel before claiming his place 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-2.

It took him nearly three hours to book his place and the Spaniard struggled to find his form during the first set but he took charge in the second after recovering from an early break by speeding up the game and imposing himself on his opponent, finishing the match with 40 winners against 35 unforced errors.

Following the two-hour and 53-minute encounter, Nadal commented during his on-court interview on the Arthur Ashe Stadium: “All the matches are difficult, especially here where everyone wants to play their best.

“It’s true that I didn’t play very well tonight but it’s also true that I’m through to the next round.

“I am here to improve every day. I believe I can do it much better and I really feel I am going to do it much better,” Nadal added

 






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