Herbert & Mahut claim second Roland Garros doubles title

France claimed the Men’s Doubles title on Saturday when Pierre-Hughes Herbert & Nicolas Mahut defeated Alexander Bublik & Andrey Golubev from Kazakstan, 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4, to become the first all-French team to win twice at the clay-court major since World War...

Krejcikova bags French Open title

It was nip and tuck but, at the last, it was unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova who hoisted the French Open trophy aloft after a 3-set victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No 31 seed, in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

Swiatek and Krejcikova to meet in Paris Doubles Final

Iga Swiatek may have lost her singles crown at Roland Garros but she has her eyes firmly set on taking home the French Open doubles title with her partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the pair will have to navigate past Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, who...

Nadal is brought down in classic

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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Wilander believes Murray can go deep at Wimbledon

Andy Murray is set to take on 2020 French Open women’s champion Iga Swiatek in practice as he builds up for a Grand Slam return at Wimbledon.

I do think it’s very reachable for him to get to the fourth round or the quarters Mats Wilander

The two-time All England champion is on an ‘on-off’ comeback road following a long-term hip problem and more recent groin trouble.

And the Brit, a former world No.1, has agreed to go on a grass court with Swiatek.

It follows a request from the Pole who practised with defending male Paris champion Rafa Nadal, another who has topped the rankings, prior to her Roland Garros defence.

Murray tweeted after watching the swashbuckling Swiatek overcome Marta Kostyuk in their last-16 encounter in the French capital: “Love watching @iga_swiatek.”

The 20-year-old ace, Junior Wimbledon champion in 2018, replied: “Thank you Sir Andy! Are you by any chance up for a practice? I really need to improve my skills on grass,”

And Murray, 34, answered: “Anytime. Just promise to go easy as I’m a bit old and fragile now.”

Murray’s mum Judy claimed her youngest son is “desperate to get back into competition”.

She said: “He loves the game, loves competing. He’s a real warrior, we all know that. So he’s desperate to get back into competition again. Fingers crossed for Queen’s (next week) and Wimbledon (in the following two weeks).”

Judy reckoned Andy can be inspired by Roger Federer, another who has had injury problems.
She said: “Look at Roger. Still going strong at 39. Andy’s only 34?”

Has Murray several more years in the game? Judy, talking to the BBC, said: “I hope so.”

Mats Wilander, a Eurosport pundit and former world No.1, has backed Murray to have a run in London SW19 this year.

Murray turned down a wild card into Paris to be tournament-fit for grass.

Wilander said: “He can definitely get to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for sure. Absolutely.
“He can have a couple of heroic efforts on Centre Court against lower ranked players get a little bit of confidence.

“Obviously the draw is massive. I do not know if he gets drawn against Tsitsipas in the first round or obviously Novak, Rafa, and Roger, but if its Tsitsipas in the first round that’s a problem.

“But if he gets to win a match gain some confidence and then suddenly thrown into the fourth round against Tsitsipas and we are all fired up and it’s live or die for him, Murray can beat those guys.

“For sure he can beat Tsitsipas, Zverev, and Medvedev and all those guys. I am not sure about Novak and Rafa because I think they refuse to lose to him these days – unless he has a great serving day then there is a chance.

“I do think it’s very reachable for him to get to the fourth round or the quarters. Maybe he could even beat Roger but Rafa and Novak, [but that] might be slightly out of his league at the moment.”



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