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Norrie expects top players to skip Wimbledon after ATP decision

British No 1 reacts after ATP remove ranking points from event Norrie says championship is now ‘almost like an exhibition’ Cameron Norrie believes that some top players will decide not to compete at Wimbledon this year after the ATP and WTA opted to revoke ranking points from the tournament in light of the decision to […]

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Teenager Carlos Alcaraz hailed as ‘new superstar’ after Madrid Open title

19-year-old beats German 6-3, 6-1 for second Masters title Spaniard beat Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic on way to final Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz capped another impressive week with a straight-sets victory over Alexander Zverev on Sunday to win the Madrid Open and become the second-youngest player to win two Masters 1000 titles. His comfortable […]

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Emma Raducanu hits the heights in straight-sets win over Marta Kostyuk

Briton into third round at Madrid Open after 6-2, 6-1 victory Jack Draper and Dan Evans win their first-round matches The positive momentum established by Emma Raducanu in recent weeks appears to be growing steadily. In the second showdown of a budding generational rivalry Raducanu produced her best performance since the US Open by eviscerating […]

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Emma Raducanu’s blisters are latest setback as she adjusts to grind of tour

The physical demands of elite tennis are relentless but there is optimism the US Open champion can become more robust If there is anything that Emma Raducanu’s career since her US Open triumph has reinforced beyond doubt, it is just how difficult the day-to-day grind of life as a professional tennis player is. The physical […]

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Dilemma over Russian athletes threatens to tear sports down the middle | Sean Ingle

Some governing bodies will allow athletes to compete if they distance themselves from the Putin regime, but is this fair on their Ukrainian opponents? When the horrors inflicted on Bucha’s residents emerged last week, the Russian grandmaster – and serial Vladimir Putin apologist – Sergey Karjakin was asked for his response. “Have you seen the […]

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Cameron Norrie beats Hugo Gaston to continue top 10 push in Miami

Norrie will face Casper Ruud in fourth round Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Heather Watson all out Cameron Norrie overcame a late wobble to defeat Hugo Gaston and move into the fourth round of the Miami Open. Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Heather Watson all fell on Saturday to leave Norrie as the only British […]

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Emma Raducanu beaten in three sets by Petra Martic in Indian Wells

British 11th seed loses 7-6 (3), 4-6, 5-7 to 31-year-old Croat Andy Murray loses second-round match to Alexander Bublik Emma Raducanu’s time at Indian Wells came to an end on Sunday as she was defeated 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 by Petra Martic of Croatia in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. The Briton […]

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‘Amazing spirit’: Yastremska donates Lyon Open prize money to Ukraine

World No 21 loses final 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Zhang Shuai ‘You guys are so strong,’ Yastremska tells compatriots The Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska said she would be donating her prize money to help support her homeland after finishing as runner-up to Zhang Shuai at the Lyon Open. The 21-year-old Yastremska and her 15-year-old sister, Ivanna, […]

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Novak Djokovic sets sights on Olympics in Paris and return to Australia

World No 1 wants a chance to win another title in Melbourne Serb says events this year were ‘totally unexpected’ Tennis world No 1 Novak Djokovic said he has unfinished business at the Olympics and will be gunning for gold at Paris 2024, adding that he is keen to return to Australia despite his deportation […]

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Peng Shuai says Weibo post sparked ‘enormous misunderstanding’

Tennis star gave an interview to French sports daily L’Équipe on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, accompanied by a Chinese official Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has given her first interview to an independent media organisation since she alleged on Weibo that a senior Chinese official had coerced her into sex, saying […]

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