Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Champion Andy Murray says he is calm, focused and ready

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray in happy place as he prepares to begin defence of his crown

Andy Murray’s body always tells him when Wimbledon is around the corner. “I just happen to get mouth ulcers at this time of year,” the Scot said as he looked ahead to beginning the defence of his All England Club title on Monday. “I had them last week. I’ve still got one of them, though the last few days I’ve felt fine. It might not be anything to do with nerves or stress. I don’t know.”

Andy Murray warms up for Wimbledon with a win at the Hurlingham club

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray in ‘better’ physical shape this year to enjoy challenge of title defence

The Scot will be seeded No 3 as a result of the All England Club’s policy of giving greater weight to past grass-court results

Bollettieri: 'I always seemed to cause a bit of a commotion'

Nick Bollettieri: Celebrated coach still going strong at 82

After 60 years in tennis, he has lost none of his energy and enthusiasm. He talks to Paul Newman about his remarkable career and his Wimbledon expectations

Victoria Azarenka came through her match against Camila Giorgi unscathed despite losing in three sets

Camila Giorgi: Italian beats Victoria Azarenka at Eastbourne in Aegon International

The world No 8 said she was pleased to have a good workout after the 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 defeat to Italy’s Camila Giorgi

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Stanislas Wawrinka interview: Slam win made me lose my way

Shock defeats since Australian Open victory culminated in racket-smashing tantrum at Queen’s but, world No 3 tells Paul Newman, he’s back on track

The Brit was beaten 6-2, 6-3 by Germany’s Tobias Kamke

Eastbourne: Dan Evans frustrated after falling at first hurdle

Dan Evans was left frustrated by his failure to take his chances after he was beaten 6-2, 6-3 by Germany’s Tobias Kamke on the first day of the Aegon International in Eastbourne today.

A buoyant Dimitrov on his way to a two-set victory

Aegon Championships 2014: Grigor Dimitrov repays Queen's faith by reaching final

Young Bulgarian to meet Lopez after beating racket-trashing Wawrinka in semi-final
Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer in May, less than six months after retiring

Nino Severino: ‘I’ve never known strength like my Elena’s'

As British tennis prepares to honour the memory of Elena Baltacha with charity mixed doubles at three venues tomorrow, the former British No 1’s husband has spoken publicly about her battle with liver cancer.

Michael Downey (pictured) says Bob Brett ‘will be great value’

Tennis: LTA hires former Becker coach Brett to close gap in Slam success

Nearly six months into his job as the Lawn Tennis Association’s chief executive, Michael Downey admitted here yesterday that “we are not getting the results as a nation that we should be getting”.

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