The sporting week ahead (05/06/11)

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Today

It's the men's final at the French Open tennis, so waste another few hours of your life in a darkened room mulling over whether Andy Murray will ever win a Grand Slam. Anyone who is suffering from football withdrawal symptoms should either consult a doctor or watch the England Under-21s warm up for the European Championships with a friendly against Norway. On second thoughts, just get a life.

Tomorrow

There's qualifying for The Open at Sunningdale so dust off your clubs and get down there. You never know. They're roaring around the Isle of Man on their bikes – but we advise you not to give that a try. And the grass-court tennis season gets underway at Queen's and Edgbaston, with the latter celebrating its 30th birthday.



Tuesday

It's the last day at Lord's, so you can expect the previous four and a half days to mean nothing as the match comes to a rip-roaring climax in the last two minutes. Unless Jonathan Trott has anything to do with it. Meanwhile in the Euro 2012 qualifiers there are no home nations on show but it could get decidedly frosty in the grudge match between Sweden and Finland somewhere in the Arctic circle.



Wednesday

The European Fencing Championships are lauched in Sheffield, so there should be plenty of steel on show.



Thursday

Usain Bolt drags himself round the track in the Diamond League in Oslo, but the "Super 8" in Glasgow, in which cities are pitted against each other – at athletics, not fighting – has been called off due to a lack of teams. Oh well.



Friday

England take on the Exiles in rugby league's International Origin match at Headingley, while on the other side of the Pennines Lancashire entertain Yorkshire in the T20 cricket. So it's the War of the Roses with a bit of slap and giggle thrown in.



Saturday

Warm up for your long holiday trek through the French countryside with the 24 Hours race at Le Mans. And that's about it. It might be time to tackle that overgrown lawn.

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