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Andy Roddick

Elton John, Union Chapel, London

It was just Sir Elton and his grand piano for this intimate, power-ballad-laden recital of hits, the odd rarity (including, unexpectedly, "Sixty Years On" and the exquisite rock-stomp "Take Me to the Pilot", both from 1970's Elton John) and songs from his return-to-form album, The Union.

Murray overcomes wrist injury to curtail Nalbandian's fast start

Andy Murray, who knows how costly such injuries can be, took no risks after feeling pain in his right wrist midway through his match against David Nalbandian in the Paris Masters here yesterday. The Scot sent for a trainer but recovered to record an encouraging 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory and is hopeful that he did not sustain any lasting damage.

Oh well – there's always next year, say Scot's army of fans

Andy Murray arrived at Wimbledon yesterday riding on the hopes of a nation. By 7pm, he had the weight of British disappointment on his shoulders. But, as the sun set behind Murray Mound in the early evening, his legions of fans left their hero's patch of grass clinging to the consolation that "there's always next year".

Panel move to investigate 45 'suspicious' matches

An independent panel concluded yesterday that 45 professional matches from the past five years require further review because of suspicious betting patterns. The International Tennis Federation, the ATP, the WTA Tour and the four Grand Slams published the findings of the panel in a 66-page report.

Murray bemoans missed chances in Davydenko loss

A week in which you have beaten the world No 1 will always be a source of satisfaction but Andy Murray will also look back on the Barclays Dubai Championships as a missed opportunity after his defeat by Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals here yesterday. By disposing of Roger Federer in the first round Murray had opened up his route to a possible third final of the year, but instead it will be Davydenko, a player he had beaten in their three previous meetings, who will meet Feliciano Lopez, the world No 41, in today's semi-finals.

Federer rediscovers positive power

He committed just seven unforced errors in the course of the final two sets after 21st seed Kiefer's big hitting had rattled the world number one in the second set of their semi-final. Kiefer continually dictated rallies early on, but rash shots cost him the chance to break as he dropped serve in the fourth game of the opening set. Although the 21st seed saved two set points on serve, Federer reeled off two big winners to wrap up the first set in 44 minutes.

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