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Davis Cup

James Ward's cruel defeat leaves Britain with tough task

On a day when Britain’s Davis Cup team lost both their opening singles rubbers here against Russia in desperately tight five-set matches, it might not have been the best moment for Dan Evans to admit: “I don’t train hard enough and don’t work hard enough.”

Taxi for Pablo Andujar! James Ward marches on

"South of the River guv? Love to." Certainly if the journey is to Wimbledon, to see the Euston cab-drivers' son James Ward win a second-round place at Wimbledon for the first time.

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Off-colour Murray battles back to reach semi-finals

Andy Murray made it through to the semi-finals of the Miami Masters with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Janko Tipsarevic last night. But it was far from easy as the Scot battled illness in a lengthy match.

Federer lifts fourth Indian Wells title

Write off Roger Federer at your peril. Four months after ending one of the longest title droughts of his career, the former world No 1 last night claimed his sixth tournament in his last eight appearances when he won the Indian Wells Masters. Federer beat John Isner, of the United States, 7-6, 6-3 to win the Californian title for a record fourth time.

Britain moving on up after Evans heroics

Who needs Andy Murray? The absence of the world No 4 left Britain's Davis Cup team with an uphill task in their Europe Africa Zone Group One tie against Slovakia, but his replacement, Dan Evans, rose to the challenge for the second time in three days yesterday to secure a memorable victory at Glasgow's Braehead Arena.