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ALTHOUGH THE first Davis Cup match was played in 1900, the centenary of the event has been brought forward a year, possibly to avoid clashing with other celebrations, such as those marking the 21st century and the millennium.

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MAGNETISM IS important if you are a tennis player. I had realised a year before that John McEnroe, whom I had paid no previous attention to, had it. He had been on a chat show, shirt half open, (this had nothing to do with it), being funny and clever. Not brattish and no sign of the fluffy cartoon hair.

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THERE WAS a 10-minute delay before the start of the Honda Challenge here yesterday afternoon. The carpet court had developed an unsightly wrinkle along one of its service lines, and a man with an iron arrived to try to smooth it away. Since an assortment of veteran tennis stars were about to attempt the same trick, it seemed rather appropriate.

Interview: John McEnroe - First among senior citizens

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Tennis: Rusedski's luck runs out for Hanover

GREG RUSEDSKI'S worst fears came true yesterday as Yevgeny Kafelnikov took the final place in the end-of-season ATP World Championships in Hanover.

Tennis: Henman set for Olympia doubles

TIM HENMAN, still battling to win a place at the ATP Championship at Hanover later this month, will make a rare appearance in London on 3 December, when he plays in a exhibition doubles match at Olympia. The British No 1 will partner the Iranian Mansour Bahrami against a pair still to be named.

Tennis: Henman ready for Olympia

TIM HENMAN, the British No 1, will make a rare home appearance when he competes in a special doubles event at the Honda Challenge at Olympia, London, from 3 to 6 December.

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SPORTING DIGEST: TENNIS

Tennis: McEnroe's 'toilet paper' volley at umpire

JOHN MCENROE was in familiar territory yesterday - winning a tournament and then having to defend himself after bursts of offensive behaviour.

Arts: To Shirley, with love

The dresses are gone, the voice is deeper - but the solo David McAlmont is still in search of his feminine side.

Troubled times for the Gazza of the green

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