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Murray required medical treatment shortly after the win as temperatures continue to soar beyond the 40C mark

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Laura Robson had won just two matches in six tournaments before beating Rybarikova

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Drama tends to follow Laura Robson wherever she plays and the 19-year-old Briton's latest tournament ended in typical fashion in Madrid. Robson, who was attempting to win a place in the quarter-finals of a WTA Premier event for the first time, led Ana Ivanovic 5-2 in the final set but went on to lose 5-7, 6-2, 7-6.

James Ward (No 214) will be Britain’s lead singles player

Ross Hutchins helping Britain while he battles cancer

Doubles player pores over videos of Davis Cup opponents, as Ward leads singles charge

Roger Draper is stepping down

Roger Draper to quit LTA after years of criticism

Roger Draper, one of the most criticised figures in the recent history of British sports administration, is to step down from his post as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association in September. The announcement follows the recent appointment of David Gregson as independent chairman of the LTA board.

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Tennis funding withheld by Sport England

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Paul McGinley with Rory McIlroy at the Vivendi Trophy in 2009

Draper seeks to serve up the net gains from a glorious 12 months

Revelling in the success of a remarkable year would be easy. But Roger Draper’s responsibility as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association is not just to the top of British tennis and the present, but to the roots of the game and its future too.

Heather Watson puts on a true Brit show on Centre Court

The green pastures of SW19 are not usually the place to find solace when, every two years, England's footballers tumble out of a tournament and the nation's sporting spotlight turns on tennis. Andy Murray aside – and he is, of course Scottish – Britain's tennis players usually make the footballers look good. Yesterday was different.

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Playing in the final of the Aegon Championships at Queen's, Nalbandian kicked out at an advertising panel and in the process injured a line judge. With blood pouring from Andrew McDougall's leg, it dawned on the Argentinean what a fool he had been. Nalbandian was disqualified for

You cannot be serious: When tennis players have a tantrum

David Nalbandian kicked out at an advertising panel and inadvertently drew blood from a line judge yesterday.

Grigor Dimitrov hits a forehand return to Kevin Anderson yesterday

Smith tells young Britons: Use clay to shape your talent

As the first major event of the grass-court season limped towards its final weekend here yesterday, Britain's Davis Cup captain outlined the importance of clay-court tennis for the nation's future generations.

British trio handed Queen's wild cards

British trio Jamie Baker, Oliver Golding and Liam Broady have been handed wild card places for next week's AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club.

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