Sport Jamie Murray (L) suffered from heat stroke following his victory with doubles partner John Peers (R) over Matt Reid and Luke Saville at the Australian Open

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

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British tennis chief Roger Draper shrugs off criticism

British tennis chief Roger Draper insists he will take recent criticism on the chin after claiming the Lawn Tennis Association are “an easy target” for people to “have a bit of a pop at”.

Double top: Ross Hutchins (left) and Colin Fleming celebrate victory

Fleming and Hutchins lift the gloom in Glasgow

It has not been the best of weeks for the Lawn Tennis Association, but at least Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins provided a ray of Easter sunshine yesterday. The pair's 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 Davis Cup victory over Ruben Bemelmans and David Goffin in Glasgow ensured that Britain's Europe/Africa Zone Group One tie would not be decided until today's final session, although Belgium remain clear favourites as they go into the last day with a 2-1 lead.

Sport Funding: Tennis and judo backing slashed

Sport England has cut funding to tennis and judo, owing to poor participation figures.

Andy Murray has decided not to play in Great Britain's Davis Cup tie with Belgium next month

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.

Dan Evans (pictured) on his way to victory over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko yesterday

Evans' superb start lifts Britain but Ward slips up

It has taken time for Dan Evans to show the maturity to match his undoubted ability, but the 21-year-old from Birmingham produced the finest performance of his career yesterday to give Britain's Davis Cup team a flying start in their Europe Africa Zone Group One tie against Slovakia.

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Andy Murray overcame a first-set scare to see off Ryan Harrison in the first round on Day 2 of the Open.

Andy Murray distances himself from British failings

Andy Murray was quick to distance himself from British tennis' latest let-down after securing his place in the second round of the Australian Open.

Andy Murray's mother Judy in talks with LTA over Fed Cup captaincy

Judy Murray is in talks with the Lawn Tennis Association over becoming the new Fed Cup captain, Press Association Sport understands.

Tearful Serena wobbles but regroups

According to its proprietor, the reigning champion's "butt is way softer than normal" this time round. But perhaps that is no bad thing, when you are flying by the seat of your pants.

Mahut and Isner ready for second round of epic battle

It takes just 10 seconds to read the 33 words printed on a new, oval plaque mounted outside Wimbledon's Court 18 to commemorate the longest ever tennis match, which took place at the All England Club a year ago.

Webchat: Greg Rusedski's fatherhood tips

The tennis legend shares his top tips on being a great dad ahead of Father&rsquo;s Day in today's live web TV show

Daniel Koellerer banned for life over match-fixing

Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer has been banned from the sport for life for match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said today.

Rafael Nadal through but fails to convince at French Open

Rafael Nadal enjoyed a smoother ride after his opening match malaise with a 7-5 6-3 7-6 win over fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the French Open second round today.

Elena Baltacha out of French Open

Elena Baltacha's French Open campaign came to an end in the second round with a 4-6 6-1 6-4 defeat by Vania King at Roland Garros this afternoon.

England 2018 chief joins the BOA board

Andy Anson, the former chief executive of England's unsuccessful bid for the 2018 football World Cup, has been announced as one of two new independent directors of the British Olympic Association.

Nadal hits top form to demolish Monfils

Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open semi-finals after dispatching Gaël Monfils 6-2, 6-2 yesterday. The top-ranked Spaniard needed only 75 minutes to get past the ninth-ranked Frenchman, who was broken four times.

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