Murray required medical treatment shortly after the win as temperatures continue to soar beyond the 40C mark
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Saturday 26 June 2010
The things that the British can learn from their American cousins, eh? The blazered honorary stewards from the shires are about as True Brit as they come, but one was bamboozled here when an American lady mentioned that she was pleased by the weather because it meant she didn't need her "bumbershoot".
Friday 25 June 2010
Sunday 24 January 2010
Elena Baltacha enjoyed the best win of her career last week, but the British No 1 wants to put on her boxing gloves and give her coach a pummelling. Nino Severino made his name working with kick-boxers and karate fighters and Baltacha believes some ring sessions could improve her fitness. "We did a bit of boxing a while ago and I'd like to do it again," Baltacha said. "It does work you hard. Physically it's very tough, but it's also good for your movement. The discipline you need in the ring is also useful in tennis. In a sport like boxing if you lose focus for one second it can be all over. We've looked into a lot of areas on the mental side and that has really helped my tennis." Was she worried that either of them would get hurt? "Nino is actually a bit scary," Baltacha said. "We sparred, though obviously he would never hit me hard. It was all very well controlled."
Thursday 31 December 2009
Andy Murray believes skipping his title defence in Doha this week will better prepare him as he aims to claim his first grand slam title at the Australian Open.
Wednesday 14 October 2009
The pain in his left knee dominated his thoughts here last night, but as Andy Roddick heads for home after his retirement from the Shanghai Masters he might consider that his scathing criticisms of the gruelling tennis calendar were perfectly timed.
Friday 21 August 2009
Roger Federer and Andy Murray moved towards a possible semi-final showdown at the Cincinnati Masters after contrasting third-round victories last night.
Saturday 08 August 2009
Top seed Andy Roddick enjoyed another straightforward win but second seed Juan Martin del Potro needed three sets to beat Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.
Friday 07 August 2009
The top-seeded Andy Roddick beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-3, 6-2 late on Wednesday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the American's first match since losing the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer.
Thursday 02 July 2009
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Andy Roddick made the profoundest acknowledgement when he declared that there is no way he will break Lleyton Hewitt mentally when the two face each other for the first time at Wimbledon today. "A lot of guys you can get on top of, you can get on top of their game, you can look for holes in it," Roddick observed. "Lleyton doesn't really have a lot of holes... you're definitely not going to get on top of him mentally. He's as sound there as anybody."
Sunday 28 June 2009
Andy Roddick wasn't born when "Boom Bang-a-Bang" was written, yet the title of Britain's 1969 Eurovision Song Contest entry perfectly sums up his tennis. The sixth seed served splendidly in his third-round match yesterday, deploying his primary weapon to devastating effect in overcoming the Austrian left-hander Jürgen Melzer 7-6 7-6 4-6 6-3.
Friday 26 June 2009
In May last year, a review into the integrity of tennis concluded that the professional game "is neither systematically nor institutionally corrupt" but The Independent yesterday obtained the clearest evidence yet that the tennis authorities are involved in a systematic and institutional cover-up of information related to suspected malpractice.
Friday 26 June 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Thursday 25 June 2009
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