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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."

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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.

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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.

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Roger Federer and Andy Murray moved towards a possible semi-final showdown at the Cincinnati Masters after contrasting third-round victories last night.

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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.

Roddick enjoys successful comeback

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.

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Hewitt thriving on return from the brink

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."

Roddick uses express service to slow Melzer

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.

SW19 diary: Coy WTA raises fear with lack of transparency

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.

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