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Emma Raducanu vs Ena Shibahara LIVE: Tennis scores and updates from Nottingham Open

Follow all the live action from Emma Raducanu’s return to grass ahead of Wimbledon this summer

Sonia Twigg
Tuesday 11 June 2024 17:54
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Emma Raducanu beat Ena Shibahara in straight sets on her first game on grass for over 700 days at the Nottingham Open.

The 21-year-old made the most of the home advantage, taking the first set 5-1, and then despite a small falter at 5-1 up in the second when she was broken twice in succession, she fought back to win the match.

Raducanu skipped the French Open to focus on her fitness, but said she was in a good place ahead of the Nottingham Open, and showed some of what she is capable of in her first match, where she served four aces and wrapped up victory in an hour and 10 minutes.

Ons Jabeur is also in action and the former Wimbledon finalist takes on Camila Osorio later today.

Andy Murray will begin his grass court season in Stuttgart as his Wimbledon preparation could also be the start of a farewell, and he has previously indicated this could be his final season before retirement.

Defending champion Katie Boulter edged past Harriet Dart yesterday, with the latter left furious after a line call. Dart offered a £50,000 bet to the umpire in the ill-tempered affair.

Relive all the action from Nottingham below plus the latest from Stuttgart as Andy Murray returns:

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Andy Murray’s preparations for expected final Wimbledon hit by Stuttgart Open exit

Andy Murray’s preparations for what is expected to be his final Wimbledon got off to an inauspicious start as he lost in the first round of the Stuttgart Open.

The two-time SW19 champion headed to Germany to get some match practice ahead of his home grand slam which begins next month, but he went down 6-3 6-4 to Marcos Giron.

It was the opposite of what Murray was hoping for and we could be entering the final weeks of the 37-year-old’s stellar career after he hinted at retirement this summer.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:54
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Emma Raducanu fumes over line calls despite victory in Nottingham Open first round

Emma Raducanu said she was on the end of some “insane” line calls which left her feeling like it was “two v one” in her first-round victory at the Nottingham Open.

Less than 24 hours after British compatriot Harriet Dart described the standard of line-calling as “pretty appalling” in her defeat to Katie Boulter, where she offered to bet the chair umpire £50,000 she was wrong about a call, Raducanu was on the wrong end of some questionable decisions.

But she did not let it affect her and began her latest career reboot with a comfortable 6-1 6-4 over Japanese Ena Shibahara.

Emma Raducanu fumes over line calls despite victory in Nottingham Open first round

Raducanu was on the wrong end of some questionable decisions.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:52
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Andy Murray beaten 3-6 4-6 in straight sets by Marcos Giron

More from Giron: “I had to enjoy the experience. It would have been easy to not look at it as half glass full so I was excited to try and get a lesson from him [Murray].

“He’s won so many big tournaments, the Olympics, Wimbledon a couple of times. I was looking at his record, he’s won 700 and something matches, it’s unreal what he’s done in his career.

“For me to be able to play him on the grass was really cool. I pumped to get the win here, on tour it’s really tough, every player is so damn good and the margins are really small.

“I like playing on grass, it’s fun.”

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:16
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Andy Murray beaten 3-6 4-6 in straight sets by Marcos Giron

Here’s a bit of reaction from Marcos Giron: “For me, I grew up watching Andy and it’s truly an honour to be on court with him. To beat him I’m truly grateful, I’m sure he hears that enough and would have loved to beat me but I’m really happy with the win.

“Thank you everybody for coming out, it’s really fun and more meaningful to be able to play here with you guys.”

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:12
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Andy Murray beaten 3-6 4-6 in straight sets by Marcos Giron

Marcos Giron will now face another Brit, in Jack Draper, during the second round of the Stuttgart Open and Andy Murray will have to wait to play his 1000th match.

Are we seeing the end of Murray’s professional career? That was a tough one to watch.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:09
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Andy Murray beaten 3-6 4-6 in straight sets by Marcos Giron

That’s got to be a hurtful defeat for Andy Murray. He’ll be back at Queen’s next week where he will play his 1000th professional match.

That’ll be the last tournament for Murray before Wimbledon.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:05
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Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 Marcos Giron

The crowd gets involved to encourage Andy Murray as Marcos Giron takes a 30-0 lead. Murray can’t respond as the American drives a forehand to the back corner to set up three match points.

He only needs one!

Murray is beaten in straight sets. That is the first time Giron has beaten a former world number one.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:03
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Andy Murray 3-6 4-5 Marcos Giron*

Murray’s under pressure again. Giron takes the game to 30-30 but the Scot sends a serve down the middle and watches as his opponent smokes a backhand over the back of court.

Murray then secure his own hold with a blazing winner. Giron will now serve to win this match.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 17:00
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*Andy Murray 3-6 3-5 Marcos Giron

At 15-15, Giron misses out on his first serve meaning Murray steps into court. He whips at a backhand and drills yet another shot into the net. He’s just not been on form today.

That’s wonderful! Giron latches onto a ball that bounces at his feet. He swings low and rolls his wrists over the ball, getting it over the net with enough power to pass Murray and secure him the point!

The American is then gifted the game as Murray errors. He’s now one away from winning the match.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 16:57
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Andy Murray 3-6 3-4 Marcos Giron*

Very good from Murray who holds serve to keep himself in the match. He needs to break Giron soon or else the American will have a couple of chances to secure his progress to the next round.

Mike Jones11 June 2024 16:54

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