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Michael Downey: 'Hunger for success key to future of British tennis'
Michael Downey, the Canadian entrusted with the immediate and long-term future of British tennis, is keen to bury the dependency culture that many think handcuffed the game in this country until the arrival of Andy Murray, as well as to instil more …
Beverley tennis star to be coached by RuesdskiITV News
Greg Rusedski to coach top British prospect Kyle EdmundSkySports
Greg Rusedski to coach Great Britain youngster Kyle EdmundBBC Sport
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 9:40 pm
Sharapova survives marathon match in Stuttgart
Maria Sharapova survived a marathon match featuring three tie-breaks to sneak into the second round of WTA Stuttgart at Lucie Safarova's expense with a 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 7-6(2) win. Sharapova survives marathon match in Stuttgart – Tennis Reuters.
Maria Sharapova vs. Lucie Safarova 2014 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix live …Examiner.com
Scares for top women at Stuttgart tennisYahoo!7 News
Maria Sharapova vs Lucie Safarova Preview – WTA Stuttgart 2014Stevegtennis.com
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 9:13 pm
The trouble with British tennis is that too many young players are lazy and soft.
Downey was headhunted from Tennis Canada, where he helped to set up the culture that generated three young top-30 players in Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil. The key to his success there, he said on Tuesday, was in achieving a …
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:43 pm
UPDATE 10-Tennis-Barcelona Open men's singles results
April 22 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the Barcelona Open Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 14-Marcel Granollers (Spain) 3-6 6-3 6-2 Inigo Cervantes (Spain) beat 15-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 5-7 6-0 6-3 …
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:10 pm
Tennis-Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for Madrid
April 22 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared. The Serb, second in the world rankings behind …
Novak Djokovic hopeful of return to tennis tour in 2 weeksCBC.ca
Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for MadridEurosport.com ASIA
Djokovic aiming to play MadridSportinglife.com
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 4:46 pm
Hartham Common tennis courts to be replaced with all-weather football pitches – Hertfordshire Mercury
Hartham Common tennis courts to be replaced with all-weather football pitches
PLANS to turn Hertford's Hartham Common tennis courts into five-a-side football pitches have been put forward. East Herts Council is consulting over the proposals, which would see the current courts replaced with specialist floodlit all-weather …
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 1:58 pm
Scottish Daily Record
Tennis star Andy Murray says he feels 'very grateful' to be receiving an …
Scottish Daily Record
"One of the greatest athletes of his generation, Andy has broken the boundaries of British tennis and elevated the profile of the sport to new levels. His exceptional sporting abilities, diligence and tenacity make him an inspirational role model to …
Andy Murray given 'freedom of the city' in StirlingThe Independent
Murray to receive honorary degree from University of StirlingESPN.co.uk
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 1:54 pm
Barcelona Open preview: Rafael Nadal favourite, but admits he is worried
… it is hard to look beyond Nadal or Ferrer as the eventual victor this week. Nadal just loves playing his tennis in Barcelona, having has won it eight times, matching his record in Monte Carlo. The last time he lost there was in 2003. Ferrer has …
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:34 pm
Break point for Dan Evans: party-loving tennis star determined to realise …
The life of a tennis pro is like a drifter's, constantly rolling, and after a short trip home Evans had been camped here for a fortnight with the LTA team in intensive winter training before flying to Doha for the Qatar Open, the first tournament of …
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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:06 am
Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer in Monte Carlo final
I think he deserved it just a little bit more. "Of course, I'm very happy for Stan. It's a huge win for him after winning his first Grand Slam this year, also to win his first Masters 1000. "To take the opportunities when they're there, that's key in a …
UPDATE 3-Tennis-Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semisReuters UK
Federer flies into Monte Carlo finalESPN.co.uk
Novak Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injuryBBC News
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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 6:52 am
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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:06 pm
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round. Ramos beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to set up Wednesday’s second-round match against the defending champion and eight-time winner. Nadal was knocked out of the quarterfinals of the preceding Monte Carlo Masters – his earliest exit from the clay court tournament since 2003. In second-round play on Tuesday, fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori was a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 winner over Spain’s Roberto Bautista as the Japanese player made a successful return from a groin injury that had sidelined him for one month.
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 7:00 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut.
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:52 pm
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:21 pm
Saying his right wrist is not as badly hurt as he feared, Novak Djokovic plans to be back on the tennis tour in two weeks – and at the French Open later next month. The right-handed Djokovic said in a statement Tuesday he’s been ”assured” by doctors that he will be ready for upcoming clay-court tournaments, starting with the Madrid Masters on May 5. ”Fortunately, the situation with the injury is better than it first seemed,” said Djokovic, who is No. 2, behind Rafael Nadal, in the ATP rankings. He wore a thick white bandage on his wrist while losing 7-5, 6-2 to Roger Federer on Saturday in the semifinals at Monte Carlo.
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 4:36 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Kaia Kanepi of Estonia defeated lucky loser Johanna Konta of Britain 7-6 (4), 6-4 to book her place in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Monday.
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 8:59 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — David Ferrer will begin a 12th quest for a first Barcelona Open title by facing Teymuraz Gabashvili after the Russian beat Michal Przysiezny 6-3, 6-4 in the first round on Monday.
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal gets an immediate chance to shake off his surprisingly early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters by going for his ninth Barcelona Open title this week.
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 6:36 pm
Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn’t a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday. Wawrinka came from a set down to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final, another milestone in the late-blooming 29-year-old’s career. Having beaten Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal en route to his Australian Open victory this year, Wawrinka showed again he can compete with the best by earning just his second career victory against Federer in the first all-Swiss ATP final in 14 years. That’s what I am doing this year and I’m doing well.” Djokovic, hampered by a sore right wrist, lost to Federer in the semifinals, while eight-time champion Nadal was beaten by David Ferrer in the quarters.
Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:51 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.
Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:43 pm