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Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after winning the fourth set during his men’s singles match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 14, 2019. (Photo by SAEED KHAN - AFP)

Andy Murray admits to rustiness ahead of ATP return

Andy Murray says he’s feeling off the pace for his return to the ATP Tour this weekend but is hoping to hit his stride ahead of the U.S Open, which begins on Aug. 31.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
Rafael Nadal

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal puts Stefanos Tsitsipas in crosshairs after slaying giantkiller Frances Tiafoe

Ruthless Rafael Nadal brutally swatted aside a bright young star in the Australian Open quarter-finals Tuesday, before setting his sights on the leading new kid on the block, Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Australia's James Duckworth. AFP

Rafael Nadal blazes into Australian Open second round

Rafael Nadal said Monday he was delighted with his remodelled serve and his fitness levels after blazing into the second round of the Australian Open.
Andy Murray

Rafael Nadal: Andy Murray has made right decision

Andy Murray’s impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is “suffering”, says long-time rival Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier at Australian Open, Roger Federer takes on Denis Istomin

World number one Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win a record seventh Australian Open title next week against a qualifier following Thursday’s draw.
Andy Murray

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev shows Andy Murray there’s still work to be done

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev showed Andy Murray just how much work he still has to do, when he beat the former world number one in straight sets in the Brisbane International on Wednesday.

Nick Kyrgios, Murray power into second round at Brisbane Open

Nick Kyrgios started his Brisbane Open title defence with a battling 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) victory over American Ryan Harrison in the opening round on Tuesday.
Andy Murray

US Open: Fernando Verdasco halts Andy Murray’s Grand Slam return

Andy Murray’s first Grand Slam in more than a year ended with a second-round exit at the US Open, where he fell in four sets to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday.
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts to a point against James Duckworth of Australia during their 2018 US Open men's tennis match August 27, 2018 in New York. This year's tournament marks the 50th anniversary of the Grand Slam event. / AFP PHOTO / Kena Betancur

Andy Murray needs seven hours a day to keep hip in shape

Former world number one Andy Murray won his first match at a Grand Slam for 14 months on Monday and then revealed he has to spend seven hours a day to keep his repaired hip from breaking down.
MASON, OH - Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during Day 4 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Rob Carr-Getty Images-AFP

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal headline opening night at US Open

Serena Williams launches her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on Monday, sharing the Arthur Ashe Stadium stage with defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal in a blockbuster US Open opening night.

Rafael Nadal survives mini-crisis as Serena Williams returns

Rafael Nadal survived a mini-crisis to rack up his 80th win at Roland Garros on Tuesday as the 10-time champion defeated Italian lucky loser Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (11/9) to reach the second round.

Serena Williams set for Grand Slam return at Roland Garros

Three-time champion Serena Williams will make her eagerly-awaited return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday with a French Open first-round match against Kristyna Pliskova on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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