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Andy Murray set to play at Wimbledon after confirming Eastbourne return

• Murray still feeling his way back after hip surgery in January• Eastbourne will provide former world No 1 with test of mobilityAndy Murray confirmed on Friday that he will play at Eastbourne next week, a decent hint he will continue his comeback at W…

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Scott Lloyd: the man who will have to save British tennis after Andy Murray | Kevin Mitchell

The Lawn Tennis Association’s CEO is facing a huge challenge to get a nation hooked on tennis outside Wimbledon fortnightScott Lloyd is five months into the most challenging job in British sport, outside steering England into the quarter-finals at the …

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Novak Djokovic warns Andy Murray of perils of grass on eve of Queen’s return

• Serb urges Scot to be wary of slipping and damaging hip• Djokovic: ‘Coming back after a major injury inspires you’Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have shared a rivalry for 20 years and have known the pain and sacrifice of their calling for many of tho…

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Andy Murray delays his decision on whether to play at Queen’s

• Scot will inform organisers before draw is made on Saturday• Murray had two-set workout with British No 2 Cam NorrieAndy Murray’s comeback after several false starts since a chronic hip injury cut him down at Wimbledon nearly a year ago remained stal…

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Amazon launches its assault on sport coverage with tennis at Queen’s

• Fever-Tree Championships screened on Amazon Prime Video • US Open, ATP Tour and Premier League will also be shownSky’s decision to walk away from tennis next summer, after several years covering everything from the salad days of Tim Henman to the ris…

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Andy Murray will find same big beasts in charge on return to jungle | Kevin Mitchell

The Scot has been out for a year, but Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic remain the players to beatThe tennis jungle Andy Murray is preparing to re-enter – possibly next week at Queen’s – will not be noticeably different to the one from whi…

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Andy Murray back on court and hoping to be fit in time for Wimbledon

• Scot back training and ‘getting close to playing again’• Player had to halt court sessions in April with hip issuesAndy Murray said on Tuesday he still hopes to play at Wimbledon after a year out nursing his chronic hip injury, but he knows better th…

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Kyle Edmund: Is he the new Andy Murray? Or just Tim Henman?

The Yorkshireman is meticulous, athletic, powerful and hard-working. At 23 he has yet to win a title but he is improving“You’re not really thinking about it. You’re in the zone, you’re in the match. You go into a place where you’re right in it, zoned i…

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From Murray’s travails to Robredo’s tears – it’s a love of tennis that keeps them going

In a week when Hyeon Chung, the world No 20, pulled out of the French Open that starts on Sunday, the Spanish veteran Robredo provided compelling evidence of his love for the gameThe French Open lost another fine player from the men’s draw when Hy…

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Roger Federer turns back time at 36 but Andy Murray faces hard questions | Kevin Mitchell

The Swiss has regained his position as world No 1, while Murray is heading out of the top 50 and considering restoring his partnership with his brother, JamieLike Roger Federer’s exquisite backhand down the line, all things must pass – and nobody …

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Roger Federer turns back time at 36 but Andy Murray faces hard questions | Kevin Mitchell

The Swiss has regained his position as world No 1, while Murray is heading out of the top 50 and considering restoring his partnership with his brother, JamieLike Roger Federer’s exquisite backhand down the line, all things must pass – and nobody …

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Andy Murray to make last minute decision on playing at Wimbledon

• Two-time champion still recovering from January operation• Murray aiming to play on grass at low-level tournament in HollandAndy Murray, still desperate to return to tennis in time for Wimbledon, has told his team he will delay his decision until the…

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Eddie Hearn boasts $1bn transatlantic streaming deal is ‘biggest ever in boxing’

• Promoter announces joint venture with US partner to show fights • Hearn says service will take Matchroom Boxing ‘to a new level’Eddie Hearn had promised a blockbuster announcement to shake up boxing, and on Thursday he confirmed he had sealed a $1bn …

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Andy Murray will have to remodel his game again, whenever he returns | Kevin Mitchell

Whether or not he is fit to play at Wimbledon the Scot’s attritional style and long rallies may be a thing of the past given the hip problem that has almost ended his careerIt is testimony to Andy Murray’s enduring hold on our imaginations that mere in…

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Andy Murray a doubt for Wimbledon after fears over recovery emerge

• Reports suggest Murray’s recovery from hip surgery has stalled• Johanna Konta crashes out of Madrid Open to Bernarda PeraFears Andy Murray could miss Wimbledon because of concerns that his recovery from hip surgery has stalled sent a shiver of dismay…

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Boxing rips dignity away like a stolen heart – David Haye is a spent force | Kevin Mitchell

After his second defeat by Tony Bellew, David Haye dodged questions about retirement but the 37-year-old is now a sitting duck for top fightersBoxing accommodates no calumny, which is why David Haye should look back over his pronouncements before and a…

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Boxing rips dignity away like a stolen heart – David Haye is a spent force | Kevin Mitchell

After his second defeat by Tony Bellew, David Haye dodged questions about retirement but the 37-year-old is now a sitting duck for top fightersBoxing accommodates no calumny, which is why David Haye should look back over his pronouncements before and a…

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Tony Bellew targets Tyson Fury while David Haye ponders his future | Kevin Mitchell

Tony Bellew is contemplating fights with Andre Ward and Tyson Fury after winning his rematch with David Haye, who may now retireDavid Haye’s 16-year boxing adventure is all but parked in the past, while his conqueror for the second time at the seething…

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Tony Bellew says David Haye will ‘pay for every word’ in grudge rematch

• Bellew promises to ‘smash’ Haye in fierce pre-fight tirade• Boxers return to ring 14 months after Bellew won first boutThe conversation with Tony Bellew was idling towards an emotional conclusion as he reflected on what mattered to him in life: famil…

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Serena Williams should be seeded at Wimbledon for the good of the game

Having clarified that they can offer the seven-time Wimbledon champion a seeding, the All England Club must do the right thing or risk being seen to punish someone for having a babyThere are a few good reasons Wimbledon should break with precedent and …