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Royal Ascot domination, England v Belgium and Jairzinho | Classic YouTube

This week’s round-up also includes some Royal Ascot domination and quick-thinking cricket1) Royal Ascot is on this week. The Gold Cup, held on Thursday, is the centrepiece of the week, and no horse has dominated the race like Aidan O’Brien’s Yeats, win…

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Stan Wawrinka finds fitness positive in Queen’s Club loss to Sam Querrey

• Swiss goes down 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 to 2010 champion• Marin Cilic sees off Gilles Müller 4-6, 6-3, 6-3There was a clear sign on Wednesday that Stan Wawrinka has fully recovered from his persistent knee problems. He lost to Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-1, bu…

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Dan Evans not among Wimbledon wild cards and will start in pre-qualifying

• British player’s fine form after serving drugs ban overlooked • Eight Great Britain players handed wild cards into main drawDan Evans will have to go through pre-qualifying after Wimbledon opted not to hand the former top-50 player a wild card either…

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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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Andy Murray shakes off racket rust in promising Queen’s Club comeback | Andy Bull

The former World No 1 reassured and produced familiar cheers from the crowd with his battling display against Nick KyrgiosHere he comes then, the world No 156. Some plucky old trier from up north of the Scottish border by the name of Andy Murray. The l…

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Andy Murray shakes off racket rust in promising Queen’s Club comeback | Andy Bull

The former World No 1 reassured and produced familiar cheers from the crowd with his battling display against Nick KyrgiosHere he comes then, the world No 156. Some plucky old trier from up north of the Scottish border by the name of Andy Murray. The l…

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Andy Murray loses on return after Nick Kyrgios comeback at Queen’s Club

• Australian defeats former World No 1 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5• Scot raced into first set lead but failed to maintain paceNot a soul in tennis – including the man himself – expected Andy Murray to do even half of what he did at Queen’s Club on Tuesday aftern…

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Novak Djokovic v John Millman, Andy Murray returns: Queens 2018 – live!

Former World No 1 returns from hip injury at Queen’sMurray aiming to test match mettle against KyrgiosAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him to get in touch 1.14pm BST Muzza is back, and so is Djokovic, presumably no longer narky, instead fresh after …

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Novak Djokovic v John Millman, Andy Murray returns: Queens 2018 – live!

Former World No 1 returns from hip injury at Queen’sMurray aiming to test match mettle against KyrgiosAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him to get in touch 1.14pm BST Muzza is back, and so is Djokovic, presumably no longer narky, instead fresh after …

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‘I want my daughters to see me play’: Andy Murray on his injury comeback – video

Andy Murray has said it is ‘not all about winning’ as he prepares to make his long-awaited return to tennis. The former world No1 is set to face Nick Kyrgios at  Queen’s Club on Tuesday in his first competitive game since last year’s Wimbledon Con…

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Andy Murray aiming to test match mettle against Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s

• Former World No 1 confident he will not re-injure hip• ‘I didn’t want to get back on court until I could compete’Nick Kyrgios says he regards Andy Murray as “one of my better mates on tour” and the feeling is undoubtedly mutual but the Australian arr…

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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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Johanna Konta calls umpire ‘absolute joke’ after defeat to Ashleigh Barty

• British No 1 storms off court after Nature Valley Open final• Line call from chair umpire prompts angry outburstJohanna Konta, who blew a 4-1 lead in the deciding set, was furious with the chair umpire over a poor line call and stormed off court to c…

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Lleyton Hewitt: ‘Pain free’ Nick Kyrgios showing ‘maturity’ despite Federer loss

Australian returned to singles for first time in two monthsFaces Murray at Queen’s this week in his return from injuryDavis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has backed a fit-again Nick Kyrgios to make an impact at Wimbledon next month.Kyrgios, who lost in th…

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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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Johanna Konta conquers Heather Watson in Nottingham’s battle of Britain

• Konta triumphs 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the wind at Nature Valley Open • British No 4 Katie Boulter overcomes Sam Stosur 7-6 (8/6), 6-1Johanna Konta won the all-British battle against Heather Watson to reach the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley Open in Not…

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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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Nick Kyrgios calls Dawn Fraser ‘racist’ after Queen’s birthday honour

Feud dates back to Olympian’s criticism of tennis player in 2015‘I’m so very grateful that I’m Australian,’ Fraser saysNick Kyrgios has reignited his feud with the Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser, labelling her “racist” in a tweet after she was a…

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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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Rafael Nadal ‘very emotional’ after historic 11th French Open title – video

Rafael Nadal was at his awe-inspiring best as he crushed second seed Dominic Thiem to snatch a record-extending 11th French Open title with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory at Roland Garros. In 11 finals in Paris, the world No 1 has only lost six…