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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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Katie Boulter seals BJK Cup win for Britain over Mexico after Watson defeat

Boulter secures 3-1 victory by beating Giuliana OlmosHeather Watson stunned by Mexico’s Marcela ZacaríasAlmost exactly two years ago, Katie Boulter rose to the occasion to clinch a decisive victory in what was then the Fed Cup against Kazakhstan to end…

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Dan Evans’ Monte-Carlo Masters run ended by Tsitsipas in semi-final

World No 5 eases to 6-2, 6-1 win over British playerEvans will equal his career-high world ranking on 26 on MondayDan Evans’ brilliant run at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters came to an end with a comprehensive defeat by the world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas….

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Boulter and Watson put Britain 2-0 up in BJK Cup tie against Mexico

Boulter beats Zacarias after slow start in RoehamptonWatson puts GB on verge of victory with comfortable winIn the empty, echoing halls of the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton used for training and little else in normal times, Great Britain pie…

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Boulter and Watson put Britain 2-0 up in BJK Cup tie against Mexico

Boulter beats Zacarias after slow start in RoehamptonWatson puts GB on verge of victory with comfortable winIn the empty, echoing halls of the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton used for training and little else in normal times, Great Britain pie…

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Boulter and Watson put Britain 2-0 up in BJK Cup tie against Mexico

Boulter beats Zacarias after slow start in RoehamptonWatson puts GB on verge of victory with comfortable winIn the empty, echoing halls of the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton used for training and little else in normal times, Great Britain pie…

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Boulter and Watson put Britain 2-0 up in BJK Cup tie against Mexico

Boulter beats Zacarias after slow start in RoehamptonWatson puts GB on verge of victory with comfortable winIn the empty, echoing halls of the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton used for training and little else in normal times, Great Britain pie…

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Dan Evans follows up Djokovic win by reaching semi-finals in Monte Carlo

British No 1 defeats David Goffin 5-7 6-3 6-4Evans to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in last fourDan Evans followed up his brilliant upset of Novak Djokovic at the Monte-Carlo Masters by beating David Goffin to reach the semi-finals.The British No 1 stunned w…

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GB coach Anne Keothavong ready for ‘must-win’ Billie Jean King Cup play-off

Tie with Mexico will decide who stays in competition’s top tierBritish No 1 Johanna Konta unavailable due to injury fearsAnne Keothavong, the captain of Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup team, believes her players face a “must-win tie” against Mexic…

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GB coach Anne Keothavong ready for ‘must-win’ Billie Jean King Cup play-off

Tie with Mexico will decide who stays in competition’s top tierBritish No 1 Johanna Konta unavailable due to injury fearsAnne Keothavong, the captain of Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup team, believes her players face a “must-win tie” against Mexic…

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Wimbledon set to have new 8,000-seater show court from 2030

Venue part of All England Club’s expansion plansIt would be third-biggest court after Centre and Court One A new 8,000-seater show court will be part of Wimbledon’s expansion into neighbouring parkland.The second consultation document on plans for the …

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Nadal v Nadal on horizon as young Canadian star gets famous new coach

Can Rafael Nadal’s uncle transfer his winning touch to a new protégé, four years after his last triumph at Roland Garros?In professional tennis, comebacks are as present as the air we breathe. Players return to competition on a whim, coaches inevitably…

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‘A press conference with no questions’: media no-show at Hurkacz presser – video

Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz faced quite possibly his easiest press conference of all-time on Tuesday after being asked no questions. The world No 16 was expecting questioning after his 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Thomas Fabbiano at the Monte Carlo…

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Teo Davidov, the ambidextrous youth tennis star who doesn’t hit backhands

The 10-year-old has been trained to play completely ambidextrously. His father and coach believes the balance in his game will pay dividends as he gets olderTen-year-old Teodor Davidov took the internet by storm a couple of weeks ago when a clip of him…

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Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

Youngster did not drop a set over five matches in CanberraParents, former world No 1 Lleyton and wife Bec, watch onCruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breeze…

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Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

Youngster did not drop a set over five matches in CanberraParents, former world No 1 Lleyton and wife Bec, watch onCruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breeze…

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French Open delays by a week due to Covid and crunches grass-court season

Second tennis major of 2021 will now run 23 May to 13 JuneSeveral grass-court events may have to reschedule or cancel The French Open has been postponed by a week due to Covid-19 measures in the country. The French Tennis Federation confirmed on Thursd…

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Hubert Hurkacz sees off Jannik Sinner to win Masters final in Miami

Polish player beats young Italian in straight setsVictory takes Hurkacz into world’s top 20For the first time since November 2nd 2003, when Tim Henman closed off one of the great runs of his career by defeating Andrei Pavel to win the Paris Masters, tw…