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Ashleigh Barty sorry she had to reject Andy Murray’s Wimbledon offer

• ‘It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make’• Australian speaking after beating Venus WilliamsAshleigh Barty has described turning down Andy Murray’s request for her to be his partner in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon as the hardest decision…

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Sports quiz of the week: Marta, Murray, Morgan and McLean

Who sang? Who said goodbye? Who stayed up too late?Andy Murray made a welcome return to tennis this week at Queen’s. At which tournament did Murray announce his intention to retire from the sport, saying: “The pain is too much and I don’t want to conti…

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‘I’m fortunate to be playing again’, says Andy Murray after doubles win

• Murray and Feliciano López win in straight sets• Scot will play doubles at WimbledonAndy Murray embarked on his third comeback on Thursday, after nearly five months away from his obsession – and, against all expectations, he and his Spanish friend, F…

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Andy Murray’s new doubles partner Feliciano López denies match-fixing

• Spanish digital newspaper alleges betting scam in 2017• López to play alongside returning Murray at Queen’s ClubFeliciano López sought to restore some injured pride on Wednesday when he denied any suggestion that he and his regular doubles partner, M…

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Feliciano López named in Wimbledon doubles match-fixing allegation

• Feliciano and Marc López deny claim made in Spanish media• Spaniard due to play with Andy Murray in doubles this weekFeliciano López, due to play doubles with Andy Murray in his comeback here at Queen’s this week, was consulting his lawyers on Tuesda…

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Nick Kyrgios leads latest outpouring of disrespect towards top players

• ‘I probably don’t show them respect – they’re just good at tennis’• Daniil Medvedev says he always wanted Roger Federer to loseNick Kyrgios says he is happy to keep his feud with Novak Djokovic ticking over at Wimbledon next month – while Daniil Medv…

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Andy Murray says he’s back in love with tennis as he prepares for Queen’s

• ‘The reason you do it is because it is fun’• Admits there were times in recent past he wanted to retireAndy Murray made it eloquently clear on the eve of his third comeback that his expectations have shifted from an all-out quest for victory – the hu…

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Kevin Anderson: ‘One tennis player coming out might open the gates for others’

The world No 8 on his fierce campaigning streak, how he was shaped by apartheid – and tennis’s long road to equality‘I try not to get too political,” Kevin Anderson says as he winds down at the end of a rainy day at the National Tennis Centre. “But com…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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Andy Murray has the talent to make comeback, says Juan Martín del Potro

• Argentinian has fought back from several injuries • ‘I was close to quitting right before the Olympics three years ago’Few people have a better insight into Andy Murray’s torment than Juan Martín del Potro. For Murray’s right hip, read Del Potro’s tr…

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Andy Murray to make Queen’s doubles comeback against world’s best

• Scot faces Colombians Cabal and Farah• Murray plans to play at EastbourneRarely can a doubles draw have attracted so much interest as the one at the Queen’s Club in London on Saturday and, when the balls of fate dropped, Andy Murray and Feliciano Lóp…

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‘Pain-free’ Andy Murray hopes to return to singles tennis – video

Andy Murray says he is playing ‘pain-free’ and is hoping to compete in singles tennis at some stage this year. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who underwent hip surgery in January, added that he doesn’t want to put a timeframe on when his return to…

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Andy Murray hopes to play singles this year but sets no timescale for return

• Murray returns to doubles action next week after hip surgery• ‘It’s baby steps just now, but I hope to play singles this year’Andy Murray hopes to be back on the singles court later this year, but the former world No 1 is setting no time limits. Murr…

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Boris Becker: we should question the quality and attitude of the under-28 men

• SW19’s youngest male champion laments lack of challenge• So-called big three have won 53 grand slam events all toldBoris Becker was 17 when he lit up Wimbledon for the first time, 34 years ago, and he cannot wait for a teenager to win the men’s title…

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French Open trophy error lists Britain’s Sue Barker as Australian

Barker won women’s title in 1976 but is listed as ‘AUST’Australia’s Ash Barty noticed error after her victoryShe may have been born and raised in Devon and be the face of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage but, according to the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen – the tr…

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Small but mighty: Ash Barty’s height no barrier to winning Wimbledon

None of the last 13 Wimbledon winners were under 1.7mBarty believes her power belies her 1.66m heightAshleigh Barty insists her diminutive size shouldn’t be a barrier to winning Wimbledon and believes she boasts the power game needed to claim the great…

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Rafael Nadal storms to historic 12th French Open win – video

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros to claim his 12th French Open title and 18th grand slam. A mark of his near-total dominance on clay, he has won all but three French Open tournaments since 2005 – and now stands just two grand slams shor…

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Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

• Nadal wins 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to claim 18th grand slam title• Spaniard is only two behind Roger Federer’s record of 20• Reaction as Nadal wins 12th title – live!Rafael Nadal blew through the final of the French Open like a hurricane on Sunday, idling…

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Ashleigh Barty offers stark contrast with Johanna Konta and eyes No 1 spot

• French Open champion looks forward to grass season• Barty highlights progress for Australia’s indigenous youthJohanna Konta’s “acceptance” fatalism got her to the semi-finals of the French Open, her third journey that far in a slam event. Ashleigh Ba…