Andy Murray: The Five Greatest Marathon Matches of his Career

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It’s a match that might change the rules, or at least the scheduling, of tennis, with renewed calls after it for earlier starts to prevent other players from having to compete until 4 am. But where does the five-set classic that Andy Murray won at Thanasi Kokkinakis’ expense at the Australian Open yesterday, which at […] READ MORE


Alexander Zverev – from hero to zero in Mexico meltdown

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Alexander Zverev’s Mexico meltdown is proof that a day is a long time in tennis. On Tuesday morning, he was victorious in the latest-ever match in professional tennis history, finally closing the show at nearly 5am against Jenson Brooksby in Acapulco. By Tuesday evening, the world number three was thrown out of the same tournament […] READ MORE



Five Infamous On-Court Altercations

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In the wake of the pushing, shoving and “Shut Up!”-ing by Andy Murray and Fabio Fognini in Shanghai earlier this week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at five other on-court bust-ups that were far more spectacular. It is a testament to Andy Murray’s essential niceness and fundamental decency that his altercation in […] READ MORE


The Implausible Ascent of Juan Ignacio Londero

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Juan Ignacio Londero completed a fairytale-worthy week by winning the first edition of the Cordoba Open. The Argentinian wild card entered his hometown event winless in his three previous tour-level main draw appearances. By reeling off five consecutive wins at the Cordoba Lawn Tenis Club, Londero became not only a prophet in his own land, […] READ MORE