Henman’s high hopes for Murray comeback

Andy Murray’s 2020 comeback hopes were handed the British ‘papal blessing’ as former ace Tim Henman gave a big tick to his compatriot’s chances of returning to the ATP elite. Henman, whose four Wimbledon semi-final appearances set the bar for the home side until Murray came along and won the event twice, retired in 2007 but has kept active in the sports as a BBC commentator and high-value sponsor asset. Murray is pointing toward 2020 […]

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Federer won’t short-change Bogata fans

The ill-fated Roger Federer-Alexander Zverev exhibition in Bogotà last week that turned into a busted flush due to a curfew in the capital will hopefully not turn out a loss for 14,000 dedicated fans. Federer’s Team8 management has promised that the Colombian faithful who had to settle for an on-court hello instead of a hit-out between with Swiss tennis icon and his German opponent due to a curfew blamed on civil unrest, will get another […]

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Canada Felix launches home charm offensive

Teenaged ace Felix Auger-Aliassime has launched a hometown charm offensive on Canadian media after critical home reports of his life in the tax-free municipality of Monaco. The 19-year-old blunted some of the criticism in the country’s Anglophile press by inviting journos to visit him at home in the luxury slice of Mediterranean beach where many of the game’s top stars reside. The youngster is merely following the Canadian tradition of tennis players basing themselves anywhere […]

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Nishikori joins the coaching change merry go round

Kei Nishikori will mark the start of the 2020 season with a new coach after his October separation from his mentor of nine years. Asia’s top player who has not competed since the US Open and had a bone spur removed from his elbow. will now work with the Beast of Belarus, Max Mirnyi, the former doubles standout. Nishikori split with Dante Bottini after a partnership which lasted for almost a decade. Mirnyi retired in […]

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