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  • Self-defeating Bernard Tomic tries to give point to his Washington Open rival Self-defeating Bernard Tomic tries to give point to his Washington Posted on - Aug 05, 2015 Mercurial Australian plays to his own plan during a bewildering three-set loss to Steve Johnson in the US If the goal was to unsettle his opponent, it didn’t work. The ever-frustrating Bernard Tomic strolled, smiled and backchatted his way to a dismal defeat against Steve Johnson in the Washington Open, on one occasion unsuccessfully challenging a point he had already won. The search for consistency continued for the 11th seed who lost...

  • Andy Murray stunned by Teymuraz Gabashvili at Citi Open in Washington Andy Murray stunned by Teymuraz Gabashvili at Citi Open in Posted on - Aug 05, 2015 Gabashvili beats Murray 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6-4) in second round ‘It wasn’t like I was blown off the court,’ says disappointed but upbeat Scot Andy Murray’s preparations for the US Open got off to a poor start when the Briton suffered a stunning 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6-4) loss to unseeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili in the second round of the Citi Open in Washington. The top-seeded Murray was never allowed to settle by the...

  • Laura Robson makes comeback in Eastbourne after 17 months out Laura Robson makes comeback in Eastbourne after 17 months out Posted on - Jun 16, 2015 Robson has not played since 2014 Australian Open due to wrist injury First match set for Saturday putting Robson on track for Wimbledon After a series of false dawns, Laura Robson will make her comeback after 17 months out with injury when she plays in the qualifying event of the Aegon International in Eastbourne this weekend. The 21-year-old has not played since last year’s Australian Open because of an injury to her left...

  • Andy Murray quickly finds his feet to move past Lu Yen-hsun at Queen’s Andy Murray quickly finds his feet to move past Lu Posted on - Jun 16, 2015 Murray beats Taiwanese qualifier 6-4, 7-5 in first match on grass Scot pleased with new footwear after serving 12 aces While drama spread elsewhere, Andy Murray moved with encouraging dexterity on his return to grass on Tuesday and progressed serenely into the second round at Queen’s. He saw the first set of Rafael Nadal’s shock defeat by Alexandr Dolgopolov, and reckoned it looked a tricky assignment for the Spaniard, before following him...

  • Rafael Nadal remains bullish about Wimbledon despite Queen’s failure Rafael Nadal remains bullish about Wimbledon despite Queen’s failure Posted on - Jun 16, 2015  Former king Juan Carlos and José Mourinho see loss to Alexandr Dolgopolov  ‘I am playing better than before. I will keep going, keep practising,’ says Nadal Rafael Nadal, who won his first grass-court title at Queen’s in 2008, went out in the first round on Tuesday after an absence of four years but said the defeat had not dented his self‑belief for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday week. Rafael Nadal beaten in first...

  • Rising tennis hope Kokkinakis handed French Open wildcard Rising tennis hope Kokkinakis handed French Open wildcard Posted on - May 15, 2015 Rising Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis’ run of good form has been rewarded with a wildcard entry to the French Open. Kokkinakis gained the Roland Garros green light thanks to the reciprocal agreement between Tennis Australia and the French Tennis Federation, under which the countries exchange wildcards for the grand slam tournaments they host. The 19-year-old from Adelaide missed the six-week direct-entry cut-off point last month, but his recent form has pushed...

  • Andy Murray pulls out of Italian Open citing fatigue Andy Murray pulls out of Italian Open citing fatigue Posted on - May 14, 2015 Andy Murray has pulled out of the Italian Open due to fatigue ahead of his scheduled last-16 match on Thursday. The world No3 had been due to face Belgium’s David Goffin after cruising past Jérémy Chardy in the previous round but told a press conference that “it didn’t make sense for me to continue to compete”. That means the Scot will be unable to follow up his victories in successive clay-court tournaments...