Nadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, tells Onda Cero radio ''it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis.'' He says ''the men's game isn't the same as the...
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Murray to avoid controversy after Scotland tweet

LONDON (AP) After publicly backing Scottish independence, Andy Murray says he doesn't plan regular interventions in political debates. The 2013 Wimbledon champion's support for independence came on Twitter hours before polling stations opened Thursday, provoking some offensive comments. Now Murray, who is Scottish but no longer lives there, has told the BBC: ''I...
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Monaco beats Delbonis to open Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Juan Monaco of Argentina moved within one victory of his 300th career win on the ATP Tour, beating Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-5 on Monday at the Shenzhen Open. Also, Somdev Devvarman of India beat Chinese wild-card entry Gao Xin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to set up a second-round match against second-seeded Andy Murray, and Simone Bolelli of Italy defeated Matthew Ebden of...
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Spain appoints Gala Leon as Davis Cup captain

MADRID (AP) The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its David Cup team. In a statement released Sunday, the federation says Leon will replace Carlos Moya, who stepped down as captain after Spain fell out of the World Group. The federation says more details would be made available in Seville on Tuesday. Without Rafael Nadal and...
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The Best Moments of the 2014 US Open

  The 2014 US Open was known for many surprises. While Serena Williams lived up to her reputation and claimed yet another Grand Slam title, over on the men’s side, Marin Cilic surprised us all by going all the way to the top. At just 25 years old, he managed to beat some of the world’s best recognised tennis stars including Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray, and has now cemented...
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R & A Golf Club Votes to Allow Female Members (only took 260 YEARS!)

For the first time in their 260 years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club will allow female members to join, this after an historic vote on Thursday. The vote was considered to be in response to public pressure similar to that applied to the Augusta National Golf Club. The home of The Masters was also a male-only club until 2012 when the club allowed two women to join. Peter Dawson...
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Britain to face US in 1st round of Davis Cup again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Britain will host the United States in a first-round rematch in next year's Davis Cup. Led by Andy Murray, Britain upset the Americans - playing without the injured John Isner - 3-1 last year in San Diego. The two sides were drawn on Thursday to face each other again in the World Group opening round from March 6-8. Britain is the home team and...
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Murray signals backing for Scottish independence

LONDON (AP) After years of carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signaled his support for Scottish independence. Murray, who is Scottish, sent out a post on Twitter early Thursday, just hours ahead of the polls opening on the referendum to break away from the United Kingdom. Murray indicated that negative campaigning by the anti...
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Independence vote: Scottish team for Rio Olympics?

LONDON (AP) Britain erupted in a frenzy of national fervor when Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013. An agonizing 77-year wait for a home-grown men's champion had finally ended. It's a good thing he won it when he did. If and when Murray wins Wimbledon again, he may not lift the trophy as a British player. And if he successfully retains his Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro...
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Without big names, U.S. Open men’s final draws lowest overnight ratings in 20 years

The last U.S. Open men’s final on CBS went out with a whimper rather than a bang. First, by scheduling the final on Monday afternoon throughout the country and without a Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray, the match between relative unknowns Maran Čilić and Kei Nishikori garnered little interest and resulted in a 1.9 overnight rating, the lowest since...
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Andy Murray Drops Out Of Top 10 World Rankings

Andy Murray, 27, has fallen out of the Top 10 World Rankings for the first time in six years following Marin Cilic’s majestic US Open triumph in New York, NY. Kei Nishikori - the US Open 2010 runner-up – and Cilic advance to eighth and ninth places respectively, pulling the talented Scot down into number eleven. Murray has a realistic shot to substantially build on his...
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U.S. Open Men’s Final Earns Lowest Overnight Since At Least ’94

The final U.S. Open match on CBS was a recipe for poor television ratings. The Marin Čilić/Kei Nishikori U.S. Open men’s final drew a 1.9 overnight rating on CBS Monday afternoon, down 32% from Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic last year (2.8), down 17% from Andy Murray/Djokovic in 2012 (2.3), and the lowest overnight ever for the [...]
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Video: Novak Djokovic Smashes His Racquet On Chair While Playing Andy Murray

During the quarterfinals of the US Open on Wednesday night, Novak Djokovic, the tournament’s No.1 seed, was quite upset at himself while playing Andy Murray. Watch as Djokovic, who was frustrated with his play in the first-set, breaks his racquet on his chair. The post Video: Novak Djokovic Smashes His Racquet On Chair While Playing Andy Murray appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Andy Murray Hits Incredible Pass

Andy Murray, folks...— Live Tennis (@livetennis) September 1, 2014 Looks like someone has his swagger back. Andy Murray hit the kind of shot he's famous for against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday... that sort of shot that has you wondering HOW did he get to that?! Murray plays Novak Djokovic next and appears to be finding his form just in time. Can&...
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Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid Monday afternoon. Tsonga had three break points to go up 3-0 in the final set, but Murray...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray overcomes mid-match lull to win at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Saturday in the U.S. Open's third round. Murray, who dealt with severe cramping in his first-round victory Monday, awkwardly pulled up after some shots in the third set, wincing and grimacing occasionally. He double-faulted to get broken and drop...
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Murray Puts Cramps Behind Him in Thursday’s win at the US Open

(August, 28, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Eighth seed Andy Murray left the cramps he had earlier in the week in the heat behind him as beat Matthias Bachinger in the cool, breezy evening of the night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. “It was extremely windy today,” Murray said. “That was the hardest part about the conditions. Yeah, just very, very breezy...
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Andy Murray moves easily into US Open third round

NEW YORK (AP) Cramp-free on a cool summer's night, Andy Murray moved easily into the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Matthias Bachinger. The eighth-seeded Murray, who battled cramps in his hamstring, shoulder and arm during a four-set win over Robin Haase in the heat of the day Monday, showed no such trouble on a crisp, 75-degree night...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray Battles Cramps, Advances At U.S. Open

NEW YORK — It looked like an easy match for Andy Murray on Monday, as the eight-seeded veteran faced Robin Haase in the first round of the U.S. Open. After blowing by the first two sets 6-3 7-6 (8-6), the man who won the event two years ago suddenly found another obstacle to face. His […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray doesn't plan to watch mum dance on TV

NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray isn't one for reality TV - even if his mother is starring on it. British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray is set to compete this season on the BBC's ''Strictly Come Dancing,'' the show that inspired ''Dancing with the Stars'' in the U.S. ''If it makes her happy, then I will support her. I'm not really into...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Faces Golden Opportunity at U.S. Open

With defending champion Rafael Nadal announcing Monday that he was withdrawing from the 2014 U.S. Open due to a wrist injury, Roger Federer now appears to have his best shot at winning a Grand Slam title since his Wimbledon triumph in 2012. Due to Nadal’s absence, Novak Djokovic and Federer will now be the tournament’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, meaning that they...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray Feels Ready

(August 23, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray, coming off surgery at the end of 2013, says he’s ready and prepared for the US Open “For a slam, probably, I mean, any of the ones — I mean, Australian Open last year, Wimbledon last year, you know, would have been the last two. Obviously I missed the French last year. My back was not great during this...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Djokovic Upset by Robredo, Murray Survives Isner in Cincinnati

  Andy Murray By Dave Gertler (August 14, 2014) MASON, OHIO – Two of the three Big Four players competing at this year’s Cincinnati Masters played their third-round matches during Thursday’s day sessions. One survived, one didn’t.   “The focus is winning right now,” said a composed Andy Murray after his 6-7(3), 6-4, 7-6(2) win over John Isner, “Not so much how I...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati; Murray, Wawrinka, Serena advance

MASON, Ohio -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was upset by 16th-seeded Tommy Robredo, 7-6 (6), 7-5, in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open on Thursday. Djokovic, who has never won the tournament, dropped the first set after fighting back from a 6-3 deficit in the tiebreaker. Robredo failed to convert two match points before completing the upset with a slam on a short Djokovic...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray edges Isner, joins Wawrinka, Serena in Cincy quarters

MASON, Ohio -- Andy Murray fought off two late match points and edged John Isner, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday. Stan Wawrinka shook off losing the first set to roll through the next two and advance with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic. Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, will meet unseeded Julien Benneteau...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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