Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Ben Shelton lead a strong group of singles players who have signed on to play doubles at this year’s Wimbledon.

World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev has also entered but is two spots away from making the acceptance list cut with Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner. Andy Murray and Jamie Murray are eighth on the alternate list but would stand a strong chance of receiving a wild card if the two-time Wimbledon singles champion declares himself fit to play after undergoing a back procedure Saturday.

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Tsitsipas will team with his brother Petros Tsitsipas for the second straight major. At Roland Garros the brothers took out fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek en route to the quarter-finals, where they were stopped by eventual champions Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic.

Ruud, No. 8 in the PIF ATP Rankings, will partner American William Blumberg. World No. 14 Shelton will partner Mackenzie McDonald. Other Top 20 singles players entered in doubles are Ugo Humbert (w/ Arthur Fils), Alexander Bublik (w/ Alexander Shevchenko), Sebastian Baez (w/ Dustin Brown).

Marcelo Granollers and Horacio Zeballos head the acceptance list along with Australian Open champions Matthew Ebden, a former Wimbledon doubles champion, and Rohan Bopanna.

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 9:27 pm

Andy Murray will undergo a back procedure Saturday as he races the clock to be fit for a likely farewell appearance at Wimbledon.

The former World No. 1 retired from his second-round match against Jordan Thompson at Queen’s on Wednesday and acknowledged that he had been struggling with an ongoing back complaint.

Murray’s management team issued a statement Friday that read: “Andy is having a procedure on his back tomorrow. We will know more after this has taken place and will update further as soon as possible.”

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His brother Jamie Murray, who this week is serving as tournament director at the cinch Championships, told the BBC on Friday: "He saw a specialist yesterday evening and he's basically trying to decide what his next move is.

"I don't think it's right for me to go into that personally, that's up to him, but I think he has got a few decisions to make.

"It's obviously incredibly disappointing for him that this was potentially going to be his last Queen's, last Wimbledon and Olympics, and there's a potential that that might not be able to happen.

"I think he's got to make a few decisions, and see where he goes from there."

Murray, 37, who is currently No. 129 in the PIF ATP Rankings, played his 1000th match in the first round of Queen’s earlier this week before retiring against Thompson on Wednesday. The 2016 Nitto ATP Finals champion is 6-12 on the year. Earlier in the year he missed almost two months after injuring his ankle in Miami.

Murray is a two-time Wimbledon champion, two-time Olympic champion, US Open champion and a 14-time ATP Masters 1000 champion. He has won 46 singles titles during his career according to Infosys ATP Stats.

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 6:55 pm

In the face of a brilliant serving display from Jan-Lennard Struff, Jannik Sinner held firm Friday to advance to the Terra Wortmann Open semi-finals. Struff hit 18 aces and saved 16 of 18 break points — including all 11 in the second and third sets — but could not pull off the upset against the new No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings.

The Italian's 6-2, 6-7(1), 7-6(3) result was his third consecutive three-set win in Halle, after earlier victories against Tallon Griekspoor and Fabian Marozsan. Sinner lost a tie-break in each of the three matches.

"It was a very tough match," Sinner said. "I had chances in the second, had chances in the third, but couldn't use them. It was 0/40 [in the first game of the third set]. I just try to accept these kind of challenges. Obviously it has been very tough, also mentally. I'm very pleased to be in the next round, I played a lot yesterday, I played a lot also today — two and a half hours on grass, it's a long time. I'll try to recover for tomorrow and hopefully show some good tennis."

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Playing in his first event as World No. 1, Sinner has yet to meet a seeded opponent. That trend will continue in Saturday's semis, when he takes on Zhang Zhizhen.

Sinner is bidding to become the eighth man in PIF ATP Rankings history to win the title in his first event as No. 1, and the first to do it since Andy Murray at the 2016 Nitto ATP Finals.

Against Struff, the Italian found early success by attacking his opponent's backhand, breaking twice in the opening set. But Struff lifted his aggression in the second, particularly on his forehand, and stepped in on Sinner's second serve to fight back. Sinner won 67 per cent of his second-serve points in the first set followed by just 36 per cent in the second set, according to Infosys ATP Stats.

Two Sinner double faults at 2-2 in the third set helped Struff create his first break point as the match clock struck two hours, but the Italian fought it off and the set moved quickly toward a tie-break. The third-set tie-break was Struff's 10th decisive tie-break of 2024 (5-5, including his Halle opener) and Sinner's first.

The victory improved Sinner to 3-0 in his Lexus ATP Head2Head against Struff, whom he beat earlier this season in Indian Wells and Monte-Carlo. The Italian is through to his second tour-level semi-final on grass (Wimbledon 2023). He is on a 34-match winning streak vs. players ranked outside Top 20 in the PIF ATP Rankings.

 

Zhang relied on late heroics to edge Christopher Eubanks in Friday's final match. The Chinese star trailed 2-5 in the third set but rattled off five consecutive games to secure a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.

By reaching his second tour-level semi-final (Hamburg 2023), Zhang has moved up nine places to No. 33 this week in the PIF ATP Live Rankings, setting himself up for a new career high. His fightback against Eubanks backed up the biggest win of his career by PIF ATP Ranking, an upset of World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday in a third-set tie-break.

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 5:17 pm

Tommy Paul reached his second tour-level grass-court semi-final on Friday at the cinch Championships, where he snapped Jack Draper’s seven-match winning streak.

The American played aggressively throughout the two-hour, five-minute encounter in west London, attacking the Briton’s second serve at every opportunity to earn a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory. Paul hit his flat groundstrokes through the fast conditions and won 51 per cent (18/35) of points on Draper’s second delivery to improve to 2-3 in the pair’s Lexus ATP Head2Head series.

"I played good tennis and I like the grass. I knew today was going to be a battle," Paul said. "It is never easy against Jack, he has been playing such good tennis, so I am really happy to get through that one."

The home favourite Draper lifted his maiden tour-level title in Stuttgart last week and then upset World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz in the second round at Queen’s for the biggest win of his career by PIF ATP Rankings. However, he could not battle to an eighth consecutive victory, with Paul fresher in the third set.

The fifth seed is now 25-10 on the season and will meet countryman Sebastian Korda. Paul’s previous best result on grass came in Eastbourne last year when he lost to Francisco Cerundolo in the final.

Korda, with a 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4 result against Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata, became the first American to reach consecutive Queen's Club semi-finals since Andy Roddick advanced that stage each year from 2003-09. He is up three places this week to No. 20 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings, setting himself up for a new career high.

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Earlier, Lorenzo Musetti continued his impressive grass-court season by ending Billy Harris’ run. The Italian moved past the British wild card 6-3, 7-5 to reach his second consecutive semi-final on the surface.

Musetti, who advanced to the last four in Stuttgart last week, fired 20 winners and committed just six unforced errors according to ATP Infosys stats to triumph after one hour and 41 minutes in London.

 

 

Harris was competing in his first tour-level quarter-final, having upset Tomas Martin Etcheverry and Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard earlier this week. The 29-year-old is up 23 spots to No. 139 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings.

Musetti is chasing his third tour-level title and will next play Jordan Thompson after the Australian defeated fourth seed Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3.

Thompson, who did not face a break point against Fritz to improve to 1-1 in the pair’s Lexus ATP Head2Head series, arrived in London on a five-match losing streak. However, the 30-year-old has looked back to his best at the ATP 500, also defeating Holger Rune and record five-time champion Andy Murray.

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 5:11 pm

Singles stars Taylor Fritz and Karen Khachanov continued their run at the cinch Championships on Friday when they upset top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden 7-6(1), 7-6(3) to reach the semi-finals in London.

Fritz and Khachanov saved one set point in the first set and were impressive in the crucial moments in the second set, saving all five break points they faced to advance after 80 minutes.

The eighth seeds are teaming for the first time this week, having beaten Francisco Cerundolo and Tomas Martin Etcheverry in their opening match. They will meet third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic or fifth seeds Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic in the last four.

In other action, Neal Skupski and Michael Venus clawed past second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 7-6(5), 7-6(6).

"I think we played very well and deserved it in the end," Skupski said. "We can take confidence in beating a very good team in Joe and Rajeev. They have won Grand Slams together and are a very dangerous team on the grass."

The seventh seeds won 85 per cent (39/46) of their first-serve points according to ATP Infosys Stats and embraced the reduction in time between points (as part of the doubles trial) to ride momentum and race through service games.

Competing in just their second tour-level event of the season together, Skupski and Venus will play Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek in the last four after the Croatian-American team overcame Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Defending champions Dodig and Krajicek saved three match points in the Match tie-break to seal a 6-7(5), 6-3, 13-11 victory after one hour and 37 minutes at the Queen's Club.

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Top seeds Bolelli/Vavassori reach Halle final
Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori moved past Yannick Hanfmann and Dominik Koepfer 6-3, 7-6(6) at the Terra Wortmann Open to reach their fourth tour-level final of the season as a team.

The top seeds, who lost in the title match at the ATP 500 event last season, saved nine set points in the second set, before eventually triumphing on their first match point after 84 minutes. Bolelli and Vavassori are chasing their second trophy of the year.

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 3:18 pm

Is this the week Alexander Zverev captures his first grass title?

A two-time Halle finalist, the German is looking to go one step further at the Terra Wortmann Open, where on Friday he rallied past #NextGenATP Arthur Fils 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old raised his level in the second set, breaking Fils to love at 3-2 amidst a run of winning eight consecutive points. Zverev, seeded second at the ATP 500, took free swings from the baseline and looked for opportunities to charge forward in the latter stages of the match.

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With rain falling at the start of the third set, the roof at OWL Arena was closed for the decider. Cheered on by his home crowd, Zverev won 83 per cent of his first-serve points and was not broken across two hours, 30 minutes, improving to 2-0 in his Lexus ATP Head2Head series with Fils. The Rome champion is yet to be broken this week.

“After the French Open, I was hoping on grass I would play a bit quicker and not play for two-and-a-half, three hours every single match, but I’m continuing what I always do,” the Roland Garros finalist joked. “I’m happy to be winning and be in the semi-finals.”

Zverev, 37-10 on the season, is the first player since Roger Federer (2012-19) to reach back-to-back semi-finals in Halle. Zverev is 18-7 across eight appearances at the German tournament.

Up next for the 22-time tour-level titlist will be a fourth Lexus ATP Head2Head meeting (3-0) with 2022 champion Hubert Hurkacz, who earlier ousted American Marcos Giron 7-6(5), 6-4 after crushing 42 winners, including 11 aces, according to Infosys ATP Stats.

Into his third semi-final of the season, the 27-year-old Pole is at a career-high No. 7 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings.

“It’s always great,” Hurkacz said of reaching the last four. “You are getting close to the finishing stages of the tournament and that’s why you go to the tournament, to be in this position. I’m really happy with my performance.”

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 2:43 pm

Who is better at cricket: Tomas Martin Etcheverry or Alejandro Tabilo?

That question was answered in the newest Lexus ATP Head2Head Challenge, which took place in London.

The South American players joined England cricket stars Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Natalie Sciver-Brunt for a special tutorial and competition. Although they might not be the next Sachin Tendulkar, the tennis standouts picked up the sport quickly.

“It’s a tough sport. When I [made] the first swing, I didn’t hit any balls,” Etcheverry said. “I enjoyed it a lot, of course. I think I’m going to be a huge fan of this sport, cricket.”

Which player was victorious and who was left to pick up the balls? Watch the full video above to find out.

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Posted: June 21, 2024, 1:53 am

Doubles player Marcelo Demoliner is organising a live auction that will benefit three charities and assist those affected by unprecedented flooding in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, his home region. The highlight of the auction, which takes place Tuesday, 25 June at 6:30 p.m. EDT, is an exclusive experience with Gustavo Kuerten. Equipment from Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud will also be up for auction.

In the past month-and-a-half, Brazil has received torrential rain, displacing hundreds of thousands and tragically killing nearly 200 people. The 35-year-old Demoliner is lending a hand in a time of desperate need for his home country. A native of Caxias do Sul, who has been as high as No. 34 in the PIF ATP Doubles Rankings, Demoliner is teaming with his hometown club Recreio da Juventude and auctioneer Cristiano Escola Leilões to organise the event.

Three-time Roland Garros champion Kuerten, one of 29 men to reach World No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings, is offering a private tour of his Florianopolis museum and personal collection, which is filled with trophies. The highest bidder will meet Kuerten to hear stories and receive behind-the-scenes details of his successful career.

“Guga, our biggest idol, gave us an experience to have an afternoon with him and he will show his museum, his trophies to the person who will buy this experience,” Demoliner told ATPTour.com in excitement. “For me, it’s one of the greatest items we have. Imagine having an afternoon with your idol. For me, this is insane.”

Fans can log on to the Cristiano Escola Leilões website to view the catalog of items and begin bidding. The auction broadcast will be livestreamed on the Recreio da Juventude YouTube channel, Tuesday 25 June at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

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Select items from Top 10 stars Djokovic, Medvedev, Rublev and Ruud will be auctioned, with racquets, shoes and used kits scheduled to hit the bidding table. WTA star Aryna Sabalenka will have equipment from the 2023 US Open final auctioned. Other items will be from Brazilians including Demoliner, Thomaz Bellucci, Joao Fonseca, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Rafael Matos, Fernando Meligeni, Marcelo Melo and Thiago Monteiro.

“I was competing and following all the news with a heavy heart,” said Demoliner, a five-time ATP Tour doubles champion. “I really wanted to help my state and use my platform as a professional athlete to make a difference. We started mobilising a network within the tennis and sports world, and many athletes embraced the cause. We are very committed to making this charity auction a success to help rebuild the lives of families affected by the floods.”

Athletes and teams from other sports will also contribute items. World surfing champion Felipe Toledo donated an autographed uniform. Football teams Corinthians, Flamengo, Atlético Mineiro, and São Paulo sent jerseys signed by their players for the auction.

The three institutions that will benefit from the auction are Operação de Volta Para Casa (Operation Back to My Home), Rotary Brazil and WimBelenDon. All proceeds will be directed towards the reconstruction of Rio Grande do Sul.

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About the Charities:
Operação de Volta Para Casa registers families directly affected by the floods and verifies the accuracy of the provided information. The organisation then supplies essential items to ensure safety and functionality in the reconstruction of homes.

Rotary Brazil has provided humanitarian aid for over 110 years. Rotary's activities include combatting diseases, providing clean water and sanitation and protecting the environment. A group of volunteers combine to take action and create lasting change in themselves, their communities and the world.

WimBelenDon is a social project aimed at promoting the inclusion of children and adolescents in situations of risk or social vulnerability, fostering their holistic development, and stimulating their agency. Tennis serves as the main attraction to engage and retain the students, but it is interconnected with a much richer and more comprehensive work, consisting of socio-emotional, pedagogical and cultural workshops, which promote individual and social transformations.


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Posted: June 20, 2024, 9:39 pm

Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul spoiled the Halle partnership between Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz on Thursday with a 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-8 victory at the Terra Wortmann Open.

The Frenchmen continued the trend of doubles players beating singles stars at this week’s ATP 500s.

From 5/5 in the Match Tie-break, Doumbia and Reboul won five of the next eight points to reach their eighth tour-level semi-final of the season. Champions in Montpellier and Bucharest, they will meet second seeds Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz in the last four after the Germans downed countrymen Constantin Frantzen and Hendrik Jebens 7-6(3), 6-4.

Sinner and Hurkacz were teaming for the first time since last year in Halle.

Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori also reached the semi-finals, defeating Alexander Bublik and Arthur Fils 6-4, 6-3. The Italians, 2023 finalists in Halle, next face wild cards Yannick Hanfmann and Dominik Koepfer.

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Ram/Salisbury, Arevalo/Pavic Advance In London
Second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury ousted Top 25 singles players Alex de Minaur and Sebastian Korda 7-6(6), 7-5 in the cinch Championships first round.

The ATP Doubles trial featured at The Queen's Club this week puts singles teams against doubles teams in the first round whenever possible and on Thursday, Ram and Salisbury stepped up in key moments to advance. The American-British duo saved a set point in the first-set tie-break and earned a decisive break at 6-5 in the second.

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Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury at the cinch Championships. Credit: Luke Walker/Getty Images for LTA

Roland Garros champions Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic, competing for the first time since the clay-court major, overcame Julian Cash and Robert Galloway 6-4, 6-4.

Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, defending titlists in London, were 6-3, 7-6(2) winners against Australians John Peers and Jordan Thompson. Taylor Fritz and Karen Khachanov won 6-4, 6-4 against Francisco Cerundolo and Tomas Martin Etcheverry. Fritz last year partnered Jiri Lehecka to make the ATP 500 final.

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Wednesday, 19 June
Neal Skupski and Michael Venus got their cinch Championships campaign underway on Wednesday in London when they defeated singles stars Ugo Humbert and Ben Shelton 6-4, 6-3.

The seventh seeds were aggressive throughout the 69-minute clash on the lawns in west London, striking deep returns and closing the net sharply to reach the second round. Skupski and Venus are teaming for the second time this season and next play Alex de Minaur and Sebastian Korda or second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

Other singles teams to fall in London included Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie and Sebastian Baez and Adrian Mannarino. Sixth seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat Draper and Norrie 6-4, 6-4, while fifth seeds Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic downed Baez and Mannarino 4-6, 6-3, 10-3.

Mektic and Koolhof arrive in London in good form, having advanced to the final on grass in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden also advanced to the second round, defeating Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler 6-4, 6-4. Ebden and Bopanna have won tour-level titles together at the Australian Open and in Miami this season.

 

The ATP Doubles trial, which was first held at the Mutua Madrid Open, is taking place at the Queen’s Club. Some of the changes include less time between points, adjustments to time allowances during changeovers and the use of “time extensions”.

Hurkacz/Sinner advance in Halle
Singles stars Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner earned victory in their first match of the season together at the Terra Wortmann Open, where they beat third seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 6-4, 5-7, 11-9.

The Pole-Italian team saved two match points in the Match Tie-break to seal victory after 82 minutes. Sinner is the top seed in the singles draw and is competing as No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings for the first time.

Top seeds Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori beat Pedro Martinez and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-3, 6-3. Bolelli and Vavassori reached the final at the ATP 500 grass-court event last season.

Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul defeated Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 7-6(4), 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals, while Constantin Frantzen and Hendrik Jebens eliminated Yuki Bhambri and Albano Olivetti 5-7, 7-6(12), 10-7. The Germans saved two match points in the second set.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 6:36 pm

Jan-Lennard Struff is playing some of his best tennis on home soil this week at the Terra Wortmann Open.

The German downed sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday, setting a quarter-final clash against Jannik Sinner, World No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings. The 34-year-old dropped just five points behind his first serve, according to Infosys ATP Stats, and drew errors from Tsitsipas' backhand to advance after 67 minutes.

“It’s very special. The crowd was supporting me like hell and it was just an amazing feeling, amazing atmosphere,” said Struff, who did not face a break point. “It means really a lot to finally take this step.”

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One day after saving a match point to defeat Luciano Darderi, Struff struck 22 winners to just five unforced errors to overhaul the Greek and avenge last month’s Rome loss to Tsitsipas. Their Lexus ATP Head2Head series is now tied at 4-4. Struff is 0-2 against Sinner with both meetings coming this season (Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo).

“I was very happy. Yesterday was a tough match. I was sick before and today in the morning, I felt good," Struff said. "I had good connection with the ball straight away and came in very well. I was serving pretty good, playing aggressive style. Very, very pleased with the way I played.”

In 11 appearances at the grass ATP 500, Struff is into the last eight for the first time. The World No. 34 won his maiden tour-level crown this year in Munich, becoming the third-oldest (33) first-time ATP Tour titlist since the inception of the Tour in 1990.

Tsitsipas holds a 29-11 season record, with his best result being a title run in Monte-Carlo. The 25-year-old was aiming for his first grass quarter-final since winning the ATP 250 in Mallorca two years ago.

Earlier in Halle, Marcos Giron overcame Matteo Berrettini 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, becoming the first player ranked outside the Top 50 to defeat the Italian on grass since No. 53 Gilles Simon at 2018 Wimbledon.

“He is unbelievable on grass, with every tournament he plays on grass he practically makes the final or wins it,” Giron said of Berrettini, who is now 41-10 on grass. “I knew it was going to be a challenge and I knew I had to take care of my serve and hopefully I get an opportunity. I stayed with extreme urgency and full focus.”

The American is into the Halle quarter-finals for the second time (2021). Giron ousted last year’s finalist Andrey Rublev in the opening round before improving to 2-0 against Berrettini.

Up to No. 46 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings, two spots shy of his career-high, the 30-year-old next faces fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz, who ousted Australian James Duckworth 7-6(3), 6-4. The Pole, who won the ATP 500 in 2022, fired 17 aces and dropped just three points behind his first delivery Thursday.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 5:48 pm

In a big day for British tennis at the Cinch Championships, 29-year-old Billy Harris followed Jack Draper's upset of Carlos Alcaraz with a milestone result of his own at The Queen's Club. Behind a 6-4, 7-5 win against Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard, the English journeyman advanced to his first tour-level quarter-final in London.

Before he bids for his third win of the week on Friday, ATPTour.com brings you five things to know about the No. 162 in the PIF ATP Rankings.

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Harris spent three and a half years travelling between tournaments in a van
Earlier in his career, Harris often travelled around Europe in a converted transit van to save money while competing primarily on the ITF World Tennis Tour — one step below the ATP Challenger Tour. In addition to driving from city to city in the van, Harris also used it for lodging.

"I was travelling around in my transit van for three and a half years, with a bed in the back, cooking on the roadside and parking up in McDonald's car parks," he said, as quoted in a 2023 BBC story. Harris owns five ITF singles titles, winning four in 2021 and one in 2022.

He picked up his first tour-level win last November in Sofia
Harris beat Switzerland's Marc-Andrea Huesler 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5) two months before his 29th birthday to record his first tour-level singles win. The ATP 250 was his only previous tour-level event before his appearance this week in London. He has tripled his career win total by reaching the Queen's quarters, improving to 3-1.

 

He has been a hitting partner for the British Davis Cup team
Harris was on hand for Great Britain's journey to the Davis Cup Finals in 2023, practising with the likes of Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Draper. After his victory against Mpetshi Perricard on Thursday, he praised Draper for his rapid rise and his upset of Alcaraz.

"Amazing from Jack," Harris said. "He's the future of British tennis and he's leading the way. It's great to look at him and see what he's doing. I definitely take inspiration from that."

His father, Geoff, is his coach... though he does not have a big tennis background
Geoff Harris is his son's lead coach, alongside support from British Davis Cup captain Leon Smith.

"He got me into tennis. He was always feeding me lots of balls when I first started, but he hasn't really got a tennis background," Harris said in his post-match presser Thursday. "He can knock a few balls over the net, but that's about it really.

"He's obviously watched almost every match I have played, so he knows my game very well. He just gives me little reminders of what I'm working on and supports me every week, just the support and the team around me that just give me an extra little bit in the matches.

Harris is set for the Top 150 in the PIF ATP Rankings
Having entered Queen's at a career-high PIF ATP Ranking of No. 162 behind consecutive semi-final runs on the ATP Challenger Tour (Nottingham, Surbiton), Harris has soared 24 places this week to No. 138 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings, a mark that would surpass his junior career high of No. 139. On Tuesday, Harris secured the best win of his career by PIF ATP Ranking by beating World No. 32 Tomas Martin Etcheverry in three sets.

Harris' recent success has also helped him earn a wild card for Wimbledon, where he will make his Grand Slam debut in July.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 5:22 pm

Carlos Alcaraz's title defence at the Cinch Championships came to an early end on Thursday courtesy of a 7-6(3), 6-3 defeat to home favourite Jack Draper. While the Spaniard was not happy with his performance, he is taking his first grass-court defeat since 2022 in stride.

"Of course it's tough to deal with the losses, but I think it's part of our lives," he said, crediting Draper for his play. "We have to [deal with it] as good as you can. After the losses, you have to take the positive things and of course the negative things just to improve to the next tournament."

 

For Alcaraz, that next tournament is Wimbledon, where — like at The Queen's Club — he will enter as defending champion. Prior to this week in London, Alcaraz had not competed on grass since his comeback victory against Novak Djokovic in last year's final at the grass-court major. While he was perfect on the lawns last season, Alcaraz remains a relative novice on the unique surface with a 17-3 record.

"I think the best way to be better on grass is to stay here, practise with players, physically doing good stuff on grass and the movement, really specific things," Alcaraz said when asked if he would return to Spain before Wimbledon, which begins 1 July. "In Spain or at my home, we don't have grass courts or really grass places just to practise.

"My focus is... I don't know, I have to talk with my team. But yeah, I'm close to Wimbledon, so as soon as I can, I'm going focus on the practising with players, practising and everything, and I hope to be better."

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The No. 2 in the PIF ATP Rankings was competing at Queen's without coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, who will arrive in London on Sunday or Monday. Alcaraz said his coach is "hungry", and the Spaniard feels the same.

"Right now I'm hungry just to be better, to practise, and that's all I have to do," he said. "I'm really excited to start Wimbledon. Of course I really want to win every title that I [play for], and I think Wimbledon is even more special. So, as I said, I have time, and excited to start the first match on Centre Court."

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 4:37 pm

Carlos Alcaraz’s second-round loss to Jack Draper Thursday at the cinch Championships could have a big impact on the battle for No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings.

Jannik Sinner, who last week became the first Italian in history to reach World No. 1, has an opportunity at the Terra Wortmann Open to consolidate his standing for the weeks to come.

Sinner has 9,490 live points, putting him 1,130 points ahead of live World No. 2 Novak Djokovic and 1,360 points ahead of live World No. 3 Alcaraz.

PIF ATP Live Rankings (as of 20 June)

 Player  Current Pts  Max Pts
 1) Jannik Sinner  9,490  9,890
 2) Novak Djokovic  8,360  -
 3) Carlos Alcaraz  8,130  -

The 22-year-old Italian can add an additional 400 points if he lifts the Halle trophy at the end of the week, which would give him a 1,530-point margin over his competitors.

Alcaraz was defending 500 points this week as last year’s Queen’s Club champion. Losing in the second round meant a net loss of 450 points, allowing Djokovic to pass him for World No. 2 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings.

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An added bonus for Sinner is that he will also defend fewer points than Alcaraz and Djokovic at Wimbledon. The World No. 1 will only defend 720 points compared to 2,000 for Alcaraz and 1,200 for Djokovic.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 3:36 pm

Jack Draper earned the biggest win of his career Thursday at the cinch Championships, where he stunned top seed and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz 7-6(3), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.

Both men entered the match on winning streaks. Alcaraz had won eight consecutive matches thanks to his victory at Roland Garros, but Draper snapped that streak by claiming his seventh straight win after earning his first ATP Tour title last week in Stuttgart.

“It was a really tough match," Draper said in his on-court interview. "I knew coming out here Carlos is defending champion here, obviously won Wimbledon last year. [He is an] incredible talent and so amazing for the sport. So I had to come out and play really well and luckily I did today, so thank you.”

The big-serving lefty thrilled his home fans with a dominant serving performance in which he did not lose a service game. The No. 31 player in the PIF ATP Rankings made good use of his wide serve in both courts to win 76 per cent of his service points according to Infosys ATP Stats and triumph in one hour and 39 minutes.

There was not much to differentiate the players in the first set, when neither man earned a break point. But Draper made a quick start to the tie-break when Alcaraz missed a forehand long, and the Briton never relinquished his advantage, closing out the set with a curling wide serve in the Ad court.

Alcaraz enjoyed his typical highlight reel moments in the match, including a point during which he guessed right on an attempted Draper putaway and laced a passing shot into the open court. But for the most part, the Spaniard was not able to dominate play as much as he usually does.

Instead it was Draper who rallied the crowd to his side, crushing a backhand return winner to break for 4-2 in the second set. That proved the lone service break of the match.

Having lost his first two tour-level meetings against reigning Wimbledon champion Alcaraz, Draper let slip his first three match points on return at 5-3. But in the next game, the lefty rallied from 0/30 to close out his third Top 10 win (3-11) and his first victory against the elite group since the 2022 US Open, where he ousted then-World No. 8 Felix Auger-Aliassime.

“There's no place I'd rather be right now [with] my family, my friends," Draper said. "The British support, you guys are amazing and I want to keep on playing here.”

By ending Alcaraz's grass-court winning streak at 13, Draper climbed to a career-high No. 28 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings. 

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Draper will next play fifth seed Tommy Paul, who eliminated Alejandro Tabilo 6-3, 6-4. Draper leads Paul 3-1 in their Lexus ATP Head2Head series, including a 2-1 record this year. The Briton emerged victorious in Adelaide and Acapulco, while Paul won in four sets at the Australian Open.

In the bottom half of the draw, Lorenzo Musetti continued his impressive run at the ATP 500 with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory against 2022 Next Gen ATP Finals presented by PIF champion Brandon Nakashima.

In the first round, Musetti upset second seed Alex de Minaur. The Italian has won back-to-back three-setters to reach the quarter-finals, in which he will face first-time ATP Tour quarter-finalist Billy Harris.

The British wild card eliminated in-form French wild card Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 6-4, 7-5 in 70 minutes.

It has been a memorable week for Harris, who on Wednesday received a wild card into the Wimbledon main draw.

"It's like Christmas Day every day with the wild cards and Wimbledon news," Harris said. "Just very, very grateful and hoping to make the most of these opportunities."

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 2:48 pm

Jannik Sinner is quickly finding that being World No. 1 comes with its own set of challenges.

After fighting off an ultra-aggressive Tallon Griekspoor in a three-set first-round encounter, Sinner again found himself under siege from a free-swinging Fabian Marozsan Thursday before shaking off the Hungarian to win 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle.

Understanding that playing within themselves was not going to get the job done, Sinner’s two opponents this week at the grass-court ATP 500 have red-lined their games. The Italian, so far, has met the challenge, but he has needed close to his best tennis at the start of his grass season to stay alive.

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“It’s the first time I’ve faced him. He’s already beaten incredible players, so I knew I had to play really, really good,” Sinner said. “The first couple of matches are never easy [on a new surface]. This grass is a little different to Wimbledon. Fabian is an incredible player. It was a tough match and I’m pleased to be in the quarters."

A piece of inspired brilliance was the catalyst for Sinner’s decisive break in the second game of the third set. On the first point of the game, Sinner lunged for a diving forehand short in the court, rolling 360 degrees before jumping back to his feet to hit a winning crosscourt backhand on the dead run past a dumfounded Marozsan at net.

Fully embracing first-strike tennis, Marozsan pressured Sinner’s second serve throughout the match, restricting the Italian to just 51 per cent of second-serve points won. Having won just 42 per cent of second-serve points in the first round against Griekspoor, Sinner said that changes may be coming.

“For sure I need to think about changing it up a little more. I may need to be more aggressive,” Sinner said. “I’ll need to talk to my team about that. He returned very well, especially in the beginning.”

Sinner, who is spending his second week atop the PIF ATP Rankings, is chasing his first grass-court title this week. He improved to 35-3 on the season after winning his first Lexus ATP Head2Head meeting with Marozsan. He will play Jan-Lennard Struff in Friday’s quarter-finals after the German upset World No. 11 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4.

Marozsan, who came into the match with a 4-3 record against Top 10 players having beaten Holger Rune and Alex de Minaur in Miami in March, was looking to reach his fourth tour-level quarter-final.

Earlier in the day, fifth seed and 2022 champion Hubert Hurkacz, dropped 17 aces on Australian James Duckworth to advance to the quarter-finals with a 7-6(3), 6-4 win. The Pole won 39 of 42 first-serve points according to Infosys ATP Stats.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 2:13 pm

In 2022, ATP partnered with You Can Play, a nonprofit organisation committed to furthering LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport. This followed an ATP player survey that highlighted the need for more comprehensive education around topics such as inclusive language and social media use.

This month, we are excited to share an exclusive conversation between Brian Vahaly, the former World No. 64 in the PIF ATP Rankings, and You Can Play, ATP’s LGBTQ+ inclusion partner.

In 2017, Vahaly became the first ATP player to come out as gay. This followed a successful career on the ATP Tour in which he navigated an environment that both overtly and subtly challenged his mental strength and sense of belonging. Today, his fearless work to spearhead LGBTQ+ inclusion in the sport continues in his role as First Vice President of the USTA.

In this open conversation, Vahaly reflects on his unique journey. He advocates for authenticity, emphasises the importance of locker room language and encourages players to use their global platform to promote acceptance.

Looking back, how do you reflect on your journey and relationship with tennis?
I started playing tennis when I was two years old. I love this sport. I love the relationships I have built because of this sport. I love it because tennis challenges you mentally, spiritually, and physically. Tennis altered the course of my life, not just from playing great matches at Masters events and Grand Slams, but my experience with tennis is what ultimately shaped me into the man I’ve become today.

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How does tennis compare today from an inclusivity standpoint to your time in the game?
I think the world and society has changed a lot in terms of how people approach inclusivity and topics like same sex marriage. I am encouraged to see more young players feeling confident and comfortable speaking out about issues of inclusivity.

Talk to us about your experience with homophobic language in tennis. Where does that start?
It always starts at the junior level. When I was coming up, you'd hear homophobic language from 12-year-olds. You would hear it from 18-year-olds. It was consistent. It was just the language you used to make fun of people. I don't think it was ever intended to be something that was anti-gay or homophobic. You get used to hearing it as a kid, not always knowing necessarily what it meant. But you knew that it was the way to tease people.

Transitioning to adulthood, how did the Tour shape you as a professional?
You learn some incredible things being on the ATP Tour. You essentially get to manage your career as a small business. You've got coaches, you've got trainers, you've got a therapist. You've got to figure out a way, day in and day out, to show up and perform under intense pressure, where your results are posted for the world to see.

I had no idea that it was teaching me about dealing with pressure, dealing with winning, losing, strategy, preparation, how to pull a team together, how to motivate yourself, how to run a business effectively and efficiently. These skills have proven to be invaluable in the business world.

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What was your experience being in the locker rooms? Was there direct homophobia?
I never found the Tour to be overtly homophobic. What I found was that it was very common to use homophobic language. That was just the culture. That was the way that you built camaraderie. If you really wanted to make fun of people, you often used homophobic language to do that. Consciously and subconsciously, that leaves you with a feeling. If you are a gay person, you pretty much know that this is a place that's probably going to be a little uncomfortable for you.

Do you feel like you were held back within tennis because you weren't out?
I think the biggest question I ask myself is: could I have been more successful had I been able to be my authentic self? It’s a question I try not to consider, as I’m incredibly proud of what I was able to accomplish during my career. I have great memories from my time playing the sport’s biggest events. However, I did find it difficult to relax. I was always anxious, wondering what people might know or perceive. I had a deep fear of being exposed, and I tried my best to use that energy to play with somewhat of a chip on my shoulder. I often found it difficult to feel free on the court. Instead, I became what I thought other people expected of me. My discomfort would then look for ways to avoid the spotlight.

What would your advice be to your ATP self?
The advice I would give myself as a former ATP player is: there's going to be a great unique future ahead. I know at times you feel so isolated. Tennis is such a tough individual sport. You're left to yourself in a hotel room in many cases, and it can feel more isolating when you feel like you are being deceptive about your identity. I would tell myself that easier, less anxious days are coming. There is a place to be a successful gay tennis player, despite the fact you have no one to point to today.

The hard part for me in answering the question is the culture has changed so much. I actually think life would have been a lot harder had I come out in the early 2000s. It was a really tough time for the gay community and I’m not sure I would have been strong enough to manage the impact. I had worked 20+ years to finally win matches on the ATP Tour and compete at Grand Slams. I was living my childhood dream. I was unwilling to let anything distract me.

If I were providing advice to a current ATP player, there's a level of comfort and safety you can provide today that was not available for previous generations. Thinking back when I was playing, certainly there was a concern around whether your sexual orientation could have an impact on sponsorships, or maybe your experience on court. I think we're fortunate now to have some great LGBTQ+ role models in sport broadly. There's a lot of great examples that we now have for athletes to see that being their authentic self can help them to perform better, both on the court, and off the court financially.

What is your advice to tennis on inclusion as a concept?
I care deeply about growing this sport because I know what this sport can do for you as a person. We have data now that shows the sport’s impact on longevity and how tennis players live over nine years longer. At the USTA, we are committed to growing this sport which we know improves communities. But if we are going to grow tennis, it’s critical the culture of our sport is inclusive. The world is a dynamic and diverse place. There is no reason to ever exclude people from a sport we all love so much.

As it relates to the Tour and how we make that more inclusive: I think a great place to start is focusing on our language going forward. Our language and our actions have an impact on eight-year-old kids, on 12-year-old kids. It has an impact on our fans, our family, and our friends. Millions of fan look up to these players. If we as leaders, as the best players in the world, can set an example, that really excites me for kids that are growing up in the sport. I'm hopeful we can do that. We have a responsibility in the tennis and sporting community to allow people to feel safe and comfortable being themselves, both on and off the tennis court.

What opportunity does sport have in this space? Can it lead change?
Sport and athletes always have an opportunity to lead. People look up to athletes, regardless of the sport. Athletes are leaders, both inside the locker room and out speaking in communities. Sport has a way of transcending people and cultures, inspiring fans and followers. Small changes can and will make massive impact for generations to come.

This month, the ATP is launching an LGBTQ+ inclusion education series for players, created in collaboration with Brian Vahaly and You Can Play. The series covers a range of topics, from inclusive language, to social media, and advocacy. ATP has also made a donation to support You Can Play in its ongoing efforts across sport.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 5:44 am

Grass court tennis is still very much a two-touch sport.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of Carlos Alcaraz’s undefeated run at the cinch Championships last year identified the vast majority of his points played at the grass court event were a maximum of just two touches for each player - four shots total. Three out of every four points (75%) were in the 0-4 shot rally length, where he carved out his most significant point-total advantage (+27) over his five opponents.

2023 Queen's: Alcaraz Rally Length

 

RALLY LENGTH Total Played % Played
0-4 Shots 521 75%
5-8 Shots 140 20%
9+ Shots 35 5%
TOTAL 696 100%

Alcaraz played a dominant 75 per cent (521/696) of all points in the 0-4 shot rally length to win the first grass court title of his career last year at the cinch Championships. The first four shots include: serve, return, Serve +1 (first shot after the serve), Return +1 (first shot after the return)

Alcaraz won 27 more points than his opponents in 0-4 shots, 20 more points in 5-8 shots, and just nine more points in rallies of nine shots or longer. What enabled Alcaraz to be so strong in shorter rallies was his serve performance. He won 50 of 56 (89%) of his serve games, made 66 per cent (236/357) of his first serves, and won 76 per cent (179/236) of them.

Alcaraz’s primary first-serve strategy involved pulling opponents off the court to immediately open holes to attack.

First Serve Location: Deuce Court Wide = 44% (57) Body = 25% (33) T = 31% (41)

First Serve Location: Ad Court Wide = 44% (46)  Body = 21% (22) T = 35% (36)

Alcaraz sent down 25 aces and committed nine double faults for the tournament. He had 39 per cent (91/235) of first serves unreturned, and 18 per cent (20/112) of second serves didn’t come back into play, helping facilitate his “first strike” strategy. Impressively, he saved 73 per cent (16/22) of break point opportunities on serve, which was a full ten percentage points higher (66%) than his personal tour average.

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When it came to second serves, Alcaraz almost exclusively went with a kick serve to his opponent’s backhand return location (note: all five opponents were right-handed).

Second Serve Location: Deuce Court: Wide = 7% (4), Body = 35% (18), T = 58% (30)

Second Serve Location: Ad Court  Wide = 45% (27) , Body = 45% (27) , T = 10% (6)

When rallies did develop, it was Alcaraz’s forehand that did the most damage from the back of the court.

Total Groundstrokes: Forehands = 58% (379) , Backhands = 42% (278)

Shot Quality: Forehands = 8.5 (379) , Backhands = 7.3 (278)

Shots In: Forehands = 82% (309/379) , Backhands = 79% (221/278)

Average Speed: Forehands = 73 mph, Backhands = 60 mph

Alcaraz won his opening round match of the cinch Championships 6-1, 7-5 against Francisco Cerundolo on Tuesday with similar match metrics to his successful 2023 campaign. Alcaraz won 39 points to 33 in the 0-4 shot rally length, put 81 per cent (55/68) of forehands in the court and held serve nine times out of 10. It was an ideal first match returning to grass and an ominous warning to opponents that he is picking up right where he left off from lifting the silverware last year.

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Posted: June 20, 2024, 1:26 am

Only one day remains until fans can relive the final 12 days of Roger Federer’s career. On Thursday, FEDERER: Twelve Final Days will be released on Prime Video.

Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia and his co-director Joe Sabia provide unprecedented access into the end of Federer’s career, from insight into the former No. 1 player in the PIF ATP Rankings’ decision to retire to his final moments on court.

In anticipation of the documentary’s release, ATPTour.com looks back at Federer’s final match at the 2022 Laver Cup.

The Swiss took to the court one final time alongside great rival Rafael Nadal.

The pair met 40 times in their legendary Lexus ATP Head2Head series and three more times in tour-level doubles matches. But this was their first time sharing the same side of the court in an official match.

“Some moments I was horribly nervous like before a big final, then some other moments I totally forgot about it because I was with the guys and we were joking. Classic goofiness comes through, and you forget about everything and have a good conversation. You forget that actually, ‘Oh, yeah, I'm about to play in 15 minutes’. That's kind of how I always used to be,” Federer said after the match. “Thankfully in moments I totally forgot about it, slept great, everything was wonderful, I could enjoy it, I feel. And because of that I think I will be able to have a better recollection of how it went, because if it's all just stress throughout and I want it to be only perfect, I know I will remember half of it.”

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Team Europe’s Federer and Nadal lost the match — Team World’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock defeated them 4-6, 7-6(2), 11-9. But fans will remember the emotions of the weekend more than the points that were played.

The two all-time greats shared an emotional moment together on their team bench.

“The match, yes, in itself, sure, is special, but it's really everything that happened after because I wasn't aware who was going to come to sing, what was going to happen, where I should go, what was expected of me, or how long it was going to go,” Federer said. “Then I guess looking around and seeing how everybody got emotional, obviously it's even better, or even worse, I'm not sure what to say.

“That's what I will remember — the faces I saw emotional, yeah. Rafa was one of them (smiling). I'm sorry.”

It was Federer’s retirement, not Nadal’s. But the Spaniard made clear how important the moment was for him, too.

“For me, it has been a huge honour to be a part of this amazing moment of the history of our sport, and at the same time a lot of years sharing a lot of things together,” Nadal said. “When Roger leaves the Tour, yeah, an important part of my life is leaving too because all the moments that he has been next to or in front me in important moments of my life.”

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Posted: June 19, 2024, 7:33 pm

Andy Murray retired from his second-round match at the cinch Championships against Jordan Thompson after five games due to struggles with his back. Afterwards, the Scot revealed how concerning the injury is.

“Obviously it wasn't great. I have been struggling with my back for a while,” Murray said. “I had loss of power in my right leg. So loss of motor control, had no coordination. Yeah, couldn't move.”

Dealing with the back was not new to Murray. The 37-year-old explained it was sore in the run-up to the Queen’s Club ATP 500.

“It was pretty sore in my match yesterday. Yeah, it was sore through today. But I was able to manage it. I wasn't comfortable playing, but I was able to manage it,” Murray said. “During my pre-match warmup, I was pretty uncomfortable, and then I walked up the stairs just before going on the court, I didn't have the usual, just normal strength in my right leg. It was not a usual feeling.

“I don't know how many of you were watching, but the first two balls I hit in the warmup, my right leg, it was so uncoordinated. I had no coordination. Right leg just was not working properly.”

According to Murray, he has dealt with back problems for about the past 10 years. However, he had never experienced the loss of coordination, control and strength in his leg like he did Wednesday. In hindsight, he wishes he did not go on court for the match.

“I don't know exactly what the problem is. I just know that this is not something — I hadn't experienced that before,” Murray said. “[I have been] dealing with the back pain today, yesterday, and for the last 10, 11 years of my career, but I have never experienced that before. So I don't know what the procedure will be or what to expect, really.”

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It has been a tough year on the injury front for Murray, who hurt his ankle in Miami and missed two months because of it.

“Although the last few years might have seemed okay, it's been hard, it's been really hard on the body. Physically it's been tough. A lot of days where it's not been that much fun to train and practise and everything,” Murray said. “But, yeah, obviously I have tried to work through it and find ways to get on the court and compete at this level. But tennis is a really, really hard sport.”

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Posted: June 19, 2024, 6:46 pm

The world’s best players will compete in Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the season. Jannik Sinner, the No. 1 player in the PIF ATP Rankings, and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz are among those in action.

Here's what you need to know ahead of the tournament:

When is Wimbledon? Wimbledon will be held from 1-14 July. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, established in 1877, will take place at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, United Kingdom. The tournament director is Jamie Baker.

Who is playing at Wimbledon 2024? Wimbledon will feature Sinner, Alcaraz, seven-time winner Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and more. 

When is the draw for Wimbledon? The Wimbledon singles draw will be made on Friday 28 June at 10 a.m.
The Wimbledon doubles draw will be made on Friday 28 June at 12 p.m.

What is the schedule for Wimbledon? * Qualifying: Monday, 24 June – Thursday, 27 June at 11 a.m.
* Main Draw: Monday, 1 July – Sunday, 14 July.
*Play on Centre Court will start at 1:30 p.m. until the final two days, when it will start at 2 p.m. Matches on No. 1 Court will start at 1 p.m. until the final weekend, when it will start at 11 a.m. Play on all outside courts will start at 11 a.m.
* Doubles Final: Saturday, 13 July, not before 3 p.m.
* Singles Final: Sunday,14 July, not before 3 p.m.
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What is the prize money and points for Wimbledon? SINGLES
Winner: £2,700,00 / 2,000 points
Finalist: £1,400,000 / 1,300 points
Semi-finalist: £715,000 / 800 points
Quarter-finalist: £375,000 / 400 points
Round of 16: £226,000 / 200 points
Round of 32: £143,000 / 100 points
Round of 64: £93,000 / 50 points
Round of 128: £60,000 / 10 points

DOUBLES (£ per team)
Winner: £650,000 / 2,000 points
Finalist: £330,000 / 1,200 points
Semi-finalist: £167,000 / 720 points
Quarter-finalist: £84,000 / 360 points
Round of 16: £42,000 / 180 points
Round of 32: £25,000 / 90 points
Round of 64: £15,750 / 0 points

How can I watch Wimbledon? TV Schedule

How can I follow Wimbledon? Hashtag: #Wimbledon
Facebook: Wimbledon
X: @Wimbledon
Instagram: wimbledon

Who won the last edition of Wimbledon in 2023? Carlos Alcaraz won the 2023 Wimbledon singles title with a thrilling 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 victory against Novak Djokovic in the championship match (Read More). Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski lifted the doubles trophy in London with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos (Read More).

Who holds the Wimbledon record for most titles, oldest champion, youngest champion and more? Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (8)
Most Titles, Doubles: Todd Woodbridge (9)
Oldest Champion: Roger Federer, 35, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Boris Becker, 17, in 1985
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Bjorn Borg in 1980, John McEnroe in 1984, Pete Sampras in 1993-94, 1997-99, Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, Roger Federer in 2004-07, Rafael Nadal in 2010, Novak Djokovic in 2015, 2019, 2021, Carlos Alcaraz in 2023.
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 125 Goran Ivanisevic in 2001
Last Home Champion: Andy Murray in 2016
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (105)

View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown

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