Tennis

Tennis

Andy Murray completes practice session ahead of playing return at Queen’s

Andy Murray came through another practice session at Queen’s as he prepares for his comeback on Tuesday.

Tennis
Andy Murray expects to suffer the same nerves as he did on his Queen's debut at the age of 18. Picture: PA

All eyes on Andy Murray as Scot makes comeback at Queen’s

Andy Murray may now be a lowly-ranked No 157 in the world, merely the third best in Britain’s pecking order, but all eyes will be upon him at Queen’s Club this week. That much has not changed.

Tennis
Andy Murray practises at Queen's Club. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Andy Murray is returning but with a different mindset

The waiting is over. When Andy Murray steps on to the centre court at Queen’s Club on Tuesday, it will have been 342 days since he last picked up a racket in earnest. Whether he wins or loses is not important; what matters is that he is back.

Tennis
Andy Murray practises at Queen's Club. Picture: Patrik Lundin/Getty Images

Andy Murray posts video from Queen’s after announcing his return to tennis

Andy Murray announced to fans that he will return to competitive tennis after almost a year out

News
Andy Murray practises at Queen's Club. Picture: Patrik Lundin/Getty Images

Andy Murray to make comeback at Queen’s

Andy Murray will return to competitive tennis after almost a year out at the Queen’s Club next week.

Tennis 1
Henri Leconte never won a grand slam tournament but reached No 5 in the world and was loved by spectators at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images

Interview: Henri Leconte on his special bond with Wimbledon spectators

The first time Henri
Leconte played in 
Scotland he was late to arrive and his excuse sounded like it was right up there with the “Dog ate my homework” classic from a lesson-shy but clearly bright and inventive schoolboy.

Tennis
Andy Murray postponed his decision on whether to play at Queen's. Picture: PA.

Andy Murray set to make a decision on Queen’s tournament

After almost a year away from the match courts, there is still no white smoke billowing from the chimneys of the Andy Murray camp.

Tennis
The national academy strategy is the brainchild of Simon Timson. Picture: Getty.

Stirling one of two academy sites in new star-finder plan

Stirling and Loughborough Universities have been named as the sites of two national academies that will form the centrepiece of the Lawn Tennis Association’s new high performance pathway.

Tennis
The LTA has announced that the universities at Stirling and Loughborough will host the new national tennis academies. Picture: Getty Images

Stirling and Loughborough chosen to host new tennis academies

The Lawn Tennis Association has announced Stirling and Loughborough universities will be the venues for two new national academies.

Tennis
Rafa Nadal with the iconic Coupe des Mousquetaires in the Roland Garros locker room. Picture: Getty.

Rafael Nadal wary of quick switch to grass after Paris triumph

Rafael Nadal is weighing up his options ahead of Wimbledon following his latest French Open triumph.

Tennis
Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning his 11th French Open title. Picture: AP.

‘Unbelievable’ says Rafael Nadal as he wins 11th French Open title

In Spanish, it is undecimo. To be more grammatically precise, decimoprimera – and that sounds more fitting. Primero: first. Decimoprimera: eleventh.

Tennis
Rafa Nadal clenches his fist on his way to today's final against Dominic Thiem. Picture: AP.

Rafael Nadal chases 11th Paris title with ‘passion and love’

Rafael Nadal insists he remains as motivated as ever to add another French Open crown to the ten he already owns. The world No.1 goes in search of Roland Garros title 
No.11 against Dominic Thiem of Austria this afternoon.

Tennis 1
Simona Halep is overcome with emotion after her 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Simona Halep comes back from the brink for French Open glory

The old saying tells us that all good things come to those who wait. But there have been times in Simona Halep’s career when she must have thought that her time would never come.

Tennis
Maria Bueno won the Wimbledon singles title three times. Picture: AP.

Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno loses cancer fight

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion Maria Bueno has died in a Sao Paulo hospital at the age of 78.

Tennis
In his pomp Mark Philippoussis reached No 8 in the world rankings but never won a Grand Slam tournament. Picture: Gary M Prior/Getty Images

Interview: Why Mark Philippoussis can’t wait for Andy Murray’s return

In Ancient Rome Marc Antony was Julius Caesar’s bestie. “A young man much given to revelling, enjoying music and plays,” according to the Shakespeare play of his life, but who falls for a great beauty and “neglects his soldierly duties”.

Tennis
Rafael Nadal was in imperious form in yesterday's French Open semi-final at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty.

Rafael Nadal appears unbeatable on march to French Open final

Another French Open final, another chapter in the history books waits to be rewritten. Rafael Nadal will face Dominic Thiem tomorrow in his 11th French Open final.

Tennis
Andy Murray is to play in the Shenzhen Open. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Andy Murray to play at Shenzhen Open in September

Andy Murray intends to start the Asian swing of the ATP Tour at the Shenzhen Open in September.

Tennis
Sloane Stephens celebrates her semi-final victory over Madison Keys. Picture: AFP/Getty

Simona Halep eyes her first Grand Slam title at French Open

Simona Halep emphatically ended the impressive French Open run of 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in yesterday’s semi-finals.

Tennis
Andy Murray has not played a competitive match since Wimbledon last July. Picture: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

John McEnroe: ‘Tough for Andy Murray to come back better’

John McEnroe has poured cold water on Andy Murray’s comeback hopes. That the Scot could come back in time for Wimbledon is perfectly possible in McEnroe’s eyes – but it is what happens then that is the great concern.

Tennis
Andy Murray is still hoping to be fit in time to compete at this year's Wimbledon Championships. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray faces latest setback as Scot pulls out of Libema Open

Andy Murray’s comeback from a hip injury has stalled yet again and he has been forced to pull out of the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch next week.

Andy Murray
Load more
Get daily updates Sign Up