Andy Murray clearly endured heavy disappointment when Stan Wawrinka bundled him out of the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals in two sets here on Friday night – but there was also discernible relief that he can now shift his attention to helping Great Britain win the Davis Cup in Belgium next weekend.
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Novak Djokovic burnished his shield of invincibility as the season he regards as his “best ever” rolled on with the momentum of a runaway horse towards its conclusion in London this week.
Rarely more than the length of a phsyio’s table from angst, Andy Murray has put his fate over the concluding weeks of the season in the intuitive hands of a former ballet dancer who once shared a stage with Michael Crawford. As Judy Murray might say, some mothers do, indeed, have ’em.
Andy Murray has insisted he will give his best in the ATP World Tour Finals in London – where he has rarely done that well – but admitted the Davis Cup a week later remains his priority.
Serena Williams’ coach says her recent break from the game was down to the fact she was suffering from depression and she also needed to allow her knees to recover after missing out on the calendar grand slam in September.
Andy Murray enjoyed an easy introduction to the Shanghai Masters, brushing aside Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-4 to set up a meeting with another American, John Isner, in the next round.
Johanna Konta said she was looking forward to a “good night’s sleep” after her run at the Wuhan Open came to an end.
It was closing on midnight when Serena Williams came to the main interview room here, still with half an eye on history, still a bundle of impenetrable anxiety and still ready for a barrage of questions about her sister.
Maria Sharapova has denied reports that she was warned five times that the drug she was taking, meldonium, had been added to the banned list.
Novak Djokovic has taken to his Facebook page to apologise for his comments over pay in tennis.
Serena Williams waded into the tennis sexism row on Tuesday and urged Novak Djokovic to explain to children why male players deserved more money than their female counterparts.
It could hardly be more ideal for the game and the competition if Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the two best players in the world, duel over the Davis Cup quarter-final outdoors at high summer in Belgrade, even though that would present the Scot with the toughest possible impediment to leading Great Britain to a successful defence of the title they won in 2015 for the first time in 79 years.
Judy Murray’s reign as Great Britain’s Fed Cup captain is set to come to an end. Murray has reportedly informed the Lawn Tennis Association that she is stepping down from her duties to make more time for her family.
Andy Murray has said he has “a very good shot” of beating Novak Djokovic at the fourth attempt in the Australian Open final on Sunday, “if I play my best tennis”.
Tennis fans have questioned the BBC for allowing John McEnroe to commentate on the Wimbledon semi-final between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic while working as Raonic’s coach.
As he became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam final, Milos Raonic appeared not to know whether to laugh or cry. John McEnroe, acting as a coaching consultant to the big-serving Raonic, who secured victory over Roger Federer in five see-saw sets, had called on his charge to be more expressive on court.
After the first set of her semi-final Serena Williams lifted a towel and used a corner to dab her forehead. It was the first sign she had broken any sweat. She defeated Elena Vesnina, the world’s 50th-best player, in 48 minutes.