It's a quirk that irritates the Flushing Meadows crowd, who are desperate to see the two greats go head to head. Friday's draw will tell us whether they are scheduled to meet in either the semi or final, but either way the odds look good for the pair to meet in New York at last. … [Read more...] about US Open talking points: Will New York finally see Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, what chance an Andy Murray and Johanna Konta double?
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Murray has already intimated that he will not play again this year because of chronic hip trouble. Getting ready for the Australian Open is now his priority. But this tie is scheduled for Feb 2-4, the weekend after the final of that tournament. And switching from the outdoor hard courts of Melbourne Park to an indoor clay court – the surface normally used for Spain’s early-season ties – is not going to be easy on the player’s bodies. … [Read more...] about Great Britain to face huge Davis Cup challenge with first round tie against Spain
However you look at it, the last year has been a tough one for tennis physios. A glance back at the top five seeds from the 2017 Australian Open shows that two (Murray and Kei Nishikori) are missing from Melbourne on fitness grounds, while the remaining three (Djokovic, Wawrinka and Milos Raonic) are all labouring under the shadow of chronic injuries. … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer split on reason behind injury epidemic on tour
The fact the Australian Open has been allowed to go ahead has been hugely controversial given Victoria's strict approach to tackling coronavirus and while thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas because of a limit on numbers allowed into the country. … [Read more...] about Australian Open: Quarantined British tennis star Heather Watson forced to train in hotel room
MailOnline's Rebecca Davison is in Minorca and speaking about the new quarantine rule she said: 'We were hoping that, not being on the mainland because it’s so quiet and deserted here that we would be exempt, that it would only be the mainland bit of Spain the rule would apply to. … [Read more...] about Chaos as air bridge to Costas is axed overnight! Brits in Spain are ordered into 14-day quarantine on their return and trips for thousands hit as essential-only travel advice kicks in after new Covid outbreak – amid warning more countries will follow