Tennis

Andy Murray says he has “no expectations” as he prepares to begin his comeback — initially in doubles only — at London’s Queen’s Club this week, testing his new metal hip in match conditions for the first time. But even though it is less than five months since his surgery, the former world No. 1
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Matteo Berrettini edged past No. 7 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday, lifting his third career singles trophy after a narrow 6-4, 7-6 (11) victory. Berrettini, 23, was competing in his third singles final of the season, following victory in Budapest in April and defeat in Munich last month, on clay
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BIRMINGHAM, England — Defending champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from next week’s Birmingham Classic because of an arm injury that ruled her out of the French Open, but she is still hopeful of playing at Wimbledon. Kvitova said on Twitter on Wednesday that “unfortunately Birmingham is too soon, but I’m working really hard to get
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Andy Murray has said he is playing tennis “pretty much pain-free” and is hoping to compete in singles “at some stage this year.” The three-time Grand Slam champion says he doesn’t want to put a time frame on when he intends to return to action. “It’s baby steps just now,” Murray said. “I’m feeling good,
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Boris Becker has said younger players on the men’s tour do not have the right mindset to challenge the “big three” of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slams. The trio have won every Grand Slam since 2017, with 33-year-old Nadal claiming the latest title at Roland Garros on Sunday, dispatching
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MADRID — Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at next week’s Mallorca Open after being sidelined with a right shoulder injury since January. The Mallorca Open said the former No. 1 has accepted a wild-card invitation. The 32-year-old Sharapova hasn’t played since her ailing shoulder forced her to withdraw from the St. Petersburg Open in
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