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GUARDIAN TENNIS: Andy Murray says he is back in love with tennis as he prepares for Queen’s

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Andy Murray says he is back in love with tennis as he prepares for Queen’s

• ‘The reason you do it is because it is fun’
• Admits that after earlier surgery he wanted to retire

Andy Murray made it eloquently clear on the eve of his third comeback that his expectations have shifted from an all-out quest for victory – the hunger that broke his body – to enjoying tennis for the simple pleasure of hitting a ball.

Four months after a second operation on his troublesome hip, the former world No 1 (now 215) returns in the Fever-Tree Championships here in doubles on Wednesday with Feliciano López against the best combination in the game, Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah.

Related: Andy Murray to make Queen’s doubles comeback against world’s best

Related: Andy Murray has the talent to make comeback, says Juan Martín del Potro

Related: Kevin Anderson: ‘One tennis player coming out might open the gates for others’

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Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:45:57 GMT

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GUARDIAN TENNIS: Kyle Edmund limps out of French Open amid doubts for grass season

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Kyle Edmund limps out of French Open amid doubts for grass season

• British No 1 was trailing 7-6 (3), 6-3, 2-1 to Pablo Cuevas
• Edmund called trainer but left the court without treatment

Kyle Edmund limped out of the French Open on Thursday with a knee injury that left the British No 1 uncertain about being seeded for Wimbledon – or even starting – and resigned, at 24, to a career of pain and frustration.

The gnarled Uruguayan clay-courter Pablo Cuevas was leading 7-6 (3), 6-3, 2-1 after an hour and 46 minutes on Court No 6 when Edmund, the last of three British men to make the main draw, called for the trainer, who confirmed his own diagnosis that there was little point in aggravating an injury which first flared in Paris last November and has struck periodically since. He declined to say exactly what the problem was but said it would need constant management, short of surgery.

Related: French Open 2019: Edmund retires against Cuevas, Osaka ousts Azarenka – live!

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Thu, 30 May 2019 17:07:05 GMT

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GUARDIAN TENNIS: Naomi Osaka stages recovery to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Naomi Osaka stages recovery to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

• World No 1 recovers from terrible start against Slovakian
• Kyle Edmund knocks out Jérémy Chardy after marathon

Naomi Osaka has handed out enough bagels in her career to open a bakery but the world No 1 experienced the humiliation herself before recovering to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 – one of the oddest scores at this French Open.

The last time Osaka was nilled it was in good company – Simona Halep paying her back in Rome last year for suffering the same fate at Indian Wells. But she can hardly have expected it from Schmiedlova, the Slovakian world No 90, who twice served for the match.

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Tue, 28 May 2019 18:10:30 GMT

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GUARDIAN TENNIS: Cameron Norrie defends Nick Kyrgios over late withdrawal from French Open

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Cameron Norrie defends Nick Kyrgios over late withdrawal from French Open

• Kyrgios pulls out before first-round clash, citing illness
• Norrie will now play French qualifier Elliot Benchetrit

Nick Kyrgios, who pulled out of the French Open on Friday through illness, three days before his match against Cam Norrie and a few days after saying the tournament “absolutely sucks”, has not improved his popularity in certain parts of the game through deed or word lately.

Norrie, however, is not about to join the lynch mob perennially on the prowl for the Australian’s hide.

Related: Katie Boulter makes clumsy, belated withdrawal from French Open

Related: French Open men’s form guide: the players to watch at Roland Garros | Jacob Steinberg

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Fri, 24 May 2019 18:08:31 GMT

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Harrison, Ruud Advance in Houston; Edmund Wins in Marrakech

Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship—Houston, TX, U.S.A.

First-round results:

Ryan Harrison Defeats Ivo Karlovic 63 64
Casper Ruud Defeats Hugo Dellien 76(7) 64

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Grand Prix Hassan II—Marrakech, Morocco

First-round results:

(3) Kyle Edmund Defeats Ugo Humbert 63 62
(4) Gilles Simon Defeats Jozef Kovalik 64 61
Guido Andreozzi Defeats Albert Ramos-Vinolas 63 76(5)
Taro Daniel Defeats Mischa Zverev 63 60

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Kyle Edmund out of Miami Open after climax marred by rogue crowd call

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Kyle Edmund out of Miami Open after climax marred by rogue crowd call

• John Isner beats British No 1 in two close sets
• Umpire ruled Edmund lost a key point after stopping playing

The British No 1 Kyle Edmund was beaten in two close sets by John Isner in their fourth-round match at the Miami Open, with the climax marred by a fan calling out during a key point.

Related: Man who attacked Petra Kvitová gets eight-year prison term

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:00:33 GMT

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