Rejuvenated defending champion Rafael Nadal set-up a mouth-watering French Open semi-final clash against British fourth seed Andy Murray on Wednesday as both men clinched impressive straight sets wins. Nadal, who will be…
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic stayed on course for a second Grand Slam final showdown with both notching up straight sets wins in Saturday’s third round action. But if the top two…
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova made short work of her second round opponent at the Rome International clay court event on Tuesday, thrashing Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-1. Men’s world number four Andy…
Andy Murray said he is desperate to find form on the court at the Italian Open in Rome next week, where he hopes to leave a right elbow injury behind as he…
Novak Djokovic equalled Ivan Lendl’s 1986 record of a 29-0 winning start to a season on Thursday when he reached the Madrid Masters quarter-finals. The Serb second seed cruised to a 6-1,…
BARCELONA – Third seed Andy Murray withdrew from the ATP Barcelona Open on Tuesday to let his right elbow injury from last week properly heal in the run-up to Roland Garros. “Under doctor’s advice I have had to withdraw from the Godo tournament due to my elbow injury. I’m going to take four or five days of rest,” said the Scot, who had tested his problem without much success on a side court at the Real Club de Tenis hours earlier. Witnesses said the player’s fitness looked
BARCELONA – Andy Murray was on Monday anxiously awaiting the results of a scan on the elbow injury that has the potential to keep him from his place in this week’s Barcelona Open. The Monte Carlo Masters semi-finalist, who played through the pain in a three-hour marathon against Rafael Nadal on Saturday, had his right elbow analysed by doctors in the Catalan capital after driving the 600km from Monaco. “I’m hopeful that it will be OK for tomorrow (Tuesday),” said the world number
MONTE CARLO – Rafael Nadal needed to produce one of his most stunning performances on clay on Saturday to edge an injured Andy Murray 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 and book a place in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.
For the 15th time in the last two decades, a Spaniard will figure in the title match at the Country club, with six-time winner Nadal bidding for a seventh straight title here against compatriot David Ferrer.
The Spanish fourth seed earlier ended the surprise run of Jurgen
ROTTERDAM – British tennis star Andy Murray insisted on Tuesday that he was always going to compete here at this week’s ATP Rotterdam Open despite it coming so soon after his second Australian Open final loss. “I was always going to play here after Australia,” said the low-key Scot, who is seeded second here and begins his campaign on Wednesday against another former Aussie Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis.
“It’s tough to adjust to the first indoor match in a few months.” Murray,
LONDON – The British press Monday doubted whether their number one tennis hope Andy Murray would ever win a major title after the Scot lost the Australian Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.
The nation was hopeful going into Sunday’s final that Murray could become the first British man to win a grand-slam title in 75 years but the 23-year-old was blown away in straight sets by the in-form Djokovic. “When he needed to keep his nerve on the biggest stage of all, he was once
MELBOURNE – Third seed Novak Djokovic pulverised Andy Murray 6-4 6-2 6-3 to win his second Australian Open on Sunday, dashing British hopes of a first men’s grand slam champion in 75 years. Eye-balling Murray with intent across the net, Serbia’s Davis Cup hero completely dominated the Scot, who came out flat and has now lost all three of his grand slam finals without winning a set.
“I dedicate this title to my family, my brothers, my girl Jelena back home, my people that have
MELBOURNE – Britain’s Andy Murray put a brave face on his devastating Australian Open defeat to Novak Djokovic Sunday after seeing his best chance yet to win a major slip away in straight sets.
The out-of-sorts Murray said the 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 loss was easier to swallow than last year’s reverse against Roger Federer, when he broke down in tears at the presentation ceremony and took months to recover his form.
MELBOURNE – Newly crowned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic Sunday said he was sure Andy Murray will break through and win a Grand Slam after his latest heartbreak. The Serbian world number three never gave Murray a chance, winning 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 for his second Australian title.
It was more misery for Murray, 23, who crashed to his second straight sets loss in the last two Australian finals. Murray was bidding to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam since Fred
COMMENT – Andy Murray takes on Novak Djokovic in the final of the men’s singles at Australian Open on tomorrow. Seeking to become Great Britain’s first Grand Slam champion in 75 years, world number five Murray clawed into the Australian Open final for the second consecutive year after an intense four-set semi-final with Spain’s David Ferrer.
After being one point away from a two-set deficit, Andy Murray rallied to claim an inspired 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-1, 7-6(2) victory. The Scot, who
MELBOURNE – Andy Murray must overcome gatecrasher David Ferrer at the Australian Open on Friday to get his chance of Grand Slam redemption and break through for his first major title. Rafael Nadal was expected to be waiting for the taciturn Scot in the semi-finals at the year’s opening Slam, but things didn’t go to plan as the world number one came to grief with an unexpected injury.
Instead it will be another Spaniard, world number seven Ferrer, Nadal’s conqueror in straight
Best known as Cassie from Skins, Hannah Murray stars in Chatroom alongside Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson. The film is directed by Hideo Nakata (The Ring) and focuses on five teenagers.
Chatroom’s about to hit UK cinemas so can you tell us a bit about the movie?
It’s about a group of teenagers who go online because they have various dissatisfactions with their real lives. Mainly they kind of want excitement and they want friends and they’re all looking for something.
Lawyers representing Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray have won an extra court hearing to ask for medical items found in the late star’s bedroom to undergo vigorous testing as they battle to clear the physician’s name.
The medic has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter following the singer’s tragic death last year and he is expected to go on trial in 2011. A coroner ruled Jackson died of cardiac arrest brought on by an overdose of anaesthetic Propofol,