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From Self-Isolation To Family Life: Chardy's Tecnifibre Q&A

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

From Self-Isolation To Family Life: Chardy’s Tecnifibre Q&A

Fans submitted questions via social media

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Jeremy Chardy made the most of his spare time at home to participate in a Q&A session with his racquet sponsor, Tecnifibre.

The French manufacturer, which encouraged fans to send in their questions for the World No. 59 via social media, shared Chardy’s responses on Wednesday.

What is your favourite tournament?
My favourite tournament? No doubt. Roland Garros. When you are a French player, you have the crowd support. [You have] friends and family in the public.

How are you coping with self-isolation?
This containment period is very tough for everybody. It is very unexpected. Please, stay home. Do whatever you can do from your home and take care of the people you love.

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When and how did you start playing tennis?
I started playing tennis when I was six in the small club of my hometown with my sister and my mother. We used to play a lot against the wall and, step-by-step, I fell in love with tennis.

Why do you love tennis?
I really do love tennis, being alone on the court, managing your emotions and stress while facing your opponent and having to find solutions. Every day is different. This makes tennis exciting.

What is the best memory of your career?
It is always hard to tell. I remember one of my first Roland Garros [appearances] in 2008. I received a wild card and made it to the fourth round. I entered the Top 100 [after that run], so it was a special moment for me.

Another great moment in my career was the first time I played in the Davis Cup for France. Playing for my country and singing my national anthem was absolutely amazing. It is a moment I will never forget.

How did you meet your wife?
I first met my wife Susan in Miami. I was having dinner in a restaurant and, when she came in, I thought I had to talk to her. So, I did it. We had a talk and today, we are married with a baby.

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What does it mean to you to be a father?
Being a father makes everything different. It makes changes to your priorities. It is the most beautiful thing. I am also very happy at the moment to spend a lot of time with him.

What job would you have had if you weren’t a tennis player?

I really don’t know what job I would have done. I would have tried to do something I love, because when you start a job it is for your whole life. [It is] very important to love what you do.

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From Federer To Agassi: Milestone Moments In Miami

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

From Federer To Agassi: Milestone Moments In Miami

Celebrating 30 years of ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, relives some of the key moments from 1990 to 2019 in Miami

With no action from the Miami Open presented by Itau this year, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, has taken the time to reflect on some of the greatest moments in the tournament’s history as we celebrate 30 years of ATP Masters 1000 tennis.

From 1990 to 2019, here are some of the key milestones from Miami:

One Year Ago, 2019: Federer Begins New Era With Fourth Crown
After 32 editions at Crandon Park, the Miami Open presented by Itau made its debut at Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. Having fallen to Thanasi Kokkinakis in his opening match of the tournament in 2018, three-time champion Roger Federer narrowly avoided the same fate in 2019 with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 comeback win against Radu Albot. It would be the closest anyone would get to a victory against the Swiss.

From that moment, Federer raised his game at the home of the Miami Dolphins. The 103-time tour-level champion, chasing his second Miami crown in three years (2017), secured straight-sets victories against Filip Krajinovic, Daniil Medvedev, Kevin Anderson and Denis Shapovalov to reach his fifth final at the Masters 1000 event (3-1).

Across the net stood defending champion John Isner, who won nine of his 10 sets in tie-breaks to advance to the championship match without dropping a set. No tie-breaks were required in the championship match, as Federer broke serve on four occasions to claim his fourth Miami crown after 64 minutes.

“What a week it’s been for me. I’m just so happy right now. It’s unbelievable,” said Federer. “I played here in 1999 for the first time and here I am in 2019. It means a lot to me.”

Five Years Ago, 2015: Djokovic Makes History
Novak Djokovic continued his remarkable start to the 2015 ATP Tour season in Miami, earning another piece of history by becoming the first man to complete the ‘Sunshine Double’ on three occasions.

Fresh from his victory against Roger Federer in the Indian Wells championship match, Djokovic survived three-set battles against Martin Klizan and Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach the quarter-finals in Florida. Straight-sets victories against 2013 runner-up David Ferrer and John Isner earned the World No. 1 a spot in the final, where he faced two-time champion Andy Murray for the trophy.

Djokovic and Murray were meeting for the third time in 2015, after Djokovic’s victories against the Brit in the Australian Open final and the Indian Wells semi-finals. The result would prove the same in Miami, as the 6’2” right-hander raced through a deciding set to secure his fifth Miami title with a 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-0 triumph.

“I’m trying to enjoy the moment and also utilise this time of my career where I’m probably playing the tennis of my life… I am aware that this cannot go forever,” said Djokovic. “There is going to be eventually a change of generations, some players that are going to start playing better and be stronger.”


10 Years Ago, 2010: Roddick’s Final Masters 1000 Title
Two weeks after falling to Ivan Ljubicic in the Indian Wells final, Andy Roddick captured his fifth and final Masters 1000 trophy in Miami in 2010. The 2004 champion, who opened the year with a title in Brisbane, overcame three Top 40 opponents en route to a semi-final showdown with Rafael Nadal.

After dropping the opening set to the Spaniard, who also entered Miami after a loss to Ljubicic in the Californian desert, Roddick claimed three service breaks in the following two sets to book a final meeting against Tomas Berdych. Berdych entered the final in great form, having beaten Roger Federer, Fernando Verdasco and Robin Soderling in consecutive matches to earn a third clash of the year against the American.

But Roddick, as he had in Brisbane and San Jose, proved too strong. The former World No. 1 did not face a break point in the championship match, taking the title with a 7-5, 6-4 win.

Roddick’s success in Miami would prove a reference point for years to come, with the next 69 Masters 1000 titles being collected by European champions. The streak was eventually ended by fellow American Jack Sock at the 2017 Rolex Paris Masters.


20 Years Ago, 2000: New Millennium, Same Sampras
After a quarter-final loss to Thomas Enqvist in Indian Wells, Pete Sampras arrived in Miami searching for his first title of the 2000 ATP Tour season. Sampras, who began his year with a semi-final run at the Australian Open (l. to Agassi), beat Top 20 stars Greg Rusedski and Nicolas Lapentti to earn a semi-final clash against rising star Lleyton Hewitt.

Searching for a fourth title of 2000, Hewitt managed to force Sampras into a deciding set before the World No. 2 raced clear to claim a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win and a place in the final against Gustavo Kuerten. Having dropped just five games to beat World No. 1 Andre Agassi in the semi-finals, the Brazilian was attempting to capture his first Masters 1000 trophy on hard courts.

Sampras served with great consistency throughout the three-hour, 18-minute final, dropping serve just once to edge Kuerten 6-1, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(8). Like Roddick in 2010, it would prove to be the final Masters 1000 trophy of Sampras’ career. The 6’1” American claimed two further titles during his career — at 2000 Wimbledon and the 2002 US Open — before hanging up his racquet.

<a href=''>Pete Sampras</a> claims his final ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami in 2000.

30 Years Ago, 1990: Agassi Makes His Breakthrough
The 1990 edition of the event marked a significant breakthrough for a rising star in American tennis and the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the tournament.

A 19-year-old Andre Agassi arrived at Crandon Park seeking his first Masters 1000 crown and a 10th ATP Tour title just two weeks after falling to Stefan Edberg in a four-set Indian Wells final. Agassi was forced to recover from a set down in three consecutive matches against Top 20 members Andres Gomez, Jim Courier and Jay Berger to reach his first of eight Miami championship matches (6-2).

Like Indian Wells, his final opponent was Edberg. The Swede entered the contest on a 10-match winning streak and had won each of his previous two ATP Head2Head meetings against the American. But Agassi earned a 6-1, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 win to claim the first of a record six Miami trophies between 1990 and 2003. The American, who ended his career with six wins from nine ATP Head2Head clashes against Edberg, still holds the record for tournament victories in Miami alongside fellow six-time winner Djokovic.

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Five Things To Know About Daniil Medvedev

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Five Things To Know About Daniil Medvedev

Learn about the Russian’s hobbies, the surprising language he’s fluent in, and more

Daniil Medvedev is the No. 5 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings, and he has won seven ATP Tour titles, lifting each of those trophies since the beginning of 2018. looks at five things you should know about the 24-year-old.

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1) 2019 Was The Best Season Of His Career
Daniil Medvedev won the first three ATP Tour titles of his career in 2018. But the Russian didn’t slow his momentum, ascending into the Top 10 and the Top 5 in 2019.

Medvedev became the fifth active player — joining Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray — to reach six consecutive tour-level finals, achieving the feat at Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, the US Open, St. Petersburg and Shanghai. The 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals competitor reached more finals last season, with nine, than anyone on the ATP Tour.

Before 2019, Medvedev was only 8-14 at ATP Masters 1000 events. But he reached his first final at that level in Montreal and won his first two Masters 1000 titles in Cincinnati and Shanghai. Medvedev used those efforts to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time, just two years on from finishing year-end World No. 65 in 2018.

2) Medvedev’s Switch: Fewer Croissants, More Porridge
Medvedev never shied away from admitting that before his rise, he did not do everything as professionally as possible. He competed hard and did his work on the practice court, but his diet and recovery routines were not as sharp as he knew they could be.

Sweets and even croissants were not off limits. If a long match went late, he would skip the ice bath.

“I thought it was going to be the best rest, to just lay on the bed and watch some TV. And in fact, it’s not,” Medvedev said.

But Medvedev slowly began trading some of those croissants for porridge, and giving everything he had in all facets of his career. That paid dividends.

Medvedev’s New Plan: Fewer Croissants, More Porridge

3) He Has A Golden Rule
Medvedev remembers the coach he had from ages six to 10, who taught him to, “fight like crazy”.

“Her Golden Rule was, ‘The one who wins the match is the one who made more balls over the net’, which is easy to understand,” Medvedev said last year.

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The 6’6” Russian moves well for his size, and he precisely manouevres his flat groundstrokes seemingly anywhere on the court he desires while making few errors, frustrating opponents.

4) Medvedev Speaks Fluent French, Resides In Monte-Carlo
Medvedev moved to Cannes, France as a teen, looking for high-quality coaching and facilities. He chose Cannes, since his sister lived there. Gilles Cervara, the Coach Of The Year in the 2019 ATP Awards, was not his full-time coach at first, but he accompanied Medvedev to Marseille in 2015 and a handful of events the following year, becoming the Russian’s permanent coach in late 2017.

It’s normal to hear the duo conversing in French. Medvedev, who also speaks Russian and English, now resides in nearby Monte-Carlo.

5) He Loves Video Games, But Doesn’t Bring Them To Tournaments
Medvedev has long enjoyed video games, and he enjoys thinking back to the times he has beaten his coach, Cervara, at them.

“It was in Basel, they had PlayStations there. I’m quite good in FIFA, so when you have a different level in the game, it’s not funny,” Medvedev recalled in Cincinnati last year. “NHL we never played in our life. So we started playing. I beat him silly because I’m good at games. And then he was practising all the week, and after I lost to Roger, [I was] 2-0 down [against my coach], and I won in overtime.”

As much as Medvedev has fun playing video games, he doesn’t let them take away from his focus on court.

“I love video games, and I basically don’t take them to the tournaments because I know otherwise I wouldn’t be having all these results, because I go crazy and I play too much,” Medvedev said. “But when I’m at home, don’t take my PlayStation. It’s not going to end well.”

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Coaches' Corner: Boynton On How Hurkacz Is 'Finding The Answers'

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Coaches’ Corner: Boynton On How Hurkacz Is ‘Finding The Answers’

Hurkacz has climbed into the world’s Top 30 under Boynton’s tutelage

Craig Boynton has worked with a variety of players throughout his career, from former World No. 1 Jim Courier to John Isner, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson and more. Last season, Boynton began coaching 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals competitor Hubert Hurkacz at the BNP Paribas Open.

Boynton spoke to about what working with Hurkacz has been like, how much the Pole needs to (or doesn’t need to) change his game, and more.

Last year you began working with Hubert during the season, so if it did, how did your approach change during the off-season?
The mindset is always the same. It’s to help the player grow and improve. There are always different times in a tennis player’s career when the learning curve is steeper than at other times. The mindset that I have is always the better you are, the more you need to know. And so coming into this year, this off-season, I had a pretty clear idea of the things I wanted to work on with him on the court.

I think Hubi is working through part of that learning curve and dealing with how to be a professional tennis player day-in and day-out at the highest level. That’s just something that every tennis player takes a little bit of time to really work through and understand. I think he’s at that point, and I think he’s doing a great job with it.

What’s the biggest difference in his game between when you two first started and now?
I think his understanding of things has improved. That doesn’t always necessarily translate into better performance yet, but it’s really difficult when athletes have questions and don’t have the answers. Now Hubi is starting to get the answers. It takes a bit of the time to get the answers and then implement the changes and then you implement the changes and you go forward. Then you play [tournaments] and you run into, “What do I need to learn now?”

You take anybody for example and you see their path and it’s just constantly up, but there are periods where they regress a little bit. Let’s just say that’s the universe saying, “you need to learn something and take some time and learn it.” His learning curve is really good. He got through a lot of material really fast.

Hubi had a great start to the season results-wise at the ATP Cup and in Auckland, but then had a few tournaments where the results didn’t necessarily reflect that. So how did he take that, was he able to put things into context of improving?
He’s got a tremendous attitude. That’s not even really a question. It’s always: What happened? What was the good? What was not so good? What can be better? What are you dealing with now? He’s really good about that and we take it tournament to tournament.

Up until this point, we’ve had a pretty clear plan. He knows why things have gone well and he knows why things have not gone as well, and we’re just getting through that learning period, that implementing period, and then he’ll be playing great tennis and getting to a certain level.

I had this with John Isner. I remember when John got to No. 19 in the world, for eight months we just couldn’t get past No. 19. We’re working, we’re working, we’re working, and it took a bit of time and then bang, out of nowhere he shot up to the Top 10 quickly. He had gone backwards a little bit and he got to about No. 50 in the world, and then he won Newport and he was on his way. It just seemed like no matter what he did or what I did he just couldn’t break No. 19. That didn’t stop us from working hard and trying to figure out the issues. Once you get through that, then you’ve enhanced what you’re doing on the other side once you finally get through that.

Hubi is still young in his career, but how much of bridging that gap is technical work and how much of it is it something breaking his way for him to get confidence and take the next step?
I don’t think it’s as much technique. I look at other athletes and there are other athletes in other sports that you wouldn’t teach how they do it. Like a Reggie Miller, how he shot the basketball, or a Jim Furyk in golf… they’re just really good. I don’t think it’s a technical aspect. There are some things you can clean up, you can put your foot here on the serve instead of there. There are little things that can help, but it’s mostly committing to play the way that gives you the best chance to win.

It’s about staying committed during big matches or big tournaments and getting through those matches and getting through those tournaments. Then what you’ve done is created confidence and once you’ve created confidence, then things start to come your way and you expect things to come your way. You have an expectation when you walk on the court and you know that you’re going to play well. You walk into a locker room and you know, “I’ve got these guys under control if I stay committed.” But you always still go back to the court and try to clean something up a little bit.

I don’t think there’s a big on-off switch to someone’s forehand that’s on off. I think it’s just confidence and timing. If you’ve gotten to the Top 50 or Top 30, that’s really difficult to do. It’s difficult to do that if you’ve got something that’s just so technically unsound. You just can’t beat these top guys and you can’t beat guys in the Top 20 or 30 if you’re just not good.

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Hubi in the past year has beaten those top guys and made a pretty seamless climb in a quick amount of time, so what are you most pleased with?
I’m not displeased with anything, so I would say just that he’s willing to go through this journey with open arms and an open heart and willing to just do whatever it takes. That’s really what I admire about him the most: that he just wants to do whatever it takes, work as hard as we need to work, drill as many drills as we have to drill, travel to as many tournaments as we have to travel to just to maximise his abilities and try to win some really big tournaments. That’s the thing that’s most pleasing to me.

The work and improvements here and there are great, but his willingness to want to come back the next day after something bad happens with a good attitude and that he is willing to work and willing to be coached, that is what I admire the most.

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You see someone like Daniil Medvedev who admitted to making fairly substantial changes that led to his rapid rise. Has Hubi had to do anything major?
The benefit of what I have with him is he’s a professional. I never have to doubt whether he’s going to make the right decision… he just needs to learn. Everyone feels comfortable at the top at a certain rate. Medvedev was a tough out at No. 70 and No. 50, a very tough out. Then you can sort of see him start to figure things out and put things together. He beat Steve [Johnson, whom Boynton used to coach] in the final of Winston-Salem and Stevie didn’t play poorly.

He was comfortable moving forward. He had that confidence, he had that expectation. He was like, “Okay, I know what I need to do, I know I need to play [a certain way]”, and he was comfortable doing that. It took him a bit of time to figure that out, and with these younger players, that’s what you see.

The step back might be a little bit, it might be a lot. You look at Kyle Edmund, he made the semi-finals of the Australian Open and kind of took a step back. You see a mini step back here and there from Felix [Auger-Aliassime], and then he puts up a couple of good results. It happens, it happens to everyone. We’re all human. We have to feel comfortable in our own skin.

Just imagine how comfortable Novak, Rafa and Roger feel at No. 1 in the world. That’s a pretty daunting ask, but it’s taken them a long time to get like that. Novak was No. 3 in the world and he didn’t look that comfortable at No. 3 in the world way back when. He fixed his diet, he committed, and history is being made. Everyone goes at their own rate. Everyone has their own different personal issues or details that they need to clean up that is their own.

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Felix Leads Strong #NextGenATP Start To 2020

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Felix Leads Strong #NextGenATP Start To 2020 reviews the key #NextGenATP storylines of 2020

The 2020 ATP Tour season has already witnessed a number of standout performances from #NextGenATP stars. From Felix Auger-Aliassime to Jurij Rodionov, takes a look at the 21-and-under players who have hit the headlines already this year:

Felix On Fire
With a 13-9 record so far in 2020, Felix Auger-Aliassime is setting an example for fellow #NextGenATP players. The 19-year-old Canadian has produced a number of impressive performances after a breakthrough 2019 campaign.

After reaching his first semi-final of the season in Adelaide, Auger-Aliassime found his best form on the indoor hard courts in Europe. The Montreal-born star advanced to his second ATP 500 final at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam with wins against Jan-Lennard Struff, Grigor Dimitrov, Aljaz Bedene and Pablo Carreno Busta.

Despite falling short of a first ATP Tour title against Gael Monfils, Auger-Aliassime saved match points in back-to-back matches in Marseille en route to his second final in as many weeks.

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Wild Week
Thiago Seyboth Wild entered the final week of the Golden Swing with just two tour-level victories to his name, but a lot can change in a week on the ATP Tour. The 19-year-old Brazilian defeated three Argentinian opponents, including Juan Ignacio Londero, en route to his maiden tour-level final at the Chile Dove Men+Care Open in Santiago.

In the championship match, the Brazilian stunned Buenos Aires titlist and 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier Casper Ruud to become the youngest player from his nation to claim an ATP Tour crown. Seyboth Wild is the only #NextGenATP player to have captured an ATP Tour title this year. 

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Miomir Makes Solid Start
Last year’s Next Gen ATP Finals semi-finalist Miomir Kecmanovic has enjoyed a consistent start to his 2020 campaign. The Serbian, who fell to eventual champion Jannik Sinner in Milan last year, has reached two semi-finals on the ATP Tour already this season.

Kecmanovic won his opening six sets of 2020, earning victories against Jordan Thompson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marton Fucsovics to advance to the Qatar ExxonMobil Open semi-finals. The Belgrade native matched that run in February, beating ASB Classic winner and 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier Ugo Humbert to reach the last four at the New York Open.

Shapovalov Strikes Early
Denis Shapovalov opened the year in great form, securing two Top 10 wins at the inaugural ATP Cup. The Canadian scored straight-sets wins against World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas and World No. 7 Alexander Zverev en route to the quarter-finals, where he pushed Novak Djokovic to a final-set tie-break. As a result of his performances in Brisbane and Sydney, Shapovalov rose to a career-high No. 13 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on 13 January.

Rodionov Rises To The Challenge
Jurij Rodionov’s form on the ATP Challenger Tour has earned the Austrian a career-high FedEx ATP Ranking. The 6’3” left-hander, under the guidance of new touring coach Javier Frana, claimed 15 wins from 17 matches during a four-week period to earn titles in Dallas and Morelos. From 3 February to 2 March, the Austrian rose from No. 362 to No. 168 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

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Finalists Finding Form
Last year’s Next Gen ATP Finals champion Jannik Sinner, who reached a career-high No. 68 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on 17 February, claimed his first Top 10 victory against David Goffin at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Two-time runner-up De Minaur began the year with Top 15 wins against Zverev and Shapovalov at the ATP Cup, but was forced to miss the following six weeks of the ATP Tour due to an abdominal injury.

Nakashima Rising
Brandon Nakashima has caught the attention of many American tennis fans this year. The 18-year-old, who picked up an ITF title in Rancho Santa Fe in January, beat Pune champion Jiri Vesely and Cameron Norrie to reach his maiden ATP Tour quarter-final at the Delray Beach Open by in February. Nakashima maintained his form in his next event, dropping only one set to reach the semi-finals at the Oracle Challenger Series Indian Wells.

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Staying At Home? Watch Isner/Mahut’s Wimbledon Epic To Pass The Day

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Staying At Home? Watch Isner/Mahut’s Wimbledon Epic To Pass The Day

If you’re missing tennis, and have a lot of time on your hands, watch now…

Are you stuck for something to do at home, during the COVID-19 pandemic? If the answer is yes, you can settle down today and watch the longest match in tennis history on Wimbledon’s YouTube channel…

John Isner met Nicolas Mahut over three days during 2010 Wimbledon, with the American winning the first-round encounter 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(9), 7-6(3), 70-68 over 11 hours and five minutes. The final set alone lasted eight hours and 11 minutes.

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Jamie Murray: 'I don't know how long they could push Wimbledon back'

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Two-time champion Jamie Murray says the All England Club face a considerable challenge rescheduling Wimbledon if it is postponed because of coronavirus.

A decision regarding this year’s event will be made next week while the pandemic has already pushed May’s French Open to the autumn.

Wimbledon, scheduled for 29 June-12 July, could be cancelled altogether.

“I don’t know how long they could push it back,” Murray, 34, told BBC Scotland’s The Nine.

“They’re desperate to have their event on, it’s still over three months away and a lot can change in that time,” added the two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, the older brother of two-time singles champion Andy.

“For them, optics don’t necessarily look great, I guess, if there’s sporting events all over the world getting cancelled and they’re trying to crack on with things.

“There’s a lot of other stakeholders, a lot of other tournaments to consider. Even things like daylight for the tournament. Once the tournament gets put back, there’s less and less daylight. When you play at Wimbledon normally, you can play until 10 at night.”

  • Decision on Wimbledon 2020 next week
  • French Open switched to September

Murray, who has won mixed doubles tournaments at Wimbledon, three at the US Open and a men’s doubles title at both the US and Australian Opens, says being at home for an extended period is “weird”.

“I’ve been travelling the world for the last 15, 16 years maybe longer,” he explained. “It’s a big mindset switch. To be told that you might be home for four, five months – I’m not complaining too much.

“I just hope that everyone’s taking the utmost precautions they can.

“No-one really knows when we’re going to get back out on court and able to compete, whether that’s behind closed doors, which I don’t think anyone really wants.”

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How Is Tiafoe Playing #TennisAtHome?

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020

How Is Tiafoe Playing #TennisAtHome?

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the American is spending his days

Frances Tiafoe is currently at home, but he’s finding plenty of ways to stay entertained.

The American took part in the ATP Tour #TennisAtHome campaign by showing fans how he’s having fun while practising social distancing. His girlfriend, Ayan, and brother, Franklin, are also staying with him.

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Tiafoe is using this time to stay in touch with fellow players like Tommy Paul and even found a unique way to simulate match play. He recorded a spot-on impersonation of Nick Kyrgios’ underarm serve during his match with Franklin.

Be a part of the trend. Share what you’re doing using #TennisAtHome and tag @ATPTour.

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