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Australian Open 2019: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares into second round

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares won the Australian and US Opens in 2016 Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Former Australian Open champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reached the second round in Melbourne after seeing off Roman Jebavy and Andres Molteni. Britain’s Murray and Brazilian Soares, winners in 2016, clinched a…

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‘Prime Time’ Sanders: Murray should choose baseball

Speaking as one two-sport standout to another, Deion Sanders said he thinks Kyler Murray should choose baseball over the NFL. FILE PHOTO: Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) speaks to Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) after the 2018 Orange Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports “If I’m in his shoes, I’m picking up that baseball bat and I’m not looking back,” Sanders told ESPN earlier this week. Known as “Prime Time”…

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Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple’s first film

Image copyright AFP Image caption Coppola’s first film since 2017’s The Beguiled will be co-produced by Apple Sofia Coppola will reunite with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray to make Apple’s first original feature film. News of the film, titled On the Rocks, comes ahead of the expected launch of the tech giant’s own streaming platform. Rashida Jones will star with Murray in the film, which tells of a young mother who reconnects with her playboy father. Apple is also working with Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg and Reese Witherspoon on…

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Andy Murray career might not be over – Bob Bryan

Murray’s dilemma: Have another hip operation or retire after Wimbledon? Andy Murray can still return to professional tennis even if he has another hip operation, says American doubles legend Bob Bryan. Bryan, 40, had a hip resurfacing procedure last summer and is back playing at the Australian Open. Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, 31, has said he might have to quit if he has the same surgery. “I personally think he can can come back,” said Bryan, who has been in regular contact with Murray. “There’s so much wear and tear…

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Andy Murray criticises LTA chiefs over failure to build on his success

Murray has said that hip pain is likely to force his retirement this year Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Andy Murray has criticised British tennis for failing to translate his achievements into grassroots growth in the sport at home. The 31-year-old’s future is in doubt as he contemplates further hip surgery.…

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Murray was indestructible at his peak says Corretja

(Reuters) – Andy Murray’s former coach Alex Corretja said on Saturday that he was indestructible at the height of his career after the Briton announced he would retire this year due to hip problems. FILE PHOTO: Andy Murray of Britain serves the ball Zurich, Switzerland – 10/04/2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray held a tearful news conference on Friday saying he planned to bow out at Wimbledon in July if his hip allowed him to play on. The 31-year-old has drawn Corretja’s fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut,…

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Andy Murray retirement: Rafael Nadal says former world number one is ‘suffering’

Nadal and Murray are friends off the court and posed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as part of New Year’s celebrations at the Brisbane Open last week Andy Murray’s impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is “suffering”, says long-time rival Rafael Nadal. The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “When you are going on court without a clear goal because you cannot move well and you have pain, then…

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Tennis: Bautista Agut expects injured Murray to ‘fight’ in Melbourne clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut will give no quarter to Andy Murray in their first round clash at the Australian Open and expects the injured Briton to “fight” hard in what could be his last match as a professional. Tennis – ATP – Qatar Open – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – January 5, 2019 Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates winning the final against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari Three-times Grand Slam champion Murray said on Friday that he may retire after the…

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Andy Murray can reflect on ‘incredible career’, says former team-mate Tim Henman

Andy Murray and Tim Henman were previously Davis Cup team-mates Andy Murray will not have wanted “to be making up the numbers” as he contemplated his future, says his former Davis Cup team-mate Tim Henman. The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one will retire this year because of a hip injury. And the 31-year-old Scot says next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “It is sad news, but it doesn’t detract from what an incredible career he has had,” Henman told BBC…

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Andy Murray: Why I say he’s Britain’s greatest sportsman

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndy Murray was in tears as he spoke to journalists ahead of the Australian Open It’s a big call but I’m making it: Sir Andy Murray is the greatest sportsman Britain has ever had. I’ll confess I am a huge tennis fan, so somewhat biased, but that doesn’t make me wrong. On the day he says he’s planning to retire, I’m going to make the case for why he’s the best British man in sport. Let’s take a look at some facts…

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