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Andy Murray, Jamie Murray and Tim Henman will be among the stars when a six-man tennis spectacular at the O2 Arena in London gets away in September.

The trio will be joined by former Wimbledon champions Pat Cash and Goran Ivanisevic and American James Blake at the 15 September ‘Betfair Turbo Tennis’ event.

Each match will last just 30 minutes, and the player in the lead will be declared the winner after 30 minutes is up.

After five knock-out encounters the unbeaten champion will walk away with £100,000.

Tim Henman said that he is looking forward to this event, because it should be a lot of fun and because it send out the message to kids everywhere that tennis is fun.

The 02 is an Olympics venue and will be hosting the basketball and gymnastics, as well as the world gymnastics championships in 2009.

It opens with a Bon Jovi concert on 23 June.

(source: LTA)

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Andy Murray may leave the decision over his Wimbledon participation until the weekend before the tournament begins.
Murray pulled out of the French Open and this week’s Artois Championships at Queen’s Club after damaging his wrist in the Hamburg Masters last month.

Murray has been in practice in the last 10 days, but he actually needs to play agaist somebody to decide whether he is fit or not. This is what he said:

“I’m not going into a match at Wimbledon without having played two or three sets of a practice match as hard as I can. If I’m ready for Wimbledon then great but if not I’ll get ready for the American hard court stretch.”

He injured his wrist during his match against Filippo Volandri in the first round of the Hamburg Masters on 15 May.
Though Murray did not break any bones, his wrist was inflamed and he was forced to wear a cast.

Meanwhile, five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg believes the nation’s expectations should not be too high should Murray play, all because Murray was injured and it is hard to come back from an injury.
Borg, who won five Wimbledon titles in a row between 1976 and 1980, believes the young Scot has the potential to win a major title next year.
He added that he likes Andy’s game and that he does not have any weaknesses and he can play on all kinds of surfaces.

Borg also ruled out the chances of former British number one Tim Henman, who was knocked out of Queen’s on Tuesday by wild card Marin Cilic.

He said: “Tim has done a lot for British tennis. He’s seen his best years, let’s face it. I wish him the best of luck at Wimbledon but I don’t think we should have too high expectations on Tim at Wimbledon.”

(source: BBC

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“On Saturday morning I went over to a BBC station to chat up with a local fox by name of Gabby Logan. Weird name, I agree, but I had fun nonetheless. The only downside is that she is married… Her loss, I say! Her loss!”

This is what Dmitry Tursunov said about staring in Gabby Logan’s show on BBC Radio on his Website. (www.dmitrytursunov.com)

Dmitry Tursunov is popular almost as much for his tales on tour as his results on the court. He writes a blog on atptennis.com which is very popular, right side by side with Federer’s and Nadal’s.

The 24-year-old, who is making his fourth appearance at The Queen’s Club having reached the quarterfinals last year before losing to Britain’s Tim Henman, talked to Logan about dancing in the shower, his knowledge of all things Scottish, and the presenter’s rugby playing husband… Anyway he entertained the public very much.

To read the whole interview visit artoischampionship.

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Should Lleyton Hewitt defend his Artois Championships title this year, the Australian would become the first person to win this trophy for the fifth time. With that result he would pass John McEnroe and Boris Becker in the number of titles won in Queens.

Last year the Australian beat James Blake in the final, and he also won three consecutive titles from 2000-2002.

Hewitt, who reached the fourth round of the French Open in Paris, said he’s happy to get back on the grass. It is his favourite surface, and look for Hewitt to be a real contender in Wimbledon because his form is going upwards.

Seeded No. 6 this year, Hewitt will begin his campaign against either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the Frenchman who combined qualification for the main draw and winning the Challenger tournament in Surbiton, or Denmark’s Kristian Pless. His potencial opponent in the third round is Tim Henman, his former doubles partner and a good friend.

(source: artoischampionship)

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