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Wednesday 21st March 2018

Queen's 2018: Kyle Edmund and Feliciano Lopez to play Fever-Tree Championships

Kyle Edmund will play at the Queen's Club Championships in June - his first appearance on home soil since taking over as British number one.

The world number 26 moved to the top of the British rankings in March, replacing Andy Murray who had held the position for 12 years.

It will be 23-year-old Edmund's fourth appearance at the Queen's Club.

Defending champion Feliciano Lopez has also been confirmed for the tournament, joining former winner Rafael Nadal.

Five-time champion Murray also intends to return for the event, which takes place in the build-up to Wimbledon.

The 30-year-old had hip surgery after pulling out of the Australian Open in January, and has targeted a comeback for the grass-court season.


Indian Wells: Juan Martin del Potro ends Roger Federer's unbeaten run

Juan Martin del Potro ended world number one Roger Federer's 17-match unbeaten run to claim the BNP Paribas Open title at Indian Wells.

The eighth-ranked Argentine beat the Swiss 6-4 6-7 (8-10) 7-6 (7-2) in a thrilling encounter.

Federer had been searching for a record sixth title in California, but it was Del Potro who powered to his first ATP Masters 1000 title.

He is the first player to beat Federer in 2018.


Andy Murray could return from hip operation before grass-court season

Britain's Andy Murray is planning to return to the practice court towards the end of March and could be back in action before the grass-court season.

The 30-year-old, who had hip surgery on 8 January, has not played a competitive match since Wimbledon last year.

The early stages of his rehabilitation are going well, according to those close to the former world number one.

The grass-court season starts at the beginning of June, before Wimbledon begins on 2 July.


Fed Cup: Great Britain to play Japan in World Group II play-off

Great Britain will play Japan in the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs.

A win would move Britain into World Group II in 2019, their highest level since 1993, but a loss would return them to next year's Europe/Africa Zone.

Johanna Konta and Heather Watson won singles matches as Britain beat Hungary 2-0 earlier this month to advance from the Europe/Africa Zone.

The away tie against Japan will take place on Saturday, 21 April and Sunday, 22 April.

It means Britain have not played a home match in the competition since 1993.


Roger Federer wins sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer won his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic.

The Swiss lost five games in a row as he dropped the fourth set but recovered to win 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1.

Federer becomes only the fourth player after Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf to win 20 or more major singles titles.


ATP Finals: Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to win title in London

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov became the first man for 19 years to win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance with victory over Belgian David Goffin.

Sixth seed Dimitrov, 26, claimed the biggest title of his career as he won 7-5 4-6 6-3 at London's O2 Arena.

The Bulgarian collected £1.9m in prize money for coming through the tournament unbeaten in five matches across the group stage, semi-finals and final.

He will end the year ranked third in the world, with Goffin up to seventh.

Injuries to Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic kept two of the sport's biggest names out of the ATP Finals, while world number one Rafael Nadal was forced to pull out injured after his opening round-robin match and Roger Federer was stunned in the semi-finals by Goffin.

But Dimitrov said it was too soon to say a new era was coming to tennis.


Wimbledon 2017: Federer beats Cilic to win record eighth title

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic.

The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.

Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.

He becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win at the All England Club.

Federer surpasses Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who won their seventh titles in 2000 and 1889 respectively, with only Martina Navratilova still ahead in terms of Wimbledon singles titles on nine.

He has won two of the three Grand Slam titles so far this year, having returned from a six-month break to win the Australian Open in January.

With 19 major titles he extends his lead over Rafael Nadal in the men's game to four, and now stands joint-fourth on the all-time list with Helen Wills Moody, five behind Margaret Court on 24.


Queen's 2017: Tsonga loses to Muller at Aegon Championships

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the latest seed to lose at the Aegon Championships, beaten in straight sets by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller.

The Frenchman, seeded fifth, lost 6-4 6-4 in the second round at Queen's.

Tsonga's exit follows defeats for Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic - the top three seeds - on Tuesday.

Croatia's fourth seed Marin Cilic and Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov are the leading players left in the draw at the London tournament.

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