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Leeds tennis ace Johnson eyeing place in world’s top 100

Ranking points are vital to Luke Johnson but he’ll forego that to play tennis in his ‘own back yard’ in Leeds. Lee Sobot reports.

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Johanna Konta, of Britain, on her way to Miami Open success.

Konta triumphs in Miami Open

Johanna Konta became the first British woman to win the Miami Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Caroline Wozniacki.

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Beverley's Kyle Edmund.

Murray could be paying price for pursuit of world No 1 spot, fears Davis Cup captain

Leon Smith believes Andy Murray could be paying the price of his efforts to get to world No 1.

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Tennis fan threaten to 'rape and slaughter' Yorkshire tennis star Kyle Edmund

Tennis fan threaten to 'rape and slaughter' Yorkshire tennis star Kyle Edmund

Tennis star Kyle Edmund has shared vile abusive messages he received on social media.
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Kyle Edmund reaches for a shot against Novak Djokovic during their BNP Paribas Open second round clash in Indian Wells on Sunday. Picture: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Yorkshire’s Kyle Edmund goes down fighting against Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells

NOVAK DJOKOVIC admitted he was given a tpough workout by Beverley’s Kyle Edmund before battling through to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

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Joy and the pain: Vasek Pospisil, left, cant hide his delight after beating Britains Andy Murray in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open tournament  in Indian Wells. Picture:  AP.

Andy Murray is stunned by shock defeat to Vasek Pospisil

Beaten Andy Murray was at a loss to explain his Indian Wells woes after a shock second-round defeat against Canada’s Vasek Pospisil – part of a disappointing weekend all-round for British tennis.

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Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund sets up Novak Djokovic meeting at Indian Wells with brilliant win

Kyle Edmund eased into the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in California on Friday losing just four games.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy after he beats Fernando Verdasco of Spain during the final match of the Dubai Tennis Championships. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Murray relief after claiming belated win

Andy Murray admitted to feeling a little bit of pressure as he overcame early nerves to beat Fernando Verdasco in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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Quiz of the week including questions on Leicester City, Kyle Edmund, Sutton United and Thistlecrack

Quiz of the week: Test your knowledge of sport from the past seven days

It's been another busy week of sport with Ryan Sidebottom's retirement, pie-gate during Sutton United's FA Cup clash at Arsenal and the continued rise of Huddersfield Town.

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Umpire Arnaud Gabas, of France, holds his face after being hit by a ball hit in anger by Canada's Denis Shapovalov (Picture: Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP).

Canadian teenager Shapovalov fined as umpire prepares to consult eye doctor

Denis Shapovalov has been fined $7,000 (£5,623) for smacking a ball into an umpire’s face during Great Britain’s Davis Cup victory over Canada, the International Tennis Federation have announced.

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Umpire Arnaud Gabas, of France, holds ice to his face after being hit in the eye by a ball.

Davis Cup drama: Umpire injured by teenager as Yorkshire’s Kyle Edmund helps GB to victory

Great Britain won their Davis Cup tie against Canada in dramatic fashion after teenager Denis Shapovalov was defaulted for hitting a ball into the face of umpire Arnaud Gabas.

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Dan Evans celebrates his victory over Marin Cilic (Photo: AP)

Edmund part of British trio in world’s top 50

Dan Evans is the new British No 2 after his impressive run to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal (right) and Switzerland's Roger Federer with their trophies following the Men's Final during the Wimbledon Championships 2008.

Legends Nadal and Federer roll back the years

What began two weeks ago as an anticipated collision course between the world’s top two players will conclude tomorrow in a final that pits together arguably the greatest two players in the history of the game.

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Helping hand: Head groundsman Richard Lord prepares the courts at Ilkley.

Volunteer at Yorkshire’s premier tennis event

A Yorkshire tennis club is calling for volunteers to rally round and help run the county’s only professional tournament.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, is congratulated by compatriot Stan Wawrinka (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Australian Open: Injury no concern for Roger Federer ahead of Melbourne final

Roger Federer insists his bid to win an 18th grand slam title in Sunday’s Australian Open final will not be hampered by injury.

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Volunteers at Ilkley (Karen Ross)

Volunteers wanted for Yorkshire's biggest tennis tournament

A Yorkshire tennis club is searching for volunteers to help run the county's only professional tournament.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Canada's Milos Raonic in the Australian Open. Picture: AP/Dita Alangkara.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal remains on course for final showdown with great rival Roger Federer

RAFAEL NADAL is back in a grand slam semi-final for the first time in three years after dispatching third seed Milos Raonic at the Australian Open.

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Britain's Johanna Konta wipes her face while playing Serena Williams during their Australian Open quarter-final. Picture: AP/Andy Brownbill

Australian Open: Tears for Johanna Konta as Serena Williams proves too strong

JOHANNA KONTA admitted she broke down in tears after her Australian Open ended at the hands of Serena Williams.

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Johanna Konta

Australian Open: Johanna Konta told to ’believe’ in herself ahead of Serena Williams showdown

JOHANNA KONTA’S coach Wim Fissette has urged the British No 1 to trust her emotions against Serena Williams and focus more on tactics.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Germany's Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Aggression required for Federer to outlast Wawrinka

Roger Federer did what Andy Murray could not by beatingMischa Zverev to reach his 41st grand slam semi-final at the Australian Open.

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