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Stakhovsky handed SW19 wild card after Ilkley Trophy success

Sergiy Stakhovsky, the unheralded Ukranian who once shocked the great Roger Federer at Wimbledon, is back at SW19 next week after winning the Fusion 100 Ilkley Trophy.

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Great Britain's Kyle Edmund.

Edmund growing in confidence on grass

British No 1 Kyle Edmund feels he is improving on grass even though he went out of Queen’s in the second round.

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Great Britain's Andy Murray during a practice session.

My expectations are extremely low, insists Murray on his Queen’s return

Andy Murray claims his expectations are “extremely low” on his long-awaited comeback against Nick Kyrgios at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

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Johanna Konta argues with umpire Paula Vieira Souza during her WTA Singles Final match with Ashleigh Barty at the Nature Valley Open at Nottingham. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Resilient Konta takes the positives despite infuriating Nottingham loss

ANGRY Johanna Konta refused to shake hands with umpire Paula Vieira Souza after a narrow loss to Ashleigh Barty in the final of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham.

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Andy Murray Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Tough return to action at Queen’s for Andy Murray

ANDY MURRAY’S return to competitive tennis will be tougher than he may have hoped after being handed a Queen’s Club appointment with Nick Kyrgios.

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IlkleyTennis Club's Charlie Maunder. Picture: Tony Johnson

Ilkley content to offer themselves up as stepping stone for tennis hopefuls

There is a ritual the organisers of the Ilkley Trophy conduct every year with departing champions.

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Rafael Nadal

Nadal extends his amazing record in Paris with eleventh French title

Rafael Nadal saved his best until last as he demolished Dominic Thiem to seal his 11th French Open title.

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TOP OF THE WORLD: Simona Halep with the trophy after her French Open women's singles final victory against Sloane Stephens. Picture: Tim Clayton/Corbis/Getty Images)

French Open (video): Popular Halep shows she has the right stuff when it matters most

Simona Halep will head to Wimbledon having finally put to bed doubts about her big-game temperament.

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Simona Halep.

Halep stays calm in grand slam title hunt

Simona Halep claims she is under no pressure as she goes in search of an elusive first grand slam title.

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Rafael Nadal returns a shot against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro during their semi-final match at the French Open.

Del Potro unable to halt dominant Nadal

Rafael Nadal powered his way into the French Open final with a straight-sets win over Juan Martin del Potro.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarter-final match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in four sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Nadal takes advantage of rain interval to march on in Paris

Rafael Nadal admitted the rain saved him from a shock French Open defeat.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal raises his arms in victory after defeating Germany's Maximilian Marterer in the fourth round of the French Open. Picture: AP/Alessandra Tarantino.

French Open: Paris favourite Nadal overcomes slight stumble to mantain march to 11th title

Rafael Nadal moved another step closer to his 11th French Open title after a straight-sets win over Maximilian Marterer.

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Britain's Kyle Edmund.

Errors prove costly for Edmund in Roland Garros defeat

Kyle Edmund admitted he missed his big chance to reach the fourth round of the French Open after losing in five sets to Fabio Fognini.

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Britain's Kyle Edmund: On his way out against Italy's Fabio Fognini.

French Open: ‘Sometimes it’s just not your day,’ says Kyle Edmund

YORKSHIRE’S Kyle Edmund admitted he missed his big chance to reach the fourth round of the French Open after losing in five sets to Fabio Fognini.

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Kyle Edmund of Great Britain plays a forehand during the mens singles first round match against Alex De Minaur of Australia during day three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros. (Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

French Open: Kyle Edmund is braced to fly flag in face of fiery Fognini

Kyle Edmund has vowed not to let the antics of French Open third-round opponent Fabio Fognini distract him from the task in hand.

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Britain's Kyle Edmund returns the ball to Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.

Edmund left flying the British flag as Watson and Norrie bow out in France

BEVERLEY’S Kyle Edmund is the last British player standing for the third grand slam running.

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Tennis star Alexander Zverev fails to understand journalist's Yorkshire accent in hilarious French Open interview

Tennis star Alexander Zverev fails to understand journalist's Yorkshire accent in hilarious French Open interview

A German tennis player declared his love for the Yorkshire accent after struggling to understand a journalist's questions during a press conference.
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Tennis: Ukrainian who defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon in Ilkley Trophy 2018 draw

Tennis: Ukrainian who defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon in Ilkley Trophy 2018 draw

A player who toppled Roger Federer on the Wimbledon grass is among the entries for the Fuzion 100 Ilkley Trophy this June.
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UP AND RUNNING: Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund hits a return to Australia's Alex de Minaur during their first round match at the French Open. Picture: AP/Christophe Ena.

French Open: Kyle Edmund pleased with his Paris execution

BEVERLEY’S Kyle Edmund roared into the second round of the French Open as he brushed aside Australian youngster Alex De Minaur.

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Cameron Norrie : In control when opponent retired. Picture: Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images

French Open, first round: Cameron Norrie moves through

Cameron Norrie’s meteoric rise continued at the French Open as he raced into the second round on his Roland Garros debut.

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