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Andy and Jamie Murray will team up to compete for the Wimbledon doubles championship before their careers are over, according to their mother Judy.
Petra Kvitova has played down the prospect of achieving one of sport’s great comeback stories, despite being made joint-favourite for Wimbledon after reaching the final of the Aegon Classic.
Marin Cilic will take things one match at a time as he looks to become the first player since Pete Sampras in 1995 to win both titles at Queen's.
JOHN LLOYD: By chance, I bumped into Dan Evans the night before the announcement that he’d tested positive for cocaine, and there was no inkling of what was to come.
Andy Murray is behind Marin Cilic as ‘fourth favourite’ to retain his Wimbledon title, according to the Croatian’s compatriot and ex-coach Goran Ivanisevic.
It is not quite as famous a photo as that of Virginia Wade in her pink cardigan, receiving the Venus Rosewater Dish from Her Majesty after winning Wimbledon in 1977.
Fourth seed Marin Cilic dropped serve for the first time at Queen's this week but recovered to beat Gilles Muller in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships on Saturday, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Despite a shock exit from Stuttgart on his comeback last week, Federer has improved in Halle and has not lost a set. He will now play the winner of Richard Gasquet's clash with Alexander Zverev.
Czech Petra Kvitova's comeback from a lengthy injury layoff gathered momentum on Saturday as she reached the Aegon Classic final in Birmingham after Lucie Safarova retired injured.
Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semi-finals on Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon tune-up event.
MIKE DICKSON: The tattoo on Dan Evans' forearm declares that 'Every Saint has a past, every sinner has a future.' What that future is in tennis was deeply uncertain on Friday night.
With less than two weeks to go until the start of Wimbledon, Murray will take the opportunity to get in more time on the grass under his belt. It will be his first appearance at The Hurlingham since 2014.
Cameron Norrie should be in the States now, studying sociology at Texas Christian University. He is only one year away from finishing but graduation is on hold for this 21-year-old student.
KIEARAN GILL IN BIRMINGHAM: Johanna Konta had waited all day to get on court in Birmingham then was blown away in just 64 minutes by world No 30 Coco Vandeweghe.
Jay Clarke is into the quarter-finals of the Aegon Ilkley Trophy with the biggest win of his fledgling career. The 18-year-old beat eighth seed and former world No 49 Illya Marchenko 6-4, 7-6.
If there is any consolation for Andy Murray in a desperately underwhelming week, it is that Roger Federer will not appear on his path at Wimbledon until at least the semi-final stage.
Katie Boulter will make her first ever senior grand slam appearance at Wimbledon next month after being handed a wildcard for the main draw of the womens' singles.
Top seed Roger Federer beat Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-6(4) 6-4 to advance to the last eight of the Halle Open as the 18-times grand slam champion sharpens his grasscourt game.
Kozlov, 19, showed some tidy grasscourt skills of his own but never hinted at breaking the Cilic serve, which offered up only seven points to the American during the 65-minute contest.
Eastbourne will be Halep's first grass court tournament ahead of Wimbledon after she pulled out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham due to an ankle injury last week.