118 Results for author: Phil James

Exhausted Murray fights back to put Great Britain into Davis Cup semi-finals

By Philip James Andy Murray pulled off an amazing escape at The Queen’s Club today to defeat France and send Great Britain to the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time in 34 years. Victory in the crucial fourth rubber gave team GB an unassailable 3-1 lead and set up a home tie against Australia to be played 18-20 ... More

Wimbledon 2015 – Skupskis edged out in doubles epic

By Phil James Ken and Neal Skupski lose five setter to 7th seeds Marcin Matkowski & Nenad Zimonjic Success for Dom Inglot/Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Jamie Murray/John Peers Heather Watson/Marina Erakovic fly the flag for the women Ken and Neal Skupski lost a heart breaking five-setter in round one of the ... More

Wide-open Wimbledon or is Djokovic the clear favourite?

By Phil James Well, we have to wait a week longer this year but now Queens and Halle are over and every store in SW19 has tennis balls in the window. It can mean only one thing.... Pimm’s o’clock, Britain going tennis mad, it’s Wimbledon time! This writer for one is struggling to decide whether this year’s ... More

Jonathan Marray loses Open 13 doubles final in Marseille

By Philip James Former Wimbledon champion Jonathan Marray lost an agonising men’s double final in Marseille today as he and Paul Hanley lost six match points. Marray, from Liverpool, and his Australian partner lost to the second-seeded French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 4-6, 7-6(6), 13-11 in just ... More

Brits invade Marseille – in action this week

By Phil James Follow the action on the ATP/WTA app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/atp-wta-live/id395227928?mt=8 Though Andy Murray is not on the schedule after his week in Rotterdam, there are plenty of British men who are, especially at the Open 13 ATP250 in Marseille. Despite the absence of the British number one, ... More

Brits in tennis action this week

By Phil James Follow the action on the ATP/WTA app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/atp-wta-live/id395227928?mt=8 Men The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is big show in town on the men’s tour this week and features Andy Murray. After guiding Team GB to Davis Cup victory over the USA on the Californian clay last weekend, ... More

Evans distinguishes himself in Zagreb, but can he push on?

By Phil James Dan Evans lost his maiden ATP tour semi-final yesterday, ousted 5-7 6-4 6-3 by the top seeded Tommy Haas in Croatia. The odds were against 23-year-old Evans, a ‘lucky loser’ entrant into the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, against the veteran German ranked, 135 places higher at 12th in the world. Haas ,35, was ... More

Murray brothers survive the heat on day four, but with some concerns.

By Phil James Andy and Jamie Murray both won their Thursday matches at the Australian Open but Jamie was left suffering from heat stroke after his victory. Jamie’s first round men’s doubles match with Australian partner John Peers was scheduled to open proceedings on court five meaning they would play in the midday ... More

Fleming/Hutchins & Inglot make a good start, Murray and Marray’s turn

By Phil James Jamie Murray and Jonathan Marray are both in Australian Open action tonight in as the Brits look to continue a good start to the men’s doubles draw. A disastrous day one at Melbourne Park saw Heather Watson and Laura Robson both eliminated from the women’s singles first round. But Andy Murray brought a ... More

James Ward faces long day at the office in Tazmania

By Phil James Britain’s James Ward faces a long day at the Burnie International in Tasmania on Friday as he is scheduled to play two matches due to rain delays. Ward’s second round match at against Australian qualifier James Lemke was due to be played on Wednesday, and then Thursday, but is now first up on Friday. The ... More