Month: December 2015

Davis Cup triumph will fuel Australian Open bid: Murray

By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) – Fresh from leading Britain to a long-awaited Davis Cup title Andy Murray is already looking ahead to adding more grand slam silverware to his collection next year. The 28-year-old played more than 100 matches this year and worked overtime against Belgium in Ghent at the weekend to ensure Britain won the trophy for the first time since 1936. While the Scot intends to enjoy a 10-day break after a punishing season, it will then be straight back to work as he begins looking ahead to the Australian Open in January — a tournament…

Tennis-Davis Cup triumph will fuel Australian Open bid-Murray

By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Fresh from leading Britain to a long-awaited Davis Cup title Andy Murray is already looking ahead to adding more grand slam silverware to his collection next year. The 28-year-old played more than 100 matches this year and worked overtime against Belgium in Ghent at the weekend to ensure Britain won the trophy for the first time since 1936. While the Scot intends to enjoy a 10-day break after a punishing season, it will then be straight back to work as he begins looking ahead to the Australian Open in January —…

Britain reach summit on Murray's broad shoulders

By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) – Incredibly, improbably, Britain will end the year as world champions of tennis after beating Belgium in the Davis Cup final, but that grand title rests squarely on the shoulders of one extraordinary player. The 115-year-old event is held up as the sport’s most prestigious team competition, but never has one individual been so instrumental in winning it as two-times grand slam champion and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray was this year. The 28-year-old Scot won all three of his matches in Ghent, two singles and a doubles with brother Jamie in between.

Tennis-Britain reach summit on Murray's broad shoulders

By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Incredibly, improbably, Britain will end the year as world champions of tennis after beating Belgium in the Davis Cup final, but that grand title rests squarely on the shoulders of one extraordinary player. The 115-year-old event is held up as the sport’s most prestigious team competition, but never has one individual been so instrumental in winning it as two-times grand slam champion and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray was this year. The 28-year-old Scot won all three of his matches in Ghent, two singles and a doubles with brother Jamie in…

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Nov 30

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday: – – – – OLYMPICS Hamburg’s Olympic bid collapses after referendum result BERLIN – Hamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics collapsed after the majority of the city’s residents voted against the multi-billion euro project in a referendum, killing off the candidacy and leaving officials in shock. …