/ 08 July 2024

Demon skips ahead in London


Our top Wimbledon hopeful, Alex ‘Demon’ de Minaur, is through to the final 16, and although he’s been playing well, he advanced on Saturday without breaking a sweat… His opponent Lucas Pouille withdrew with an injury he’d been carrying since playing against another Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis on Thursday. Some might say there’s a curse hanging around given Kokkinakis was forced to withdraw halfway through after slipping and injuring his knee… Meanwhile, Scot Andy Murray – who’s expected to retire this year – farewelled Wimbledon after his mixed-doubles partner Emma Raducanu pulled out. As for other big names, world #1 Iga Świątek had a shocker against Yulia Putintseva yesterday. Świątek – who won her 4th French Open title last month – said her tank “became suddenly empty” during the match, and she’ll make sure she’s well-rested in future. Sound advice… 

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