Tennis Today: Big Andy Murray injury update, and London makes plans to replace ATP Finals

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In Tennis Today, we get a big Andy Murray injury update from his mum, and London plots to keep some non-Wimbledon tennis prestige despite losing the ATP Finals.

What’s on the site
The big news on Wednesday was that the ATP Finals will be moving from London to Turin after the 2020 tournament.

It also wasn’t a great day for Justin Gimelstob, who won’t be invited to attend the Royal Box at Wimbledon this year with the All England Lawn Tennis Club making it clear that he is not welcome at SW19.

Alexander Zverev has plenty of bad days too at the moment, and he has admitted he doesn’t actually know how to reverse his worrying poor form.

And, coming off of Monte-Carlo, James Spencer takes us through six big things we learned from the tournament.

What’s in the news
Andy Murray is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about returning to competitive tennis action this summer, says his mum.

Judy Murray has told the BBC that her son is currently working through his rehab programme, and anything is possible regarding his potential return.

“It is still early days so we will have to wait and see,” Judy Murray said.

“He was told not to do impact work, which basically means running around the garden hitting a ball, for three months but he’s been hitting against a wall from a static position.”

Meanwhile, London may have lost the ATP Finals from 2021 onwards, but they appear to have hatched a cunning plan to keep some non-Wimbledon tennis prestige in the city.

According to Roger Federer’s manager, Tony Godsick, London will feature strongly when the Laver Cup considers its venues.

“We’ve been contacted by several great European cities that are interested in hosting in 2021 and beyond,’ Godsick told The Daily Mail.

“With the move of the ATP Finals to Turin we would certainly want to consider London among the European destinations once we begin the selection process.”

What’s on social media
TennisTV treated us to some Rafael Nadal Barcelona brilliance, which is always welcome.

Bianca Andreescu looks in good shape as she battles a shoulder injury.

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I’ll be back in no time 😤

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Japan are already getting into the Wimbledon spirit, it seems…

… and so is Gael Monfils!

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What’s on TV
ATP Barcelona

LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

ATP Budapest
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

WTA Stuttgart
LIVE – BT Sport 1

WTA Istanbul
LIVE – BT Sport 2

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