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Andy Murray’s footwear and wedding ceremony ring stolen forward of match at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

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Andy Murray is aware of precisely how painful double faults are on the tennis court docket, and this week the Scottish star discovered they’re simply as painful off the court docket. A thief took Murray’s tennis footwear forward of his BNP Paribas opening match, and the pair got here with one thing additional: Murray’s wedding ceremony ring. 

In a Thursday Instagram put up, Murray detailed how he misplaced his footwear and ring then pleaded for assist in discovering them. Murray — who married Kim Sears in 2015 — mentioned he left his footwear exterior to air out as they’d gotten “damp, sweaty and smelly” from a follow session earlier within the day. His wedding ceremony ring was tied to the laces as a result of he cannot play with it on. 

As a result of Murray’s California lodge room did not have a balcony, he determined to depart the footwear beneath his automotive in a single day. They had been passed by the morning. When Murray returned to follow with a brand new set of footwear from a neighborhood professional store, somebody requested the place his wedding ceremony ring was — prompting Murray’s “oh no” feeling to sink in. 

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“Sure I do know I am an fool and in hindsight it looks like a horrible thought,” Murray, 34, wrote on Instagram, “however I would like some assist.”

“Evidently I am within the dangerous books at residence so I need to try to discover it,” he added within the video. 

Murray, the world’s 121st-ranked participant, will compete in opposition to world No. 51 Adrian Mannarino within the opening spherical of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. His Southern California expertise has been tough thus far, so Murray is hoping for a turnaround by then. 

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Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur Turns into First Arab Tennis Participant To Attain High 10

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Ons Jabeur of Tunisia broke into the world’s prime 10 in ladies’s WTA rankings.© AFP

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur grew to become the primary Arab tennis participant to interrupt into the world’s prime 10 on Monday, whereas Indian Wells champion Paula Badosa gained 14 locations within the newest WTA rankings. Jabeur, a Wimbledon quarter-finalist earlier from this 12 months, was overwhelmed by Spain’s Badosa within the Indian Wells semi-finals final Friday. Earlier than the match, 14th place was the best achieved by Arab gamers, a file which was collectively held by Jabeur and former Moroccan tennis star Younes El Aynaoui.

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The 23-year-old Badosa, who beat Victoria Azarenka in Saturday’s closing in California, began the 12 months because the world quantity 70 however has now climbed to thirteenth.

4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka moved up two locations and again into the highest 10 regardless of not enjoying final week.

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WTA prime 20:

1. Ashleigh Barty, 2. Aryna Sabalenka, 3. Karolina Pliskova, 4. Barbora Krejcikova, 5. Garbine Muguruza, 6. Elina Svitolina, 7. Maria Sakkari, 8. Ons Jabeur, 9. Belinda Bencic, 10. Naomi Osaka, 11. Iga Swiatek, 12. Angelique Kerber, 13. Paula Badosa, 14. Sofia Kenin, 15. Petra Kvitova, 16. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 17. Elena Rybakina, 18. Elise Mertens, 19. Simona Halep, 20. Anett Kontaveit

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ATP Investigates Alexander Zverev Home Abuse Allegations

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Final yr former junior participant Olga Sharypova accused Alexander Zverev of bodily and emotional abuse.© Instagram

Tennis Tour chiefs stated on Monday they’d launched an investigation into home abuse allegations in opposition to Olympic champion Alexander Zverev made by his former girlfriend. Final yr former junior participant Olga Sharypova accused the German world quantity 4 of bodily and emotional abuse, claims rejected by Zverev. Extra particulars of her claims have been revealed in a narrative by on-line journal Slate in August, prompting Zverev, 24, to difficulty an announcement wherein he “categorically and unequivocally” denied abusing Sharypova. He additionally launched authorized proceedings.

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One of many allegations referred to a purported assault throughout the Shanghai Masters in 2019.

The ATP, the governing physique for the lads’s skilled tennis circuits, stated it had launched a probe.

“An inside investigation into allegations regarding Alexander Zverev on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Shanghai in 2019 is at present underneath means,” the ATP stated in an announcement.

“The ATP totally condemns any type of violence or abuse and can examine such allegations associated to conduct at an ATP member event.”

ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli stated: “The allegations raised in opposition to Alexander Zverev are critical and we’ve got a duty to deal with them.

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“We hope our investigation will enable us to determine the details and decide applicable follow-up motion. We perceive Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations.

“We may also be monitoring any additional authorized developments following the preliminary injunction obtained by Zverev within the German courts.”

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The ATP doesn’t at present have a home violence coverage to match these in place in some sports activities leagues, however introduced on Monday an unbiased report into safeguarding had been accomplished that features numerous suggestions.

It stated it might examine the report and would develop a safeguarding technique regarding all issues of abuse, together with home violence.

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Rating movers: Duckworth rises to Australian No.2

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James Duckworth is now the No.2-ranked Australian man, enhancing to a career-high world No.54 within the newest ATP Tour singles rankings.

Australia, 4 October 2021 | Leigh Rogers

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James Duckworth is at a brand new career-high within the newest ATP Tour males’s singles rankings, rising two locations to world No.54 after reaching the Sofia Open quarterfinals.

The 29-year-old Duckworth is now the No.2-ranked Australian, overtaking John Millman who has fallen 35 locations to world No.90.

Alex Bolt improves seven spots to world No.137 after qualifying for an ATP event in San Diego, whereas Thanasi Kokkinakis jumps 11 locations to world No.183 after reaching an ATP Challenger closing in Sibiu.

Li Tu continues to make spectacular strikes too, rising 93 spots to a career-high No.686 after recording constant outcomes at ITF Futures degree.

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AUSSIE TOP 10
Participant Rank Transfer
Alex de Minaur No.27 -1
James Duckworth No.54 +2
Alexei Popyrin No.69 +3
Jordan Thompson No.74 +1
John Millman No.90 -35
Nick Kyrgios No.97 -1
Christopher O’Connell No.130 0
Alex Bolt No.137 +7
Marc Polmans No.159 -1
Max Purcell No.181 -1
Ladies’s singles

Alexandra Bozovic is the most important mover of the week within the newest WTA Tour girls’s singles rankings, rising 57 locations to world No.430.

It follows the 22-year-old reaching the semifinals at an ITF event in America, the place she pushed world No.68 and eventual champion Kaia Kanepi to a few units.

Olivia Gadecki is the most important mover contained in the Australian high 10, enhancing six locations to a career-high No.234. The 19-year-old reached an ITF quarterfinal in France final week.

AUSSIE TOP 10
Participant Rank Transfer
Ash Barty No.1 0
Ajla Tomljanovic No.47 -3
Astra Sharma No.102 +1
Storm Sanders No.124 0
Maddison Inglis No.127 +3
Arina Rodionova No.154 -4
Lizette Cabrera No.167 +5
Seone Mendez No.211 -2
Priscilla Hon No.232 +2
Olivia Gadecki No.234 +6
Males’s doubles

Jordan Thompson is the most important mover within the newest ATP Tour doubles rankings, rising 24 locations to world No.180.

The 27-year-old just lately superior to his third tour-level semifinal of the season. Thompson’s efficiency in San Diego propels him into ninth place within the Australian high 10, overtaking John Millman.

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Australian No.1 John Friends, who reached  his third closing of the season in San Diego, stays regular at world No.23.

AUSSIE TOP 10
Participant Rank Transfer
John Friends No.23 0
Luke Saville No.28 -1
Max Purcell No.33 0
Matthew Ebden No.60 +1
John-Patrick Smith No.69 +1
Matt Reid No.87 +1
Marc Polmans No.98 +1
Alex de Minaur No.130 +1
Jordan Thompson No.180 +24
John Millman No.188 -2
Ladies’s doubles

Ivana Popovic is the most important mover within the newest WTA doubles rankings, enhancing 63 spots to a career-high world No.286. The 21-year-old just lately reached an ITF $25K closing in Texas and was a semifinalist at an ITF $60K in California final week.

Olivia Tjandramulia, who partnered Popovic in California, can also be at a brand new career-high. The 24-year-old rises two locations to world No.180.

Storm Sanders has additionally achieved a brand new career-high this week, enhancing one spot to world No.32.

AUSSIE TOP 10
Participant Rank Transfer
Sam Stosur No.22 -2
Storm Sanders No.32 +1
Ellen Perez No.44 +1
Arina Rodionova No.69 0
Ash Barty No.105 +1
Astra Sharma No.109 +2
Ajla Tomljanovic No.143 +2
Olivia Tjandramulia No.180 +2
Jaimee Fourlis No.184 -1
Olivia Gadecki No.197 -5

> Aussies in motion: Friends finishes runner-up in San Diego

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