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Stars in Wimbledon waiting game; Sinner, Pegula, Paul post statement wins

Ep. 1251

It was an eventful week in tennis headlined by Andy Murray having to retire from his second round match at Queen’s and then have surgery on his back. It leaves his Wimbledon participation in doubt. Catherine, David and Matt share their feelings and look ahead to what might happen over the next few days. 

Elsewhere, there’s chat about Tommy Paul’s title at Queen’s, Lorenzo Musetti’s run to the final, and Jack Draper’s big win over Carlos Alcaraz. Matt is full of praise for Jannik Sinner winning his first grass court title in Halle and there’s a rant about the shadow situation there. 

On the women’s side, who is the favourite for Wimbledon? Jessica Pegula saved five match points to defeat Anna Kalinskaya in Berlin, Coco Gauff impressed, and it was a good week for Iga Swiatek with her feet up as Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova all retired with injury or illness. 


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