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Former Wimbledon champion Bob Hewitt guilty of rape

Former Wimbledon doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty of two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault of minors by a court in South Africa.

Bob Hewitt had been charged with assaulting three underage girls. Credit: Reuters

Australian-born Hewitt, 75, had been charged with assaulting three underage girls during his time coaching children in South Africa in the 1980s.

Bob Hewitt won nine Grand Slam doubles titles, including five at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Hewitt won nine Grand Slam doubles, including five titles at the All England Club, and six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the 1960s and 1970s.

Hewitt had denied all the charges.

Murray to add Bjorkman to coaching team

Andy Murray is set to add former world number four Jonas Bjorkman to his coaching team.

Murray celebrating his recent Davis Cup win. Credit: Reuters

The Scot has been looking for a second coach to work alongside Amelie Mauresmo since splitting from long-time team member Dani Vallverdu in November.

Swede Bjorkman will spend a week with Murray at some point in the next month with a view to joining the team on a permanent basis.

Jonas Bjorkman, left, is set to join Andy Murray's coaching team. Credit: Reuters

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Murray ensures Great Britain reach Davis Cup quarter-finals

Murray beat Isner. Credit: PA

Andy Murray wrapped up a Davis Cup triumph for Great Britain with a straight-sets victory over American number one John Isner.

Murray saved three set points before taking the opener on a tie-break and he remained in control after that to claim a 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 7-6 (7/4) victory in Glasgow.

The win sealed a 3-1 triumph over the United States and set up a World Group quarter-final tie against France.

Nadal one away from clay-court record

Rafa Nadal is one away from a record. Credit: Reuters

Rafael Nadal secured a record-equalling 46th clay-court title by beating Juan Monaco in the final of the Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad.

Nadal won 6-4 6-1 in a little under an hour and a half to draw level with Guillermo Vilas for the number of titles won on clay.

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Murray loses in straight sets to Croatian teenager

Murray lost in straight sets. Credit: PA

An out-of-sorts Andy Murray lost in straight sets to Croatian teenager Borna Coric to crash out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday.

Murray thrashed Coric in a Davis Cup singles tie in September 2013 in their only other previous meeting, but was second best throughout Thursday's quarter-final encounter as the 18-year-old Coric won 6-1 6-3 in one hour and 19 minutes.

Coric's reward for claiming the world number three's scalp is a semi-final match against Roger Federer, providing the Swiss world number two can successfully overcome Richard Gasquet later.

Murray 'distracted' by Djokovic falling down

Andy Murray blamed himself after suffering more Melbourne misery at the hands of Novak Djokovic on Sunday, losing the pair's third Australian Open final with a dramatic late collapse.

Murray didn't look impressed with the runner's up prize. Credit: PA

After the first two sets were split in two hours and 32 minutes, Murray looked to be in command against an apparently ailing Djokovic when he broke for a 2-0 lead in the third.

However, from then on the 27-year-old Scot won just one of the next 13 games as a rejuvenated Djokovic raised his level to secure a fifth Australian Open and eighth grand slam title with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (4/7) 6-3 6-0 win in three hours and 39 minutes.

The third set was frustrating because I got a bit distracted when he fell on the ground after a couple of shots. It appeared that he was cramping and then I let that distract me a little bit.

That's what I'm most disappointed about, not so much the fourth set because I think, especially at the end of it, he was just going for everything and it was going in.

– Andy Murray
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