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Don’t call me ‘Sir Andy’, says Murray

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray said there was no need to call him "Sir" on Saturday as he took a relaxed approach to his new status as a knight of the realm and world number one at the Australian Open. The laconic Scot said just being called "Andy" was fine despite a decision by Australia's Channel Seven to refer to him as "Sir Andy Murray" at the tournament. "I'm more than happy just being Andy. That's enough for me," he said. "Yeah, if they call me 'Andy', that's cool. I'd be happy with that." Murray is entering his first…

Tennis: New boost for Roland Garros expansion

PARIS: The long-running saga over the expansion of Roland Garros, the historic but cramped home of the French Open, received a new boost on Tuesday after the Paris High Court confirmed work could go ahead. The Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) ruled that work on a 5,000-seater stadium in the historic Serres d'Auteuil in no way impacted on historic greenhouses by architect Jean-Camille Formige dating back to the 19th century. The court set a date of November 3 for a final examination of the dossier. "For the second time in…