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Sunday 22 October 2017

Murray on top again in China

Tennis: Andy Murray fought from a set down to defeat Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-2 and book his place in the second round of the China Open.

Murray, who defeated Spain's Tommy Robredo on Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open - his first tournament victory since winning Wimbledon last year, looked out of sorts in the opening set before firing back to give Janowicz a real contest.

Murray claimed a battling victory in a match time of two hours and 28 minutes to line up a second-round meeting with American John Isner.

"The conditions here are opposite to what I've played in Shenzhen," said Murray.

"Today when we finished the match it was 11 degrees.

"When we were playing in Shenzhen, it was 33, 34 degrees, and incredibly humid. It was very, very different and a quick turnaround to get used to that."

Button presses to stay

Motor Sport: Jenson Button has made another push to remain at McLaren after suggesting experience is the key if the team's rekindled relationship with Honda is to hit the ground running.

McLaren will see a 20-year partnership with Mercedes come to an end before the 2015 season and have signed a deal to be reunited with Honda.

Button may not be a part of the reunion as his contract with the Woking team expires at the end of this year. But the 34-year-old said: "It would help them if they had experienced drivers driving their car for development reasons.

"It is a power unit that you are going to be trying to fill in a lot of holes with the ERS (energy recovery system), so you need driver input and feel, from experience - you definitely benefit from that."

McGinley up for Dunhill

Golf: Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he has no idea how he will perform when he returns to action in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week.

"I'm not tired and I don't feel like I want to pull away," McGinley said.

"I think it's been great. I've really enjoyed the ride the last 18 months.

"The Dunhill is a tournament I've always enjoyed playing, I love playing on those golf courses. God knows where my golf game is.

"I feel like there's been no work gone into my golf game the last six months."

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