TradeShark Diary, 23rd June 2020

Andy Murray, the BBC Sport Columnist, writes about playing the US Open and the Battle of the Brits.

Dan Evans has said that Djokovic must fee some responsibility for the fuck up that was the Adria Tour exhibition. I’m paraphrasing a little.

On Monday Viktor Troicki, who was Novax Djocovid’s doubles partner at the Adria exhibition, tested positive for covid-19.

“It is true that my wife and I are positive. She was tested on Friday and my daughter and I on Sunday after we found out she was positive. My daughter is negative, and my wife and I are positive,” Troicki said. Troicki and Djokovic are really good friends. Recently at ATP Cup, they played doubles together and did not drop a match in the event. (from

Alexander Zverev has insisted he is “deeply” sorry for putting anybody in danger of catching the deadly coronavirus by competing in the Adria Tour. Sunday’s final in Zadar, Croatia was cancelled after it emerged Grigor Dimitrov had contracted COVID-19.

The Battle of the Brits starts this afternoon at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre in London. It finishes on Sunday.

They will play a round robin format. Matches are the best of 3 but with a match tie break in a deciding set.

Making up the Tim Henman singles group are, James Ward, Liam Broady, Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund.

The Greg Rusedski group consists of Jack Draper, Jay Clarke, Cam Norrie and Dan Evans.

There is also a doubles tournament that includes Jamie Murray who co-organised the event. The matches will be shown on Prime Video.

Yet another quiet day for me on Monday. I made a start on painting the kitchen. It is more of a touch up than a full repaint. There are lots of marks on the walls from explosions of various foods and beverages and also from the dogs. The coffee machine sprayed hot milk from a latte over one of the walls ( and also Charlie!). That wall looks like new now.

As the better weather returns this week I am looing to get rid of all the unwanted crap from the shed and garden.

Let’s see what changes old Boris is going to make on the lockdown rules. I think he is announcing them at lunchtime in the Commons.

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