Sunday 25 June 2017

Federer to mix it with Hingis

Tennis

Roger Federer has approached Martina Hingis about playing mixed doubles together for Switzerland at next year's Olympics.

Federer says he has not spoken to Hingis about coming out of retirement, but one of his representatives has contacted the 30-year-old star. Hingis, a former World No 1, has won five Grand Slam tournaments and retired in 2007.

Mixed doubles has been added to the London Games.

Federer said if he played with anyone he wanted it to be Hingis. He has practised with her and played with her at the Hopman Cup.

Federer is playing at the Western & Southern Open, a tune-up for the US Open that begins on August 29.

Sailing

After the capsize of George David's Rambler 100 on Monday night, attention in the contest for a new outright monohull record for the Rolex Fastnet Race switched to the new Volvo 70-footers that were competing together for the first time.

Former Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker, on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, emerged winner of the race within a race to set a new time of one day, 18 hours and 21 minutes, beating Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard previous time by one hour and 39 minutes.

Golf

Carton House beat Co Sligo in the PGA Southern Branch-sponsored Fred Daly Championship final at Ardee Golf Club to secure their first-ever green pennant.

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