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Irish No 1 tennis player and Davis Cup team member Simon Carr hard at work during a training session at his home in Westmeath. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Irish No 1 tennis player and Davis Cup team member Simon Carr hard at work during a training session at his home in Westmeath. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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Irish No 1 tennis player and Davis Cup team member Simon Carr hard at work during a training session at his home in Westmeath. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Social distancing is a significant enough obstacle as it is without some sports deliberately social distancing themselves from their own members. Tennis has long been a sport where inequalities of all types have seethed.

Irish tennis No 1 Simon Carr has just had his latest lockdown dinner with the family in Mullingar, including dad Tom, former Dublin player and manager.

All of which may or not be news to Austrian tennis No 1 Dominic Thiem, who had not seemed to recently care whether his fellow professionals had managed to consume their daily bread.