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Cam Norrie becomes latest Briton to lose in French Open first round to Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan

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British tennis is facing a first-round singles wipeout at the French Open today, after Cam Norrie became the penultimate GB player to fall.

Playing in the first proper night session in the event’s 129-year history, the British No 3 went down 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan.

At the historically late hour of 10.37pm local time under the new lights at Roland Garros he finally unravelled, leaving only Heather Watson standing. She meets Italy’s Fiona Ferro today.

Cameron Norrie (above) became the latest Brit to crash out of the French Open at round one

Cameron Norrie (above) became the latest Brit to crash out of the French Open at round one

Daniel Elahi Galan beat the British number three 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on Monday

Daniel Elahi Galan beat the British number three 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on Monday

Norrie’s demise followed that on the opening evening of Andy Murray, whose friends rallied round him yesterday in the wake of comments from former world No 1 Mats Wilander questioning whether he is right to carrry on.

After Murray’s heavy defeat by Stan Wawrinka, Wilander’s views were branded ‘pathetic’ by Dani Vallverdu, who coaches the Swiss player responsible for ousting him. 

Andy Murray leaves court after being thrashed by 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka

Andy Murray leaves court after being thrashed by 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka

Swedish legend Wilander, winner of seven Grand Slam titles, is never afraid to speak his mind and said Murray should look at whether it was right to take wildcards at the expense of younger players.

Vallverdu, a former coach and close friend of Murray, was unimpressed, saying via Twitter: ‘He’s entitled to his opinion like I’m entitled to mine to think that’s absolutely pathetic from Mats.’

Nick Kyrgios, another of the 33-year-old Scot’s mates, gave one of his customarily robust responses: ‘Shut up Mats, no one cares. Muzz, just know that however long you stay, we all appreciate and enjoy your tennis and banter. Also I’ve never watched a point of Mats Wilander.’

Murray's lack of playing time was exposed by Wawrinka in the French Open first round

Murray’s lack of playing time was exposed by Wawrinka in the French Open first round 

Wawrinka celebrates following his emphatic victory over the Brit at Roland Garros

Wawrinka celebrates following his emphatic victory over the Brit at Roland Garros

Jim Courier, the former Roland Garros champion working for ITV, was more measured, but argued: ‘I think this isn’t the end of Andy Murray unless he wants it to be. He is realistic about what that looks like and I think everyone should be as well.

‘Andy has every right to take wildcards if they are offered and tournaments have every right to give them to him if they want to.’

Anne Keothavong, captain of Britain’s Fed Cup (now Billie Jean King Cup) team, suggested that Murray could look to change his longstanding support staff to try to get the most out of what remains in his career.

‘Maybe he might take a long hard look at the team he is working with,’ she said. ‘They have done a great job with him but maybe he needs somebody else to help fire that spark.’

Mats Wilander (above) said Murray should look at whether it was right to take wildcards

Mats Wilander (above) said Murray should look at whether it was right to take wildcards

Wilander is definitely one of the game’s better pundits, although he will have a job to persuade people why a former member of the old ‘Big Four’ has not earned the right to choose the manner of his own departure.

An underlying issue is that under the temporary Covid ranking system it is going to be harder for Murray to climb the rankings than in normal times, meaning more requests for wildcards.

Earlier yesterday Liam Broady, making his main draw debut, went out 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to Jiri Vesely from the Czech Republic, finding the step up in class too much. 

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6pm Man Utd news LIVE: Sancho ‘unhappy’ after transfer failure, Pobga wages REVEALED, Rashford is SPOTY favourite

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MANCHESTER UNITED face Chelsea this evening as they look to build on the excellent midweek win over PSG.

On the transfer front, Jadon Sancho is reportedly disenchanted at Dortmund following his failed move to Old Trafford while we’ve the very latest on Paul Pogba’s new deal.

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Man Utd vs Chelsea LIVE: Stream, TV channel, score and teams – Premier League latest as Pogba and Mount dropped

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MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea are underway with Paul Pogba dropped yet again for a big Premier League clash.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put his faith in the side that thumped Newcastle 4-1, while Frank Lampard has shaken things up by dropping Mason Mount.

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  • Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Fernandes, James, Rashford.
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Azpicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Pulisic, Havertz, Werner.

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Mike Tyson reveals he ‘hated Michael Jackson’s guts’ after King of Pop ‘played him’ in incredible backstage gig snub

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MIKE TYSON has revealed he hated Michael Jackson’s guts after a backstage snub at one of the pop icon’s concerts.

The boxing legend is currently preparing for his in-ring comeback aged 54 in an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr next month.

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The 'King of Pop' sensationally snubbed the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' backstage at a gig

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The ‘King of Pop’ sensationally snubbed the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ backstage at a gigCredit: AFP

During his heyday of the late 80s and early 90s, the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ was one of the most-recognisable and biggest names in the world

One man that enjoyed just as much popularity and spotlight was the late ‘King of Pop’ Jackson.

However, Tyson has admitted he held a lot of anger towards the musician until the pair did eventually hang out.

Speaking on T.I.’s expediTIously podcast, the former world champion said: “I met Mike one day, I think he was at a concert in Cleveland, I’m with Don King.

“So me and Don come in, right? And I’m champ and everything, did all this s***, undisputed.

“So Don goes and Don gives Michael Jackson the ‘peace’ sign, like this. And then so Michael gives Don the ‘peace’ sign, and so I give Michael the ‘peace’ sign, and Michael put his hand down.

“In a way, I say, ‘Did he play me? Nah, he didn’t play me, he just didn’t see me. I knew he didn’t play me, cause I’m f***ing champ.”

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Tyson and King continued to go backstage for the show – but the disrespect continued.

He continued: “So we went backstage, right? So I’m backstage, and so there’s his backstage, some of his singers and stuff.

“He’s on stage, it’s over I’m signing autographs and stuff, so Michael comes over and he talks to Don, he doesn’t talk to me. … I say ‘Let me just go on and meet Mike’, cause that’s really why I’m here, I want to meet Mike.

“And then I go over to meet Mike, … and he goes like this, ‘Don’t I know you from somewhere? Where I know you from?’

“He broke my ego, he crushed me. 

“I said ‘No, I’m just a fan, pleasure to meet you, sir. He said, ‘OK’, and then he got out and went in the car.”

Tyson admitted he refused to let go of the snub for years until Jackson finally invited him to hang out – an offer initially rejected by the fighter.

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He added: “I said ‘OK I’m coming, I’ll be over there’, right?

“So I got on a plane, went over there, hung out, and we just started hanging out together. And I said ‘F*** man, he’s a good guy.

“But in my mind, I said ‘Why’d you play me though, Mike, why’d you play me like that? You knew who I was, why’d you play me?’”

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