Top-seeded Andy Murray said Sunday he is back to his best ahead of the Dubai Tennis Championships after recounting his struggles with shingles following his early exit from the Australian Open last month. Shingles is a common, painful skin rash. "I was a bit sick for 10 days, a couple of weeks, after I got back from Australia," said Murray, who will play Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the first round in Dubai.
Top-seeded Milos Raonic withdrew from the Delray Beach Open final Sunday after injuring his hamstring a day earlier, giving the title to Jack Sock. Raonic slightly tore his right hamstring Saturday night, feeling a sharp pain while chasing down a drop shot in his semifinal victory over Juan Martin del Potro. The third-seeded Sock wound up with his second title of the year and moved up to a career-best 18th in the ATP rankings.
Top-seeded Timea Babos is thriving in her home country and dispatched Oceane Dodin on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hungarian Ladies Open at Budapest. Babos recorded a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win over the seventh-seeded Dodin. She struggled in the second set against the Frenchwoman before recovering with a dominating final-set victory. Babos will face third-seeded Julia Goerges in the semifinals. Goerges posted a 6-1, 7-5 victory over fifth-seeded Belgian Yanina Wickmayer. "It was a very good match from my side," Goerges said afterward. "It's always a tough one against Yanina." Second-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Germany's Carina Witthoeft in the other semifinal. Safarova