Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our tennis correspondent

About Russell

I started life as the BBC's tennis correspondent in the... Read more about Russell Fuller wake of Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph, and will be reporting here on events at each of the four Grand Slams, as well as the best other stories as the circuit zigzags the globe.

I joined BBC Sport in the late 1990s, as a presenter on 5 live and the World Service, and have covered four Olympic Games, South Africa's 2010 World Cup, and more Open Championships than I care to remember.

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Will Watson reach her potential?

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"Right now, Heather is all business," Nick Bollettieri proclaimed.

The Heather Watson who first arrived as a 12-year-old at the Florida academy established by the veteran American coach is now at a career-high ranking of 38, and a multiple winner on the WTA Tour. The defensive-minded counterpuncher has convinced herself to take risks, and to construct points with more attacking ambition.

Murray team atmosphere 'wasn't good'

Read full article on Andy Murray happy with Amelie Mauresmo and new training team

Andy Murray has arrived in Melbourne in great shape and in great form, and with the memory of a very important conversation still fresh in his mind.

After a spirited run to qualify for last season's World Tour Finals, the year ended abjectly with a 6-0 6-1 defeat by Roger Federer in London. Murray had lost significant ground to both Federer and Novak Djokovic over the course of the year, but was determined to give his relationship with Amelie Mauresmo a chance to flourish.

Rising British pair keen to push on

Read full article on Australian Open: Kyle Edmund and Liam Broady chase success

Kyle Edmund and Liam Broady will enjoy one of the first perks of their rise into the world's top 200 this week, as they make their debuts in the qualifying event for the first Grand Slam of the year.

Three rounds of qualifying for the Australian Open begin in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Is new tennis league good for sport?

Read full article on International Premier Tennis League - is it good for sport?

The International Premier Tennis League stages its world premiere in Manila on Friday. The format is innovative and the cast list impressive, but will it prove to be in the long-term interests of the sport?

First, some details. The Manila Mavericks, the Singapore Slammers, the Indian Aces and the UAE Royals are the four teams involved.

Swiss win would be special - Federer

Read full article on Davis Cup: Roger Federer faces tough French test for missing title

Roger Federer has won 17 Grand Slam titles and spent 302 weeks as the world's number one player. His 995-match wins have yielded a total of 82 titles, of which six came at the World Tour Finals and another 23 at Masters Series level.

He became an Olympic champion in Beijing in 2008 - but has never won the Davis Cup with Switzerland.

UK coaches neglected - Bob Brett

Read full article on Tennis: UK coaches 'probably neglected' says LTA's Brett

Coaches across the UK "have probably been neglected," and funding may have encouraged a sense of entitlement among up and coming British players.

Those are the initial thoughts of Bob Brett, who after a lifetime on the road coaching the likes of Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic and Marin Cilic, is now charged with developing more than just a trickle of top 100 British players.

'Becker influence is underestimated'

Read full article on Boris Becker's influence on Novak Djokovic is 'more than people see'

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has told BBC Sport that Boris Becker adds more to his team than people appreciate, and that their relationship has grown stronger now they understand "what makes us happy and what makes us angry".

There was widespread surprise at Djokovic's decision to approach six-time Grand Slam title winner Becker to take over as his head coach on the day he lost his world number one ranking to Rafael Nadal in October of last year.

Murray's final test of body and mind

Read full article on Andy Murray's ATP World Tour Finals test of body and mind

A hard indoor court with home support thrown in - there will be much to Andy Murray's liking in London this week as he strives for the perfect note on which to end the year.

He is playing his best tennis of the season, but having won three tournaments in six weeks and covered nearly 15,000 miles in the process, will mind and body be sharp enough for these season-ending World Tour Finals?

Inglot moves on from Huey and the blues

Read full article on Dom Inglot: British doubles player moves on from Treat Huey split

Britain's number one doubles player Dom Inglot first met his long-term playing partner Treat Huey at the University of Virginia. Dom studied finance, and Treat foreign affairs.

They made their first appearance together on the professional circuit at a Challenger event in California in the week after Wimbledon 2010. They won three tournaments and reached two Grand Slam quarter-finals as a pair, but this week only one of them will be defending the title they won in Basel exactly 12 months ago.

Murray Scottish stance stirs feelings

Read full article on Andy Murray stance on Scottish referendum stirs feelings

Andy Murray's offerings on social media are rarely bland, often thought-provoking, and quite likely to increase the blood pressure of those employed to guide his career.

The tweet he sent in support of Scottish independence at one o'clock on the morning of the referendum was not written under the influence of alcohol. It represented the view formed by a man who had followed the arguments very closely, and even watched one of the leaders' debates while at the US Open in New York.