Tennis - Ivanisevic beats Rusedski at Royal Albert Hall

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic rolled back the years to beat Greg Rusdedski 7-6(2) 7-6(6) at the Statoil Masters Tennis, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The Croatian then raced to the Hawthorns to watch his beloved West Bromwich Albion play at home to Manchester City only to see his side fall 3-2 to the 2011-12 Premier League champions.

The London crowd were left disappointed when Mark Philippoussis retired with a back injury during the evening session’s singles match against Tim Henman with the Australian 5-4 behind in the first set.

"It was really unfortunate," said Henman. "It's a great new surface this year and I think it really benefits the players.

“You feel like you can construct rallies out there. I think we played some good tennis at times. To end like that is really unfortunate for Mark, hopefully he can recover quickly."

Philippoussis added: "Obviously it’s not the way you want to finish on the court, especially for such a beautiful cause.

“It's a great event so it's incredibly disappointing. I was having a great time out there, it's a great court, so I hope I can rest it for a couple of days, and hopefully see if I can get out there on Friday.”