52 Thursday, 12 November 2009 London Lite LITESPORT Injury wont stop Casey playing out the banker PAUL CASEY will not lose a bonus that could be in excess of 316,000 if injury forces him to pull out of next weeks Dubai World Championship. Casey is a doubt for the end-of- season showdown after suffering a recurrence of his rib muscle problem on the final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai last Sunday. The 32-year-old, out of action for nearly three months before his comeback at the Volvo World Match Play a fortnight ago, flew from China to America for an MRI scan and to see a specialist. A decision on whether he travels to the Middle East may be left to the weekend, but there is no need for him to go there just to hit one shot. At the 1996 Volvo Masters, Australian Robert Allenby, having fractured his sternum in a car crash the previous month, struck an opening drive 30 yards and then quit. The rules at the time required him to do that so he could collect an Order of Merit bonus of around 60,000 he then gave it to charity but players who withdraw due to injury now remain eligible for bonus payments. Dubai your money: Paul Casey Quins to host the Australian Storm troops AUSTRALIAS rugby league champions Melbourne Storm will play Harlequins in a warm-up for the Carnegie World Club Challenge. The NRL grand final winners will flex their muscles for their meeting with Super League champions Leeds Rhinos at Elland Road on 28 February with a run-out at The Stoop a week earlier. Earlier this year, Manly Sea Eagles beat Quins 34-26 in preparation for their showdown with the Rhinos. If last years match was anything to go by, I think fans are in for a real treat, said Harlequins coach Brian McDermott. Melbourne have several world- class players and I want to win this game and say that we competed with the best in Australia. Murray back in hurry after surviving scare British ace fears he has no time for a recovery BY JAMES GOLDMAN ANDY MURRAY is back on court this evening, just hours after scraping past American James Blake at the Paris Masters. Murray was pushed all the way before beating the American 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) and fears he wont have enough recovery time ahead of his third round clash against Radek Stepanek. Murray won a cagey first set with a fine drop-shot before a very close second set, without any breaks of serve, which Blake won on a tie-break. There was never any sign of a break in the third either and it was no shock when it too went to a tie-break. Murray took it 7-4 to set up a third-round clash with Radek Stepanek. Stepanek, by contrast, had a much shorter and more straightforward match against Viktor Troicki, winning 6-4 6-0. Murray said: I dont know if you can recover 100 per cent, its a very, very diffi- cult thing to do. By the time I get back and have food, see my physio, its 4am by the time you get to bed and any athlete will tell you its not the easiest thing to do. I dont expect to be feeling great but Ill just try and fight as hard as I can and try and win. Due to his late start against Blake, most of the Paris crowd had disappeared by the time Murray entered the arena. And the Brit admitted it was hard to keep his concentration with hardly anyone watching. He said: Its not so much demoralising, its just kind of difficult to keep focus because it gets quieter and quieter. It becomes sort of a practice match feel- ing, the nerves arent there so much and the later it gets, its tough to keep your concentration. I struggled a little bit with that but when Ive played James in past hes made a few more mistakes - I thought he played really, really solid tonight, so it was tough. percent of the points. Benneteau will face compatriot Gael Monfils in the third round. Mon- fils had earlier beaten David Guez 6-4 7-5. Federer, who reached the final in his home town of Basel on Sunday, will next compete at the ATP World Tour Finals in London later this month. He played incredible at the end. Julien went out and got the victory, Federer said after his shock defeat. Meanwhile, Roger Federer crashed out at the first hurdle, falling to home favourite Jul- ien Benneteau. The world number one went down 3-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 to the inspired Frenchman, who shed tears of delight after clinching his win. The 27-year-old served superbly, much to the delight of the crowd, as 78 per cent of his first serves found the service box. And even when Benneteau had to rely on his second delivery, he still managed to win 60 Fed and buried: Roger Federer, above, crashed out at the first hurdle, and Andy Murray, right, has hardly any time to recover before playing Radek Stepanek this evening TALKSPORT, the controversial broadcaster that billed itself as The radio station which didnt go and see Brokeback Mountain has released a book detailing their first 10 years. Ten Years of talkSPORT is packed full of anecdotes from all the stations big names including Alan Brazil, Ian Wright, Stan Collymore, Darren Gough and Andy Townsend. The book charts the remarkable story of how talkSPORT emerged as one of the countrys biggest commercial radio stations. Along the way, all manner of mayhem and mad antics occurred with presenters exchanging punches live on air and everyone from Mike Tyson to Abu Hamza somehow contributing to an unlikely success story. 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