Sears ‘feeling fine’ after Australian Open collapse

Ana Ivanovic’s coach Nigel Sears says he is “feeling fine” after collapsing at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Sears, who is also British number one Andy Murray’s father-in-law, collapsed during Ivanovic’s third round match with Madison Keys at the Rod Laver Arena.

BBC Sport tennis correspondent David Law tweeted an update on Sears’ condition early Sunday morning.

“Good news. Couple of messages from Nigel Sears – he feels fine now & hopes to be released from hospital this morning if test results are ok.”

“Nigel Sears thanks everybody for their good wishes. Got to know him commentating and he really is a top bloke. Huge relief.”

Murray was told of the incident following his four-set win over Portugese Joao Sousa and immediately left the venue after his victory with his mother Judy Murray to check on Sears’ condition.

Ivanovic, though, suffered a 4-6 6-4 6-4 defeat to 15th seed Keys following an hour delay to proceedings in which Sears was attended too.

The 58-year-old is in his second spell working with the Serb after he was reappointed her coach in July last year and had formerly worked with Daniela Hantuchova and Amanda Coetzer.

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