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Smash hits

Portugal’s only top class tennis tournament gets under way this weekend. The 22nd Estoril Open sees local heroes Frederico Gil and Rui Machado taking on the likes of Robin Soderling and Fernando Verdasco in what appears to be a strong men’s field.

Gil reached the quarter finals in Monte Carlo last week before going out to Andy Murray and looks a better bet for national glory than early Barcelona loser Machado.

The tournament will receive extensive live coverage on RTP2.