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MTF has been asleep at the wheel, and missed the latest news from Munich, where former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has accepted the prestigious Iphitus Award.

Home favourite Kohlschreiber has received a consolation prize, being allowed to sit in one of the tournament sponsor's vintage cars.





Not too sure what the Iphitus Award is for though. Any German-speakers here able to help?

Iphitus

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Iphitus is a genus of small sea snails, marine gastropods in the family Nystiellidae of the superfamily Epitonioidea, the wentletraps, the purple snails, and their allies.

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Iphitos
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Iphitos (/ˈɪfɨtəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἴφιτος), also Īphitus, was a name attributed to five individuals in Greek mythology.

Iphitos was the son of Eurytus, king of Oechalia, and a descendant of Oxylus. After defeating Eurytus in an archery contest, Heracles was accused of stealing Eurytus's cattle as revenge because he was not given the prize, Iole. During his search for the cattle, Iphitos met Odysseus in Messenia, befriended him, and gave Odysseus his father Eurytus's bow. Iphitus took Heracles's cattle, and was ultimately killed when Heracles, in a fit of madness, threw him off a wall in the city of Tiryns.

Iphitos was the son of Naubolus and king of Phocis. He entertained Jason when he consulted the Delphic Oracle and later joined the Argonauts. His sons Schedius and Epistrophus led the Phocians in the Trojan war.

Iphitos was an Elean who was killed by Copreus.

Iphitos, king of Elis, restored the Olympic Games after the Dorian invasion. The restoration came after his asking the Oracle at Delphi about should be done to save Greece from civil war and the diseases that were killing the population. The Oracle answered: "Iphitos and the people of Elis must declare a sacred truce for the duration of the game and revive the Olympic Games".

Iphitos was an elderly Trojan during the Trojan War. In Book VIII of the Iliad, his son Archeptolemus suddenly becomes the charioteer of Hector when Eniopeus is killed by Diomedes. However, Teucer kills him in the same battle. In Aeneid Book II, Aeneas names Iphitos among half a dozen Trojan heroes who fight by his side during the fall of Troy. When the battle turns against them, Iphitos is the only one of these who remains standing. He is apparently by Aeneas's side until King Priam is killed.
 

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Ha! I saw this on the ATP site, and couldn't make sense of it.

As far as I can tell, it's an award for 'being a top tennis star and creating a photo opportunity'. Maybe it's for his world class emoji tweeting skills?
 
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