Nick Kyrgios enters the court to face Diego Schwartzman in his first round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

At January’s Australian Open he became a national figure, his forehand ripping him a route to the quarter-finals, where he was stopped by Andy Murray(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tries to shoo a bird from the court during his men’s singles first round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Glyn Kirk

First days and even first weeks can be like a procession of champions tramping down the wannabes. The top seeds and celebs took comfort from that on (...)

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic won the WTA Eastbourne International tennis tournament in Eastbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

Eastbourne may not carry the glamour or freight of Wimbledon. But as the sea breeze rippled the flags over the Grand Slam warm-up event last week it w(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during a pratice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Wimbledon winners this this year will get €2,650,820.96 each. Being equal opportunity employers, the prize money awarded to the men’s and women(...)

 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates beating Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the Aegon tennis championships at the Queens Club. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Every time he raises the ball to serve, a tattoo on the inside of his left forearm might remind him that there is really no such thing as success. “Ev(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan says battle for places is intense. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

He is 26-years-old. By the time the next World Cup arrives he will be 30. There is no sense that Ian Madigan is panicking. He is over the first selec(...)

Bjorn Thompson, whose mother is from Limerick, was spotted playing in a tournament in Japan.

The names Bradenton, Florida and Nick Bollettieri have occupied the tennis world now for four decades. The very words kick up the names of past glorie(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and Shane Horgan show their disappointment after the defeat by France at the 2007 World Cup. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A legal practice and the Irish rugby team may have a lot in common but they probably don’t call him Shaggy in the London offices of Lee and Thompson L(...)

 Irish qualified Api Pewhairangi has signed for Connacht . The 23-year-old utility back played in the  Rugby League World Cup for Ireland  in 2013. Photo:   Simon Watts/Getty Images

Connacht have signed Ireland qualified Api Pewhairangi. The 23-year-old utility back played rugby union as a youth in Manawatu but switched to rugby l(...)

Andy Lee in action against Peter Quillin at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Inpho

Andy Lee will defend his WBO middleweight title against England’s Billy Joe Saunders in Thomond Park on September 19th. Following reports in various m(...)