Novak Djokovic  dances on the court with a fan after defeating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria during their US Open 2015 second round men’s singles match  in New York. Photo: Don Emmert/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic took a while to warm up against Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer but shifted into gear to close out the first set and then raced to a 6-4(...)

Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a return to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their second round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York. Adrees Latif/Reuters

If this were a fight, it might have been called off before a blow had been landed. But Kiki Bertens, a smiling, 23-year-old Dutch qualifier who looked(...)

 Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club  in Edison, New Jersey. Photo:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

(...) fact if they gave him a wild card for the US Open tennis tournament this week he may well have a hope(...)

Members of the winning Savills team at The Irish Times Society of Chartered Surveyors Tennis Tournament: Nessa Keane; Anne Kiernan; Peter Dargan (Irish Times); Conor Steen and Gerry McCarthy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) – Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)/Irish Times Tennis Tournament. The venue as always was(...)

 Mardy Fish  waves to the crowd after losing his final match  against Feliciano Lopez in the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York. Photo:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Mardy Fish said goodbye to professional tennis  at the US Open, bringing to an end a career(...)

Andy Murray is through to the second round of the US Open after he saw off Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Afp

(...) second evening of the 2015 US Open, won in four don’t-look-away sets by the Scot, was more than a tennis(...)

Tadhg Furlong has been selected in ireland’s final 31-man Rugby World Cup squad. Photograph: Inpho
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Murray was too good for Nick Kyrgios, beating the Australian in four sets. What to watch out for: Tennis(...)

Roger Federer returns a shot against Leonardo Mayer  during their US Open men’s singles first round match at Flushing Meadows. Photograph:  Al Bello/Getty Images.

Novak Djokovic went through to the second round here for the loss of just three games to the Brazilian João Souza on day one. Roger Federer, who beat (...)

George Collins and Dan Clark oversee the Munster v Glasgow Warriors tie with the Hawkeye system. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) the suppliers, but there won’t be virtual reality replays like in tennis, cricket and GAA. Instead(...)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Joao Souza, of Brazil, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

World number one Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat as he dispatched Brazil’s Joao Souza for the loss of just three games in the US Open first round. D(...)