Scotland’s Andy Murray was beaten by David Ferrer of Spain at the Shanghai Tennis Masters. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Andy Murray has suffered a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.The Scot was beaten 2-6, 6-(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain during his second round defeat to  Feliciano Lopez of Spain at the Shanghai Tennis Masters in China. Photograph: Diego Azubel / EPA

An ailing Rafael Nadal added his name to the list of upsets at the Shanghai Masters after the Spaniard suffered a 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Feliciano Lopez i(...)

Andy Murray: “I think it was amazing how many people turned out to vote. I personally wasn’t able to vote. I trust the Scottish people made the right decision.”

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who was abused on social media for tweeting his support for Scottish independence last week, was disappointed o(...)

‘It was Seve and the Europeans that eventually turned the Ryder Cup into the extraordinary event it is now.’ Photograph: Steve Munday/ALLSPORT

In this household, as defined in the Here’s Some Water Now Pay For It Act of 2014, there are two adults. I mention this only because I’m filling in th(...)

Voters turn up to vote at Notre Dame primary school polling station in Glasgow. The people of Scotland are deciding the fate of their country in a referendum too close to call. A Yes vote would see the break-up of the United Kingdom, and Scotland would emerge as an independent country. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Deji Soboyede, a Yes campaigner, stood outside the polling station at the Springburn Academy in Glasgow yesterday morning, confident of swaying one la(...)

He’s British when he wins and Scottish when he loses, but on the day of the Scottish independence referendum, it appears tennis star Andy Murray is in(...)

A fan reacts as Marin Cilic  plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles final match at the US Open. Photo: Jaime L Mikle/Getty Images

After the worry and the wait; after other years’ nerves and last year’s bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic. Tomas Berdych in the US (...)

 Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men’s singles semi-final  at the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,  New York City. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

There is no obvious tennis reason for Michael Chang to be advising Kei Nishikori, apart from their sharing winged feet, but helping him to the US Open(...)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic  celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men’s singles semi-final at the   US Open in  New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The draw to another Grand Slam title, the 18th he has been targeting since winning Wimbledon in 2012, had never looked more inviting for Roger Federer(...)

 Novak Djokovic  celebrates after defeating Andy Murray  in their men’s singles quarter-final  at t Flushing Meadow. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray blasted forehands as he had perhaps never blasted forehands before. He played with fire and conviction, but there has rarely been a tennis(...)