Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov plays a forehand during his 6-2 6-3 6-4 defeat of Luke Saville of Australia at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

If Andy Murray slapped down a declaration with his sobering straight set – 6-1 6-1 6-0 – win over Blaz Rola, an equally dispassionate Grigor Dimitrov (...)

Irish number one, James McGee, was beaten in two sets in the third round of qualifying at Roland Garros. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After a brave opening two rounds at the qualifying tournament for the French Open, which begins on Sunday, Ireland’s James McGee fell in two sets, 6-3(...)

Ireland’s James McGee during his game against Jimmy Wang in a qualifying event for the  Australian Open. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

By Johnny WattersonIreland’s oldest tennis club, Dublin’s Monkstown LTC, had reason to celebrate over the New Year with significant successes recorded(...)

Louk Sorensen of Ireland has moved  from a ranking of 1064 in the world to 491.  Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Conor Niland’s ventures into the Wimbledon and US Open main singles draws aside, the last interesting story about Irish men’s tennis in a global sense(...)

Castleknock’s James McGee (ranked 266) made it to the Wimbledon qualifying event this year but failed to make the main draw

Tennis Ireland believes it can have a senior player in the qualifying events of Grand Slams every two years. The governing body of the sport in Irelan(...)

Ireland’s Conor Niland after his defeat to France’s Adrian Mannarino on day two of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.

As Britain counts the cost of not having women tennis players in the latter stages of the championships one of the constant questions asked here is wh(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action against USA’s Bobby Reynolds during day four of the Wimbledon Championships.

Novak Djokovic was described this week in the London Times as making the other players in this years draw appear “frightfully last decade.” It made th(...)