Novak Djokovic is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after taking a five-set thriller with Gilles Simon. Photograph: Afp

The finest player in the world looked for a long time here on Sunday evening like one of the worst, and Novak Djokovic goes through to his 27th straig(...)

James McGee serves in his match against Radu Albot of Moldova during round two of 2016 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee is just one match away from a place in the main draw of the men’s singles in the Australian Open. McGee, who won his opening mat(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates match point in his  match against Daniel Brands of Germany during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal suffered through a return to Grand Slam tennis that at one stage looked like it would be unthinkably brief.Since coming back from seven m(...)