Roger Federer  returns the ball during his  match against Andy Murray  at the ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Roger Federer annihilated Andy Murray 6-0 6-1 to seal top spot in Group B at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday and send the shell-shocked home fa(...)

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(...)

Spain’s David Ferrer has received a bye into the third round of the US Open after Australia’s  Bernard Tomic pulled out with hip problems. Photograph:  Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Fourth seed David Ferrer was handed a walkover into the third round of the US Open when opponent Bernard Tomic pulled out with hip problems.The Austra(...)

Andy Murray posing with Rufus the Hawk, a raptor that keeps unwanted birds from flapping around the courts.

A front page picture in a London newspaper yesterday had Andy Murray posing with Rufus the Hawk, a raptor that keeps unwanted birds from flapping arou(...)

 Rafael Nadal reacts after winning his French Open final against   Novak Djokovic  at Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal maintained his phenomenal stranglehold on the French Open by defeating Novak Djokovic to win a ninth title at Roland Garros.Djokovic had (...)

Andy Murray: “I have very high expectations of myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to play well at these events. These are the tournaments that drive me to train.” Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

At the start of this French Open, one name was consistently ignored in discussions about who might emerge as champion: Andy Murray. The Scot, s(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to compatriot David Ferrer during their quarter-final match of the French Open men’s singles  at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP Photo

Andy Murray, forced to continue a fight in the dark he should have finished with a knockout in the sunlight, drew on his considerable reserves of p(...)

Andy Murray: is back smiling and playing well after his back surgery eight months ago.

Andy Murray is smiling – a lot and disconcertingly. He doesn’t get why people keep asking about it but there is no denying it is there, plastered all(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot in his men’s singles match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Rafa Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard(...)