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(...)

 Andy Murray during his men’s singles match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:   Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Andy Murray must come back on Sunday to try to finish off Philipp Kohlschreiber after play was suspended for darkness at 7-7 in the fifth set of their(...)

Spain’s  Rafael Nadal  returns to Dominic Thiem of Austria during their second round match at the  French Open  in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

Rafael Nadal handed Dominic Thiem a clay-court lesson to move into the third round of the French Open on Thursday.Thiem, 20, is one of tennis’ brighte(...)

 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria prepares to serve against Tommy Haas of Germany  in Rome. Photo:  Julian Finney/Getty

Grigor Dimitrov would seem to have it all by the standards of modern celebrity: movie star looks, the richest and most glamorous girlfriend in tennis,(...)

 Maria Sharapova  in action against Christina McHale of the United States in their second round match during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament  in Madrid. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova staged a late fightback to keep her winning streak on clay going in Madrid. The eighth seed won the title in Stuttgart two weeks ago (...)