Novak Djokovic stretches to hit a backhand return during his match against    Gilles Muller  at  the Australian Open in  Melbourne. Photograph:  Lukas Coch/EPA

Novak Djokovic ensured seven of the top eight seeds reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after overcoming Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller in M(...)

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(...)