Switzerland’s Roger Federer  during the Davis Cup final singles tennis match against France’s Richard Gasquet at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland’s maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over ho(...)

 Novak Djokovic  celebrates after defeating Andy Murray  in their men’s singles quarter-final  at t Flushing Meadow. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray blasted forehands as he had perhaps never blasted forehands before. He played with fire and conviction, but there has rarely been a tennis(...)

James McGee during qualifying for the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in January thisyear. He will play the 108-ranked Alexander Nedovyesov at Flushing Meadows in New York today. (Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Win or lose in his appearance at the US Open today, Irish tennis player James McGee is set to jump up the world rankings.McGee, who qualified for the (...)

 Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during his  third round win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships . Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The four top men’s seeds will congregate over the next two days with Grigor Dimitrov shuffling up beside them to make up the numbers and add a less(...)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France, left) shakes hands with Jurgen Melzer of Austria after defeating him in their men’s singles tennis match at  Wimbledon.   Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wasted little time in securing a place in the second round of Wimbledon when returning to Court One on Tuesday morning.The French(...)

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(...)

 Roger Federer reacts during his men’s singles match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia on day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

If losing Roger Federer before the quarter-finals of a grand slam is no longer a shock, it remains a surprise to see him beaten by those he would cons(...)

 Marin Cilic  serves during his men’s singles match against Novak Djokovic  at the  French Open in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran into a spot of bother at the French Open, dropping a set each and needing over three hours to reach the fourth r(...)

 Simona Halep of Romania stretches to play a forehand against Maria Sharapova of Russia in their final match in the Madrid Open. Soon players will get data read outs from sensors in the racquet strings. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A handful of the world’s best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage (...)

David Ferrer of Spain shakes hands with his compatriot Rafael Nadal after winning their quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Rafael Nadal’s 30-match winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was upset 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the M(...)