Sam Barry was beaten in four sets by Tucker Vorster as South Africa took a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup Group- Three tie. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland lost both of their Europe Zone Group Three singles tennis matches on Friday leaving them staring down the barrel of Davis Cup relegation. Both(...)

USA player John McEnroe and non-playing captain Arthur Ashe prepare to take on Ireland at the RDS in the Davis Cup World Group game in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

This weekend the AIG Irish Davis Cup team will play a Group II Europe/Africa relegation play-off match against their hosts South Africa at the Iren(...)

Roger Federer has won his last three matches against Andy Murray. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The local hope against the greatest player in history on one side and on the other, the world number one against a veteran who is hoping to become (...)

Novak Djokovic in action against Kevin Anderson during their resumed fourth round match at Wimbledon: the Serb was relieved to win. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/EPA

Not one for small gestures, Novak Djokovic hunkered down and with his fingers planted a kiss on the damp grass of number one court. He knew it, Kevin(...)

Novak Djokovic is through to the last eight of Wimbledon after ha came from two sets down to beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. Photogaph: Reuters

Novak Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson 6-7 (6-8), 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 Novak Djokovic completed his rescue mission and marched into the quarter(...)

Andy Murray will play Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round at Wimbledon and has also been drawn in the same quarter as Rafael Nadal. Photograph: PA

Andy Murray will play Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round at Wimbledon and has also been drawn in the same quarter as Rafael Nadal. Kuk(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray  celebrates after beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa to win a fourth title at Queen’s. Photo:   Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Andy Murray looked as good as he has done on grass since winning Wimbledon two years ago when he finished off two excellent opponents in one day, Vikt(...)

 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland was beaten by Kevin Anderson in two sets. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ten days after blowing Novak Djokovic off the clay in sunny Paris, Stan Wawrinka was a loser on the grass at muggy Queen’s, Kevin Anderson securing a (...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain walks off the court after being defeated by Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men’s singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A fourth-round thrashing of big-serving South African Kevin Anderson had given Rafa Nadal hope he might be back to his best, but the Spaniard’s limite(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray reacts after winning a point  against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during their men’s singles match at the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph:  Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray extended his streak of consecutive grand slam quarter-final appearances to 16 with a rollercoaster victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the Aus(...)