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(...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in action during his victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in straight sets at Wimbledon. Phogo: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

One of the misunderstandings about sport is that opponents always compete under equal conditions. That understanding is housed in one of the great cli(...)

 Andy Murray runs down the ball during his men’s singles first round match against Michael Llodra at the  US Open. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Murray was a man in a hurry as he began the defence of his US Open title with a speedy victory over Michael Llodra under the lights on Arthur As(...)

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Mandy Minella of Luxembourg in their women’s singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Serena Williams was able to turn her attention to on-court battles today as she won the first match of her Wimbledon defence with consummate ease agai(...)