Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Jarkko Nieminen in their second-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph:   Dominic Lipinski/PA

Novak Djokovic honourably ended the Wimbledon career of Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court in just over an hour and a half. The world number one gave (...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tries to shoo a bird from the court during his men’s singles first round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Glyn Kirk

First days and even first weeks can be like a procession of champions tramping down the wannabes. The top seeds and celebs took comfort from that on (...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during a pratice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Wimbledon winners this this year will get €2,650,820.96 each. Being equal opportunity employers, the prize money awarded to the men’s and women(...)

 Spain’s Rafael Nadal with Novak Djokovic before last year’s French Open final at Roland Garros. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

As most had hoped and everybody had expected, there was no altering the collision course. Rafael Nadal, the nine-time French Open champion, will inde(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray in action during his French Open second-round match against  Joao Sousa of Portugal on day five of the  French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

If this French Open was the football World Cup (providing such a concept is not rendered beyond parody after recent events), Andy Murray, Novak Djokov(...)

Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic are set to meet each other in the French Open quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

The good news for Rafael Nadal is that his clay court game and his waning spirit have been restored to nearly full working order. The bad news is tha(...)

Novak Djokovic with Jarkko Nieminen following the world number one’s straight sets victory in the opening round of the French Open. Photograph: Getty

Novak Djokovic began his pursuit of a first French Open title with a straight sets victory over Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen. Djokovic has eight grand sl(...)

Rafael Nadal has beaten Novak Djokovic in two of the last three French Open finals. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal could face world number one Novak Djokovic in quarter-finals of the French Open after the draw handed him the toughest of routes to a po(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates to the crowd after his three set victory against Andy Murray of Great Britain in the mens final during the Miami Open. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

World number one Novak Djokovic heads into the European clay court season in ominous form after his victory over Andy Murray in the final of the Miami(...)

Andy Murray  speaks at a press conference at the 2015 Australian Open. After winning his semi-final match Murray spoke out against those who had criticised his decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as a coach.   Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

“Hopefully, one day people won’t look at gender when they hire a coach,” Martina Navratilova, all-round tennis legend and coach of Poland’s Agnieszka (...)