Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return shot against Wu Di of China at the China Open in Beijing. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

Rafael Nadal had his serve broken four times by one of his former ball boys before progressing to the second round of the China Open. The world number(...)

Flavia Pennetta  kisses the US Open trophy after beating fellow Italian Roberta Vinci  in the US Open 2015 women’s single final. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Storm clouds were gathering overhead and the wind was kicking up as Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci walked off the court together, having played the(...)

Novak Djokovic is through to the quarter-finals of the US Open after he beat Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets at Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Getty

Novak Djokovic ranted and raged but still found a way to win as the world number one booked his place in the US Open quarter-finals with a four-set vi(...)

Andy Murray is through to the fourth round of the US Open after a straight sets win over Thomaz Bellucci. Photograph: Afp

When the fans started streaming out of Arthur Ashe stadium on the fifth night of the US Open, they made the reasonable gamble that Rafael Nadal could (...)

Fabio Fognini recovered from two sets down to knock Rafael Nadal out of the US Open. Photograph: Getty

Many of sold-out crowd that had filled Arthur Ashe Stadium had already made it home and were watching on television as Friday night turned to Saturday(...)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Joao Souza, of Brazil, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

World number one Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat as he dispatched Brazil’s Joao Souza for the loss of just three games in the US Open first round. D(...)

Nick Kyrgios endured yet another spat with the umpire during his clash with Richard Gasquet on day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA

He got a code violation for swearing. He hugged a ball boy. He raged at “external bullshit”. He rowed with the umpire over whether he was taking too l(...)

Roger Federer is through to the fourth round at Wimbledon after beating Australia’s Sam Groth in four sets. Photograph: Afp

Pomp and circumstance launched Wimbledon’s sporting Saturday with a host of stars announced to adoring crowds, before Centre Court’s real king Roger F(...)

Germany’s Dustin Brown celebrates winning a game against Spain’s Rafael Nadal during their men’s singles second round match at Wimbledon. Brown won the game 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first week for the third time in four years, bamboozled by the wild but often brilliant game of quali(...)

Rafa Nadal trains with coach Toni Nadal during the Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queens Club in London, Britain, 15th June 2015. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Toni Nadal, the coach and uncle of Rafael Nadal, believes it is impossible for a coach not to encourage and communicate generally with a player durin(...)