Novak Djokovic  consoles  Andy Murray  after winning their final match at the Australian Open in  Melbourne. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters

Novak Djokovic is Australian Open champion for the sixth time, equalling Roy Emerson’s record, but it is unlikely he will be spending much time analys(...)

Rafael Nadal was dumped out of the Australian Open first round by Fernando Verdasco. Photograph: AP

Rafael Nadal bowed out in the Australian Open first round as fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco came from behind to win 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4),(...)

Britain’s Andy Murray winces as his coach Amelie Mauresmo comes to his aid during a practice session on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

As Andy Murray doubled over to ease the pain of an unscheduled blow to that part of the male anatomy which has generated more laughs down the years t(...)

Novak Djokovic lifts the trophy following his victory during the men’s singles final against Roger Federer at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Three Grand Slams, a record six Masters 1000 titles, 11 tournament wins, 82 victories out of 88 games, an almost unassailable lead at the top of the (...)

I’m always surprised,” Federer said. “I win a tournament. I walk off the court, and it’s like, ‘Where’s the doping guy?’” Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Tennis’ oft-questioned anti-doping programme took some new hits last month when Andy Murray called for more investment and Roger Federer called for mo(...)

Andy Murray celebrates with his team-mates after beating Belgium’s David Goffin to win the Davis Cup for Britain. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

On the final day of his most consistent season, Andy Murray’s strength, skill and determination coalesced to deliver the Davis Cup to Br(...)

 A dejected Andy Murray throws his sweatband into the crowd following his defeat during the men’s singles match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on day six of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Andy Murray must pick himself up for the Davis Cup final after his ATP World Tour Finals campaign came to a premature end once again. The Scot found n(...)

 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action against compatriot David Ferrer  in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in the O2 Arena, London, yesterday. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Livepic via Reuters

Novak Djokovic and his team will have watched Rafael Nadal’s struggle against David Ferrer here yesterday afternoon with their usual attention to det(...)

Roger Federer was sporting a week-old beard when playing Kei Nishikori at the ATP Tennis Finals in London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

It was hard at times to recognise the Roger Federer who soared, dipped and soared like a wounded eagle against Kei Nishikori for more than two hours h(...)

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(...)