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(...)

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 David Ferrer  has been ruled out of Wimbledon with an elbow injury. Photograph:  Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

Spain’s David Ferrer has pulled out of Wimbledon with an elbow injury. The 33-year-old eighth seed was due to face Britain’s James Ward in the first r(...)

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(...)

Andy Murray is the number three seed for Wimbledon 2015. Photograph Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

The Wimbledon seeding system is peculiar to the All England Club but few will be surprised to see Rafa Nadal placed at 10th when the tournament gets u(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his first round men’s singles match against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov on the second day of the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at the Queen’s Club, London. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

It was all going so well for Rafael Nadal in a grasscourt comeback that looked to have eased the summertime blues that dogged him on his favoured clay(...)

Stan Wawrinka in action against Novak Djokovic  during the men’s final at the French Open  at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

There were some people who looked at the draw for the 114th edition of the French Open more than a fortnight ago and imagined there was at least a re(...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland poses with the trophy during the ceremony after winning the men’s final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris Photo: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Paris has a new King of Clay and, against all expectations, his name is not Novak Djokovic. Stanislas Wawrinka shocked the world No1 - and the tennis (...)

Novak Djokovic trounced Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the French Open semi-finals. Photograph: Reuters

Surely none of their 43 previous encounters has been invested with the tension, significance and, ultimately, the pathos that Rafael Nadal and Novak D(...)