Former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo and  Rafael Nadal, right at a recent event in London. Photograph: AP Photo

Rafael Nadal is optimistic about his chances of being ready for next month’s Australian Open after returning to training this week following surgery.(...)

Novak Djokovic is presented with the Barclays ATP World Tour No. 1 Award in London. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

On the day the youngest player in the top 100, Borna Coric, turned 18, Novak Djokovic proved his pedigree, beating Tomas Berdych with ridiculous ease(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray was beaten by David Ferrer of Spain at the Shanghai Tennis Masters. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Andy Murray has suffered a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.The Scot was beaten 2-6, 6-(...)

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(...)

A fan reacts as Marin Cilic  plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles final match at the US Open. Photo: Jaime L Mikle/Getty Images

After the worry and the wait; after other years’ nerves and last year’s bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic. Tomas Berdych in the US (...)

 Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men’s singles semi-final  at the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,  New York City. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

There is no obvious tennis reason for Michael Chang to be advising Kei Nishikori, apart from their sharing winged feet, but helping him to the US Open(...)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic  celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men’s singles semi-final at the   US Open in  New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The draw to another Grand Slam title, the 18th he has been targeting since winning Wimbledon in 2012, had never looked more inviting for Roger Federer(...)

 Novak Djokovic  celebrates after defeating Andy Murray  in their men’s singles quarter-final  at t Flushing Meadow. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray blasted forehands as he had perhaps never blasted forehands before. He played with fire and conviction, but there has rarely been a tennis(...)

James McGee of Ireland will face  Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee has been drawn against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. McGee, who qualified for the main d(...)

Rafael Nadal has ruled out defending his US Open title through injury. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal is to miss this year’s tournament because of injury.The Spaniard announced his decision not to compete at Flus(...)