Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set against Philipp Kohlschreiber during the first round men’s singles during day one of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Novak Djokovic was far from his fluent best but the defending champion did enough to beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in straights sets and mov(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Bjorn Thompson, whose mother is from Limerick, was spotted playing in a tournament in Japan.

The names Bradenton, Florida and Nick Bollettieri have occupied the tennis world now for four decades. The very words kick up the names of past glorie(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men’s Singles match against Alejandro Falla of Colombia on day one of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Roger Federer uses a modified eastern grip for his forehand. Or as writer William Skidelsky puts it: “He locates his hand position on the border betwe(...)

 An object was falling onto spectators in the stands as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarterfinal match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros. Photo: EPA

Swirling winds caused mayhem and chaos at Roland Garros on Tuesday, with Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka emerging unscathed to set up a French O(...)

Andy Murray is through to the last eight of the French Open after a four set win over Jérémy Chardy. Photograph: Reuters

Andy Murray knows he needs to lift his game appreciably if he is to go much further in the 2015 French Open. He got out of the fourth round by drawing(...)

 Gael Monfils of France and Roger Federerreact after their fourth round match was interrupted and postponed for the next day at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros. Photo: EPA

Roger Federer will have to come back on Monday to try to seal his place in the French Open quarter-finals after his match against Gael Monfils was sus(...)