USA player John McEnroe and non-playing captain Arthur Ashe prepare to take on Ireland at the RDS in the Davis Cup World Group game in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

This weekend the AIG Irish Davis Cup team will play a Group II Europe/Africa relegation play-off match against their hosts South Africa at the Iren(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates beating Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph: EPA.

The one crushing disappointment about Wimbledon this year is that it ended, other than that it was a fortnight that bordered on the positively perfect(...)

Novak Djokovic (R) beat Roger Federer in four sets in the men’s final of the Wimbledon Championships Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Few could resist being drawn to the immaculate Novak Djokovic, who yesterday turned a tight match his way to win his third Wimbledon title. But many o(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves in his men’s singles semi-final match against Scotland’s Andy Murray at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Andy Murray came into his seventh Wimbledon semi-final looking like he was in the form of his life. Roger Federer arrived in the form of another life,(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns to Britain’s Andy Murray during their men’s semi-final match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

For Andy Murray, the struggle is everything, from the training blocks to the grand stages of tennis in New York, Melbourne, Paris and Wimbledon. Rarel(...)

Roger Federer has won his last three matches against Andy Murray. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The local hope against the greatest player in history on one side and on the other, the world number one against a veteran who is hoping to become (...)

Richard Gasquet celebrates victory over Stan Wawrinka with a well-deserved rest. Photoraph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

A couple of rain delays broke up a sweet afternoon for Andy Murray. By the time the clouds had blown and the Centre Court roof was closed, it took the(...)

France’s Richard Gasquet returns to Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka during their men’s quarter-finals match at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Richard Gasquet sent French Open champion Stan Wawrinka flying out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, winning the battle of the slingshot backhands 6-4 4-6 3-(...)

Novak Djokovic in action against Kevin Anderson during their resumed fourth round match at Wimbledon: the Serb was relieved to win. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/EPA

Not one for small gestures, Novak Djokovic hunkered down and with his fingers planted a kiss on the damp grass of number one court. He knew it, Kevin(...)

Roger Federer celebrates victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Adam Davey/PA

Roger Federer made smooth progress through to a 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as he brushed aside the challenge of Roberto Bautista Agut. Spaniard Baut(...)