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Gilles Muller reacts after beating Rafael Nadal on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

There is an artificial intelligence programme working in Wimbledon’s dungeons. Developed by IBM, the machinery is programmed to notice fist pumps by p(...)

Stan Wawrinka  celebrates victory over Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Stan Wawrinka, 32, became the oldest man to reach the French Open final since Niki Pilic was runner-up 44 years ago when he outlasted Andy Murray over(...)

Rafael Nadal returns a ball to David Goffin during the ATP Madrid Open quarter-finals. Photo: Javier Sorriano/Getty Images

Rafa Nadal set up an intriguing Madrid Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic by overcoming Belgian David Goffin 7-6(3) 6-2 in a high-quality last-eig(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov. Photograph: Getty Images

The final that tennis and this tournament craved once Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray had departed early is a done deal. Rafael Nadal will play Roger F(...)

Venus and Serena Williams will play each other in the Australian Open women’s final on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

This weekend in Melbourne, there are three tennis players aged 35 or over competing in the singles final of the Australian Grand Slam. This is the st(...)

 Munster are looking to continue their fine form and guarantee a home quarter-final at Thomond Park on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

For starters, what’s going on? It’s a busy weekend of sporting action. The Champions Cup rugby heads the bill with three of the four provinces stil(...)

Andy Murray is hoping all his big rivals will offer him competition for the number one ranking in 2017. See PA story TENNIS London. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

It was framed as a question but it sounded more like a threat. Novak Djokovic was merrily destroying the hopelessly outmatched Kei Nishikori on Saturd(...)

 Serena Williams in action on Thursday in the  US Open Tennis Championships at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The US Open runs until September 11th. Photograph: Daniel Murphy/Epa

The milestones continue to whizz past for Serena Williams, who is running out of records to break and history to rewrite as she approaches the busine(...)

Maria Sharapova: Admitted failing a drugs test. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

In August 2007 the world’s then number four tennis player, Russian Nikolay Davydenko, faced the journeyman Argentinian Martin Arguello (then ranked 87(...)

The CEO of Indian Wells Raymond Moore has stepped down from his role after comments he made about women’s tennis. Photograph: Afp

Raymond Moore, the CEO of the Indian Wells tennis tournament, has resigned from his role, one day after saying that the women’s tour “rides on the coa(...)

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