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Robin Soderling of Sweden salutes the fans after beating Rafael Nadal at the French Open in 2009. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Martina Navratilova, commentating for television at the time, described it “as one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history,” as she struggled to (...)

Felix Auger-Aliassime taps rackets with Andy Murray after knocking him out of the US Open. Photograph: AP

Building the stamina to consistently survive the rigours of playing five-set matches will top Andy Murray’s agenda as the former US Open champion, wh(...)

James Cecil Parke won 20 caps for Ireland, scoring 36 points. Photograph: Adam Darnell/Century Ireland

A number of writers have inscribed the pedestal upon which they placed James Cecil Parke with the words, ‘Ireland’s greatest sportsman,’ an assertion (...)

The site of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which has been sold

A landmark Dublin pub is set for redevelopment after it was bought last week for about €3 million by high-profile Galway developer Padraic Rhatigan, a(...)

Dave Miley: “After Wimbledon I will be travelling to 45 countries.” Photograph: Rod Leon

A private room in the swish Ivy cafe in Wimbledon Village is where Ireland’s Dave Miley on Wednesday unveiled his ambitious manifesto and stepped up h(...)

Gerard Pique, who as chief executive of Kosmos recently bought the rights for the future Davis Cup. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/GC Images

Bernie Ecclestone laughed and slid a piece of paper across the desk. On it was written “2 billion”, the price the motor racing impresario wanted for(...)

Croatia celebrate with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in  Lille last November. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Spanish football’s wealthy La Liga is to become a sponsor of a revamped Davis Cup competition for the next four years. Founded in 1900, the tennis t(...)

 Andy Murray celebrates with his mother Judy after winning in Wimbledon in 2013. Photograph: PA

It is a poignant oddity that Andy Murray’s tennis career is ending as it began: in pain, struggle and confusion. When the thin, hairy teenager from Du(...)

Novak Djokovic  at the AccorHotels Arena ahead of the  Paris Masters. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ranked number 22 in June, Novak Djokovic has an excellent chance to be back at number one by November. No man has made it to the top from so far back (...)

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are risking their good names by accepting invite to play in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, men of conscience and integrity, continue to risk their good name by accepting an invitation to play in a meaningless(...)

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