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Rafael Nadal is already concerned about next year’s Australian Open. Photograph:   Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal believes the 2020 tennis season is “practically lost” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ATP and WTA tours have already been severely(...)

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 (...)

Björn Borg sinks to his knees after winning the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final against John McEnroe.  Photograph: Getty Images

An allegiance to Björn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final came about in circuitous fashion. He wasn’t the primary object of my childhood a(...)

 Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley believes it will be hard to restart the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph:   Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has said. The tenni(...)

Jimmy Connors reacts during his US Open match against Aaron Krickstein in 1991.

1. Jimmy Connors, 1991 US Open The eight-time Grand Slam winner had already caused a stir at Flushing Meadows before his fourth-round match with the (...)

Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Maria Sharapova, who announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday, will be remembered in many corners of her sport with respect more than affecti(...)

Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a knee problem. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer has announced he will miss this year’s French Open after undergoing knee surgery. The 20-time grand slam champion went under the knife (...)

Kim Clijsters   returns the ball to Garbine Muguruza    during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday. Photograph:  Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

Comeback queen Kim Clijsters lost 6-2 7-6(6) to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on her return to the professional circuit after nearly eight years in an engr(...)

 Leona Maguire: finished in a tie for fourth place and earned €48,000 at the   ISPS Handa Victoria Open at 13h Beach Golf Club  in Geelong, Australia. It was just her second start on the LPGA Tour. Photograph:  Jack Thomas/Getty Images

A part of me will always look at a golf course and think there’s a nice place to go running but sometimes you have to practice what you preach. If sh(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Graeme McDowell celebrates after winning the  Saudi International. Photograph:  AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow can scratch a trip to China off their globetrotting schedules (for the moment at any rate) after the LPGA Tour canc(...)

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