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Novak Djokovic is running out of time to break Roger Federer’s record. Photograph: Getty Images

The curse, at least, has been consistent. Almost every sportsperson I’ve ever been drawn to has, role model wise, been a stinker. The Hurricane. Best.(...)

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 (...)

Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev at the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Brian Hirschfeld/EPA

Rafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he stands on the verge(...)

Tom McGrath, owner of the Black Sheep pub, on a run in New York on August 3rd this year. Photograph: Monique Jaques/The New York Times

The Black Sheep pub in Midtown was crowded as usual on a recent Friday night, but there was a sense of urgency in the air. Regulars periodically put d(...)

 US Open champion Sloane Stephens pictured en route to her victory in the women’s singles in New York last September. Photograph: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images.

Amazon Prime Video has taken the exclusive rights to the US Open tennis tournament in the UK and Ireland from Eurosport, starting this autumn, in a de(...)

 Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a shot during a practice session prior to the start of the  US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray is in the form of his life but still a long way short of Novak Djokovic at his best, according to seven-time grand slam champion John McEn(...)