Conor Niland of Ireland waves to the crowd as he walks off court after losing his first round match to Adrian Mannarino in 2011. Photo: Getty Images

As great as it is, Wimbledon can blow cold, feel like a wilderness, an alien tournament that blooms every year for two weeks at exactly the same time.(...)

 Adrian Mannarino serves to Alexander Zverev during their match on the fifth day of the US Open. Photograph: EPA

Adrian Mannarino revealed that health officials in New York tried to stop his third-round tie with Alexander Zverev from going ahead. The Frenchman i(...)

 Roger Federer  serves against Adrian Mannarino  during their men’s singles fourth-round match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Less a dramatic battle on Centre Court than 16 minutes of something resembling performance art, Roger Federer’s first set against Adrian Mannarino was(...)

  Roger Federer during practice ahead of his match with   22nd seed Adrian Mannarino. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

If there is such a thing as moving day in tennis as in golf, the beginning of the second week of Wimbledon could be it. With five of the top 10 men’(...)

Roger Federer serves during his third round match against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff at Wimbledon. Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

No one does a first-week demolition better than Roger Federer. The defending champion is into the fourth round again without dropping a set and just o(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino. Photograph: Reuters

On Tuesday Novak Djokovic became the touchstone for a selection of grievances. Andre Agassi, a onetime punk warrior around the All England Club and a(...)

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(...)

Novak Djokovic in action against Ernests Gulbis during their third-round clash at Wimbledon. Photograph:  John Walton/PA Wire

Novak Djokovic argued with the umpire and roared with delight as the Serbian brushed aside Ernests Gulbis to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon. Djokovic(...)

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios suffered a hip injury after a fall on court during his first round match against  Donald Young at the ATP Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club in  London.  Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire injured from the Aegon Championships at Queen’s – less than two weeks before the start of Wimbledon. Kyrgios took (...)

Britain’s Marcus Willis celebrates winning his first game of the match in the second set against Switzerland’s Roger Federer at Wimbledon. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

He played the crowd for what it was worth. Why wouldn’t he? Boozy and boisterous, they were ready for the evening show after a dirty day in London. M(...)

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