Stefanos Tsitsipas: Currently ranked sixth in the world and seeded seven for Wimbledon, the 6ft4in Greek player is as elegant as he is powerful. Photograph:  Adam Pretty/Getty Images

No one was to know it. But when Lleyton Hewitt last yelled an audible obscenity on Centre Court, thumped his chest and screamed ‘Come on Rocky’, only (...)

 Germany’s Alexander Zverev slips at the net during his men’s singles quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Despite sending mighty serves crashing down from a great height, towering world number five Alexander Zverev could offer only momentary resistance to (...)

Novak Djokovic is into the French Open quarter-finals after a straight set victory over Jan-Lennard Struff. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Novak Djokovic claimed his own piece of French Open history by reaching a 10th consecutive quarter-final at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal dominates the(...)

Novak Djokovic  plays a volley during his third-round match with   Salvatore Caruso at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Top seed Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat as he coasted through the French Open third round 6-3 6-3 6-2 against Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso. (...)

Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic reacts during his men’s singles first-round match against Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on day three of the French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

Forty-year-old Ivo Karlovic continued to defy the sands of time at the French Open. By beating Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (4) 7-5 6-7 (7) 7-5 in the opening (...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action  against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Novak Djokovic is still the player to beat at this Australian Open. In a routine three-set workout against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the world number one lo(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic hits a return against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their men’s singles match on day four of the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph:  David Gray/AFP/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic won a rematch of the 2008 Australian Open final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to set up a third-round clash with 19-year-old Denis Shapova(...)

 Andy Murray after losing to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Australian Open. Photograph: EPA

The Andy Murray story is not quite over. However, even a losing comeback to stand comparison with the best of his gilded career should not disguise th(...)

Rafael Nadal: revisiting former glory looks unlikely for the Spaniard. Photograph: EPA

The four greatest male players in modern tennis – who between them have won more than €447 million across 16 years – arrive in Melbourne ahead of the (...)

Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer after their match at the O2 Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer will end the year tantalisingly short of his 100th career title after the king of men’s tennis was forced to bow to young prince Alexan(...)

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