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.(...)

Andy Murray and Serena Williams during the mixed doubles competition at Wimbledon last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer’s call to merge the men’s and women’s tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step(...)

Denis Shapovalov of Canada attends the Next Gen ATP Final draw ceremony during the NextGen ATP Finals Launch Party Milan, Italy. Photo: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

The ATP and sponsor Red Bull have apologised for holding a draw ceremony which featured male players selecting female models to escort them down a cat(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia’s Darya Kasatkina during their third-round  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Title contender Simona Halep pulled through against young pretender Daria Kasatkina in a French Open rollercoaster on Saturday, winning 6-0 7-5 after(...)

Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard shake hands after the Canadian won their grudge match in Madrid. Photogrpah: Clive Rose/Getty)

Unintentionally, of course, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic have injected the tennis scene with an overload of drama. When the Russian lost a grip(...)

Andy Murray put together winning streaks of 22 and 24 matches, the first taking in Queen’s, Wimbledon and Olympic gold and the second yielding five successive titles to finish the season. Photograph: Steve Paston/PA

When Gay Talese came to write the story of Floyd Patterson, he decided to call it The Loser. Which was an odd choice, since Patterson won a gold medal(...)

Andy Murray: Remorseless concentration and a sense of humour. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/AFP/Getty Images

The final Masters event of the year starts in Paris on Monday. If Andy Murray wins it, he could be the world’s number-one-ranked tennis player by Sun(...)

Inverdale, interviewing Murray after he defeated Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro to claim his second Olympic gold, said: ‘You’re the first person to win two gold medals.’ But the Scot shot back: ‘Venus and Serena [Williams]have won four each.’

Andy Murray has put John Inverdale in his place for saying the Scot was the first person to win two Olympic golds for tennis, as the BBC presenter mad(...)

Canada’s Milos Raonic returns against Italy’s Andreas Seppi during their men’s singles second round match. Photo: Getty Images

Thursday at one stage appeared like a parade of the lovelies from back in the day. Former greats that still attract as much attention as the players (...)

 Andy Murray composes himself during the men’s final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray might be the only player left standing between Novak Djokovic and the next stage of his seemingly unstoppable ascent to new levels of grea(...)

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