Bjorn Borg

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  Roger Federer serves a ball towards the Jet D’Eau on a boat   in Geneva during a presentation ahead of the Laver Cup tournament that will take place   next September. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer is no longer chasing the top ranking and would rather be a contender at Grand Slams than battling Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to be wo(...)

Leo Borg and his father, Björn Borg, watch a Stockholm Open match. Photograph: Casper Hedberg/The New York Times

When he was 10, Leo Borg sat his mother down and told her something that made her cry: He wanted to be a tennis player. Until then, Patricia Borg had(...)

Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia on December 22nd. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty

Of the many withering put-downs John McEnroe uttered in his playing career, a favourite remains his response to why he refused to play Björn Borg in a(...)

 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus returns to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their first-round match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Be(...)

Rafael Nadal is a set down against Diego Schwartzman in their French Open quarter-final match at Roland Garros. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Rafael Nadal can still win this French Open, but he will have to carry the late momentum of his rain-interrupted fightback against the redoubtable Die(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (centre) is spoken to by referee Paul Tierney after his post-goal celebration during their win over Southampton. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

José Mourinho said he is “not surprised” Pep Guardiola received no sanction for going on to the pitch after Manchester City’s late winner against Sou(...)

Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe

Take a hike, Nadal. There have been other great tennis rivalries and matches, but nothing in the sport’s history can compare with the 1980 Wimbledon f(...)

What to make of the state of men’s tennis? For the best part of a decade a quartet of hall-of-famers have transcended their sport by lifting it to hit(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating  Austria’s Dominic Thiem in their French Open semi-final at Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal is one win away from an unprecedented 10th title at the French Open after dominating his semi-final against Dominic Thiem. Thiem went i(...)

Venus and Serena Williams will play each other in the Australian Open women’s final on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

This weekend in Melbourne, there are three tennis players aged 35 or over competing in the singles final of the Australian Grand Slam. This is the st(...)

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