Nick Kyrgios celebrates after winning his third round match against Karen Khachanov. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty

The Nick Kyrgios show will have another episode at the Australian Open after he edged a dramatic five-set clash against Karen Khachanov to set up a bl(...)

Novak Djokovic   hits a return during a practice session ahead of the Australia Open. Photograph: William West/AFP

Gary Lineker’s celebrated quote that soccer is a simple game that “the Germans always win” might well be adapted to tennis and the inescapable dominan(...)

Coco Gauff will play against Venus Williams  in the first round of the Australian Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Coco Gauff was sensationally drawn against Venus Williams again in the first round of the Australian Open. It was victory over Williams for then 14-(...)

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(...)

Roger Federer was beaten in five sets in New York. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals at the US Open. The 20-time grand slam winner had looked (...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia leaves the court as he concedes the match to Stan Wawrinka. Photograph: Getty Images

Novak Djokovic was cruelly booed off the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium after a sore left shoulder forced his stunning retirement from Sunday night’s fo(...)

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 (...)

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot during  his fourth round match against Daniil Medvedev. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If the guard is changing at the summit of tennis, it is doing so slowly and without conviction, as Novak Djokovic steps into the void left by the depa(...)

Novak Djokovic serves during his third-round match against Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Top seed Novak Djokovic regained his composure after a third-set meltdown to stave off the challenge of Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach t(...)

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 (...)

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