Denis Istomin

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Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

 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(...)

 Andy Murray   practices on court during training for Wimbledon. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray says he will “most likely” be fit for his first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The two-time Wimbledon champion has had just three ma(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Gael Monfils during their men’s singles fourth round match on day eight of the Australian Open. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal joked about giving his girlfriend a wild card to attend the Australian Open but the Spaniard played like a champion as he cruised past Ga(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates beating Gael Monfils of France at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: PA

Rafael Nadal is back in a grand slam quarter-final for the first time in two years after the Spaniard battled past Gael Monfils at the Australian Open(...)

 Andy Murray congratulates   Mischa Zverev after the German player knocked out the world No 1 in the fourth round of the Australia Open. Photograph:  Dean Lewins/EPA

Andy Murray, out of sorts and scrapping like a junkyard dog for three-and-a-half hours over four sets, could not hold off the magnificent challenge of(...)

Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin celebrates winning his Australian Open men’s singles second round match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. Photo: Issei Kato/Reuters

Professional rigour demands that Andy Murray not allow his hopes of winning the Australian Open for the first time to rise after Novak Djokovic’s shoc(...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in action during his victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in straight sets at Wimbledon. Phogo: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

One of the misunderstandings about sport is that opponents always compete under equal conditions. That understanding is housed in one of the great cli(...)

 Stan Wawrinka in action during his third round win over Denis Istomin. Photograph: EPA

Stan Wawrinka has hit out at Wimbledon bosses for handing him five matches in seven days to achieve his title dream.The Swiss number five seed vowed t(...)

 Andy Murray Britain shakes hands at the net with Denis Istomin after their fourth round match. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the early hours of this morning to (...)