Rafael Nadal beat David Goffin to reach the fourth round of the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Rafael Nadal dropped a set at the French Open for only the second time since 2015 but recovered to beat David Goffin and reach the fourth round. The (...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

John McEnroe does not get a lot wrong. However, when he suggested a few days ago that Stefanos Tsitispas’s victory over Roger Federer might represent (...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his quarter final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Rafael Nadal has been just a little impatient the past couple of weeks, as if rushing towards history and not wanting any distractions, and his steps (...)

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(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winnning his fourth round match against Germany’s Maximilian Marterer at the French Open. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Rafael Nadal is another step closer to his 11th French Open title after a straight-sets win over Maximilian Marterer. The world number one, red-hot (...)

 Rafael Nadal during his match against Dominic Thiem at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal has lost his world No 1 ranking after suffering a quarter-final defeat by Austria’s Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Masters. Thiem, who lost (...)

 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepares to serve against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during their men’s singles fourth round match at the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty

For all the talk of a rebooted, matured Nick Kyrgios, Sunday night’s match with the world number three Grigor Dimitrov saw the Australian decisively l(...)

Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria embrace after their fourth round match at the Australian Open. Photo: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios told Grigor Dimitrov to believe he can win the Australian Open after the Bulgarian came out on top of a fierce battle under the lights on(...)

 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain celebrates his win against Denis Shapovalov. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Denis Shapovalov vowed to return to New York and “do some damage” after his US Open adventure ended in a fourth-round defeat by Pablo Carreno Busta. (...)

Diego Schwartzman celebrates his four set victory over Marin Cilic. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

The US Open men’s draw is a land of opportunity for a host of unfancied names after Marin Cilic became the latest favourite to crash out. Andy Murray(...)

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