Donald McRae: “I do think that quite unusually as I’ve got older, I’ve become less judgemental.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Donald McRae left South Africa for London in the early 1980s, he knew where he was going and he knew what he was going to do. He just didn’t know(...)

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 (...)

Serena Williams and Roger Federer take a selfie after their mixed doubles meeting in Perth. Photograph: Tony Ashby/AFP/Getty

Roger Federer emerged triumphant from a historic first meeting with Serena Williams in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday, but tennis was the true winner as tw(...)

 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(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland, during his second-round match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia at the U.S. Open in New York. Photo: Ben Solomon/The New York Times

Roger Federer survived a second five-set battle as his dramatic US Open campaign limped on. Having come into the tournament nursing a back problem, t(...)

Roger Federer reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe of the USA in their first round match at the 2017 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photo: Justin Lane/EPA

Roger Federer booked his place in the second round of the US Open but serious doubts remain about his fitness after he needed five sets to defeat Amer(...)

 Rafael Nadal practises before  the start of the 2017 US Open in New York. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Even before injury scattered the men’s draw like so much chaff to the wind, discussions about who would win the US Open had already settled on the fam(...)