Gilles Muller

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 Roger Federer  serves against Adrian Mannarino  during their men’s singles fourth-round match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Less a dramatic battle on Centre Court than 16 minutes of something resembling performance art, Roger Federer’s first set against Adrian Mannarino was(...)

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(...)

 Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters

Shortly after Roger Federer composed himself from the red-eyed, emotional ball of tears he had become on his chair by the side of Centre Court, he loo(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point and victory after his men’s singles quarterfinal match against Milos Raonic on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In March Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Miami Open, citing an elbow problem. That arrived after an uncannily similar announcement from Andy Murray 2(...)

Gilles Muller reacts after beating Rafael Nadal on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

There is an artificial intelligence programme working in Wimbledon’s dungeons. Developed by IBM, the machinery is programmed to notice fist pumps by p(...)

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after their epic 2008 Wimbledon final. Photogrpah: Inpho

Nine years ago this week, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stepped on to Centre Court and played the final of all finals: a three-act epic across four h(...)

Andy Murray celebrates beating Italy’s Fabio Fognini during their men’s singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

Andy Murray scrambled his way into the second week of Wimbledon but his four-set victory over the fabulous Fabio Fognini was a desperately tough assig(...)

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios suffered a hip injury after a fall on court during his first round match against  Donald Young at the ATP Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club in  London.  Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire injured from the Aegon Championships at Queen’s – less than two weeks before the start of Wimbledon. Kyrgios took (...)

Novak Djokovic with Jarkko Nieminen following the world number one’s straight sets victory in the opening round of the French Open. Photograph: Getty

Novak Djokovic began his pursuit of a first French Open title with a straight sets victory over Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen. Djokovic has eight grand sl(...)

Venus Williams  hits a return against  Agnieszka Radwanska during their  match at the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph:  Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Venus Williams will face a player she inspired to take up tennis after reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010 in the Australian Open. (...)

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