Rafael Nadal removes his head band after his match on day seven. Photograph: PA

Rafa Nadal set the tone early in the day. Maybe it was the sight of Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia’s name on the guest list for the Royal Box, or, maybe(...)

Novak Djokovic survived a slow start to beat Hubert Hurkacz in four sets. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Novak Djokovic knew he was in a bind against Hubert Hurkacz. A little bit off his ‘A’ game against a Polish player ranked 60 in the world who knew tha(...)

  Novak Djokovic serves  to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz during their  first-round match at the  French Open in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The weight of history is bearing down on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic more heavily than usual this year, although there were no signs on day two of(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic hits a return against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their men’s singles match on day four of the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph:  David Gray/AFP/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic won a rematch of the 2008 Australian Open final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to set up a third-round clash with 19-year-old Denis Shapova(...)

 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(...)