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Sam Querrey celebrates after winning against Andy Murray on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The end when it came for Andy Murray was drawn-out, painful and not entirely unexpected. His quest for a third Wimbledon title evaporated on Centre Co(...)

John McEnroe:   He does valuable work for the Wimbledon tournament each year by saying something ‘controversial’. Photograph: Jonathan Ford

The short, sharp shock of the punk rock squalling its way out from CBGB, the New York music club, in the mid-1970s carried all the way to London SW19.(...)

Andy Murray said: “It’s a little bit stressful if you can’t practise for a few days.”  Photograph: Jed Leicester/Reuters

Of the many words Andy Murray spoke on Sunday to assert he is fit to defend his Wimbledon title over the full course of the next fortnight, three stoo(...)

Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard shake hands after the Canadian won their grudge match in Madrid. Photogrpah: Clive Rose/Getty)

Unintentionally, of course, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic have injected the tennis scene with an overload of drama. When the Russian lost a grip(...)

Andy Murray put together winning streaks of 22 and 24 matches, the first taking in Queen’s, Wimbledon and Olympic gold and the second yielding five successive titles to finish the season. Photograph: Steve Paston/PA

When Gay Talese came to write the story of Floyd Patterson, he decided to call it The Loser. Which was an odd choice, since Patterson won a gold medal(...)

Novak Djokovic is the only credible pretender to Andy Murray’s world number one crown. Photograph: Reuters/Paul Childs

Andy Murray has worked so hard to reach the top of his sport – which he marked emphatically by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday – tha(...)

Andy Murray celebrates winning the men’s singles final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on the eighth and final day of the ATP World Tour Finals. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray stood proudly on top of the tennis world after beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals and clinch the year-end world numb(...)

Andy Murray  in action during his  ATP World Tour Finals match against Kei Nishikori, which he eventually won 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

The two best players in the world, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, are not exactly having an easy time of it in the final tournament of the season. T(...)

 Novak Djokovic returns the ball to  Dominic Thiem during their singles group match of the ATP World Tour Finals. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Deposed world number one Novak Djokovic suffered an early scare against Austrian debutant Dominic Thiem at the ATP World Tour Finals before launching (...)

 Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a shot during a practice session prior to the start of the  US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray is in the form of his life but still a long way short of Novak Djokovic at his best, according to seven-time grand slam champion John McEn(...)

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