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(...)

Nick Kyrgios looks up to world number one Andy Murray. Photograph: Getty

It was a three-word tweet which spoke volumes. No sooner had Andy Murray completed his remarkable ascension to the top of men’s tennis, Nick Kyrgios p(...)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France greets Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the net after Tsonga was forced to retire due to injury in their 2016 US Open quarter-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Novak Djokovic’s strange US Open took another bizarre turn as he advanced to the semi-finals on Tuesday when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired at t(...)

Rafael Nadal during play against Lucas Pouille, of France, in their fourth round match at the US Open. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the US Open as the Spaniard lost a five-set thriller to France’s Lucas Pouille in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. N(...)

With the new roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Rafael Nadal serves to Andreas Seppi. Photograph: AP

Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic admits he fell victim to cramp and nerves after he endured a shock defeat to qualifier Ryan Harrison at the US Open. (...)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: “The girls, they are more unstable emotionally than us … It’s just about hormones and all this stuff.” Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – the Frenchman who fell to Andy Murray in a rollercoaster quarter-final on Wednesday – is one of the most popular tennis players w(...)

Roger Federer will meet Milos Raonic in the men’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If the younger generation are ready to put the ancients to the sword, there is little sign of it this year. Roger Federer, at 34, represents life’s p(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves  to Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis during their  second round match at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

A dominant Rafael Nadal reached one career milestone on Wednesday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early rounds suggests his eyes(...)

Novak Djokovic is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after taking a five-set thriller with Gilles Simon. Photograph: Afp

The finest player in the world looked for a long time here on Sunday evening like one of the worst, and Novak Djokovic goes through to his 27th straig(...)

 Roger Federer of Switzerland won his third round match at the Australian Open on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Roger Federer became the first male player to win 300 grand slam singles matches when he moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4(...)

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