Roger Federer of Switzerland rests between games during his match against Teymuraz Gabashvili

Things are about to get tough for Roger Federer at the Australian Open.The Swiss has cruised through three rounds, but now faces having to beat Jo-Wil(...)

Gael Monfils (right) of France shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after his win on day four of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Roger Federer’s hopes of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London were dealt a blow as he suffered a third-round defeat to Gael Mo(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia slips during her women’s singles tennis match against Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The third seed was knocked out 6-3 6-4. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Wimbledon’s grass courts bore their teeth yesterday and turned the normally quiet tournament infirmary into a running score on who was falling out of (...)

Seven-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland was beaten in four sets by  Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Defending champion Roger Federer’s remarkable run of reaching 36 consecutive grand slam quarter-finals or better was ended in a shock second-round Wi(...)

 Andy Murray in action against Marin Cilic in the final of the AEGON Championships at The Queen’s Club, London.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign today as Murray mania returns to Britain.The Scot will launch his challenge for the title with a late-a(...)

Roger Federer will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against Romanian’s Victor Hanescu. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

Roger Federer faces a tough road to another Wimbledon final after Friday’s draw threw Rafa Nadal and home favourite Andy Murray into the champion’s pa(...)

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their quarter-final at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Even in defeat Roger Federer holds centre stage. Yet the hastily convened press conference after his exit from the French Open, in three quick and dis(...)

 Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand in his second-round match against Martin Klizan of Slovakia at the  French Open in Paris. Photgraph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A lack of sunshine, inferior opponents in his face and now a rant at the French Open schedule – things are not going as planned for defending champion(...)

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates victory over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the second round of the French Open. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived a first-set scare to advance into the third round of the French Open with a 7-6 6-4 6-3 win against Finn Jarkko N(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates match point in his  match against Daniel Brands of Germany during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal suffered through a return to Grand Slam tennis that at one stage looked like it would be unthinkably brief.Since coming back from seven m(...)

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