John Mcenroe

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Germany’s Boris Becker  kisses the  trophy to celebrate  his victory over  South Africa’s Kevin Curren in the 1985 Wimbledon final. Photograph:  Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images

As a Bruce Springsteen devotee, it’s likely that Kevin Curren was aware of how lengthy his concerts tend to be, some of them even nudging past the fou(...)

Serena Williams is bidding for a 24th Grand Slam title. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

The US Open starts today. For the next fortnight what is normally a heaving mass of humanity in Flushing Meadows in New York will be a historic behind(...)

 An aerial photograph  shows a general view of The All England Lawn Tennis Club  on the fourth day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Thomas Lovelock/AFP via Getty Images

They say Wimbledon is timeless. Yet, each year as you pass through the gates on Church Road and sweep up past the bronze statue of Fred Perry it has c(...)

Pete Sampras during his 2000 Wimbledon final win over Pat Rafter - his seventh and final Wimbledon Championship. Photograph: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Hollywood endings are exceedingly rare among even the greatest champions. Muhammad Ali fought 10 more times after the hellfire of Manila left him with(...)

John McEnroe plays the inner voice of lead character Devi Vishwakumar (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. Screenshot: Netflix

So it’s the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar party, and John McEnroe is waiting to get his picture taken by portrait photographer Mark Seliger, because that’s t(...)

 John McEnroe  curls into a ball during his match against Andre Agassi at the 1992 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph:  Bob Martin/Allsport

This lockdown. You never would have thought. Useful things have become useless. The car. Tequila bars. Leinster in the RDS on a Friday night. Zumba cl(...)

George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Björn Borg sinks to his knees after winning the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final against John McEnroe.  Photograph: Getty Images

An allegiance to Björn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final came about in circuitous fashion. He wasn’t the primary object of my childhood a(...)

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photograph: Netflix

Kim’s Convenience – Season 4 (April 1st) For those in need of a Schitt’s Creek replacement, Kim’s Convenience offers the same genial humour and light(...)

It would be so much easier to honour Margaret Court if she was a stereotypical 77-year-old granny. But she isn’t. The Australian sporting icon has rep(...)

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