John Mcenroe

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 The presence of former England captain Andrew Strauss and Aussie great Shane Warne lit the touch paper for Sky Sports coverage of the Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

The financial might of satellite broadcasters transcends all other considerations for the majority of sports. The superior viewing figures that terres(...)

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Currently ranked sixth in the world and seeded seven for Wimbledon, the 6ft4in Greek player is as elegant as he is powerful. Photograph:  Adam Pretty/Getty Images

No one was to know it. But when Lleyton Hewitt last yelled an audible obscenity on Centre Court, thumped his chest and screamed ‘Come on Rocky’, only (...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

John McEnroe does not get a lot wrong. However, when he suggested a few days ago that Stefanos Tsitispas’s victory over Roger Federer might represent (...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia on December 22nd. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty

Of the many withering put-downs John McEnroe uttered in his playing career, a favourite remains his response to why he refused to play Björn Borg in a(...)

 Phil Mickelson finished bottom of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship - 13 over par. Photograph: PA

Will we see the envelope rule used at this Ryder Cup? Only time will tell, but there have been a couple of occasions the rule – first introduced back (...)

Serena Williams will start her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title next weekat the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Serena Williams, the seven-time champion who could not defend her Wimbledon title last year as she was preparing for the birth of her first child in S(...)

  Martina Navratilova will commentate for the BBC at Wimbledon despite comments she made about gender pay differences among broadcasters at the event.  Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Martina Navratilova has said she will commentate on the Wimbledon tournament for the BBC this year after criticising how much more the broadcaster pa(...)

 Rafael Nadal celebrates after victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their men’s singles final at Roland Garros. Photograph: Christophe  Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The Roland Garros men’s final and a squadron of jets with red, white and blue smoke trailing behind, rush low above the heads of the people in the Par(...)

John McEnroe: the fiery American was known during his outstanding career for his confrontations with umpires over contentious line calls . Photograph:  Mike Maloney, Monte Fresco/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

In tennis, few things arouse the crowd more than confrontations, especially those involving players, umpires and line judges. Who can forget Ilie Na(...)

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