Kei Nishikori

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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 (...)

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot during  his fourth round match against Daniil Medvedev. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If the guard is changing at the summit of tennis, it is doing so slowly and without conviction, as Novak Djokovic steps into the void left by the depa(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action  against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Novak Djokovic is still the player to beat at this Australian Open. In a routine three-set workout against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the world number one lo(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic hits a return against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their men’s singles match on day four of the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph:  David Gray/AFP/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic won a rematch of the 2008 Australian Open final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to set up a third-round clash with 19-year-old Denis Shapova(...)

Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer on his way to beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem during  day three of the ATP Tour Finals  at the O2 Arena in London. He will face South African Kevin Anderson in his final match in the Lleyton Hewitt group on Thursday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Six-times champion Roger Federer avoided an early exit from the ATP Finals as he rediscovered his form to outclass Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-3 at (...)

  Serena Williams   argues with umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open women’s singles final against Naomi Osaka. Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

It is said that umpires and referees are doing a good job if fans don’t notice they are there. If that’s the case then Carlos Ramos’s performance duri(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts after his win against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during the men’s singles semi-finals match at the 2018 US Open. Photo: Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

Not long after Rafael Nadal had to quit against Juan Martin del Potro with a knee injury, Novak Djokovic inflicted more conventional pain on Kei Nishi(...)

 Novak Djokovic during a changeover in his quarterfinal against John Millman in New York. Photograph: AP

It wasn’t to be for John Millman. The Australian certainly performed with the same energy and fighting spirit which was enough to surprise Roger Feder(...)

Novak Djokovic returns against Joao Sousa during their fourth round 2018 US Open men’s singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Photo: Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic appeared to struggle with the heat again at the US Open but came through an intense clash with Joao Sousa in straight sets to reach the(...)

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