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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 (...)

An  Irish Academy of Engineering report claims  substantial reliance on natural gas in the Irish energy system is unavoidable for at least 22 years.

Natural gas is not the solution for Ireland’s energy needs and also raises security-of-supply issues, according to a report published on Monday. Any (...)

Novak Djokovic  at the AccorHotels Arena ahead of the  Paris Masters. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ranked number 22 in June, Novak Djokovic has an excellent chance to be back at number one by November. No man has made it to the top from so far back (...)

A spectator photographs a plaque attached to the wall of number 18 court after the match in 2010 that lasted more than 11 hours, between John Isner of the US and Nicolas Mahut of France. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Wimbledon’s marathon matches have been consigned to the past after the All England Club announced the introduction of final-set tie-breaks when the sc(...)

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(...)

 Rafael Nadal  reacts after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili  during the  US Open quarter-final at Flushing Meadows, New York.  Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Expectations that the US Open quarter-finals would bring together last year’s finalists were shredded on Sunday when Rafael Nadal won after a struggle(...)

Andy Murray during his match against Fernando Verdasco in New York. Photograph: AP

Andy Murray suggested opponent Fernando Verdasco was lying after a row over illicit coaching erupted following their second-round clash at the US Open(...)

USA’s Jordan Spieth (left) and USA’s Xander Schauffele shake hands at the end of their rounds on the 18th during day four of the Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Could it have ever happened? Kevin Anderson winning Wimbledon. Kevin Kisner or Kevin Chappell winning the Open a week later. Three guys called “Kev”,(...)

Paul Pogba celebrates with the World Cup trophy in Moscow. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty

And then, the rain came. As the dignitaries filed onto the pitch, shoehorning their way into the post-match celebrations, there was an eruption from t(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory over Kevin Anderson in the men’s  singles final at  Wimbledon. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

An eerie murmuring of the crowd took grip quite quickly in the men’s Wimbledon final. It’s what happens on Centre Court when the energy of optimism an(...)

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