Andy Murray put together winning streaks of 22 and 24 matches, the first taking in Queen’s, Wimbledon and Olympic gold and the second yielding five successive titles to finish the season. Photograph: Steve Paston/PA

When Gay Talese came to write the story of Floyd Patterson, he decided to call it The Loser. Which was an odd choice, since Patterson won a gold medal(...)

Andy Murray  wipes his face during his men’s singles second-round match against Mathias Bourgue of France at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Andy Murray survived a five-set rollercoaster for the second successive match to scrape through to the third round of the French Open. After coming f(...)