Novak Djokovic

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Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm during practice ahead of the British Open. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty

If Rory McIlroy needed any further incentive to win a second Open Championship, it was delivered by another sport. Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon triumph,(...)

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(...)

 Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his semi-final match against  Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Novak Djokovic will meet Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon men’s singles final on Sunday after the 31-year-old Serb beat Rafa Nadal in five sets 6-4 3-6(...)

 Novak Djokovic in action during his semi-final match against  Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused on a(...)

  Kevin Anderson (right) hugs  John Isner after winning their men’s singles semi-final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Sometimes the statistics of a match can tell you nothing at all. Sometimes the statistics can tell you all you need to know without ever seeing a ball(...)

John Isner: Since 2010, Wimbledon has been a “house of horrors” for him. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The exchange with American John Isner last Monday, after his fourth-round win over Stefanos Tsitsipas went like this. If you do make it through anoth(...)

The World Cup final will be played at the Luzhniki Olympic stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Getty Images

World Cup final, third-place playoff, GAA Super 8s, hurling, Wimbledon men and women’s final, Scottish Open, John Deere Classic, LOI games, Tour de Fr(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro celebrates after beating France’s Gilles Simon 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 during their men’s singles fourth round clash at Wimbledon. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The tone more than the words of Juan Martin del Potro speaks of a player who is thankful to be facing the world number one player Rafa Nadal in the qu(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Australia’s Alex De Minaur. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal ensured he will keep the world number one ranking whatever happens during the second week of Wimbledon by easing past Alex De Minaur and(...)

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