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 Rafael Nadal practises before  the start of the 2017 US Open in New York. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Even before injury scattered the men’s draw like so much chaff to the wind, discussions about who would win the US Open had already settled on the fam(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal: two titans could be poised to meet in the semi-final of the US Open. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have played each other 37 times over 13 years yet the US Open which starts on Monday provides a potential new twist to (...)

From left: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, tennis player Novak Djokovic and fashion designer Victoria Beckham are all vocal supporters of a grain-free diet. Composite: Irish Times Premedia Department

It’s hard to imagine a high-street fashion chain selling something that jokily referenced irritable bowel syndrome or a nut allergy. Yet last year, Za(...)

What to make of the state of men’s tennis? For the best part of a decade a quartet of hall-of-famers have transcended their sport by lifting it to hit(...)

 Rafael Nadal during the Rogers Cup in Montreal, earlier this month. Photograph: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal will overtake Andy Murray to reclaim the world number one ranking next week after Roger Federer announced his withdrawal from the Western(...)

Novak Djokovic receives treatment during his Wimbledon quarter-final. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Novak Djokovic has announced he will miss the rest of the 2017 season to recover from an elbow injury. The injury forced Djokovic to withdraw from hi(...)

Serena Williams: has she been properly recognised for her amazing tally of 23 Grand Slam wins? Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

You would be forgiven for getting excited about Roger Federer claiming his 19th Grand Slam at Wimbledon last weekend. Many people have responded sayin(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Roger Federer didn’t drop a set in the seven matches he won to capture the Wimbledon title on Sunday. Three weeks off his 36th birthday he is hitting (...)

Roger Federer lifts his eighth Wimbledon title. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Ask Marin Cilic how lonely tennis can be on court, when injury has undermined every aspect of his game. Roger Federer has come out the other end of no(...)

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