Pat Rafter

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Croatia’s  Goran Ivanisevic celebrates after defeating Pat Rafter to win the 2001 Wimbledon men’s singles final. Photograph:  Gary M Prior/Allsport

The mind can be a difficult place to bide time. Full of broken thoughts, there are corners of it in players where indecision lurks. Doubt hangs out. C(...)

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Currently ranked sixth in the world and seeded seven for Wimbledon, the 6ft4in Greek player is as elegant as he is powerful. Photograph:  Adam Pretty/Getty Images

No one was to know it. But when Lleyton Hewitt last yelled an audible obscenity on Centre Court, thumped his chest and screamed ‘Come on Rocky’, only (...)

Nick Kyrgios: ranked 18 in the world, but has won just one career tournament. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

We do like our anti-heroes. We even like them when they start to mess up tournaments such as Wimbledon. Or maybe especially when they mess up tourname(...)

Tennis Australia (TA) previously emailed out a press release which said Tomic was due to play an upcoming match at the “Hall of Shame Tennis Championships” in the United States, instead of the “Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.” Photograph: Getty Images

Australian tennis officials want to clear the air with Bernard Tomic and reinstate the country’s estranged number one into the Davis Cup team for the (...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray  celebrates after winning his match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London yesterday. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

A warm glow fell over Centre Court. It was a feelgood vibe, a sense that there was still order in the draw, that Andy Murray had the rule of the very (...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia in action  against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the Brisbane International tournament in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: AP Photo

Maria Sharapova rallied to beat Kaia Kanepi yesterday and will meet Serena Williams in the Brisbane International semi-final knowing she must drastica(...)