Pete Sampras

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Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer after their match at the O2 Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer will end the year tantalisingly short of his 100th career title after the king of men’s tennis was forced to bow to young prince Alexan(...)

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 (...)

Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the men’s final of the US Open. Photograph: AP

Sitting on a French mountaintop provided the inspiration for Novak Djokovic to climb back to the tennis summit. The 31-year-old defeated Juan Martin (...)

 Rafael Nadal celebrates after victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their men’s singles final at Roland Garros. Photograph: Christophe  Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The Roland Garros men’s final and a squadron of jets with red, white and blue smoke trailing behind, rush low above the heads of the people in the Par(...)

 Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters

Shortly after Roger Federer composed himself from the red-eyed, emotional ball of tears he had become on his chair by the side of Centre Court, he loo(...)

Daniil Medvedev celebrates winning the third set against Stan Wawrinka on day one of the Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Daniil Medvedev got down on his knees, kissed the Centre Court grass and drank in the moment. As maiden Grand Slam victories go, knocking out the worl(...)

Best of rivals: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the Australian Open in  2009.  Photograph: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, deeply linked in their own minds and in the public’s for more than a decade, have even more in common now. Until 2016,(...)

Andy Murray celebrates winning the men’s singles final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on the eighth and final day of the ATP World Tour Finals. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray stood proudly on top of the tennis world after beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals and clinch the year-end world numb(...)

Miloa Raonic is through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon after beating Sam Querrey in straight sets. Photograph: Getty

Canada’s Milos Raonic produced an irresistible display of classic grasscourt tennis to overcome giant-killer Sam Querrey 6-4 7-5 5-7 6-4 on Wednesday (...)

 Roger Federer: hasn’t won a Grand Slam in four years but is still third seed for Wimbledon.  Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

It’s one of sport’s most alluring narratives, the grizzled veteran aiming for one final shot at the top prize. Only the underdog tale trumps it. Roger(...)

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