Radek Stepanek

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Andy Murray of Britain plays a forehand in his first round match against Illya Marchenko of the Ukraine on day one of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Murray was relieved rather than elated to come through a ragged opening match in his 12th Australian Open campaign, beating the determined Ukrain(...)

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 is through to the second round of Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty

Andy Murray won. Three sets, he schooled a fellow Brit Liam Broady, 235 in the world. It was all smiles and one way traffic. Iceland against England e(...)

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(...)

Andy Murray celebrates his first round win at Roland Garros against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Andy Murray’s hopes of a first French Open title remain intact after he pulled off another great escape against Radek Stepanek. The world number two(...)

Novak Djokovic  chases down a shot during a second round match in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Barton Silverman/The New York Times

World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the US Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6(...)

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov plays a forehand during his 6-2 6-3 6-4 defeat of Luke Saville of Australia at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

If Andy Murray slapped down a declaration with his sobering straight set – 6-1 6-1 6-0 – win over Blaz Rola, an equally dispassionate Grigor Dimitrov (...)

Roger Federer hits a return en route to beating Radek Stepanek during the Monte Carlo Masters. Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Roger Federer barely broke sweat as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Czech Radek Stepane(...)

Left to right, Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol, team captain Vladimir Safarik, Tomas Berdych and Jan Hayek of the Czech Republic hold the winner’s trophy aloft after beating  Serbia in the  Davis Cup World Group Final  at Kombank Arena  in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph:  Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images.

Radek Stepanek ensured the Czech Republic successfully defended their Davis Cup title as he claimed a straight-sets victory over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovi(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia slips during her women’s singles tennis match against Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The third seed was knocked out 6-3 6-4. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Wimbledon’s grass courts bore their teeth yesterday and turned the normally quiet tournament infirmary into a running score on who was falling out of (...)

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