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 Novak Djokovic during the ‘A Day at the Drive’ event at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide. Photograph: EPA

World number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition because of a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set af(...)

Australia’s  Alex de Minaur  serves during his fourth-round match against Vasek Pospisil of Canada at the US Open. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Australian young gun Alex de Minaur tamed Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (6) 6-3 6-2 at the US Open on Monday to ease into his first Grand Slam quarter-(...)

Nick Kyrgios has said people pushing for the US Open to go ahead are ‘selfish’. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty

Australian Nick Kyrgios says the United States Tennis Association is being “selfish” by pressing ahead with the US Open on its original dates from Aug(...)

 Rafa Nadal celebrates his win at the French Open in 2019. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Rafael Nadal has said tennis should not resume until players are able to travel safely in order to compete around the world. “If you asked me today i(...)

Brooks Koepka has suggested there is no rivalry between him and Rory McIlroy. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty

Golf should be grateful to Brooks Koepka for daring to peep out from underneath its demure skirts and flaunt some good old fashioned sporting needle. (...)

 The presence of former England captain Andrew Strauss and Aussie great Shane Warne lit the touch paper for Sky Sports coverage of the Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

The financial might of satellite broadcasters transcends all other considerations for the majority of sports. The superior viewing figures that terres(...)

Roger Federer seemed to be in cruise control against Luca Pouille. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

He has become a Frankenstein of tranquillity, a monster of patience. It’s time to talk about Roger. Federer’s third-round victory over Lucas Pouille (...)

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 (...)

  Roger Federer serves a ball towards the Jet D’Eau on a boat   in Geneva during a presentation ahead of the Laver Cup tournament that will take place   next September. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer is no longer chasing the top ranking and would rather be a contender at Grand Slams than battling Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to be wo(...)

Sudaporn Seesondee (in red) and Kellie Anne Harrington  compete during their final fight at the  AIBA boxing championships in New Delhi, on November 24th, 2018. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

The moment was two years in the making. A calculation made. An investment lodged. A slow and steady climb and as these things often are, a promise mad(...)

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