Rafael Nadal

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Naomi Osaka has had the good fortune to come to prominence right as the Olympic cycle warms up for Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Is the money getting better for women in elite sport? Yes. Is there still only one woman (Serena Williams) in the list of the 100 highest-paid sportsp(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic posing for a photograph with his trophy at the Champions Dinner. Photograph: Getty Images

At the end of this seesawing and tempestous epic, which was not only the longest final in Wimbledon history but perhaps its most dramatic, Novak Djoko(...)

Roger  Federer celebrates his straight sets win over Lucas Pouille. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Roger Federer’s dominance at Wimbledon continued as he reached the fourth round for the 17th time in 19 years. The Swiss maestro dispatched Lucas Pou(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates after he secured his 12th French Open title. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty

Rafael Nadal blew through the final of the French Open like a hurricane on Sunday, idling briefly to give Dominic Thiem false hope, before winning his(...)

Austria’s Dominic Thiem  plays a forehand during his French Open men’s singles semi-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia  at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Dominic Thiem produced a stunning upset over Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals to end the world number one’s hopes of holding all four Gra(...)

  Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against  Roger Federer during their men’s singles semi-final at the  French Open in Paris. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal is one win away from a record-extending 12th French Open title after he coped better in horrendously windy conditions to tame the game of(...)

 Germany’s Alexander Zverev slips at the net during his men’s singles quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Despite sending mighty serves crashing down from a great height, towering world number five Alexander Zverev could offer only momentary resistance to (...)

Novak Djokovic is into the French Open quarter-finals after a straight set victory over Jan-Lennard Struff. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Novak Djokovic claimed his own piece of French Open history by reaching a 10th consecutive quarter-final at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal dominates the(...)

Rafael Nadal beat David Goffin to reach the fourth round of the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Rafael Nadal dropped a set at the French Open for only the second time since 2015 but recovered to beat David Goffin and reach the fourth round. The (...)

  Novak Djokovic serves  to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz during their  first-round match at the  French Open in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The weight of history is bearing down on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic more heavily than usual this year, although there were no signs on day two of(...)

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