Novak Djokovic knows his resilience under the cosh has wilted a little. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

To understand what Novak Djokovic is experiencing for the first time since 23 June 2014 – the last time he wasn’t number one in the world – it helps t(...)

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action against Mischa Zverev of Germany during the Shanghai  Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre  in Shanghai, China. (Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios risked causing controversy once again after he was knocked out of the second round of the Shanghai Masters after apparently serving witho(...)

Andy Murray stretches to return against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, who said after the first set “the rest of the match was pretty pathetic”. Photograph: PA.

Framed as the first serious test of Andy Murray, Australian Nick Kyrgios, playing on Centre Court with no full-time coach behind him because he doesn’(...)

Nick Kyrgios will play Andy Murray in the fourth round at Wimbledon after beating  Feliciano Lopez in four sets. Photograph: Getty

Nick Kyrgios will play Andy Murray in a blockbuster fourth-round clash at Wimbledon on Monday after seeing off Feliciano Lopez. The pair were tied a(...)

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(...)

The ITF tribunal verdict against Maria Sharapova shredded the Russian’s defence. Photograph: Afp

The devastating 33-page judgment by an International Tennis Federation tribunal that deftly skewers Maria Sharapova’s defence for taking the performan(...)

Andy Murray  reacts during his men’s  semi-final match against Stan Wawrinka at the  French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If Andy Murray can reproduce in the final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday the precision and patience with which he ground down the defending champion(...)

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios confronts umpire James Keothavong during his third round match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open tennis tournament last January. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of attending Rio 2016 after an ongoing row with the Australian Olympic Committee. The Australian number one follows comp(...)

Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning his men’s quarter-final match against France’s Richard Gasquet at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Getty Images

Number two seed Andy Murray overcame a bout of French Open ‘dropshotitis’ to beat Richard Gasquet 5-7 7-6(3) 6-0 6-2 and reach the semi-finals on Wed(...)

Maria Sharapova promoting Tag Heuer watches: Of the estimated $30 million that Sharapova earns each year, about $23 million comes from sponsorship and endorsement deals

It was a classic Maria Sharapova power play: it had control, pace, pinpoint accuracy and judicious spin. When the world’s wealthiest woman athlete sp(...)

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