Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot during  his fourth round match against Daniil Medvedev. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If the guard is changing at the summit of tennis, it is doing so slowly and without conviction, as Novak Djokovic steps into the void left by the depa(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action  against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Novak Djokovic is still the player to beat at this Australian Open. In a routine three-set workout against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the world number one lo(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Daniel Evans in Melbourne. Photograph: EPA

Dan Evans will surely never play at such an excellent level as this for so long on a major stage, and lose – except, probably, if the opponent is Roge(...)

Roge Federer beat Marin Cilic in Melbourne to secure his 20th Grand Slam title. Photograph: Greg Wood/AFP

What should have been a Sunday stroll for Roger Federer on a warm summer’s evening in his favourite city away from Switzerland turned into an ordeal u(...)

 Belinda Bencic celebrates her victory over Venus Williams in the Australian Open at the  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Top-seed Rafa Nadal and world number three Grigor Dimitrov progressed to the second round of the Australian Open with easy victories on Monday while t(...)

 A beaming Roger Federer  lifts Australian Open trophy at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Even with a defeated and dejected opponent as hugely popular as doe-eyed Rafa Nadal, few in Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena begrudged Roger Federer his re(...)

United States’ Serena Williams celebrates her win over Britain’s Johanna Konta during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open. Photo: Aaron Favila/EPA

Johanna Konta will console herself with the stark reality that she lost to a six-times champion here on a warm Wednesday afternoon, but she will know (...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning his men’s singles quarter-final match against Mischa Zverev of Germany at the Australian Open. Photo: Dean Lewins/EPA

Roger Federer produced near-vintage tennis to beat Mischa Zverev in straight sets on day nine and turn speculation into serious conjecture that the 35(...)

Andy Murray holds his ankle after he fell over in his second round match against Andrey Rublev of Russia on day three of the 2017 Australian Open. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Andy Murray sometimes struggles to hit a convincing rhythm early in grand slam tournaments but, after a hesitant start on Monday, he goes into the thi(...)

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(...)

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