Roger Federer

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  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(...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell in action during the Guinness Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Finn Russell. His very name immediately polarises opinion. Many see him as too unpredictable, too unreliable. Others adore his dashing style of outhal(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his straight sets win over Rafael Nadal. Photograph: Sam Moody/EPA

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. What should have been the match of the tournament – of the young year, in fact – between the two best(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

John McEnroe does not get a lot wrong. However, when he suggested a few days ago that Stefanos Tsitispas’s victory over Roger Federer might represent (...)

 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(...)

Roger Federer’s chances of winning a third consecutive Australian Open title were ended as 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas came of age on Rod Laver Arena. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Roger Federer, who was the oldest player left in the men’s draw at 37, gave his blessing to the youngest, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, after the Gr(...)

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(...)

 Andy Murray after losing to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Australian Open. Photograph: EPA

The Andy Murray story is not quite over. However, even a losing comeback to stand comparison with the best of his gilded career should not disguise th(...)

Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant when she won her last Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant during her 2017 Australian Open triumph and while she has failed to add to her tally of 23 Grand Slam titles,(...)

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