Roger Federer

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 Andy Ruiz Jr (right) lands a punch on Anthony Joshua. Skill won out. Ruiz beat Joshua because he was better than him. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Andy Ruiz’s shock defeat of Anthony Joshua to become a world heavyweight champion has been portrayed either as a Rocky fairytale or fat guy punch-line(...)

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(...)

  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 (...)

 Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand during his  fourth-round match against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the  French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Roger Federer’s dream return to the French Open continued as the Swiss waltzed into quarter-finals by giving Argentine Leonardo Mayer a 6-2 6-3 6-3 ma(...)

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 (...)

Australia’s  Nick Kyrgios  plays a backhand against Casper Rudd of Norway in their men’s singles round of 32 match at the International BNL d’Italia at Foro Italico  in Rome. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios has been thrown out of the Italian Open after he hurled a chair on to the court. The volatile Australian was playing his second-round ma(...)

Grand Slam reputation: Rolex brand ambassador Roger Federer kisses the Wimbledon trophy in 2017. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Why is Rolex judged to be the most reputable company in the world? “It sort of has a higher purpose,” says Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, chief reputation of(...)

 Tiger Woods after winning the 2019 Masters. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Tiger Woods ended an 11-year major championship drought with victory at The Masters on Sunday, but how does that comeback compare to the best sportin(...)

Austria’s  Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men’s singles final  of the BNP Paribas Open  in Indian Wells, California. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Dominic Thiem claimed his first Masters 1000 title after coming from a set down to defeat Roger Federer 3-6 6-3 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on S(...)

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