Roger Federer

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John McEnroe (right) supported Ernests Gulbis’ assertion thta modern day tennis players are too polite. Photograph: Toby Melville/Pool/Getty Images

Since problems are eternal they are also, by definition, relative: kinda like the smart-arse one in Friends “sympathising” with the wet one’s complica(...)

Roger Federer will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against Romanian’s Victor Hanescu. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

Roger Federer faces a tough road to another Wimbledon final after Friday’s draw threw Rafa Nadal and home favourite Andy Murray into the champion’s pa(...)

  Spain’s Rafael Nadal.  Photograph: PA Wire

Andy Murray was confirmed as the second seed for the Wimbledon men’s singles today and French Open champion Rafael Nadal is a potential quarter-final (...)

Ireland’s James McGee staying focused on Wimbledon.

Three days before the serious business of qualifying for Wimbledon for the first time in his career, Irish tennis number one James McGee is enjoying t(...)

 Tiger Woods in action  during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has become the world’s best-paid athlete once again after reclaiming golf’s number one ranking, according to business magazine Forbes.Woo(...)

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their quarter-final at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Even in defeat Roger Federer holds centre stage. Yet the hastily convened press conference after his exit from the French Open, in three quick and dis(...)

 Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand in his second-round match against Martin Klizan of Slovakia at the  French Open in Paris. Photgraph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A lack of sunshine, inferior opponents in his face and now a rant at the French Open schedule – things are not going as planned for defending champion(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer on his way to defeating Pablo Carreno-Busta of Spain during day one of the French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams and Roger Federer both enjoyed Sunday afternoon strolls at Roland Garros as they seized the opportunity to gain headstarts over(...)

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open. Photograph: CliveMason/Getty Images

The Big Four is still alive and well as a tennis concept, but bringing Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray together in (...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Roger Federer of Switzerland in their final match at the Romae Masters. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Rafa Nadal took just over an hour to send Roger Federer packing and claim the Rome Masters title after winning the 30th ATP Tour clash between (...)

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