Roger Federer

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Nick Kyrgios will play Roger Federer in the third round of the US Open after he beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in four sets. Photograph: Rick Loomis/The New York Times

Nick Kyrgios was saved from himself and from possible expulsion from the US Open on day four when the respected chair umpire, Mohamed Lahyani, broke w(...)

Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka during the first round of the US Open. Photograph: AP

Roger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory over Kevin Anderson in the men’s  singles final at  Wimbledon. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

An eerie murmuring of the crowd took grip quite quickly in the men’s Wimbledon final. It’s what happens on Centre Court when the energy of optimism an(...)

John Isner: Since 2010, Wimbledon has been a “house of horrors” for him. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The exchange with American John Isner last Monday, after his fourth-round win over Stefanos Tsitsipas went like this. If you do make it through anoth(...)

The World Cup final will be played at the Luzhniki Olympic stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Getty Images

World Cup final, third-place playoff, GAA Super 8s, hurling, Wimbledon men and women’s final, Scottish Open, John Deere Classic, LOI games, Tour de Fr(...)

 Kevin Anderson  celebrates winning match point against Roger Federer during their men’s singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Normally it’s the opponents of Roger Federer who suffer from vertigo on Wimbledon grass. But from two sets up and match point in the third Federer fel(...)

 Roger Federer  serves against Adrian Mannarino  during their men’s singles fourth-round match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Less a dramatic battle on Centre Court than 16 minutes of something resembling performance art, Roger Federer’s first set against Adrian Mannarino was(...)

  Roger Federer during practice ahead of his match with   22nd seed Adrian Mannarino. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

If there is such a thing as moving day in tennis as in golf, the beginning of the second week of Wimbledon could be it. With five of the top 10 men’(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Australia’s Alex De Minaur. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal ensured he will keep the world number one ranking whatever happens during the second week of Wimbledon by easing past Alex De Minaur and(...)

Andy Murray: decided he wasn’t  ready to return at Wimbledon after a long absence due to hip surgery. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Hours before Andy Murray pulled out of this year’s championships, he spoke of the difficulty of coming back into a competitive tennis environment. Fo(...)

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