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Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman (left) in the Royal Box during day 12 of the Wimbledon championships yesterday: Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Pool/PA Wire.

By Johnny WattersonNeither being a father nor Father Time had any say on Centre Court. Roger Federer, one step closer to becoming the first man in his(...)

Nick Kyrgios reacts to beating Rafa Nadal and causing one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

No respect, no fear and no first gear caused one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history. Nick Kyrgios, 19-years-old with an ear stud, a pattern s(...)

 Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during his  third round win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships . Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The four top men’s seeds will congregate over the next two days with Grigor Dimitrov shuffling up beside them to make up the numbers and add a less(...)

Britain’s reigning men’s singles champion Andy Murray in action against Belgium’s David Goffin during the opening day of the Wimbledon Championships yesterday. Photograph: John Walton/PA

A lush and pristine Centre Court surface that turned to a dark green smear each time Andy Murray and Belgian opponent David Goffin screeched across th(...)

A potential semi-final with number one seed Novak Djokovic looms for defending champion Andy Murray following the Wimbledon draw today.Second seed and(...)

 Simona Halep of Romania stretches to play a forehand against Maria Sharapova of Russia in their final match in the Madrid Open. Soon players will get data read outs from sensors in the racquet strings. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A handful of the world’s best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage (...)

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final  of the Australian Open. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Stanislas Wawrinka did two extraordinary things in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday: he beat a stricken but resolute Rafael Nadal to win it,(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

A ruthless Rafa Nadal crushed his great rival Roger Federer 7-6 (4) 6-3 6-3 on Friday in an awesome display of raw power and precision to reach his t(...)

 Serena Williams  celebrates after winning her third-round match against Daniela Hantuchova  at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Novak Djokovic bared his teeth to finish off Denis Istomin and extend the hottest winning streak in tennis to 27 matches in the third round of the Au(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland chases down a backhand to Adrian Mannarino of France at the US Open tennis championships in New York. Photograph:  Adam Hunger/Reuters

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a tantalising first ever collision at the US Open after demolishing their opposition at Flushing (...)

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