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 Novak Djokovic  in action against Dominic Thiem  during their men’s  semi-final  at the French Open  at Roland Garros. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

It may not be an obsession, but the dream for Novak Djokovic of winning the French Open, and with it securing a full set of grand slam titles, is just(...)

A view of the artificial grass court in use at the Irish Open at Fitzwilliam. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joshua Pim, Helen Wills Moody, Maureen Connolly and Rod Laver, winner of four Wimbledon titles and the Irish Championship in 1962, decorate the sta(...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

Stan Wawrinka in action against Novak Djokovic  during the men’s final at the French Open  at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

There were some people who looked at the draw for the 114th edition of the French Open more than a fortnight ago and imagined there was at least a re(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman (left) in the Royal Box during men’s semi-finals day on Centre Court  at Wimbledon, with Prince Andrew pictured front right. Photograph:    Anthony Devlin/Pool/PA

Brian O’Driscoll is a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today. The former Leinster, Ireland and Lions captain, accompanied by his wife Amy Huberman (...)

At Angie’s insistence, the bank holiday morning had begun with a pre-breakfast vigorous series of stretches in the back garden at Mount Prospect Avenu(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men’s singles semi-final tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer for the first time indoors in five attempts on the Swiss’s favourite surface yesterday – his 22nd victory in 32 encoun(...)

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