Rafael Nadal

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Novak Djokovic celebrates his Australian Open win. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty

Few players in tennis want to love and be loved as much as Novak Djokovic and, while he lost a few friends in one of the most curious meltdowns of his(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his Australian Open win over nick Kyrgios. Photgraph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Irrepressible but outmatched, Nick Kyrgios departed the Australian Open with a fourth-round defeat at the hands of world No1 Rafael Nadal, who took th(...)

Nick Kyrgios celebrates after winning his third round match against Karen Khachanov. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty

The Nick Kyrgios show will have another episode at the Australian Open after he edged a dramatic five-set clash against Karen Khachanov to set up a bl(...)

 Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after winning his second round match against Gilles Simon of France. Photograph: EPA

At war with himself as much as his opponent, Nick Kyrgios progressed to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win over Fren(...)

A view of the Australian Tennis centre and MCG from Eureka Tower as smoke and haze from bushfires  hangs over Melbourne. Photograph: David Crosling/EPA

Someone once told me about a film actor who had developed a powerful ecological conscience, and in this spirit he bought every cast and crew member on(...)

Coco Gauff will play against Venus Williams  in the first round of the Australian Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Coco Gauff was sensationally drawn against Venus Williams again in the first round of the Australian Open. It was victory over Williams for then 14-(...)

Heavy rain falls during an Australian Open practice session at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/EPA

Like farmers in a drought peering into an unforgiving sky, tennis turned to the heavens – and Roger Federer – to break the iron grip of heat and smoke(...)

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Austria’s Dominic Thiem to win  the ATP World Tour Finals  at the O2 Arena in London. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images.

Stefanos Tsitsipas came of age at London’s 02 Arena with a stunning victory over Dominic Thiem to win the ATP Finals. The 21-year-old from Athens be(...)

 Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas during the men’s singles semi-final match at the ATP World Tour Finals  at the O2 Arena in London. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Roger Federer admitted the young guns could be finally catching up with the old guard after Stefanos Tsitsipas ended his bid for a seventh ATP Finals (...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal   against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. Photograph:  Reuters/Tony O’Brien

This was a fight Rafael Nadal did not desperately need – he already secured the world No 1 ranking when Novak Djokovic fell to Roger Federer on Thursd(...)

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