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Graeme McDowell: bullish about British Open chances in just over two weeks’ time. Photograph: Getty Images

Graeme McDowell can prepare for the Ryder Cup later this year after a successful defence of his French Open title.He yesterday completed a nine-strok(...)

 Andy Murray  reacts during his men’s semi-final  against Rafael Nadal  at Roland Garros in Paris, France. Photo:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal walked all over Andy Murray in the blazing sun yesterday on his way to tomorrow’s final of the French Open, where he must beat Novak Djo(...)

Maria Sharapova on her way to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard of Romania at the French Open semi-final in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

At first, the patrons of a packed Court Philippe Chatrier were not sure which of the two ladies in pink might win their affection on this sunny day. (...)

Andy Murray: “I have very high expectations of myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to play well at these events. These are the tournaments that drive me to train.” Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

At the start of this French Open, one name was consistently ignored in discussions about who might emerge as champion: Andy Murray. The Scot, s(...)

 Simona Halep  celebrates after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova  during their quarter final match  at Roland Garros yesterday. Photograph: Christophe Karaba/EPA.

Simona Halep, the wily Romanian fourth seed, outfoxed former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 6-2 yesterday to reach her first g(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to compatriot David Ferrer during their quarter-final match of the French Open men’s singles  at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP Photo

Andy Murray, forced to continue a fight in the dark he should have finished with a knockout in the sunlight, drew on his considerable reserves of p(...)

Andy Murray: is back smiling and playing well after his back surgery eight months ago.

Andy Murray is smiling – a lot and disconcertingly. He doesn’t get why people keep asking about it but there is no denying it is there, plastered all(...)

Maria Sharapova returns the ball to  Garbine Muguruza of Spain in their French Open women’s singles quarter-final at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph:  Etienne Laurent/EPA

It is not unreasonable to speculate that Maria Sharapova indulged in a loud celebration of Serena Williams’s crushing loss to the world number 35, Gar(...)

Andy Murray reacts after defeating Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in their fourth round match of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: David Vincent/AP Photo

Andy Murray is in the quarter-finals of the French Open, a little tired, still reaching for his best game but ready for what should be a hugely entert(...)

Roger Federer reaches out to return a backhand to Dmitry Tursunov of Russia during their men’s singles match at the French Open  at  Roland Garros.  Photo: Stephane Mahe/Reuters .

The ageless elegance of Roger Federer is one of the wonders of sport. He not only wins, he simultaneously delights and executes, as David Gower did(...)

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