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Spain’s  Rafael Nadal  returns to Dominic Thiem of Austria during their second round match at the  French Open  in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

Rafael Nadal handed Dominic Thiem a clay-court lesson to move into the third round of the French Open on Thursday.Thiem, 20, is one of tennis’ brighte(...)

 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria prepares to serve against Tommy Haas of Germany  in Rome. Photo:  Julian Finney/Getty

Grigor Dimitrov would seem to have it all by the standards of modern celebrity: movie star looks, the richest and most glamorous girlfriend in tennis,(...)

 Maria Sharapova  in action against Christina McHale of the United States in their second round match during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament  in Madrid. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova staged a late fightback to keep her winning streak on clay going in Madrid. The eighth seed won the title in Stuttgart two weeks ago (...)

David Ferrer of Spain shakes hands with his compatriot Rafael Nadal after winning their quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Rafael Nadal’s 30-match winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was upset 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the M(...)

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland shakes hands with Novak Djokovic (right) of Serbia  after winning their men’s singles quarter-final   at the Australian Open. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Stanislas Wawrinka ended Novak Djokovic’s three-year reign at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, winning a five-set classic at a heaving Rod Laver Arena to se(...)

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy  at Melbourne Park.  Photograph:   Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic radiated confidence as he swatted aside Italian showman Fabio Fognini to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. The Serbian (...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland rests between games during his match against Teymuraz Gabashvili

Things are about to get tough for Roger Federer at the Australian Open.The Swiss has cruised through three rounds, but now faces having to beat Jo-Wil(...)

 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(...)

 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic  plays a forehand in his first-round match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia during day one of the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic showed some early season rustiness but Serena Williams roared into the second round as the tournament favourites took centre stage on t(...)

 Australian Open winners Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic arrive at the players draw to return their trophies. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

The hearts of the officials overseeing the draw ceremony for the Australian Open seemed to sink by the time they had read just the first two lines of (...)

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