Mikhail Youzhny of Russia lies on the court while suffering from heat exhaustion during his men’s singles first round match against Marcos Baghdatis on day two of the 2018 US Open. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Oppressive weather conditions in New York continued to make excessive demands of players as day three of the US Open unfolded on Wednesday afternoon. (...)

Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka during the first round of the US Open. Photograph: AP

Roger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while(...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki on her way to defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki, one of the fittest players in tennis, found unique inspiration to beat the extreme heat – and Sam Stosur – on day two of the 2018 (...)

Novak Djokovic  takes a break from the heat while playing against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary during their Day 2 match in New York. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

A second day of stifling heat and humidity caused havoc at the US Open on Tuesday, prompting tournament organisers to implement special rules to provi(...)

Andy Murray celebrates his victory in his men’s singles first round match against James Duckworth of Australia on day one of the 2018 US Open. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The last time Andy Murray played more than three sets in one match he moved over the Centre Court grass at Wimbledon like Hercules – Harold Steptoe’s (...)

Michelle and Mark at the Sibelius sculpture in Helsinki.

Our ship, aptly named Silhouette, casts a tall, faint shadow on the dockside as we pull away from Stockholm. It is White Night season, as darkness bar(...)

Trump Resistance: Following the US president’s election a year ago, “one thing people seemed to cling to in the darkness and despair – [was] the sky is falling, but at least the tunes will be banging”. Photograph: Getty

It was the middle of 2017 – 12 toxic, corrosive months that consistently found new ways to chill the soul – and I was reviewing a four-minute song. Af(...)

Hamish Bowles apartment, New York

To my astonishment I have written and published a big book on New York houses. You could knock me down with a feather. Anyway. This is how it happened(...)

Inside De Barra’s, the folk club in Clonakilty.  Photograph: debarra.ie

As the keeper of the flame at De Barra’s, the folk club in Clonakilty, west Cork, that is known for its associations with artists such as Noel Redding(...)

Maria Sharapova is through to the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Ben Solomon/NYT

The Maria Sharapova Show, a drama in two parts, extended its New York run on day three of the US Open when Timea Babos bowed to the Russian’s enduring(...)

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