Andy Murray pulls out of French Open to focus on being fit for Wimbledon
Andy Murray's worst fears were realised last night when he was forced to withdraw from next week's French Open.
Rafael Nadal settles an old score at Rome Masters – like a Ferrari to Roger Federer's Fiat 500
It was meant to be a rekindling of the sport's greatest rivalry, but the meeting of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer yesterday in their first final for nearly two years was about as competitive as a race between a Ferrari and a Fiat 500. Nadal claimed his seventh Rome Masters title by beating Federer 6-1, 6-3 in just 68 minutes to complete a perfect preparation for the French Open, which begins on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal destroys Roger Federer in Italian Open final
Roger Federer admitted he had no answer to Rafael Nadal's masterclass after the Spaniard put him to the sword to win the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome.
Novak Djokovic exit gives Andy Murray chance of rare clay success
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Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal keen to beat rankings equation
There are times when the world rankings might seem little more than an academic exercise but this week's Madrid Masters shows how crucial they can be. The rankings are used to decide seedings at tournaments and Rafael Nadal is set to pay a price in the Spanish capital for slipping to No 5 in the world order following his seven-month absence with a knee injury.
Karola chasing Wimledon dream
Karola Bejenaru is moving up in the world and ambitious coach Przemek Stec has set her the target of making junior Wimbledon in 2014.
Rafael Nadal cruises to eighth Barcelona title
If failing to win the Monte Carlo Masters title for the ninth year in succession last weekend was a shock to Rafael Nadal's system, the 26-year-old Spaniard showed few signs of it yesterday when he retained his Barcelona Open title in emphatic fashion.
Joanna's date with tennis legends
Holywood's Joanna Minnis has landed a golden opportunity to share a tennis court with some of the legends of the sport.
Wimbledon announce plans for second retractable roof at the All England Club
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Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's epic run to fire French ambitions
Rafael Nadal warned last week that "not everything is forever and everything in this life finishes one day".
Andy Murray keeps his calm in Monte Carlo
On a day when a frustrated opponent took a swipe at Rafael Nadal's lovingly positioned waterbottles and Ernests Gulbis had a game deducted after a series of misdemeanours, Andy Murray was a model of cool-headed calm on his first outing of the clay-court season.
Teen ace Peter Bothwell ponders American dream offers
Ambitious teenager Peter Bothwell is facing a welcome but tough decision as he weighs up which path to take in his pursuit of becoming a professional tennis player.
Can the king of clay Rafael Nadal keep hold of his crown?
Rafael Nadal and his descendants will have to reign here for another 708 years to match Prince Albert II and his ancestors, but in one respect the Spaniard can already out do the family which has ruled Monaco since 1297.
What would it take for Andy Murray to make world No 1?
Ask most players about future targets in terms of their world ranking and you'll get a short reply. They'll say it's more important to focus on the next tournament or even the next match rather than worry about the number alongside their name. "The world ranking will look after itself" is the mantra, almost as if talking about such matters would be as uncool as taking public transport back to the hotel.
Video: Andy Murray is world No 2 after tough match against David Ferrer in Miami heat
Andy Murray is used to giving his supporters a roller-coaster ride and the 25-year-old Scot took them on a typically bumpy journey yesterday before reaching his destination of No 2 in the world rankings.
Miami Masters: Novak Djokovic suffers shock defeat to Tommy Haas
Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Tommy Haas to leave Andy Murray in the box seat at the Sony Open in Miami.
Tennis player Emily will fall short without sponsor
When one of the World's top tennis academies tells you a shot at the big time is within reach, it's a dream come true – until reality bites and cold economics stand in the way. Emily Madill is trapped in such a vortex of frustration.
Nadal makes perfect comeback to beat Del Potro at Indian Wells
One of the most extraordinary weeks in Rafael Nadal's career ended in a remarkable victory at the Indian Wells Masters last night.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic advance at Indian Wells
British number one Andy Murray advanced to round four of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a hard-fought 6-3 6-2 win over Lu Yen-Hsun of Chinese Taipei.
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