James Lawton

James Lawton is Chief Sports Writer for The Independent and Sports Journalist of the Year 2011.

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Novak Djokovic plays an awkward shot during his quarter-final victory over Tomas Berdych

James Lawton: Novak Djokovic faces the big question - can he get any better?

As Andy Murray fought for his life and the hopes of the nation on Centre Court it was just as well he didn't have time to consider the latest measured thoughts of Novak Djokovic.

‘I thought anything was possible before the tournament started,’ said Sabine Lisicki

James Lawton at Wimbledon 2013: Sabine Lisicki stays clear of all the fear and loathing to progress

Conqueror of Williams progresses serenely in what could become enduring love affair

Mikhail Youzhny led 5-2 in the second but still lost the set

James Lawton on Wimbledon 2013: Mikhail Youzhny’s brief glimpse of fantasy win slammed shut by Andy Murray, British master in reality

If Murray’s collapse was quite stunning, his recovery was no less astonishing

The Lions need more of the spirit shown by George North

James Lawton on British and Irish Lions tour: Roar power can secure series for tourists

Melbourne win would have flattered tourists who still have much to do to stand out of the shadows of greats of the past

Power vacuum: Novak Djokovic en route to beating Jérémy Chardy in straight sets last night after other titans fell and were not replaced

James Lawton: Novak Djokovic is the warrior as others go by wayside

Nobody set to replace Big Four, with Dimitrov more famous for his girlfriend and Raonic without a significant Grand Slam performance

Laura Robson volleys a return during her 6-4, 6-1 victory over Mariana Duque-Marino

James Lawton: It is too early to anoint Laura Robson the new queen of Centre Court

There are good reasons to believe in the 19-year-old

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James Lawton: Serena Williams tempted by battle of the sexes as latest challenger reduced to a shrug

'Andy Murray is one of the top three people I don't want to play but maybe we can...' says world No 1

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Wimbledon 2013: Greedy Ernests Gulbis is quick to exploit Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's weakness

Slams should be five sets, blood, fight, all the way until someone is dead

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James Lawton: Novak Djokovic inhabits a world beyond the reach of doubts

The world No 1 simply reached out for another level of performance

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James Lawton at Wimbledon 2013: Rafael Nadal badly out of tune as Nowhere Man Steve Darcis seizes his chance

'It happens that this is sport. I tried my best but it was not possible for me'

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