Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Roger Federer (R) congratulates his fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka after the latter won the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Tournament

Monte Carlo Masters: Roger Federer beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in final

The Swiss former world number one was beaten by his fellow countryman despite taking the first set

Low point: Laura Robson will miss both the French Open and Wimbledon

Tennis: Gritty Laura Robson to bounce back

‘Super-agent’ Max Eisenbud is confident Briton will make full recovery after undergoing wrist surgery

Rafael Nadal shows his frustration as he heads for defeat at the hands of David Ferrer

Tennis: Rafael Nadal admits to lack of belief after surprise defeat on clay

It was at Madison Square Garden 34 years ago that Vitas Gerulaitis, having just ended a run of 16 consecutive defeats at the hands of Jimmy Connors, was asked how he had finally managed to overcome his nemesis. Gerulaitis famously replied: “Because nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.”

Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon

Laura Robson: British No 1 to miss the French Open and Wimbledon after deciding to have wrist surgery

Robson has not played in three months because of the injury

Elena Baltacha revealed last month that she is fighting liver cancer

Martina Navratilova and Andy Murray turn out in support of cancer-stricken Elena Baltacha

British tennis fans will have the chance to show their support for cancer-stricken Elena Baltacha this summer.

Rafael Nadal swept aside Teymuraz Gabashvili in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal infuriated by umpire's crackdown on his slow play

The Spaniard has frequently been criticised for the time he takes as he goes through his pre-serving routines

Rafael Nadal winning last year’s French Open final. He has lost only once at Roland Garros

Rafa Nadal to reign? Ten issues clay courts will serve up this season

With the tennis circus now rolling on to the slowest surface, Paul Newman highlights who'll be making the headlines – and why

Novak Djokovic hits a return during his victory against Albert Montanes

Monte Carlo Masters: Ruthless Novak Djokovic eases back with a win

Novak Djokovic had not played a tournament match on clay for 10 months but the world No 2 showed no signs of rustiness as he began the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title.

Andy Murray’s most recent experience on clay, the Davis Cup match against Italy in Naples, ended in defeat to Fabio Fognini in the singles

Andy Murray takes time out to prepare for French Open

Scot looking for improvements in his clay-court game ahead of Roland Garros

Andy Murray reflects on his defeat to Fognini

Davis Cup: Exertions take toll on Andy Murray as Italy fight back to claim win

Great Britain needed one more win to take the tie but Murray's surprise defeat Fabio Fognini paved the way for Italy's victory

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The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
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Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
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Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
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Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players