Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Novak Djokovic practises with coach Boris Becker at the All England Club

Wimbledon 2014: Novak Djokovic hails role of new coach Boris Becker in Sunday’s final triumph

Becker is the vital link in Wimbledon champion’s mission to flush away his doubts

Petra Kvitova celebrates her second Wimbledon crown

Petra Kvitova: I won’t fear the pressure of Wimbledon success a second time

There is almost a look of horror in Petra Kvitova’s face as she remembers what it was like the last time she won the Wimbledon title three years ago. “Somebody recognised me on the way from Southfields to the grounds,” the 24-year-old Czech recalled here on Saturday night in the wake of her final victory over Eugenie Bouchard.

Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory over Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer match report Wimbledon 2014: Djokovic discovers mental edge to deny Federer

The Serb won 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-4  in 3hr 57min

Mauresmo remains in the dark over whether she will continue to couch Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2014: Amélie Mauresmo may be put out to grass as Andy Murray's coach

Andy Murray will announce within the next few days whether Amélie Mauresmo will continue as his coach.

Wimbledon 2014: Ageless Roger Federer takes on remodelled Novak Djokovic in men's final

Re-vitalised Swiss is eager to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles titles, while his Serb opponent has made changes he hopes will prevent a sixth recent Grand Slam final defeat

The moment Petra Kvitova won the final against Eugenie Bouchard

Wimbledon 2014: Petra Kvitova wins second women's Wimbledon title as she destroys Eugenie Bouchard

Czech’s power and shot-making is too much for rival in 6-3 6-0 win

Roger Federer on his way to a straight-sets semi-final victory over Milos Raonic yesterda

Wimbledon 2014: Roger Federer confident his game ‘is back to where I hoped it would be’

There is always much at stake in a Grand Slam final, but there could hardly be much more on the line when Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic meet here tomorrow. For Federer, it is a chance to become the only man in history to win eight Wimbledon titles and to extend his all-time record of 17 Grand Slam trophies. For Djokovic it will be an opportunity to improve his recent poor record in Grand Slam finals and to reclaim the world No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic (top) and Grigor Dimitrov both slip on the worn surface of Centre Court
Milos Raonic has never progressed beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon before and never beaten Federer

Wimbledon 2014: Young pretenders Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic ready to change the guard

The two 23-year-olds will be looking to topple Djokovic and Federer in this year's semi-finals

Andy Murray reacts during his defeat to Grigor Dimitrov

Wimbledon 2014: I need to rediscover winning spark at Grand Slams, says Andy Murray

The Scot's appetite for hard work and for success at the biggest events remains undiminished

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The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
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Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
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Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
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Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
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Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
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Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

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Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

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The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

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