Nadal wins in straight sets

Defending champion Rafael Nadal secured his second straight-sets win to progress to the third round of the Australian Open.

Agassi has no regrets over drug admission

Andre Agassi said he has no regrets about baring his life in his recently published memoirs and his use of crystal meth despite criticism from the tennis community, adding that his wife Steffi Graf was proud of him.

Murray sees off Tsonga to be No 2 in the world

Andy Murray rose to second in the world rankings last night after seeing off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

James Lawton: Roddick can take comfort that he is not far behind the greatest sportsmen of all

Andre Agassi recalls that when he won Wimbledon in 1992, beating Goran Ivanisevic in a final which crackled like gunfire, he entered a state of almost surreal ecstasy.

Leading article: Volley of despair

Tennis can be a cruel sport. Andy Roddick's wicked serve has blown away the nation's dreams of seeing a Briton in the men's final of Wimbledon for the first time in seven decades.

Oh well – there's always next year, say Scot's army of fans

Andy Murray arrived at Wimbledon yesterday riding on the hopes of a nation. By 7pm, he had the weight of British disappointment on his shoulders. But, as the sun set behind Murray Mound in the early evening, his legions of fans left their hero's patch of grass clinging to the consolation that "there's always next year".

Roddick holds nerve to cut down brave Hewitt

Sharp-shooter prevails over scrapper in five-set battle to set up Murray test

Murray magic lifts title hopes

Andy Murray ratcheted the home crowd expectation up another notch with another clinical execution on Centre Court.

Murray finds his feet to leave Seppi feeling blue

Relief for new sponsor as No 1 seed makes effortless transition from clay to grass

Murray sets up Federer clash

Andy Murray has set up a meeting with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the World Tennis Championship tomorrow, an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi.

Roddick is no match for Murray

Not bad work if you can get it. Andy Murray made a winning debut in the Masters Cup here yesterday and, in beating Andy Roddick 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, added $450,000 (about £287,000) to his booming bank balance. On this form you would not bet against the world No 4 earning another $1.2m (£765,000) by going on to win the end-of-season showpiece undefeated, especially after Roger Federer made a losing start when he was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 by France's Gilles Simon.

Murray progresses in Madrid

Andy Murray earned his spot in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters today after overcoming Marin Cilic in straight sets, although it was not plain sailing for the world number four.

Panel move to investigate 45 'suspicious' matches

An independent panel concluded yesterday that 45 professional matches from the past five years require further review because of suspicious betting patterns. The International Tennis Federation, the ATP, the WTA Tour and the four Grand Slams published the findings of the panel in a 66-page report.

Murray bemoans missed chances in Davydenko loss

A week in which you have beaten the world No 1 will always be a source of satisfaction but Andy Murray will also look back on the Barclays Dubai Championships as a missed opportunity after his defeat by Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals here yesterday. By disposing of Roger Federer in the first round Murray had opened up his route to a possible third final of the year, but instead it will be Davydenko, a player he had beaten in their three previous meetings, who will meet Feliciano Lopez, the world No 41, in today's semi-finals.

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