Sport Novak Djokovic celebrates a point in his first round victory against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia

Defending champion looked rusty by his high standards

Quotes of the day

What Cyclops doesn't see: Television

We have Cyclops on Court Two," said Bill Threlfall. He was referring to the electronic eye that records whether a serve is in or out, but I had spotted an elderly man in the crowd wearing an eyepatch, and prayed that the cameraman would give us a mischievous close-up. He didn't. The cameramen at Wimbledon (BBC1 and 2), and every other sporting event for that matter, have close-ups only for pretty girls.

Tennis: British hopes ended by Enqvist

THOMAS ENQVIST saw off the challenge of Tim Henman 7-6, 6-4 to give Sweden a winning 2-0 lead over Great Britain at the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf yesterday. Jonas Bjorkman had earlier put the Swedes ahead by destroying Greg Rusedski 6-2, 6-2.

Questionnaire: Roger Black, Former Athlete

Who should be the next England football manager?

Arts: Why we go bananas about ... bananas

"A-aa-aaa-choooo! Excuse me." My interviewee, just off a package flight from Ecuador, is looking a touch green about the gills. "When you spend your entire life on the equator, all this refrigeration is a bit of a shock. Aaaaaa-chooo!"

Becker draws the crowds

Boris Becker is winding down his career, but the three-times Wimbledon champion is still a magnet for the public when he plays in Germany.

Wimbledon 97: Court Circular: No tears for demise of old No 1 court

The new No 1 Court, built at a cost of pounds 100m, has been warmly received. Offering a superb view, unhindered by pillar or post, in addition to plush shopping and eating facilities, it would be surprising if the verdict was anything else.

Wimbledon 97: Becker zips past Gorriz

It was the same old game plan, minus the tumbling volleys and precision placement, as Boris Becker exorcised his recent torment at Wimbledon to breeze into the second round yesterday.

Becker injured again

Boris Becker was forced to retire from his first-round match in the Romanian Open yesterday after he suffered a recurrence of the wrist injury that ended his Wimbledon challenge.

Shales ready to set record

Britain's Jeremy Shales, who is scheduled to be in the chair for the mixed doubles final on Sunday, will set a new umpiring record at Wimbledon this year.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee