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Monday 31 January 2011
"Och Andy!" wailed Linda Tront, summing up the despair of a nation as Andy Murray was beaten in straight sets at the Australian Open final last night, dashing hopes of an end to Britain's 75-year drought of male grand slam winners.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Saturday 29 January 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
The 2011 Australian Open could be a memorable year, or at least a memorable tournament for British tennis fans.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Sunday 14 November 2010
Riding high on a resurgence in table tennis, three writers – our own Booker-winning columnist, one of America's brightest young talents and one newspaper legend – pay homage to the enduring allure of the game, its philosophy, its poetry and its unique innocence...
Monday 05 July 2010
Britain did not end this year's Wimbledon completely trophyless after 16-year-old Liam Broady and 18-year-old Tom Farquharson won the junior boys' doubles title.
Saturday 03 July 2010
So, 48 years of hurt, then – and counting.
Saturday 19 June 2010
As the fortunes of England's footballers grip vast tracts of the population , there was one corner of the country steadfastly refusing to become swept away by the World Cup.
Thursday 17 June 2010
They are the soundtrack of sport this summer - but vuvuzelas will not be making a racket at Wimbledon.
Thursday 22 April 2010
Monday 01 February 2010
Andy Murray fell short in his bid to become the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a grand slam yesterday.
Monday 18 January 2010
It is 76 years since a British man won the Australian Open but there will be one former player here from the country that produced Fred Perry who knows what it takes to reach the final of the year's opening Grand Slam tournament. Since Perry beat Jack Crawford in 1934, John Lloyd is the only Briton who has made it to the men's singles final. He did so in 1977, losing in five sets to Vitas Gerulaitis.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Britain's Andy Murray has signed a "long-term" sportswear deal with German firm Adidas from 2010, ending his long-standing partnership with Fred Perry.
Sunday 05 July 2009
As if the unveiling of a £100 million roof and the opening of a new outside court wasn't enough work for the All England Club, bulldozers will be here again first thing tomorrow. They will raze the beloved old Court 2, which was renumbered as No 3 this year after a new No 2 was opened at the south end of the grounds. The old No 2 court, nicknamed "graveyard of champions" because so many seeds lost on it, will be demolished and rebuilt for 2011 and will have 2,000 seats. The delay is unrelated to builders, by the way. It takes a year for a new court to bed in.
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