Defending champion has come back from his break fighting fit and eager for more titles
World number three defeats Mikhail Youzhny 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 to take Gerry Weber Open in preparation for Wimbledon
The Swiss has now reached the age of 31
Eight-times winner will rest his knee before Wimbledon, where he is likely to be seeded No 5
Pop star blamed Chicago traffic for keeping students at Barrington High School waiting
The recapture of Timbuktu was done by moonlight. More than 250 French troops parachuted down to the northern entrance of the fabled desert city, while an armoured column sealed the southern exit.
At 31 years old he is very much the game's elder statesman, but on an indoor court and at the season-ending championships Roger Federer remains the man to beat. The Swiss became the first player to qualify for Sunday's singles semi-finals here at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals yesterday when he handed out his customary drubbing to David Ferrer.
Opera isn’t really Olympic, because a prize is just the start. A great singer grows, matures, transforms – and three generations of vocal giants arrived at Covent Garden, ready to prove it.
Andy Murray's grass-court season is under way after the world No 4 won his opening match here at the Aegon Championships yesterday, beating Belgium's Xavier Malisse 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. In cool and tricky conditions Murray was happy to come through his first challenge unscathed after the ankle injury he suffered at the French Open 12 days ago.
It may be tempting providence to programme Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony in Manchester at precisely the time that the season of renewal should well and truly have sprung
So blank she almost fades to white, so slender she almost disappears from view, Rihanna is the archetypal modern pop star: the spindly skeleton of an umb-er-ella-ella-ella over which any canvas can be stretched.
The Austrian composer is more popular than ever, with a host of anniversary concerts planned. Yet at first his work was overlooked because his sense of doom was out of tune with the times
Marcos Baghdatis caused a major shock at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells as he sent top seed Roger Federer crashing out in the third round.
With the Fifth Symphony came the midpoint in the Mahler in Manchester series, an invaluable enterprise between the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé and Manchester Camerata.
Belgian disaster may have been caused by driver missing red light
Some critics couldn't resist sneering when it emerged that Sam Taylor-Wood is to marry a man 23 years her junior. But Janet Street-Porter says 'give me youth every time'