Tennis: Leconte plays the clown, McEnroe the tennis

THE CHEAPER seats in London SW7 were taken by the sort of people who could not face pitching a tent on the pavement in SW19. The remainder of the sold out arena - which has had 30,000 people through the doors this week - was occupied by tourists from the Continent and Brits in Cashmere shepherding in their bemused-looking children. Tim Henman's parents were there too, perhaps with an eye on their son's retirement prospects.

Tennis: Connors' spirit lives on despite passing years

At 47, double Wimbledon champion still has the master touch to hold Albert Hall audience spellbound

Tennis: Connors still stirred by rivalry with McEnroe

THE TIME will come when Bjorn Borg creaks wearily into his top- spin backhand and John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors are past their yell-by date.

Tennis: Wimbledon '99 - Agassi's quicksilver show

Wimbledon 99: Las Vegan lines up Fourth of July duel with fellow American

Wimbledon 99: Sampras out to eclipse Borg

"AS A nine-year-old kid," Pete Sampras recalls, "I was getting up at six in the morning with the whole family to watch Wimbledon live on TV, Borg v McEnroe. Borg winning five titles was one thing I never thought would be touched. It's overwhelming to think I've done that."

Wimbledon 99: McEnroe to partner Graf

IN A pairing that should please the crowds like few others, John McEnroe and Steffi Graf are to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon '99: Slamming home the message to Henman

`If you've been around too long, the next generation start pushing you aside. But Tim's at the door'

Wimbledon `99: Game, Set And Matchless

1980: BORG V McENROE

Tennis: Hingis has to handle the growing pain

Ronald Atkin talks to a psychologist about Martina's curious outbursts

Tennis: French lesson is inspiration for Rusedski

TENNIS PROS become adept at swallowing disappointments and moving on, literally and psychologically. Greg Rusedski was in the gym at Stade Roland Garros yesterday, strengthening his upper body for Wimbledon, before catching a flight back to London today.
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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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