Wimbledon triumph has inspired a generation to try the game
Focus is increasingly on T20 slog-fest which is making money – but not quality cricketers
Leon Smith, the GB Davis Cup captain, urges sport to seize the chance created by Murray win
Middle England delighted as Scot climbs the final Everest for British sport
As Wimbledon opens, the Heather and Laura bounce has hit the young
Twenty four hours after he talked about his dream of playing at the All England Club, Kyle Edmund learned yesterday that he had been handed a wild card into the main draw at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday week.
Remove Murray from the picture and we are left counting out our players
Drama tends to follow Laura Robson wherever she plays and the 19-year-old Briton's latest tournament ended in typical fashion in Madrid. Robson, who was attempting to win a place in the quarter-finals of a WTA Premier event for the first time, led Ana Ivanovic 5-2 in the final set but went on to lose 5-7, 6-2, 7-6.
Revelling in the success of a remarkable year would be easy. But Roger Draper’s responsibility as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association is not just to the top of British tennis and the present, but to the roots of the game and its future too.
The green pastures of SW19 are not usually the place to find solace when, every two years, England's footballers tumble out of a tournament and the nation's sporting spotlight turns on tennis. Andy Murray aside – and he is, of course Scottish – Britain's tennis players usually make the footballers look good. Yesterday was different.
David Nalbandian kicked out at an advertising panel and inadvertently drew blood from a line judge yesterday.
As the first major event of the grass-court season limped towards its final weekend here yesterday, Britain's Davis Cup captain outlined the importance of clay-court tennis for the nation's future generations.
It has taken time for Dan Evans to show the maturity to match his undoubted ability, but the 21-year-old from Birmingham produced the finest performance of his career yesterday to give Britain's Davis Cup team a flying start in their Europe Africa Zone Group One tie against Slovakia.
Andy Murray was quick to distance himself from British tennis' latest let-down after securing his place in the second round of the Australian Open.
According to its proprietor, the reigning champion's "butt is way softer than normal" this time round. But perhaps that is no bad thing, when you are flying by the seat of your pants.
It takes just 10 seconds to read the 33 words printed on a new, oval plaque mounted outside Wimbledon's Court 18 to commemorate the longest ever tennis match, which took place at the All England Club a year ago.