Sport Jamie Murray (L) suffered from heat stroke following his victory with doubles partner John Peers (R) over Matt Reid and Luke Saville at the Australian Open

Murray required medical treatment shortly after the win as temperatures continue to soar beyond the 40C mark

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 9 January 2014

City make plans for Wembley after hammer horror

End of the road for David Nalbandian as he retires with shoulder injury

Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian has announced his retirement from tennis, citing a shoulder injury as the reason behind his decision.

Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Order of play on day three

Andy Murray begins defence of his crown

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray in familiar position as last Briton left in singles competition after victory over Mikhail Youzhny

British number one preserves his record of not dropping a set this year at Wimbledon

Juan Martin del Potro celebrates his second round victory over Jesse Levina

Juan Martin del Potro going quietly about his business as he progresses to third round

Former US Open champion records his second straight-sets victory of the week defeating Jesse Levine 6-2, 7-6, 6-3

Maria Sharapova continually struggled to keep her footing and complained to an umpire that the court was ‘dangerous’ as she exited the tournament

Wimbledon 2013: All-England Tennis Club fights backs over dangerous court claims

Head groundsman Neil Stubley has claimed the courts are '100%' after leading names criticise the grass surfaces

Andy Murray will head a field that includes four of the world’s top 10 players

Andy Murray heads players who will feature at Queen's next month

The pre-Wimbledon grass-court event has announced its line-up

Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over Tomas Berdych

James Lawton: Ice baths and icy aggression point way to Australian Open triumph for Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic provided an engaging picture of himself after feeding the powerful and talented Tomas Berdych into the tennis equivalent of a shredding machine.

Novak Djokovic signs autographs after his first-round victory in Melbourne

Home comforts are hard to find for Australia as only one player from nine goes through

Fans of British tennis, familiar with such experiences at Wimbledon, would have been able to sympathise with the home crowd here on the opening day of the Australian Open. Nine Australians went into battle and only one survived to fight another day, Sam Stosur putting a catalogue of past disappointments behind her to beat Chang Kai-Chen 7-6, 6-3.

August 4, 2012: Laura Robson and Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrate after defeating Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki of Germany in their Mixed Doubles Tennis semi-final at Wimbledon

Tennis: Andy Murray and Laura Robson guarantee medal with victory over Germany in mixed doubles semi-final

Andy Murray will play for two gold medals tomorrow after he and Laura Robson brilliantly won their mixed doubles semi-final against Germans Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki.

July 30, 2012: Roger Federer in action at Wimbledon

Tennis: Roger Federer eases through at Wimbledon

There were no dramas for world number one Roger Federer today as he brushed aside France's Julien Benneteau to reach the last 16 of the Olympic tennis tournament at Wimbledon.

Roy Hodgson shakes hands with Prince William

SW19 Diary: High-ranking Roy Hodgson mixes with royalty

So who's better, the England football team or Andy Murray? No contest you might imagine, but as of yesterday Roy Hodgson's boys, like Britain's No 1 tennis player, are officially ranked fourth in the world. Fifa's dubious system has promoted them above those hopeless Italians, Portuguese and Brazilians, on the back of reaching the quarter-final at Euro 2012. A fitting day then for Mr and Mrs Hodgson to be in the Royal Box here, along with Kate and Wills. Tennis royalty meanwhile was represented by Mr and Mrs Andre Agassi, the lady in question remaining in All England Club parlance "Miss Stefanie Graf".

Djokovic overcomes determined Kavcic to reach third round at French Open

Novak Djokovic fought off a determined challenge from Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic to reach the third round at the French Open today.

Novak Djokovic begins French Open with straight-forward win

Novak Djokovic began his campaign for a fourth successive grand slam title with a 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 6-1 victory over Italy's Potito Starace at the French Open this afternoon.

BERNARD TOMIC: The Australian’s exploits came to an end at the hands of Roger Federer

Federer hands Tomic a lesson

Because of a major systems failure there was no internet access around Melbourne Park for more than four hours yesterday. Officials here at the Australian Open had to stay in touch via walkie-talkies, umpires had to record scores with pen and paper.

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