When the Grand Slam tournaments upped their prize-money for players knocked out in the early rounds, they were thinking of people like Damir Dzumhur. Listen to the 21-year-old Bosnian's story and you appreciate that there is much more to this sport than the jet-setting world of multimillionaires such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
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World Cup qualifiers round-up: Anders Svensson makes Irish suffer while Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick saves Portugal
Saturday 07 September 2013
The Republic of Ireland’s hopes of securing a World Cup play-off place suffered a grievous blow last night when they let slip a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 to close rivals Sweden in Dublin, the veteran midfielder Anders Svensson getting the Swedes’ winner.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Pajtim Kasami expects new arrival to make a difference
Transfer news: Tottenham winger Gareth Bale would adapt well to life at Real Madrid says Wales manager Chris Coleman
Wednesday 14 August 2013
The 24-year-old's national boss, who spent time managing in Spain, has admitted his belief that Bale would fit in should he complete a move to the La Liga club
Monday 03 June 2013
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
Friday 03 May 2013
On an exceptionally good day for Ukip, one of their most extraordinary results was in Essex, where they had no county council seats until today but now have nine. The Tories lost 19 seats. There was a local issue at work here, a leading Essex Tory tells me: the “Hanningfield factor”. Lord Hanningfield is well known in Essex as the former council leader jailed for fiddling his Lords expenses.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Step-by-step DIY guide to ending a Balkan blood feud
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini 'did not agree' with international selection of Vincent Kompany
Thursday 28 March 2013
Manager furious with call up for his captain
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Defender has not played since January
Match Report: Rafa Benitez leaps to defence of Fernando Torres after Eden Hazard saves Chelsea's skin
Friday 22 February 2013
Chelsea 1 Sparta Prague 1 (Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate)
Wednesday 06 February 2013
West Brom defender spat during his side's defeat to Tottenham
Sunday 03 February 2013
West Brom manager Steve Clarke was scathing about his full-back's behaviour
IoS classical review: LPO/Jurowski, Royal Festival Hall, London
London Sinfonietta, Purcell Room, London
LSO/Bychkov/Kavakos, Barbican Hall, London
Sunday 02 December 2012
Death and grief prompt searing scores, interpreted with pathos and passion
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Scottish Football Association has a decision to make. With Scotland bottom of Group A, and six hard games left, their chances of reaching the 2014 World Cup have gone already. They look unlikely to catch Macedonia or Wales, to say nothing of Belgium and Croatia in the top two spots.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Belgium 2 Scotland 0
Saturday 13 October 2012
Ukraine managed to produce just three shots on target as they drew 0-0 away to Moldova in the other game in England's Group H.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness