Sport Ernests Gulbis said that tennis interviews were 'a joke'

Ranting Latvian hits out at Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal, then loses to in-form Monfils

Andy Murray sets up semi-final with David Ferrer

Andy Murray's autumn bandwagon showed no sign of slowing down yesterday as the 24-year-old Scot beat David Nalbandian 6-4, 7-5 to earn a meeting with David Ferrer in today's semi-finals of the Japan Open. Murray is on course for a showdown in tomorrow's final with Rafael Nadal, who is the only player to have got the better of him in his last 20 matches. Nadal, a 7-6, 6-3 winner over Santiago Giraldo, meets Mardy Fish in today's other semi-final.

British prospect thrilled to help with 'chilled' Federer's warm-up

It has been quite a two months for George Morgan. Six weeks ago, the 17-year-old from Bolton won the 18-and-under singles title at the Orange Bowl in Miami, the unofficial junior world championships. Last week, he was hitting here with Roger Federer and Andy Murray and yesterday won his first round match at the Australian Open junior tournament, beating Brazil's Thiago Moura Monteiro 7-6, 6-4.

Del Potro battles to stay in contention

Juan Martin Del Potro has struggled to live up to his status as US Open champion in the two months since he won his first Grand Slam title, but the Argentine showed at London's O2 Arena yesterday that he is determined not to let his year fizzle out.

Del Potro latest to fall in long season of attrition

Argentine joins casualty list after forfeiting Melzer match with recurrence of wrist injury

Roddick safely through at Wimbledon

Andy Roddick has advanced to the second round at Wimbledon by beating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3.

Murray seeded third for Wimbledon

Andy Murray has been seeded third for Wimbledon, which gets under way at the All England Club on Monday.

Marat Safin: Hothead who cooled down

Known more for his tantrums than titles, Marat Safin tells Paul Newman how he regrets those excesses

Safina needs final step to justify No 1 standing

Dinara Safina, who meets her fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova here in today's French Open final, has barely done justice to herself in her two previous appearances in a Grand Slam final. The world No 1 was outgunned by Ana Ivanovic here 12 months ago and was crushed in less than an hour by Serena Williams at this year's Australian Open.

Murray sizzles in the Paris sunshine

Scot's aggression and variety too much for Chela in first round of French Open

Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at French Open

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic struggled on the important points in her opening match at the French Open before beating Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3 today to reach the second round.

Andy Murray storms through to third round in Madrid

Andy Murray progressed through to the third round of the Madrid Masters after Italian opponent Simone Bolelli was forced to retire injured midway through today's encounter.

Laura Robson: She will go to the Ball...

... and then it's back to school for Laura Robson, winner of the Wimbledon Girls' Singles. But how will she cope with the pressures of her new-found fame?

Robson's famous win ensures British success story

Laura Robson will go to the champions' ball tonight after her extraordinary victory in the girls' singles final here yesterday. The slipper just about fitted perfectly as she defeated her more experienced opponent, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand 6-3 3-6 6-1.

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Dossier: British game must build on success

One of the world's greatest tennis coaches, Nick has guided many players to the top including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova

Federer through in straight sets

World no 1 Roger Feder booked his place in the semi-finals with a straight sets win over Mario Ancic

News
peopleFrankie Boyle responds to referendum result in characteristically offensive style
Arts and Entertainment
Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year
tvSeries celebrates 20th anniversary
News
news
Life and Style
Jack Cooksey goes for the grand unveiling - moments before dropping his new iPhone 6 on the floor
iphone launch
Life and Style
Life and Style
Customers look at the new iPhones on display at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus at the Apple IFC store in Hong Kong
News
scienceIg Nobel Prizes announced
Arts and Entertainment
Matthew Beard, Ben Schnetzer, Douglas Booth and Jack Farthing in ‘The Riot Club’
propertyfilmReview: It's the sheer nastiness of the Riot Club that takes you aback, says Geoffrey Macnab

Sport
Twelve of the winning bidders will each host three group matches
football
News
news
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Panama
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
Bruges
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week