Novak Djokovic has Rafael Nadal in his sights

Rafael Nadal still had a commanding lead of 3,170 points at the top of yesterday's updated world rankings list, but the Spaniard might soon start looking over his shoulder. Novak Djokovic is closing on Nadal after extending his winning run to 26 matches with a thrilling victory in the final of the Miami Masters on Sunday night.

Second coming: How Alexander Ebert reinvented himself as a messianic figure called Edward Sharpe

Addicted to heroin and disillusioned with the music business, there was only one thing left for this scion of musical royalty to do: reinvent himself as a messianic figure called Edward Sharpe and spread the word of hope through music, mischief and mayhem

Princess Antoinette: Member of Monaco's royal family decried for her attempt to meddle with the succession

The Mediterranean principality of Monaco owes much of its international profile to the Grand Prix, first held there in 1929, and its subsequent Formula One incarnation, and to Prince Rainier III's fairytale marriage to the Grace Kelly in 1956. Described as "The Wedding of the Century", the event enshrined Monaco's standing as the playground of the rich, while the private lives of the couple's three children, Albert II, the current ruler and Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco became staples of gossip and celebrity magazines throughout Europe.

Yakov Kreizberg: One of the finest conductors of his generation

Yakov Kreizberg was one of the finest conductors of his generation, a man whose musicianship, intellect and integrity produced performances of a passion and intensity far superior to those by some better-known names. In May 2000, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall, he conducted a reading of Shostakovich’s Symphony No 11 searing in its power and concentrated ferocity – the best Shostakovich 11 I have heard and one of the most transcendent experiences I have had in a concert hall: it both exposed the tragedy of Shostakovich’s awful times and, with Putin then tightening his grasp on power, seemed to give the music appalling renewed relevance.

How Djokovic and Murray became best mates again

New world No 2 tells Paul Newman why his friendship with the Scot, first established in their junior days, is thriving again as they prepare to play doubles together this week

Arnost Lustig: Survivor of three Nazi concentration camps who became an award-winning author and academic

It is no surprise that Arnost Lustig made the Holocaust the main theme of his works, as many members of his family were among the millions of victims.

James Lawton: On this evidence, Frenchman must be worth even more than £50m

By the time Nicolas Anelka scored his second goal - with another elegant stroke of his right foot - Ancelotti had the gift of breathing space and Torres a superb example

Zephyr: The last of the big British Fords

Sixty years ago, everyone wanted a Zephyr Six, writes Andrew Roberts

The astonishing conversion of the Aitken girls

The secret wedding of Jonathan Aitken's daughter is the latest twist in their family's remarkable saga

How Murray turned his tears into another tilt at Australian title

The Scot needed six months – and the help of his mum and his mate – to recover from last year's final defeat, writes Paul Newman

'Djoker' gets serious and finds new focus on surface that suits

Serb has added steel and consistency to his game that will test Murray to the limit in tomorrow's final

24-hour room service: Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow

A modern classic that looks to the future

To Dubai with love: Author reveals details of new Bond novel

The world's most debonair spy is to swap Monte Carlo's casinos for the sun-scorched souks of the Middle East. The next James Bond book is to be called Carte Blanche and will see 007 face down peril among the chintzy nightclubs and towering skyscrapers of Dubai.

Susannah York: One of the most memorable faces of the British film industry in the Swinging Sixties

Susannah York was a versatile actress who was a major film star in the Sixties and Seventies, and whose screen career embraced such hits as Tunes of Glory (1960), Tom Jones (1963) and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), for which she received an Oscar nomination.

Sporting Calendar for 2011

January

1-3 DARTS PDC World Championship (Alexandra Palace)

1-9 DARTS BDO World Championship (Lakeside)

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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

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Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen