The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 28 August 2013

Rooney accepts stay at United as tension remains

Dan Evans celebrates beating world No 12 Kei Nishikori

US Open 2013: How Davis Cup triumph turned 'lazy' Dan Evans into Britain's latest rising star

The 23-year-old always had the talent. Now he has kicked the partying...

Rafael Nadal

US Open 2013: Rafael Nadal delighted to make winning return

The Spaniard is the second seed at Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Briton Daniel Evans pulls off shock win against world number 12

The British number three beat the world number 12

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 27 August 2013

Rooney unable to inspire United in Chelsea stalemate

US Open 2013: Dan Evans plays match of his life to stun world No 12 Kei Nishikori

Nishikori left bewildered and outfoxed by Briton’s attacking play

Laura Robson is seeded No 30 at the US Open

US Open 2013: British duo Laura Robson and Dan Evans win at Flushing Meadows

British duo Laura Robson and Dan Evans both produced fine displays to advance in the first round of the US Open.

Marion Bartoli announces her retirement

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli hints a possible U-turn over retirement

The Frenchwoman stunned the tennis world with her announcement earlier this month

The Sport Matrix: Monday 26 August 2013

Ashes joy but light denies England historic 4-0 victory

Dan Evans has never played a Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon

US Open 2013: New work ethic is paying off for Dan Evans

Andy Murray had played in two Grand Slam finals, won 15 titles on the main tour and reached No 2 in the world rankings by the time he was Dan Evans’ age, but if the British No 3’s career has been a slow-burner it is at last showing signs of catching fire.

The sporting week ahead (25 August 2013)

Today

Andy Murray defends his US Open title next week fuelled by a balanced diet with energy drinks and workouts

It’s meat and drink for Andy Murray who dismisses use of Novak Djokovic Diet

US Open champion tried world No 1’s gluten-free regime but found it made him feel weak

The Sport Matrix: Friday 23 August 2013

Lehmann fined for radio rant as Smith celebrates century

Maria Sharapova visited the Sugarpova stand during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament

US Open 2013: Withdrawing 'not an easy decision' says third seed Maria Sharapova

The Russian pulls out with shoulder complaint

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