Lee Westwood takes time out ahead of The Open

Lee Westwood has withdrawn from next week's Alstom French Open to rest his lethargic limbs ahead of The Open.

Andy Murray, a pupil at the school who was present on the day of the massacre, has given Dunblane cause to be portrayed in a positive light

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Killings of 16 children and a teacher by a former Thomas Hamilton still scar the Scottish town

Defending Wimbledon champion, the Swiss Roger Federer plays a return during a training session

Wimbledon 2013: Roger Federer expects Andy Murray to provide the greatest threat to his SW19 crown

Roger Federer is the defending champion, has won Wimbledon seven times and is widely regarded as the greatest player in history, but as he prepares to open his 15th All England Club campaign against Victor Hanescu on Centre Court this afternoon the 31-year-old Swiss does not see himself as the favourite. Federer said here yesterday that he regards Andy Murray as "the favourite for every tournament he goes into around the world".

Andy Murray practises at Wimbledon before facing Benjamin Becker tomorrow

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray has the strength to bare teeth and soul at SW19

Scot has gone from zero to hero in eyes of the British public and can now take his place in history by winning Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2013: Talented juniors look to make the big step up

As child actors often find, early success doesn't always translate into achievement as an adult. For every Jodie Foster or Daniel Radcliffe, there's a Martin Lev (yes, who?) or a Rupert Grint. But when it comes to tennis, home fans must be hoping there's a direct line between junior and professional success as, of the British players at Wimbledon this year, four – Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, Laura Robson and Heather Watson – have five juniors slam titles between them.

Andy Murray lifting the trophy

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World number four comes from set behind to claim victory at Queens after return from injury

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Roger Federer at the French Open

Roger Federer not considering retirement as Wimbledon looms

The Swiss has now reached the age of 31

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Huge anticipation surrounded the first press conference since the self-proclaimed 'Special One' was announced as the Chelsea manager once again. He opened proceedings by telling reporters 'I'm the happy one'.

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The 'Special One' gives his first press conference since returning to Stamford Bridge

Kyle Edmund shows off his winner’s plate at Roland Garros

Kyle Edmund heads for Queen's fresh from Roland Garros glory

A previously forgettable French Open for Britain ended in hope for the future. In the absence of the injured Andy Murray there were no victories for Britons in either the men's or women's singles competitions, but Kyle Edmund left Roland Garros on Saturday night as the first British champion there for 31 years.

Serena Willams at the French Open

French Open: Serena Williams swats aside Sorana Cirstea to reach fourth round

The world number one is bidding to win only her second singles title at Roland Garros

The women’s world No 1 position was up for grabs but it is no surprise that there were will not be a change when the updated rankings are announced

Serena Williams makes short work of Roland Garros opener

Serena Williams crushed one of her French Open ghosts with an unstoppable demolition of Anna Tatishvili in the first round in Paris.

Rory McIlroy with his father, Gerry

Family ties set to rock Rory McIlroy’s world again

World No 2 to keep it in the family as he plots return to summit

Laura Robson: 'Most people love those big matches because it’s always so easy to play when you’ve got nothing to lose'

Laura Robson: Wimbledon? Olympic gold? I'm not fussed

Britain's best female tennis player for more than two decades is keeping a level head amid the ups and downs of the circuit's merry-go-round. Paul Newman meets Laura Robson

Laura Robson of Great Britain plays a backhand in her match against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica

Tennis coach Zeljko Krajan makes parting dig at Laura Robson after the pair split

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