Mental strength triumphs in nail-biting finals
Are mental powers in sport more exciting than physical skills? Cricketer Ben Stokes and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic performed under crushing pressure to seize victories on Sunday.
Differing fortunes for tennis’s record chasers
Serena Williams has completed her second ‘Serena Slam’ at Wimbledon, but Roger Federer fell just short of a historic eighth title. Should we root for legends or underdogs?
Young tennis pair slay Wimbledon giants
Two young players have sent two of tennis’s biggest names, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, crashing out of the tournament. Does youthful exuberance have the edge over experience in sport?
Winning tennis partnership comes to an end
Andy Murray has announced he is parting ways with his revered mentor, Ivan Lendl. Some doubt if Britain’s No.1 can return to winning ways without him, but are coaches really so influential?
Murray ignites hopes for a British ‘golden era’
To some it was only a tennis game. To others the first male British winner at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 represents a wider resurgence of national confidence and success.
Invincible Federer leaves Murray broken hearted
Roger Federer put on a tennis masterclass to destroy British hopes of seeing Andy Murray win his first ever grand slam title. Murray played brilliant tennis, but was left in despair.
England arrive home after another battling defeat
Another penalty shootout, another quarter final defeat: England’s exit from Euro 2012 follows an all too familiar pattern. But in Britain, heroic failure is celebrated almost as much as success.
Murray wins at last – but British players lag
Andy Murray is celebrating after a victory at Queens, a crucial tournament in the run up to Wimbledon. Other British tennis players have less to cheer.