The Four Kings. That is what they called Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran, those iron-willed gladiators of boxing’s last golden age.
Milos Raonic said he had no regrets following his defeat by Andy Murray and vowed he was “not going to leave any stone unturned” in his pursuit of a first grand slam title.
Andy Murray has vowed to enjoy winning his second Wimbledon title, claiming that doing so via a straight-sets win against Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday had left him feeling “happier” and “more content” than when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final here three years ago.
It was on a drab day in Paris in early November last year when Patrick Mouratoglou gave an indication of how rough 2015 had been for Serena Williams as she had chased the calendar year grand slam.
Andy Murray has claimed his second Wimbledon title with a clinical straight-sets victory over Milos Raonic.
Finally, Serena Williams is as good as Steffi Graf.
With shades of Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic in 2007, Britain will once again have an interest in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final on Sunday.
Coach wanted. Very competitive salary. Negotiable hours. Travel the world. Ability to work under pressure essential. Only bona fide tennis legends need apply.
‘Twice as good” is a phrase that some know so well, but which others, those who have never needed to be taught about it, may not recognise at all.
Move over Steffi Graf, you have company. Serena Williams equalled the great German’s open-era record of 22 grand slam singles titles on Saturday after a hard-fought but well-deserved 7-5, 6-3 victory over another German, Angelique Kerber for her seventh Wimbledon crown.
Maria Sharapova and her team were “reckless beyond description” in failing a drug test at the Australian Open, according to the World Anti Doping Agency’s first president, Dick Pound.
Marcus Willis smiles when asked to compare his chances of beating Roger Federer here on Wednesday with Iceland’s victory over England in the European Championship on Monday night.
Kyle Edmund came of age at Louis Armstrong Stadium on Friday night when, against most expectations except his own, he beat the American John Isner in four sets to earn a fourth-round tie in the US Open against the world No1 Novak Djokovic.
There are no plans for players to be handed more control over stoppages in play because of bad light or adverse weather during grand slams, despite several matches at Wimbledon featuring disputes with umpires about the conditions.
Two players at this US Open, Serena Williams and Laura Robson, are coming to terms with what is left of their very different careers and doing it in contrasting ways.
It’s been two years since a 15-year-old unknown named Catherine Cartan ‘CiCi’ Bellis stunned 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova to become the youngest girl in nearly two decades to make it past the first round at the US Open.
Andy Murray smiles coyly when he declares he would love to win all the remaining 2016 slams, defend his Olympic gold medal and, with his Great Britain team-mates, retain the Davis Cup they won on such on a wave of emotion in Ghent last year.
Serena Williams, on the eve of her last-16 match against Svetlana Kuznetsova here, described every defeat she suffers as “major international news”.
Three years ago in New York, where Andy Murray was defending the first of his three grand slam titles, the Association of Tennis Professionals organised a gala dinner for the 25 players who had topped their rankings since 1973.
Milos Raonic withdrew from his Paris Masters semi-final against Andy Murray at the last minute on Saturday, handing the Scot the world No1 spot for the first time.
As Novak Djokovic’s glorious reign of 122 weeks as the king of tennis edged towards a conclusion with a shock defeat in Paris on Friday, Andy Murray, the heir apparent for 76 weeks stretched over seven years, put one undoubtedly trembling hand on the crown.