PARIS | Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.
Since Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, had their twin daughters four years ago, the girls have become fixtures on the tennis circuit, traveling with Federer from tournament to tournament.
GSTAAD, Switzerland | His game inconsistent and his new racket not offering much help, Roger Federer lost yet again to a player way down in the rankings.
LONDON | Britain awoke to a new era on Monday, into a world in which the tennis-loving public finally has its own Wimbledon champion once again.
LONDON | Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.
LONDON | Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.
LONDON | As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too.
LONDON | As he has six previous times, Roger Federer will open Wimbledon today as the defending champion, stepping onto Centre Court for the first match of what he hopes will be another two-week stay at the All England Club.
PARIS | Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to complete a career Grand Slam in honor of the woman he likened to a "second mother."
MELBOURNE, Australia | No shirt ripping or bare-chested flexing this time.
NEW YORK | Chants of "Let's go, Andy!" rang out between points during the last service game of his career, and again before the start of what would wind up as the last return game.
LONDON | Yannick Agnel bested Ryan Lochte for the second night in a row at the London Olympics, upstaging the American as the biggest star in the pool so far in these games.
WIMBLEDON, England | A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday's historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer's lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.
WIMBLEDON, England | Random as Grand Slam tournament draws are meant to be, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer keep bumping into each other in major semifinals, and it could happen again at Wimbledon.
MELBOURNE, Australia | The crowd was still buzzing about the comeback victory by "Aussie Kim" Clijsters, and the fans dressed in canary yellow were now in full voice for another one of their own.
MELBOURNE, Australia | Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking and his leg cramping. He wondered if he'd be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open.
WIMBLEDON, England | For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon -- and nearly everywhere else, too.
PARIS | His 43rd consecutive victory complete, Novak Djokovic ripped off his white baseball cap, pivoted to look up at his parents, coach and other supporters in the stands, then let out a yell.
MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Murray doesn't have to worry about Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal this time. He is hardly in the clear, however, as he goes for his first major title.
MELBOURNE, Australia | Roger Federer saved a parting shot for anyone who thinks his time is up and a changing of the guard in tennis awaits.
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