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Reaching first final since 2017 ‘big surprise’ for Murray

Murray will tackle Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka in final.

Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

Murray is ready for a tennis comeback after a year-long recovery from a hip surgery.

Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

Rafael Nadal says he will still sleep fine if he ends up short of becoming the game’s greatest player.

Nadal wins first set of US Open final

Rafael Nadal leads 7-5 against Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.

Serena to meet teen Andreescu in US Open final

Serena Williams seeks to match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 major titles as she plays against Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title.

India’s Sumit Nagal exits US Open with head held high

Roger Federer was impressed by Sumit Nagal’s composure playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time.

US Open unveils statue for tennis barrier-breaker Gibson

Althea Gibson paved the way for African-American stars like Arthur Ashe and Serena and Venus Williams.

Nadal, Federer, Djokovic remain ones to beat at US Open

The year's final Grand Slam showdown starts Monday with top-ranked Djokovic, Federer and Nadal having combined to win the past 11 Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic still favourite but defeat gives rivals hope

Novak Djokovic is still the favourite to win the US Open having won three titles, including two Grand Slams, on three different surfaces this year.

Serena to face Canadian Andreescu in WTA Toronto final

As Williams seeks her first title since 2017, Andreescu is hoping to become the first Canadian in 50 years to lift the trophy.

5 facts about the Wimbledon men’s final

Some five interesting facts detail the men's singles finals today between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Wimbledon.

Cabal and Farah create men’s doubles history for Colombia

The two are the first Colombians to win a Wimbledon Grand Slam men's doubles title when they beat France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Halep defeats Serena at Wimbledon final

Simona Halep captures her second major title after winning the 2018 Roland Garros triumph.

Nadal into 7th Wimbledon quarter-final

Rafael Nadal will appear in what will be his 39th appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final, in a face off with either Sam Querrey or Tennys Sandgren. 

Nadal happy to see Murray back on court

Andy Murray has returned from a five-month injury layoff last month to win the men's doubles title at Queen's Club.

Nadal considered ending season after Indian Wells injury

Playing through pain requires a change in mindset and Nadal says he was very close to calling it quits after Indian Wells.

Sanguine Nadal says he is not obsessed about Federer’s record

Rafael Nadal takes sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title but says matching Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an obsession.

Unseeded Germans Krawietz and Mies take men’s doubles title in Paris

Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany claim their first Grand Slam title when they beat France's Fabrice Martin and Jeremy Chardy 6-2 7-6(3) in the doubles final.

Fifty years since Grand Slam, Laver ‘favouring Novak’ in Paris

Australian tennis legend Rod Laver backs current world number one Novak Djokovic to repeat the feat at this year's French Open.

Osaka and Halep open Roland Garros campaigns

Naomi Osaka is looking for her third successive Grand Slam title whilst Simona Halep starts her title defence.

Nadal begins quest for 12th Roland Garros title

He is generally a slow starter but should not have any problem getting past his first-round opponent, Germany's Yannick Hanfmann.

Muguruza beats Zheng in Rome before Roland Garros

The 25-year-old Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, has twice reached the semi-finals in Rome.

Tiger takes aim at 16th major, PGA win mark at Bethpage

"My last three major championships have been pretty good," Woods said. "So that in itself gives me a lot of confidence going down the road."

In-form McIlroy chasing history as 83rd Masters begins

A blistering start in 2019 would not hinder Rory McIlroy to a Grand Slam career.