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Latest tennis news, player interviews and action from the men’s ATP Tour and women’s WTA Tour, the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open grand slams.

Heart tells Federer not to miss Tokyo Olympics

Swiss star will attempt to win only major prize to elude him.

The rise of ‘smart’ Daniil Medvedev

Understanding his abilities better has led the Russian to six consecutive final appearances.

Gauff salutes Federer’s words of wisdom

A pep-talk by 20-time Major winner has helped give the American teenager some perspective.

Teenage star Gauff beats Ostapenko to win first WTA title

Hype surrounding Gauff has grown this year after solid performances at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Andy Murray’s mum optimistic about son’s 2020 fitness dream

Judy Murray says her son is getting better and better with every match.

Outrageous what I’ve done, beams Shanghai champ Medvedev

Russian Daniil Medvedev pulverises Alexander Zverev to lift fourth title of season.

Teenage star Gauff reaches maiden WTA final

The 15-year-old describes her first WTA final as 'unreal'.

Djokovic predicts Tsitsipas will be world No 1 after shock defeat

Impressive 21 year-old has beaten the Serbian, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this year.

Olympic-chasing Osaka gives up US citizenship for Japan

Tennis star of Japanese-Haitian heritage eager to play ‘for pride of country’.

We’re both moaners, admits Fognini after Murray spat

Match on Tuesday ended in acrimony after Italian star was told to ‘shut up’.

Saudi Arabia to stage first international tennis event

Saudi rulers use sport to try and soften their international image after journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Angry Murray accuses Fognini after bitter Shanghai exit

Three-time Grand Slam winner left annoyed by 'noisy' Italian opponent.

Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev

World No 1 lost to young Russian in last two matches.

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.

Osaka clinches Beijing title after US Open letdown

Osaka admits she was driven to tears after going down in the first set, but picked pace to win the title in the end.

Djokovic downs Millman to win his first Japan Open title

Djokovic, playing his first Japanese competition ever, dominated throughout the week, not losing a single set to claim the trophy.

Tsitsipas downs Zverev to set up China Open final with Thiem

The Greek star won in straight sets.

Osaka ends Wozniacki reign, sets up Barty final

The Australian Open winner threw off some initial frustrations to emphatically end Wozniacki's reign in Beijing.

Djokovic cruises into final ‘thanks to ninjas’

Serbian dominates David Goffin to win Japan Open semis 6-3, 6-4.

Osaka declares ‘I’m still here’ after ending long Andreescu run

The Japanese world No 4 jokes she is done playing the Canadian US Open winner.

Where’s the China Open crowd, asks disappointed Murray

Ongoing tournament in Beijing is being played out to rows of unoccupied seats.

Carreno Busta claims Chengdu crown

Carreno Busta withstood 31 aces from Alexander Bublik en route to his win.

1am China Open match under scrutiny for ‘draining’ players

Sofia Kenin surprised by the support from the crowd even that late in the night.

Japan jokers sorry for saying tennis star Osaka ‘needs bleach’

Duo known as ‘A Masso’ also remarked Australian Open champ ‘is too sunburned’.

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