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Federer surprises Italian girls with rooftop tennis match

Girls thought they were preparing for another media interview when they were asked about their favourite players

Hamilton on the verge of something far more special than seven titles

Six-time world champion begins his campaign to equal Michael Schumacher’s great record this weekend, but his active stance against racial inequality has helped him to transcend the sport

Why tennis’s squabbling factions should follow Wimbledon’s lead

The All England Club has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Championships because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is fierce debate over the rest of the season

Djokovic donates €1m for medical equipment in Serbia

World No. 1 has followed Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in helping to reduce impact of Covid-19

Tennis in 2019: A year of contrasts

While the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic enjoyed continued success in all four Grand Slams, it was a different story in the women’s game

Sport

Lawrence Ostlere How a decade of the unexpected added to sport’s storybook endings

From Tiger’s comeback at Augusta to the Foxes’ title miracle, Lawrence Ostlere recalls how the drama of the past decade copperfastened sport’s capacity for pure escapism

Seventy-one incomprehensible minutes of sport may never be matched

 A simultaneous, mind-boggling day of stupendous sporting drama. We may never see its like again

Djokovic and Federer are both a credit to our great sport

Both players were magnificent. It was a brilliant advertisement for our sport, from the moment Djokovic and Federer started the match to their great dignity in their interviews at the end