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Johanna Konta will take her time after split from Wim Fissette

Johanna Konta has split from coach Wim Fissette after less than a year together.

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Roger Federer has not ruled out becoming world No 1 again. Picture: Getty.

Roger Federer wins Shanghai Masters with defeat of Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer delivered a masterclass to beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the Shanghai Masters.

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Andy Murray missed the US Open through injury. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray set to return for Australian Open

Andy Murray is set to compete in the Australian Open next January, according to the tournament director.

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Judy Murray calls for financial support for young tennis players

Judy Murray has called for better financial help for promising young British tennis players after revealing the sacrifices her family made to support her two sons’ careers.

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British tennis player Dan Evans has been banned for a year after testing positive for cocaine. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty

British tennis player Dan Evans banned for a year over cocaine

Dan Evans has said he is “determined to return to the sport I love” after being handed a one-year ban following his positive test for cocaine.

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Andy Murray working with his former coach Amelie Mauresmo. Picture: William West/AFP/Getty Images

‘Andy Murray’s great parents instilled perfect qualities’

Andy Murray’s fan base is large and it covers several continents but it is closer to home that the hard core fans gather: in the women’s locker room, the world No 3 is revered.

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Sir Andy is Cora Erskines cousin. Picture: Getty

Andy Murray’s cousin maintains family prowess with schools win

Sir Andy Murray’s young cousin has become the latest member of the family to show her tennis prowess after she helped her school to win the Scottish final of the British Tennis Schools Championship.

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Judy Murray at a tennis on the road event at Dalkeith High School.

Judy Murray’s autobiography in running for sports book of the year

Judy Murray will battle it out with a biography on Muhammad Ali and Four Mums in a Boat for the prestigious William Hill Sport Book of the Year.

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Andy Murray: “I was always encouraged to practise with girls”

As part of BBC 100 Women, Andy Murray writes about his hopes for a level playing field in sport.

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Belgiums Steve Darcis, left, and captain Johan Van Herck celebrate victory over Australia in the Davis Cup. Picture: Getty.

Belgium fight back to seal place in Davis Cup final with France

David Goffin and Steve 
Darcis won their reverse 
singles matches as Belgium defeated 28-time champions 
Australia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-finals yesterday to set up a title showdown with France in 
November.

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Pete Sampras has back Andy Murray to return strong. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Pete Sampras backs Andy Murray to ‘compete for majors’

Tennis legend Pete Sampras has backed Andy Murray to return to action and compete for majors, labelling him “one of the best in the world”.

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France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after winning against  Serbia's Laslo Djere in their singles rubber in the Davis Cup semi-final in Lille. Picture: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to the rescue for France in Davis Cup

France and Serbia are level at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dispatched 22-year-old debutant Laslo Djere in straight sets following Lucas Pouille’s shock defeat in the opening singles match.

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Serena Williams has released the first images of her newborn daughter Alexis. Picture: Serena Williams/Instagram/PA Wire

Serena Williams calls baby daughter Alexis a Grand Slam champ

Serena Williams has revealed the name of her baby daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

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Rafael Nadal in triumphant pose after his win over Anderson, below. Right, Nadal with the US  Open trophy. Picture: AP

Rafael Nadal, king of New York, crowns ‘unbelievable’ year

A year ago, when Rafael Nadal and his dodgy wrist were
bundled out of the US Open in the fourth round and Roger
Federer was back at home nursing his sore knee, the age of the two greats seemed to be at an end.

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Sloane Stephens in Central Park yesterday after winning the womens singles at the US Open. Picture: AP

Sloane Stephens breaks mould as she savours US Open victory

Sloane Stephens is not as 
other champions. The story of her comeback from surgery at the start of the year to lifting the US Open trophy on Saturday is, as she says, “insane”. But that is not what makes Stephens different.

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Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis enjoy the moment after winning the mixed doubles. Picture: Getty.

Jamie Murray extends lead over Andy with US Open win

The current score stands at Jamie 5, Andy 3. Jamie Murray increased his lead over his brother on Saturday, winning his fifth grand slam trophy as he and Martina Hingis beat Michael Venus and Chan Hao-Ching 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 to win the US Open mixed doubles title.

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Kevin Anderson will need to have his big serve working. Photograph: Getty

History and Rafa Nadal is against an upset by Kevin Anderson

Pity poor Kevin Anderson. He spends a lifetime waiting to be an overnight sensation, he reaches his first grand slam final by firing 22 aces past Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday and now, in his moment of glory, he has to stand in front of the freight train that is Rafael Nadal on track for a 16th major trophy and his third US Open title.

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Andy and Jamie Murray. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray congratulates brother Jamie on US Open win

Scottish Tennis star Sir Andy Murray has lauded his older brother Jamie after he won the US Open Mixed Doubles final with partner Martina Hingis.

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Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Martina Hingis of Switzerland pose during the trophy presentation after defeating Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan and Michael Venus of New Zealand in their Mixed Doubles finals match. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis add US Open to Wimbledon title

It is not so much what you know as who you know that matters. And the fact that Jamie Murray knows Martina Hingis – and that she has got to know him – brought the Scot his fifth grand slam title yesterday as the Scots-Swiss partnership won the US Open mixed doubles trophy.

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