Tennis

Tennis is the real loser at Wimbledon this year

8 July 2017 11:30

Twice in the first few days of this year’s Wimbledon, I have been left mystified by the optimism of the…

‘Tennis is a soulless game’: Why I won’t be watching Wimbledon

4 June 2016 13:00

Write about things you really know was the advice Papa Hemingway offered wannabe writers, so here goes: the French Open…

This could be the year that sport dies of corruption

27 January 2016 15:23

Like religion, sport can take any amount of passion in its stride. It’s indifference that’s the killer. Sport can be…

Why the new match-fixing claims could rock the world of tennis

19 January 2016 19:11

The world’s tennis elite is up in arms. Roger Federer wants to see proof, demanding that the people behind “allegations that…

John Bercow enjoys (yet another) sports jolly

20 July 2015 17:53

Last year John Bercow proudly boasted during an interview with Roger Federer on Radio 4 that he had watched 65…

Nick Clegg sweats it out on court against Cameron’s crony

10 November 2014 13:34

On Friday, Mr S boarded the Thames cruiser the Silver Sturgeon to join TV presenter and former tennis pro Andrew…

Anti-Murray mania in Essex

26 September 2013 17:36

Andy Murray may have crashed out of the US Open; but last time I checked he was still a hero…

Top spin, Dave

8 July 2013 16:03

The prime minister’s appearance at Wimbledon yesterday, and his invitation of Andy Murray to Downing Street, has got some miserable…

Andy Murray Joins the Immortals in A Golden Age of Tennis

8 July 2013 14:52

Dunblane yesterday evening and, an hour after Andy Murray has won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, the streets are…

The Lad Done Well: Andy Murray Comes of Age - Spectator Blogs

11 September 2012 15:50

And then there were four. If Andy Murray’s accomplishments still make him the least of the great quartet ruling tennis…

Artists vs Artisans

25 November 2011 2:09

Watching Roger Federer destory Rafael Nadal the other day and knowing how many people can recognise their brilliance while always…

How to Improve Tennis

14 September 2010 0:42

Kevin Drum is in danger of becoming a lapsed tennis-fan. In particular he laments the elimination of the serve-and-volley style…

Wimbledon & Murray’s Progress

28 June 2009 2:13

Andy Murray serves against Serbia’s Victor Troicki in a Men’s Singles match in the third round of the 2009 Wimbledon…