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From The42 'Pretty much pain-free' Murray hoping for singles return this year Baby Steps

'Pretty much pain-free' Murray hoping for singles return this year

Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray is ‘progressing all of the time’ but is prepared to be patient rather than rush a singles return.

Nadal not worried about catching 'neighbour with bigger TV' Federer in Grand Slam stakes

Nadal now sits just two major trophies off his rival’s record.

From The42 Unstoppable Nadal makes history with remarkable 12th French Open title King Of Clay

Unstoppable Nadal makes history with remarkable 12th French Open title

Dominic Thiem produced a fine display, but the Austrian was ultimately well beaten at Roland Garros.

From The42 'I tried to tell myself that I may never get this chance again. I grabbed it with both hands' French Open

'I tried to tell myself that I may never get this chance again. I grabbed it with both hands'

Ashleigh Barty ended Australia’s 46-year year wait for a French Open title on Saturday.

From The42 Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager Champion

Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager

Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.

From The42 Thiem ends Djokovic's bid for history by setting up French Open final against Nadal Over And Out

Thiem ends Djokovic's bid for history by setting up French Open final against Nadal

Djokovic was bidding to join Rod Laver in the Grand Slam history books, but came up short on Saturday.

From The42 'These four women have played so well and earned their right to play on the biggest stage' Washout

'These four women have played so well and earned their right to play on the biggest stage'

Sexism row stirs as women’s French Open semi-finals are moved away from showpiece court in ‘unfair and inappropriate’ rescheduling.

From The42 Thiem relishing last-four challenge alongside 'best players of all time' Djokovic, Federer and Nadal Fab Four

Thiem relishing last-four challenge alongside 'best players of all time' Djokovic, Federer and Nadal

A fourth French Open semi-final awaits the Austrian, but to claim the title he will have to be at his very best.

From The42 Dream to win four Grand Slams in the same season alive as Djokovic reaches French Open semi-final Roland Garros

Dream to win four Grand Slams in the same season alive as Djokovic reaches French Open semi-final

The world number one will meet Austrian Dominic Thiem after defeating Alexander Zverev in straight sets.

From The42 Torrential Paris rain disrupts French Open and causes scheduling headache Wipe Out

Torrential Paris rain disrupts French Open and causes scheduling headache

No play was possible at Roland Garros on Wednesday.

From The42 Federer and Nadal to meet in French Open semi-final after Swiss sees off Wawrinka Roland Garros

Federer and Nadal to meet in French Open semi-final after Swiss sees off Wawrinka

Federer beat Wawrinka in four sets to advance to the semi-finals of the 2019 French Open.

From The42 Sloane Stephens exits French Open as magnificent Konta books first semi-final place Roland Garros

Sloane Stephens exits French Open as magnificent Konta books first semi-final place

Stephens’ hopes of going one better than last year in Paris were ended by an inspired Johanna Konta.

From The42 Murray set to make long-awaited return from injury in doubles draw at London tournament Comeback Kid

Murray set to make long-awaited return from injury in doubles draw at London tournament

The former world number one Andy Murray will play for the first time since the Australian Open.

From The42 Serena's Slam history bid halted in Roland Garros shock Forget Paris

Serena's Slam history bid halted in Roland Garros shock

Sofia Kenin stunned the superstar in straight sets.

From The42 'There was a weight on me' - Top seed on stress-induced headaches after French Open exit Under The Weather

'There was a weight on me' - Top seed on stress-induced headaches after French Open exit

Naomi Osaka lost out to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the tournament at Roland Garros.

From The42 Federer wins record 400th Grand Slam match as second seed Pliskova crashes out of French Open Masterful

Federer wins record 400th Grand Slam match as second seed Pliskova crashes out of French Open

Meanwhile, Rafa Nadal survived a blip on his way to a fourth round berth.

From The42 Osaka survives second scare as Djokovic and Williams cruise at French Open Battle Hardened

Osaka survives second scare as Djokovic and Williams cruise at French Open

The two-time Grand Slam winner fought back from the brink again, this time against the experienced Victoria Azarenka.

From The42 Osaka: First-round scare was the most nervous I've ever been on court Me Nerves

Osaka: First-round scare was the most nervous I've ever been on court

The 21-year-old has attributed her sloppy display on Tuesday to the kind of nerves she has not yet experienced in her career.

From The42 Osaka, Zverev survive Roland Garros horror shows to advance in Paris Hiccups

Osaka, Zverev survive Roland Garros horror shows to advance in Paris

Women’s top seed Osaka battled back from a set and a break down to reach the second round.

From The42 'I missed it so much' - Federer ends four-year Paris absence with victory Welcome Return

'I missed it so much' - Federer ends four-year Paris absence with victory

The 2009 champions will now meet German Oscar Otte for a place in the third round.

From The42 Grand Slam dream dies for fifth seed Kerber after shock first round French Open exit Upset

Grand Slam dream dies for fifth seed Kerber after shock first round French Open exit

The reigning Wimbledon champion was beaten by world number 81, Anastasia Potapova.

From The42 'What did he do? He hurt a chair?': Federer opposed to Kyrgios suspension Team Nick

'What did he do? He hurt a chair?': Federer opposed to Kyrgios suspension

Kyrgios hit the headlines with another on-court outburst on Thursday.

From The42 Nick Kyrgios smashes racket and throws chair onto the court in Italian Open meltdown Hot-headed This post contains videos

Nick Kyrgios smashes racket and throws chair onto the court in Italian Open meltdown

The volatile Australian defaulted the match against Casper Ruud of Norway and stormed off.

From The42 Kyrgios tears into 'cringeworthy' Djokovic and 'super salty' Nadal No Love Lost

Kyrgios tears into 'cringeworthy' Djokovic and 'super salty' Nadal

In contrast, Roger Federer received glowing praise.

From The42 Injured Serena withdraws in Rome ahead of Williams sisters clash Out Of Action

Injured Serena withdraws in Rome ahead of Williams sisters clash

Serena and Venus Williams were due to meet in the second round at the Foro Italico 21 years after their only other clash in Rome.

From The42 Djokovic overpowers Tsitsipas for first clay title in three years in Spain Tennis

Djokovic overpowers Tsitsipas for first clay title in three years in Spain

World number one Novak Djokovic was in fine form as he overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas to seal his 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title in Madrid.

From The42 Andy Murray could get extended wildcard deadline for Wimbledon One Last Stand

Andy Murray could get extended wildcard deadline for Wimbledon

The two-time champion is battling injury to prolong his career.

From The42 'Kid was depressed': World number one Osaka on struggling to deal with fame Tennis

'Kid was depressed': World number one Osaka on struggling to deal with fame

The Japanese star defeated Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 in Stuttgart on Thursday.

From The42 'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post In Defence Of

'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post

The Wallabies star is facing the sack by Rugby Australia for saying that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.

From The42 'It's a start' - Murray announces tentative return to court on social media Baby Steps

'It's a start' - Murray announces tentative return to court on social media

A persistent hip issue forced the Scot to go under the knife, but the former world number one appears to be on the mend.

From The42 Murray pain-free after hip operation but unsure if he can compete again In Limbo

Murray pain-free after hip operation but unsure if he can compete again

The former world number one says he would love to return to the court, but doesn’t know if it’s possible.

From The42 'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything' Andy Murray

'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything'

Andy Murray had announced before the Australian Open that he planned to retire after Wimbledon.

From The42 Roger Federer wins 'special' 100th title in Dubai to complete elite centurion duo 100 Not Out

Roger Federer wins 'special' 100th title in Dubai to complete elite centurion duo

The 20-time Grand Slam champion joins Jimmy Connors as the only two men to have won 100 titles.

From The42 Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat Mexican Standoff

Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat

Nick Kyrgios was victorious but prompted criticism from the Spaniard at a post-match press conference.

From The42 Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach Defeat This post contains videos

Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach

Playing as world number one without a full-time coach, Osaka crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

From The42 World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success Shock

World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success

The Australian Open champion enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 alongside Sascha Bajin but the two have parted ways.

From The42 Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery as tennis career hangs in the balance Under The Knife

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery as tennis career hangs in the balance

‘Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.’

From The42 Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title Another One...

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.

From The42 'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist Glory Glory

'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist

The 21-year-old compared her slam victories following Saturday’s success in Melbourne.

From The42 Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one Ace

Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one

The win means Osaka reaches the No 1 ranking spot.

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