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#World Number One

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 'King of Clay' Nadal clinches 11th French Open title despite injury scare World Number One

'King of Clay' Nadal clinches 11th French Open title despite injury scare

The Spaniard defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem in three sets at Roland Garros.

From The42 Best of the best! Nadal's win in Paris means he'll end 2017 as world number one Vamos Rafa

Best of the best! Nadal's win in Paris means he'll end 2017 as world number one

‘For sure, I never dreamed about being world number one again at the end of the season.’

From The42 Ireland's Leona Maguire named US National Player of the Year Winner

Ireland's Leona Maguire named US National Player of the Year

The Cavan woman finished second at yesterday’s NCAA Championship to finish her season.

From The42 Leona Maguire becomes first Irish golfer to win the prestigious Mark H. McCormack Medal Top Of The World

Leona Maguire becomes first Irish golfer to win the prestigious Mark H. McCormack Medal

Cavan — and the world’s — best amateur golfer has been acknowledged.

From The42 Rory McIlroy plans his year on the back of a boarding pass (seriously) Unique

Rory McIlroy plans his year on the back of a boarding pass (seriously)

Looking ahead to an important 12 months, the Northern Irish golfer revealed his unique approach to self-motivation.

From The42 Here's one award Lewis Hamilton can't steal from Rory McIlroy What's The SPOTY?

Here's one award Lewis Hamilton can't steal from Rory McIlroy

The world number one has rightly been recognised as the best golfer in Europe.

From The42 'It just shows where my game is mentally right now,' says McIlroy after recovery Bouncebackability

'It just shows where my game is mentally right now,' says McIlroy after recovery

Five birdies on his final seven holes helped the world number one turn yesterday’s first round at the PGA Championship around.

From The42 McIlroy will defend his Australian Open title World No1

McIlroy will defend his Australian Open title

‘I believe my return to form was given real momentum in Australia last year,’ he said when asked about the decision.

From The42 McIlroy claims WGC Bridgestone Invitational to regain world No1 ranking On Fire

McIlroy claims WGC Bridgestone Invitational to regain world No1 ranking

The 25-year-old got the better of Sergio Garcia at Firestone Country Club.

From The42 Scott, McIlroy begin chasing Kaymer at US Open As It Stands

Scott, McIlroy begin chasing Kaymer at US Open

The Irish golfer put himself in the reckoning as third-round scores soared in the afternoon heat.

From The42 Nadal beats Murray to set up blockbuster final with Djokovic Winner

Nadal beats Murray to set up blockbuster final with Djokovic

The French Open is set for a potentially exciting climax.

From The42 'I'd love to give myself a chance to win all 4 majors next year' - Rory McIlroy Major Success This post contains videos

'I'd love to give myself a chance to win all 4 majors next year' - Rory McIlroy

The Northern Ireland golfer opened up in an end-of-year chat about his USPGA win, the Olympics and watching Katie Taylor’s win on an iPad.

From The42 Hopefully I'm going to win a few Irish Opens in my career - Rory McIlroy Hometown Hero

Hopefully I'm going to win a few Irish Opens in my career - Rory McIlroy

The world number one has targeted multiple titles in front of home crowds in Ireland.

From The42 Leicester jester Mark Selby captures UK Championship Big Break

Leicester jester Mark Selby captures UK Championship

The world’s number one snooker player upped the ante in the evening session to win 10-6.

From The42 McIlroy picks up two more awards, keen to improve in 2013 Hong Kong Open

McIlroy picks up two more awards, keen to improve in 2013

The world number one insists there are aspects of his game that he still needs to work on.

From The42 Murray conjures up Olympics repeat to derail the Fed Express Shanghai Surprise

Murray conjures up Olympics repeat to derail the Fed Express

The US Open champion just made the race for the world number one ranking a bit more interesting.

From The42 In the swing: McIlroy and Woods look set for longstanding rivalry Opinion

In the swing: McIlroy and Woods look set for longstanding rivalry

The pair could be set to dominate golf in the forthcoming months, writes Neil Cullen.

From The42 Oosthuizen leads in Deutsche Bank event Update

Oosthuizen leads in Deutsche Bank event

World number one Rory McIlroy has lost his overnight lead, after the South African produced a string of seven birdies.

From The42 Federer beats Djokovic in straight sets to re-assert his dominance Fed Express

Federer beats Djokovic in straight sets to re-assert his dominance

The Swiss maestro pulverised the Serb in the first set before a contest developed.

From The42 Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking Forever Young

Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking

The Swiss will face fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, safe in the knowledge that he will remain world number one.

From The42 Showdown: McIlroy and Woods to play in China with only pride at stake Mano E Mano

Showdown: McIlroy and Woods to play in China with only pride at stake

Organisers of the October duel at Jinsha Lake say there is no prize money up for grabs.

From The42 I never stopped believing says Federer after Wimbledon win number seven Seventh Heaven

I never stopped believing says Federer after Wimbledon win number seven

The Swiss maestro cherished the ‘great moment’ of his record-breaking 17th Grand Slam and praised Andy Murray.

From The42 Edge of glory: McIlroy straight into the Honda Classic mix Strong Start

Edge of glory: McIlroy straight into the Honda Classic mix

Rory McIlroy opened the Honda Classic with a round of four-under 66, two shots off the lead set by Davis Love III.

From The42 Matter of time: McIlroy and Westwood gunning for number one Drive

Matter of time: McIlroy and Westwood gunning for number one

The current top ranker, Luke Donald, will sit out this weekend’s Honda Classic. So a top three finish in Palm Beach could be enough to give McIlroy top billing.

From The42 In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots Caddy Shack This post contains videos

In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots

The ongoing race to be the world’s top golfer is adding some much-needed spice to weekly proceedings, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

From The42 Kaymer on top of the world as he prepares for Matchplay final Kingpin

Kaymer on top of the world as he prepares for Matchplay final

Martin Kaymer is certain to become the new world number one after defeating Bubba Watson in the World Matchplay Championship semi-final.