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Roger Federer, King of Grass, continues to inspire generations with his class

Manushree Bhardwaj

Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon win has made me believe; believe in hard work, passion and a ‘never-give-up’ attitude. At 35, his magical wand has woven magic again. This is his fairytale. Perhaps, his best one.

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer becomes first player since Bjorn Borg to win title without dropping a set

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer becomes first player since Bjorn Borg to win title without dropping a set

With a win in the Australian Open in 2007, Roger Federer became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a tournament without dropping a set. Not only so, he is also the first ever to do it so on a hard court.

Ahead of Wimbledon, beleaguered Novak Djokovic seeks answers after decline and fall

Ahead of Wimbledon, beleaguered Novak Djokovic seeks answers after decline and fall

Djokovic has lurched from one problem to another in 2017, losing to world number 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open.

2017 Australian Open Super Series Final: As it happened...

2017 Australian Open Super Series Final: As it happened...

Srikanth, 24, will play Olympic champion Chen Long of China in the final tomorrow.

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth storms into third successive Superseries final

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth storms into third successive Superseries final

The Hyderabadi shuttler maintained his unbeaten record against the Chinese opponent by defeating him for the second time in as many clashes.

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth stuns World No. 1 Son Wan Ho again, to meet B Sai Praneeth in quarters

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth stuns World No. 1 Son Wan Ho again, to meet B Sai Praneeth in quarters

Srikanth defeated No. 1 ranked South Korean second time in a matter of five days after his Indonesian Open men`s single event title victory.

Australian Open: Good start by Indian shuttlers as Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance to second round

Australian Open: Good start by Indian shuttlers as Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance to second round

It was curtains for HS Prannoy, who lost in the semi-finals in Indonesia, Ajay Jayram, Parupalli Kashyap and Siril Verma in the men's singles first round.

Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam winner, promises to be back on court after baby's birth

Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam winner, promises to be back on court after baby's birth

Serena won her record-setting 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January -- where she beat her elder sister Venus in the final.

Maria Sharapova's comeback: Players unhappy as promoters drool over profit margins at Stuttgart

Maria Sharapova's comeback: Players unhappy as promoters drool over profit margins at Stuttgart

World number five Simona Halep, the fourth seed in Stuttgart, also believes that handing Sharapova a wildcard sends completely the wrong signal.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova rejoins the action on Wednesday after completing 15-month doping ban

Tennis star Maria Sharapova rejoins the action on Wednesday after completing 15-month doping ban

She was even given a Wednesday start as that`s the day her ban -- imposed for testing positive for meldonium at last year`s Australian Open -- comes to an end.

Maria Sharapova blames International Tennis Federation for lack of dope warning

Maria Sharapova blames International Tennis Federation for lack of dope warning

Meldonium was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances at the start 2016 after increasing evidence that it enhanced performance.

Resurgent Venus Williams says no end in sight to playing career

Resurgent Venus Williams says no end in sight to playing career

The American former world number one`s on-court form has been nothing short of remarkable considering she was diagnosed in 2011 with the debilitating Sjogren`s syndrome.

Mexico Open: Novak Djokovic battles into Acapulco quarter-finals with win over Juan Martin del Potro

Mexico Open: Novak Djokovic battles into Acapulco quarter-finals with win over Juan Martin del Potro

Top-seeded Djokovic, had to dig deep against former US Open champion del Potro after falling a break down in the third set.

 

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal rolls into quarter-finals after registering easy win over Paolo Lorenzi

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal rolls into quarter-finals after registering easy win over Paolo Lorenzi

Nadal, who is playing his first tournament since falling to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final, made short work of the 38th-ranked Lorenzi.

ATP Acapulco: Novak Djokovic returns with victory, beats Martin Klizan in straight sets

ATP Acapulco: Novak Djokovic returns with victory, beats Martin Klizan in straight sets

Djokovic has not played since his shock second round exit at the Australian Open in January, and showed signs of ring-rustiness before defeating Klizan 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) before a raucous Mexican crowd.

'Confident' Novak Djokovic eyes fun in Acapulco after Australian Open nightmare

'Confident' Novak Djokovic eyes fun in Acapulco after Australian Open nightmare

The 29-year-old world number two makes his bow in the tournament on Tuesday, his first match since tumbling out in Melbourne last month in the second round against Denis Istomin.

Novak Djokovic back on court at Acapulco after shoulder injury

Novak Djokovic back on court at Acapulco after shoulder injury

Djokovic had accepted a wildcard into the Mexican tournament which boasts a strong field including Australian Open finalist Rafa Nadal and world number four Milos Raonic.

Roger Federer wants arch-rival Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner in Laver Cup

Roger Federer wants arch-rival Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner in Laver Cup

Federer, who beat Nadal in an epic five-set Australian Open final last month, admitted yesterday at the unveiling of the new tournament scheduled for Prague in September.

Golfer Aditi Ashok slips to tied-56th at Women's Australian Open

Golfer Aditi Ashok slips to tied-56th at Women's Australian Open

Aditi, who shot 73-70 in first two rounds at the Par-73 Royal Adelaide Golf Club, is now tied-56th in her first appearance in a LPGA event in 2017.

Qatar Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova crash out of Doha open after suffering loss in semis

Qatar Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova crash out of Doha open after suffering loss in semis

Mirza and Strycova defeat at the hands of USA`s Abigail Spears and Slovenia`s Katarina Srebotnik in a thrilling last-four clash that lasted an hour and 10 minutes.