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Hunger games go down a treat in the temple of tennis

You know that austerity has really hit the heart of Britain when you spot signs outside the driveways of the large mansions on the tree-lined roads leading to Wimbledon that say, 'Parking' and below that in big, bold numbers - GBP20.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Andy Murray: tennis

Britain's Andy Murray, the world number-four men's tennis player, is determined to perform better in front of his home crowd at next month's London Olympics than he managed in Beijing four years ago.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fighting-fit Federer makes special stopover on way to Shanghai

Last Thursday, tennis great Roger Federer paid a brief visit to Hong Kong before on his way to play in the Shanghai Masters. The 16-time grand slam winner was in town to serve his role a global ambassador with Credit Suisse.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Federer returns media serves on Credit Suisse court

The Federer Express is in the banking house! That's all that can be said, as it was the only ostensible purpose of a media event hosted by Credit Suisse. Tennis great Roger Federer made a quick stop in Hong Kong en route to the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, chatting with the media as the global ambassador for Credit Suisse.

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Borg backs Federer to bounce back

If there's anyone who knows just how Roger Federer must be feeling, it's Bjorn Borg. As Rafael Nadal continues his assault on Federer, Borg (pictured) could be forgiven a wry smile at just how familiar the scenario sounds.

The tennis world 27 years ago was Borg's domain - and his alone - until an upstart named John McEnroe started chipping away at his legend.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who won the men's and women's events at last weekend's HK marathon?

2. How many races has Silent Witness won?

3. Who became the oldest first-time winner on the ATP Tour with victory in the Scottsdale Classic in Arizona?

4. Name the Southampton player banned for 10 matches for manhandling a referee?

6 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Which city will host the next Rugby World Cup Sevens?

2. Who are the reigning Uefa Cup champions?

3. Which team did Arsenal beat in both the FA Cup and League Cup final to win that unusual double in 1993?

4. How many Grand Slam titles has Roger Federer won?

5. Who is the youngest driver to win an F1 race?

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Federer an ace from gentlemen's era of game

Be honest here. Unless you saw the names of either Andre Agassi or Pete Sampras in a tournament bracket, when was the last time you really cared about men's professional tennis?

5 Jan 2004 - 12:00am