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  1. June 7, 2013

    Eye on the ball

    The Outsider: My Autobiography, by Jimmy Connors, Bantam RRP £18.99/Harper $28.99, 416 pages Jimmy Connors is one of those...

  2. December 27, 2011

    Why Ferguson remains at the top of his game

    When Sir Richard Greenbury ran Marks and Spencer, he used to take Sir Alex Ferguson out for lunch and pump him for...

  1. December 16, 2011

    An ode to Jonny Wilkinson

    Lefties are a breed apart and I don’t just mean Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. I do not wish to distress Prince William,...

  2. June 17, 2011

    Dream ticket

    Clash: Björn Borg and John McEnroe before the 1981 Wimbledon singles final, won by the American High Strung: Björn Borg,...

  3. July 11, 2009

    Sporting life

    How imperfect sportsmen became a thing of the past Watching Michael Jackson's funeral this week, the sports fan's mind...

  4. July 10, 2009

    How flawed sportsmen became a thing of the past

    Watching Michael Jackson’s funeral this week, the sports fan’s mind travelled back to a funeral in Rio de Janeiro in 1983....

  5. May 23, 2009

    Sporting life

    How to win that elusive French title: Federer's tip sheet How can Roger Federer finally win the French Open? It is the last...

  6. May 22, 2009

    How to win that elusive French title: Federer’s tip sheet

    How can Roger Federer finally win the French Open? It is the last unsolved mystery of men’s tennis. The Swiss has won every...

  7. January 17, 2009

    Wilander spies a wilier Federer set to reclaim Melbourne

    What happens to tennis champions when they grow up? Mats Wilander lives in the ski resort of Sun Valley, Idaho, where he...

  8. January 17, 2009

    The danger of going to seed

    What happens to tennis champions when they grow up? Mats Wilander lives in the ski resort of Sun Valley, Idaho, where he...

  9. January 16, 2009

    Wilander spies a wilier Federer set to reclaim Melbourne

    What happens to tennis champions when they grow up? Mats Wilander lives in the ski resort of Sun Valley, Idaho, where he...

  10. October 17, 2008

    Can’t stop playing to the crowd

    Last month’s news that Lance Armstrong was ending his retirement after three years and returning to professional cycling...

  11. October 4, 2008

    Iceman Borg chills out - and looks back in wonder

    "If me and John should sit," says Bjorn Borg of his old nemesis John McEnroe, "we remember every single point in matches we...

  12. October 3, 2008

    Iceman Borg melteth

    “If me and John should sit,” says Bjorn Borg of his old nemesis John McEnroe, “we remember every single point in matches we...

  13. September 12, 2008

    Golden boy Hirst proves the big draw

    “Thick and strong card, 10 by 7.5 inches, in perfect condition. No corner bumps or creases. Crying out to be framed on the...

  14. September 12, 2008

    Golden boy Hirst proves the big draw

    "Thick and strong card, 10 by 7.5 inches, in perfect condition. No corner bumps or creases. Crying out to be framed on the...

  15. July 26, 2008

    Rally hopes? Unfortunately it's still the same old story

    It is not often one gets to paraphrase John McEnroe and Humphrey Bogart in the same sentence but the stock market's recent...

  16. July 25, 2008

    On Wall Street: There are reasons for bank stocks to fall yet again

    It is not often one gets to paraphrase John McEnroe and Humphrey Bogart in the same sentence but the stock market’s recent...

  17. July 12, 2008

    Greatest hits: Remnick on Tyson

    Tyson was everyone's freak show, a grotesque and guilty entertainment at once violent, unpredictable, haunted, thrilling -...

  18. June 27, 2008

    The grass is meaner

    Some four and a half decades after Manuel Santana derisively declared that grass was for cows, more Spanish men made the...

  19. June 6, 2008

    Hembly boss buys Sergio Tacchini

    A Hong Kong businessman has bought Sergio Tacchini, the Italian tennis-wear brand that in its prime sponsored top players...

  20. June 6, 2008

    Hembly boss buys Sergio Tacchini

    A Hong Kong businessman has bought Sergio Tacchini, the Italian tennis-wear brand that in its prime sponsored top players...

  21. December 6, 2007

    Observer: Not pretty

    As if Merrill Lynch's new chief executive, John Thain, did not have enough to worry about, there is also Merrill's financial...

  22. September 1, 2007

    Eye on the call

    Jamea Jackson has never risen higher than 45 in international tennis rankings, which given the sport’s faded glory makes her...

  23. June 8, 2007

    Nadal bars Federer’s route to history

    Not all straight-sets wins are easy, and Roger Federer’s French Open semi-final victory on Friday certainly fell into that...

  24. June 4, 2007

    Federer advances in record style

    Roger Federer underlined his determination to win an elusive French Open title by producing a record-equalling performance...

  25. August 26, 2006

    Murray's mentor eager to share his winning wiles

    "He surprised me when I had him at Pepperdine. He turned out to be a great team guy which no one expected. Loyal, funny....

  26. August 25, 2006

    On the couch with the man behind Gilbert

    “He surprised me when I had him at Pepperdine. He turned out to be a great team guy, which no one expected. Loyal, funny....

  27. July 8, 2006

    A summer of sport? Unbeatable

    A colleague who often looks as if he might have stepped off a plane from Krypton after a Friday morning session with his...

  28. July 7, 2006

    Kriek waters

    Wimbledon is more often associated with too much water than too little, as any tennis fan who has slumped miserably in the...

  29. July 6, 2006

    Hawkpoint comes home to roost

    Hawkpoint Partners, the independent corporate finance adviser, plans to move into its former parent’s empty nest. Hawkpoint,...

  30. July 6, 2006

    Ancic and protesters fail to foil Federer

    Those who believe Roger Federer to be the greatest grass-court player ever received more evidence for their argument on...

  31. May 19, 2006

    Feat on clay can lay greatness at Federer’s feet

    Roger Federer has a touch of Roman emperor about him. It’s that Roman nose, the statuesque torso, the fixed regal gaze, the...

  32. February 8, 2006

    Observer: Lynch lob

    Merrill Lynch Investment Managers has agreed a three-year sponsorship of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Tour...

  33. February 8, 2006

    See you on court

    Merrill Lynch Investment Managers' three-year sponsorship deal for the ATP Masters Tour was launched yesterday (above) by...

  34. January 11, 2006

    Observer: Eisner's next step a return to his roots

    Little more than three months into his tenure as undisputed king of the Mouse House, Robert Iger, the Walt Disney chief...

  35. January 10, 2006

    Observer - US

    Little more than three months into his tenure as undisputed king of the Mouse House, Robert Iger, the Walt Disney chief...

  36. December 31, 2005

    Hingis tries the toughest of returns

    The Australian Open, which because it is held in mid- January, just two weeks into the new tennis season, is often as...

  37. December 30, 2005

    Hingis tries toughest of returns

    The Australian Open, which because it is has the self-inflicted misfortune of being held in the mid-January, just two weeks...

  38. August 31, 2005

    THE MANHATTAN 'SALON' WHERE A MONEYED AND TALENTED ELITE WILL MEET, SCHMOOZE AND SOAK IN THE SPA

    Is it a club? Is it a "21st-century salon"? Or is it a "star-studded gala where cultural icons and chief executives...

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