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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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