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The Telegraph

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Recent articles by Simon:

Roger Federer teases Wimbledon return as BBC commentator

Federer is considering a career in punditry after his illustrious career comes to an end this weekend → Read More

Joe Salisbury tones down celebrations after retaining US men’s doubles title at ‘sad time’

Salisbury and Rajeev Ram defeated Neal Skupski and his doubles partner Wesley Koolhof in what was, in part at least, a battle of the Brits → Read More

Victoria Azarenka: Tennis must act now on coach abuse

Former world No 1 said she would think twice about allowing her daughter to play tennis → Read More

The five factors that make Serena Williams the greatest

Williams’ compelling story on and off the court leaves her unrivalled in the sport of tennis → Read More

Harriet Dart departs US Open with a whimper

Dart blows opportunity to overtake Emma Raducanu as British No1 as a nervy performance brings her campaign to a miserable end → Read More

Emma Raducanu plays down US Open injury fears after tearful practice session

Raducanu, who has struggled with blisters in recent months, halted a practice session twice before resuming → Read More

England bowler David Willey blasts South Africa's cynical attempts to get second ODI washed out

Heinrich Klaasen tried to delay the game for as long as possible in the hope match might be drawn due to rain → Read More

We are witnessing the long, slow death of 50-over cricket

With Ben Stokes terminating his ODI career, credibility is draining from this once vibrant format with each passing day → Read More

Concerns grow as disgraced former umpire chief returns for US Open

Soeren Frieme has served a 12-month suspension for harassing a younger male umpire → Read More

What is Novak Djokovic inhaling inside his mystery drinks bottle?

Djokovic sparked confusion during his last-16 win when he gestured towards his box, pointed at his bottle and then squeezed it to his mouth → Read More

How a late-night moped crash put Cameron Norrie on the road to success

While Norrie has been the standout British player at Wimbledon this year, it could all have been so different were it not for a lucky escape → Read More

Andy Murray adds Newport event to schedule in bid to earn US Open seeding

Murray is outside the world's top 50 and is aiming to have a strong summer hard-court season to boost his hopes in New York → Read More

'Katie loves competing': British tennis hero Jeremy Bates on taking Boulter to new heights

Exclusive: Bates has coached Boulter through the ups and downs for the best part of a decade before overseeing her impressive Wimbledon run → Read More

John McEnroe tells Emma Raducanu to 'back up the hype'

Three-time Wimbledon men's singles champion and senior BBC pundit questions constant changes to support team and susceptibility to injury → Read More

Emma Raducanu has a broken forehand

Backhand has always been US Open champion's strongest suit but there is a simple remedy for regression on forehand post Flushing Meadows → Read More

Emma Raducanu brands claims she's cracking under pressure 'a joke' after Wimbledon exit

Raducanu crashed out of her third consecutive Grand Slam in the second round after losing to Caroline Garcia → Read More

Emma Raducanu gets reality check as Wimbledon hopes ended by classy Caroline Garcia

In the curious lingua franca used on the tennis tour, the word “routine” becomes a verb. → Read More

Exclusive: WTA investigating multiple player-coach relationships

Work to combat power imbalances between coaches and players risks being ‘deprofessionalised and deligitimised’ by ongoing relationships → Read More

What it is like to be trapped within the dark side of tennis umpiring

Tamara Vrhovec, one of the most experienced officials of the last 20 years, speaks out on the abuses of power she both faced and witnessed → Read More

Saudi Arabia sets its sights on hosting women's tennis tour with WTA

Exclusive: WTA – who enjoy far less financial security than the ATP – declined to rule out the concept when contacted by Telegraph Sport → Read More