Tennis

Roger Federer as never seen before video

Roger Federer as Andre Agassi in an advert for Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz has managed to show tennis great Roger Federer as he's never been seen before.

Erakovic to play China's Wang

Marina Erakovic has split with her coach for the past two-and-a-half years.

Marina Erakovic has been given a kind draw in qualifying at the US Open, but it isn't so easy for Rubin Statham.

Lay off the synthetic grass

Marcel Vos has witnessed the disappearance of hard courts around New Zealand.

TNZ Performance coach Marcel Vos fears too many kids are learning to play tennis on the wrong surface.

Andy Murray shuts presenter down

Andy Murray, with his second gold medal.

"You're the first to win two golds," he's told. "Venus and Serena have 4 each," he replies.

Murray's record gold wins video

"To finish with a match like that was very emotional," Murray said. "It's been a buildup of emotions over the last 10 ...

Wimbledon winner makes history with epic gold medal tennis victory.

Kiwi tennis ace loses in final

Queenstown tennis player Ben McLachlan.

Queenstown tennis player Ben McLachlan achieved one of the biggest results of his career recently.

Green light for Wilding Park

New Zealand's Marcus Daniell returns a shot during last year's Davis Cup tie against India in Christchurch

Davis Cup tennis confirmed in Christchurch for third consecutive year.

Del Potro v Murray for gold

Juan Martin Del Potro goes to ground in celebration after beating Rafael Nadal in the Olympic tennis semifinals.

Argentinian tennis star upsets Rafael Nadal to set up a final with the defending Olympic champion.

Murray vs Nadal final?

Andy Murray celebrates after scraping into the Rio Olympics semifinals with a third set tiebreak win in the quarters.

If both top seeds can beat their semi-final opposition, then it's game on for a great tennis showdown in Rio.

Rio tennis washout

Rain stops (the whole day's) play in Rio.

Rafael Nadal will have to play three matches on Thursday after flooding washed out all 26 matches for the day.

Poison plot at Wimbledon

Gabriella Taylor ended up in intensive care after being diagnosed with a rare strain of Leptospirois.

Scotland Yard investigating potential foul play, after Wimbledon teen caught rat urine illness.

Serena knocked out of Rio

Serena Williams is out of the Rio Olympics.

Error-ridden No 1 seed's Olympics tournament is over.

Davis Cup location up in the air

Rubin Statham is in line to break Onny Parun’s record for most Davis Cup ties for New Zealand.

Christchurch awaiting ITF approval to host NZ's tie against Pakistan.

Djokovic's teary Rio exit

Novak Djokovic, left, congratulates Juan Martin del Potro after their Olympic singles match.

Novak Djokovic fights back tears after ''one of the toughest'' losses of his career.

Lift drama no problem

A triumphant Juan Martin Del Potro after winning his match against Novak Djokovic.

Argentinian tennis star stuck in lift for 40 minutes before match against world number one - but he still wins.

Shock defeat for Williams sisters

Venus and Serena Williams talk during their against Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic.

Three-time doubles gold medalists dumped out of the Olympics by Czech unknowns.

Kiwi pair face tough first round

Michael Venus has teamed up with Marcus Daniell at the Olympics.

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell up against experienced Canadians in Rio.

Serena's twerking warmup for Rio

Rio-bound tennis ace Serena Williams gives lessons on the art of the twerk.

Tennis golden girl releases dance video and backs her powerful body in quest for fifth Olympic medal.

Wawrinka pulls out of Rio

Stan Wawrinka won the 2014 Australian Open and the 2015 French Open.

Half of ATP's world top ten men missing Olympics as Wawrinka pulls out due to injury.

Djokovic claims fourth Rogers Cup title

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Rogers Cup in Canada.

Djokovic had little trouble dismissing Kei Nishikori in the final in Canada.

Victory for Monfils, Djokovic

Gael Monfils is on a winning streak - but now he must overcome Novak Djokovic.

Frenchman set for semi-final showdown against Novak Djokovic in Rogers Cup.

Kiwi doubles pair lose

Michael Venus has won four ATP doubles titles playing with Croatian Mate Pavic this year.

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell's preparations for the Rio Olympics have come to a swift halt.

Nadal injury 'delicate'

Rafael Nadal announces in May his second round withdrawal from the French Open.

It won't be an easy return to tennis at Rio for the world No 4, Spanish Olympic team-mate says.

Federer to miss Olympics

Roger Federer has announced he will be out of action for the rest of the year.

Swiss tennis star "extremely disappointed" to miss out on Rio as he rules himself out for the rest of 2016.

Pokemon addict Kyrgios humbled

The loss was Nick Kyrgios' first match since being knocked out of Wimbledon.

The Australian writes that he plays more Pokemon than tennis, then loses to world number 370.

Monfils ends title drought

Gael Monfils is back in the winner's circle with victory in Washington DC.

French tennis ace breaks a two year title drought with victory at the Citi Open in Washington DC.

Russian tennis players OK for Rio

Russian tennis players are the first to be confirmed for Rio, after the IOC's decision on their participation following ...

International Tennis Federation says all seven Russians meet the IOC's anti-doping requirements for the Olympics.

Venus makes 6th doubles final

Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner Mate Pavic have advanced to their sixth ATP final this year.

NZ's Michael Venus and Croatian partner Mate Pavic into another ATP doubles final.

Venus wins battle of Rio Kiwis

The strong year on the ATP doubles circuit continues for Rio-bound Kiwi Michael Venus.

Kiwi tennis ace claims straight sets win over Olympic team-mate in Swiss ATP tournament quarterfinals.

Tennis bans for match-fixing

Marco Cecchinato in action against at the French Open in May.

World No 143 among three Italians banned from tennis and fined a five-figure sum for match-fixing.

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