Lionel Messi was the world's highest paid athlete over the past year, Forbes reported on Tuesday in its annual sporting rich list.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will resume one of sport's greatest-ever rivalries with their 39th clash in the French Open semi-finals on Friday.
Twelve months after exiting the Australian Open with fitness, form and career doubts swirling, Novak Djokovic on Sunday struggled to keep his emotions from reducing him to tears.
Novak Djokovic said he played his "best final in a Grand Slam" to win a record magnificent seventh Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 rout of Rafael Nadal Sunday.
Serena Williams has posted an inspirational New Year message to mums and dads juggling parenthood with work, saying "anything is possible".
World number one Novak Djokovic said Monday that tennis' big four -- himself, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray -- were still the favourites to win Grand Slam titles in 2019.
Lin Dan is regarded as the best badminton player of all time but his brilliance has faded markedly and Chinese fans and media are readying his career obituary.
Novak Djokovic's return to the world number one spot, just five months after slumping to his lowest ranking in 12 years, leaves little doubt that he is one of the sport's greats.