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Sep 26

Kingsman: The Golden Circle spies an opportunity at the UK box office – and grabs It

Matthew Vaughn’s spy caper sequel opens bigger than a string of 2017 summer blockbusters; while Stephen King horror drops into second place

The reviews may have been mixed, but producer-director-writer Matthew Vaughn once again demonstrates his savvy populist instinct. The darkly comic spy adventure opens in the UK with £6.2m, with Wednesday and Thursday previews taking that tally to a five-day £8.53m. This compares with a £3.56m debut for 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, or £4.24m including previews.

Related: Kingsman: The Golden Circle – did the shock tactics go too far? Discuss with spoilers

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Sep 26

Edmund beats Tomic on injury return in China

Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Bernard Tomic in the first round at the Chengdu Open on his return from injury.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41397639

Sep 25

Clayton eyes top 100 doubles ranking after Turkey win

Scott Clayton says he and Jonny O’Mara will look to enter the world’s top 100 after their first Challenger Tour win.

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Sep 25

Konta loses to unseeded Barty at Wuhan Open

Britain’s Johanna Konta’s poor run continues as she is knocked out in the Wuhan Open second round by unseeded Ashleigh Barty.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41387779

Sep 24

Federer clinches inaugural Laver Cup for Europe

Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to ensure Team Europe lift the inaugural Laver Cup with a 15-9 win over Team World.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41381665

Sep 24

Wozniacki wins Pan Pacific Open for third time

Caroline Wozniacki wins her third Pan Pacific Open title by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 7-5 in Tokyo.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41377151

Sep 24

Borg vs McEnroe review – a five-set thriller of a film

Sverrir Gudnason is superb as the ice-cool Swede struggling to contain a cauldron of emotion – and Shia LaBeouf’s not bad either as his voluble opponent

A tale of sporting rivalry is given a brooding, introspective Scandinavian twist by Janus Metz, hitherto best known for his award-winning documentary Armadillo. Stoic, seemingly unflappable Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and volatile, temperamental brat John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) competed for the Wimbledon title in 1980. On paper, it was a clash of opposites. But in fact, this film argues that the two men had more in common than anyone suspected at the time. Ice-man Borg, the main focus of this film, was in fact a volcano; his obsession with detail, his superstitions, were all part of the meticulous control mechanism he constructed to prevent the eruptions of anger that so tarnished McEnroe’s early reputation.

Whether or not you know the outcome, this is a cracking watch. Metz captures the period effectively – the Mondrian-style colour blocks of the tennis court; the saturated, synthetic palette of the 1970s and early 1980s. But the performances carry the film. The two competitors are exceptionally well cast: LaBeouf is a little old for the role but conveys McEnroe’s isolation and vulnerability along with the adolescent petulance. But Gudnason is remarkable; not only is he an uncanny physical match, he also manages to combine a stewing inner turmoil with a demeanour that is as impassive as a blank scoreboard.

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Sep 23

‘A huge privilege’ – Federer & Nadal win as doubles partners

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win their first doubles match together on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41376070

Sep 23

Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber lose in Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo

Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber suffer Pan Pacific Open semi-finals defeats by Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41371719

Sep 22

Garbine Muguruza beats Caroline Garcia in Pan Pacific Open, Karolina Pliskova out

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza beats Caroline Garcia in Tokyo, after second seed Karolina Pliskova loses to Angelique Kerber.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41365607

Sep 22

Liam Broady: Briton’s run at St Petersburg Open ends at quarter-finals stage

Briton Liam Broady’s excellent run at the St Petersburg Open comes to an end with a 6-3 2-6 6-4 quarter-final defeat by Damir Dzumhur.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41361169

Sep 22

Laver Cup 2017: Europe v The World – results & standings

Fixtures and results from the inaugural Laver Cup between Team Europe and Team World featuring Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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Sep 21

Borg vs McEnroe’s Stellan Skarsgård: ‘I’ve been changing diapers for 40 years’

He’s both one of Sweden’s most prolific actors and the father of eight kids – including actors Alexander and Bill. So it’s no surprise that – despite starring in the nail-biting tennis drama – he doesn’t have much time for sport

It must be difficult to get entirely swept up in the magic of the movies when you are the man who once changed Pennywise’s nappies. This is the strange position that actor Stellan Skarsgård finds himself in, as he promotes his new film, Borg vs McEnroe, while his 27-year-old son, Bill Skarsgård, is receiving rave reviews for playing the demonic clown in a new adaptation of Stephen King’s It while his eldest son, Alexander, is about to win an Emmy for his role in Big Little Lies. “I was happy when he was doing It because he had so much fun, and that’s where the joy was really,” says Skarsgård senior, frowning thoughtfully out of the hotel room window, as if searching for the right words amid the rooftop air vents. “It’s also kind of ridiculous, all of it, isn’t it? On Sunday, Alexander goes up for the Emmy … It’s kind of silly, isn’t it?”

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Sep 21

Johanna Konta beaten by Barbora Strycova in Pan Pacific Open

British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Pan Pacific Open after a 7-5 7-6 (7-5) defeat by Barbora Strycovaa.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41344930

Sep 20

Liam Broady beats Adrian Mannarino to reach St Petersburg Open quarter-finals

Britain’s Liam Broady knocks out fourth seed and world number 31 Adrian Mannarino to reach the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open in Russia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41342386

Sep 18

Hawk-Eye to replace line judges at Next Gen Finals in Milan

Line judges will be replaced by Hawk-Eye technology at the inaugural Next Gen Finals – a move described as a possible “landmark moment”.

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