French Open 2021: Tsitsipas shines brightest, downing Medvedev in straight sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in his Quarter Final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during day ten of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on...

Armed with 33 winners and almost half the unforced error count to boot, Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) avenged his humbling straight sets defeat four months ago in Melbourne with a gritty 6-3, 7-6, 7-5 win over the world number two – progressing into a third successive Grand Slam semi-final. Continue reading

Monte Carlo 2021: Daniil Medvedev withdraws after positive COVID-19 test

Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in their quarterfinal match of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on...

Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev (#2) won’t have the opportunity to improve upon his 2019 result – a semi-final finish in Monaco – after withdrawing from the Masters 1000 tournament, after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier today. Lucky loser Juan Ignacio Londero takes his place, and will play Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic for a place in round three tomorrow.  Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Djokovic defiantly breaks Medvedev’s spirit, retains his crown again

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as he celebrates victory in his Men’s Singles Final match against Daniil Medvedev of...

The pressure and weight of expectation was on his shoulders, but world number one Novak Djokovic relished the challenge as his big-match experience showed. He made quick work of an in-form Daniil Medvedev to reign supreme again in Melbourne, lifting a ninth Australian Open title after a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory, ending the Russian’s 20-match winning streak with aplomb. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Medvedev ruthlessly crushes Tsitsipas, into second Slam final

Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts as he plays against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their men's singles semi-final match on day twelve of the...

Daniil Medvedev (#4) produced some exquisite shot-making and was relentless to subdue a partisan crowd at the Rod Laver Arena, surviving a late third set wobble to win 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 against Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) – booking his place in Sunday’s final against defending champion Novak Djokovic, extending his win streak to 20 tour matches in just over two hours.
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Australian Open 2021: Barty knocked out, Tsitsipas’ resiliency helps him topple Nadal

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World number one Ashleigh Barty was stunned in three sets against Karolina Muchova (#25), second seed Rafael Nadal relinquished a two-set advantage as Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) ended his tournament after a gruelling four-hour battle, while there were big wins for Daniil Medvedev (#4) and Jennifer Brady (#22) elsewhere on another unpredictable day of tennis in Melbourne. 

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Australian Open 2021: Tsitsipas and Rublev cruise, Barty and Nadal navigate tricky wins

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during his match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day six of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne...

There were routine victories for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini had an injury scare but managed to outlast Karen Khachanov in three tight sets. That was before Rafael Nadal and world number one Ashleigh Barty found ways to grit past tricky challenges in the night session, booking their respective places into the second week in Melbourne. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty, Dan Evans and more clinch warm-up event titles

Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with the Yarra Valley Classic trophy after winning her Women's Singles Final match against Garbine Muguruza of...

Ashleigh Barty capped her long-awaited return with a win over Garbine Muguruza in the Yarra Valley Classic final, while Britain’s Dan Evans has a new career-high world ranking (#26) after beating Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in his warm-up event final. It’s provided the pair with welcome preparation ahead of the Australian Open, which gets underway in a matter of hours. Continue reading

Despite clay struggles, Janko Tipsarevic tips Medvedev for future world no.1 and Slam titles

Daniil Medvedev beats Dominic Thiem to win ATP Finals title - CGTN

Former world number 8 Janko Tipsarevic has praised last year’s ATP Finals champion, calling him a future Major champion and world no.1 – despite having reservations over the Russian’s ability to dominate on all surfaces, given his inconsistent results on clay. The 24-year-old is set to return at next month’s Australian Open, where he’s lost in round four the last two seasons. Continue reading

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams

Dominic Thiem: I'm As Good As Anyone Here, But Better Than No-One | ATP Tour | Tennis

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu has heaped praise on the Austrian, after an unforgettable year where the 27-year-old won his first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows in September – having fallen short eight months earlier in his maiden hard-court final at the Australian Open. Critics believe this is just the start as he establishes his pedigree, a sentiment Massu agrees with. Continue reading

Daniil Medvedev’s historic ATP Finals win sets up a very promising 2021

Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming 'great rivalries' - Tennis365.com

Daniil Medvedev recovered from a set down to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem and win this year’s Nitto ATP Finals, making history in London on Sunday. Eleven years after his Russian compatriot Nikolay Davydenko won the first edition at The 02, the 24-year-old defiantly rose to the occasion in a way that sets him – and others – up brilliantly for a promising 2021 campaign.  Continue reading