Frustration continues: Andy Murray plotting return after another injury setback

Andy Murray of Great Britain serves in his match against Andrey Rublev of Russiaduring Day 3 of the 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at Ahoy on...

Having been sidelined (groin) since early March, three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has flown out to Rome with practice sessions lined up alongside Diego Schwartzman and Novak Djokovic this weekend, as well as reuniting with former coach Mark Petchey on a relaxed basis.

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Monte Carlo 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas tames in-form Dan Evans in straight sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas (#4) will play Andrey Rublev (#6) or rising Norwegian Casper Ruud in his third Masters 1000 Final tomorrow and hopes the number three proves lucky, after needing just 68 minutes to end Dan Evans’ red-hot tournament in Monte Carlo – with an impressive 6-2, 6-1 win.
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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: Djokovic ends Karatsev’s remarkable run in straight sets

Novak Djokovic of Serbia waves to the crowd following victory in his Men’s Singles Semifinals match against Aslan Karatsev of Russia during day 11 of...

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic produced his best performance of this year’s tournament so far to knock out fearless qualifer Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in just under two hours – booking a ninth Australian Open Final, where he’ll play either an in-form Daniil Medvedev (#4) or Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) on Sunday as he looks to again retain his title in Melbourne.
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Australian Open 2021: Osaka-Williams semi-final awaits, error-laden Djokovic sinks Zverev

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Alexander Zverev of Germany after winning the Men's Singles Quarterfinals match against during day nine of...

A Naomi Osaka vs Serena Williams semi-final is set in stone for Thursday after both were comfortable winners during their respective matchups, Aslan Karatsev’s record-breaking run in Melbourne has continued at an injured Grigor Dimitrov’s expense while defending champion Novak Djokovic recovered from a set down to beat Alexander Zverev in a chaotic four-set clash.
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Australian Open 2021: Osaka and Serena win, Karatsev shines, a Kyrgios-Thiem epic

Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Nick Kyrgios of Australia after their Men's Singles third round match during day five of the 2021...

Day 5 was one not to be missed, as Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and more navigated past potentially tricky matchups while there were surprises on the men’s side of the draw as Aslan Karatsev was ruthlessly efficient in toppling Diego Schwartzman (#8), Kyrgios-Thiem certainly lived up to the hype and an injured Novak Djokovic closed the show in dramatic circumstances.  Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Halep’s heroic fightback, gritty wins for Djokovic and Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios fans celebrates after Nick won his Men's Singles second round match against Ugo Humbert of France during day three of the 2021...

Day 3 was eventful: defending champion Novak Djokovic was pushed in a memorable first encounter against Frances Tiafoe, while world no. 2 Simona Halep and hometown favourite Nick Kyrgios produced gutsy comebacks to cap an action-packed night session after more seeded players fell, including Slam champions Bianca Andreescu (#8) and Petra Kvitova (#9). Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Williams sisters, Osaka and Swiatek get off to winning start

Serena Williams of The United States of America plays a backhand in her Women's Singles first round match against Laura Siegemund of Germany during...

Serena and Venus Williams held their nerve after a few shaky moments, tournament favourite Naomi Osaka was ruthlessly decisive while French Open champion Iga Swiatek was solid en route to a comfortable first-round win. Elsewhere, a three-time Slam winner was knocked out in rather emphatic fashion and more besides as Day 1 of the 2021 Australian Open got underway. Continue reading

Lucas Pouille discusses recovery after elbow surgery, comeback plans for 2021

Lucas Pouille: Surgery went well, I hope to soon be back on court

Lucas Pouille, a former world number 10, underwent season-ending surgery in 2019 and had an elbow operation last summer too during the COVID-enforced tennis shutdown – but has now revealed the extent of his injuries as he’s keen to adopt a gradual approach to this latest comeback, not applying much pressure or heightened expectations for himself going forward. Continue reading