Australian Open 2022: Badosa, Krejcikova win three-set battles to kick off action-packed Day 5

Spain's Paula Badosa reacts after winning against Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk during their women's singles match on day five of the Australian Open...

Paula Badosa and Barbora Krejcikova’s contrasting three-set wins continued their career-best Australian Open runs, on a day full of surprises. Elsewhere, defending champion Naomi Osaka had two match points on her racquet but tightened up and lost against Amanda Anisimova after Matteo Berrettini [7] was pushed to a deciding set tiebreak by rising star Carlos Alcaraz. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Djokovic deported, Jabeur injured, Coco and Cam knocked out on Day 1

Sebastian Korda of United States celebrates winning his first round singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day one of the 2022...

On an opening day overshadowed by news confirming defending champion Novak Djokovic had been deported after his visa was once again cancelled, there were big wins for American duo Sebastian Korda and Madison Keys among others — the former edged past 2020 winner Sofia Kenin (#11) in two tight sets, while Korda bested Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Nishikori withdraws with hip injury, Djokovic situation unresolved

Novak Djokovic of Serbia meets at the net after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan during his Men's Singles third round match of the 2021 US Open at...

US Open 2014 finalist and world no. 46 Kei Nishikori, often plagued by troublesome injuries, has revealed he’ll miss the Australian swing as he’s been struggling with a hip issue needing more recovery time. Elsewhere, defending champion Novak Djokovic’s situation hasn’t been resolved after being refused entry into Australia despite being granted a medical exemption to play. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Djokovic in — Williams, Andreescu out as Slam draws closer

The sun sets as Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Romania's Simona Halep during their women's singles quarter-final match on day nine...

The first Grand Slam tournament of 2022 will be without more notable champions: 23-time Major winner Serena Williams isn’t fully recovered from her hamstring injury, while Bianca Andreescu has also opted out. Novak Djokovic, a nine-time winner in Melbourne, will participate despite refusing to declare his COVID-19 vaccination status in recent months. Continue reading

Tsitsipas opens up on his struggles, Medvedev backed to avoid Thiem’s slump

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece is congratulated by Daniil Medvedev of Russia after their mens singles quarter final match during day ten of the 2021...

Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed he – like many others – wasn’t in the best mental state competing during the COVID-19 pandemic this year. However, he’s optimistic about 2022 and beyond, for his tennis and the life lessons he’s ultimately learned. Elsewhere, new US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has been backed to avoid the same drastic slump Dominic Thiem suffered after winning Flushing Meadows last year, by his coach Gilles Cervara. Continue reading

US Open 2021: Medvedev vs. Djokovic in eagerly-awaited repeat of Aus Open final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Daniil Medvedev of Russia following his victory in the Men’s Singles Final match against Daniil Medvedev...

Novak Djokovic came back from a set down, then fended off a spirited Alexander Zverev fightback, to book his place in a ninth US Open Final after 3 hours 34 minutes with an electrifying five-set victory over the German. Beforehand, Daniil Medvedev showed why he’s world no. 2 by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime (#12) in straight sets without playing his best. Now, the pair will square off once again on Sunday, seven months after their Australian Open Final.
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US Open 2021: Raducanu-Sakkari, Djokovic-Zverev semifinals set on Day 10

Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom meets at the net after defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during her Women’s Singles quarterfinals match on...

Emma Raducanu’s remarkable run continues, as she recovered from 3-1 down to stifle Olympic champion Belinda Bencic. Maria Sakkari is next, following an impressive win over Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova later on. Speaking of the Olympics, Friday sees a rematch of the Tokyo semis as gold medallist Alexander Zverev looks to snap Novak Djokovic’s hopes of the Golden Slam. Judging by the way the Serb played vs. Matteo Berrettini, expect fireworks this weekend.
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US Open 2021: Raducanu’s run continues, Djokovic downs spirited Brooksby on Day 8

Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom celebrates match point against Shelby Rogers of the United States during her Women’s Singles round of 16 match on...

Emma Raducanu is a US Open quarter-finalist after overcoming a nervy start to blitz past Shelby Rogers, while Novak Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini next. The world no. 1 came from a set down – beating the last American man standing – 20yo wildcard Jenson Brooksby. Olympic champions Alexander Zverev and Belinda Bencic also earned big wins, among others on Day 8. Continue reading