Tennis

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Barty ends nine-year Aussie drought

Barty ends nine-year Aussie drought

Ash Barty is the World No. 1 regardless of what happens in Melbourne but the superstar has finally broken through on home soil.

World No.13 threatens to pull out of Open over smoke haze

World No.13 threatens to pull out of Open over smoke haze

Concerned about his health, world No.13 Denis Shapovalov says he will refuse to play at the Australian Open if forced to compete in poor air

Federer speaks up on Australian Open smoke policy

Federer speaks up on Australian Open smoke policy

Roger Federer backs Australian Open's new air quality policy after organisers copped international criticism for allowing qualifiers to play in thick smoke haze

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Fed admits defeat in tennis’ great race

Fed admits defeat in tennis’ great race

Roger Federer has made the surprising revelation he’s come to terms with the notion he’ll soon be overtaken by his fiercest rivals.

Kyrgios crushed, Barty danger laid bare

Kyrgios crushed, Barty danger laid bare

Nick Kyrgios was devastated by his mate’s awful news while Ash Barty faces a treacherous path to Australian Open glory after the draw was unveiled.

Barty produces tactical masterclass in Adelaide

premium_icon Barty produces tactical masterclass in Adelaide

A rematch of last year’s French Open final produced an almost identical result for Australia’s master tactician, setting up a tantalising semi-final in Adelaide

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Demon’s crazy ploy to save Australian Open dream

premium_icon Demon’s crazy ploy to save Australian Open dream

A shattered Alex de Minaur has revealed the extreme lengths he was willing to take in order to play his favourite tournament.

Aussie’s ‘shattering’ Open heartbreak

Aussie’s ‘shattering’ Open heartbreak

Australia’s top-ranked male tennis player is out of the Australian Open with ATP Cup teammate Nick Kyrgios leading the support.

Star backtracks after ‘selfish’ Fed swipe

Star backtracks after ‘selfish’ Fed swipe

The tennis player who called Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal “selfish” has chucked a 180, apologising and saying he was taken out of context.

Which stars could be playing their last Aus Open?

premium_icon Which stars could be playing their last Aus Open?

They hold 17 Australian Opens and have combined for more than 700 weeks at world No.1. But will this be the final time they hit Melbourne Park?

Adelaide treated to French Open final rematch

premium_icon Adelaide treated to French Open final rematch

World No.1 Ash Barty and Marketa Vondrousova will meet for the first time since the Aussie claimed a drought-breaking French Open title.

Third time lucky for Aussie Thunder-Bolt

premium_icon Third time lucky for Aussie Thunder-Bolt

He’s the man with the bleached mullet from Murray Bridge who was almost lost to tennis, but Alex Bolt is now in the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Demon’s Open campaign in serious jeopardy

Demon’s Open campaign in serious jeopardy

Alex de Minaur’s Australian Open campaign could be over before it starts with fresh injury doubts surfacing for Australia’s highest ranked man.

The biggest biceps in world tennis touch down in Aus

premium_icon The biggest biceps in world tennis touch down in Aus

“It’s hard to come up with a comparison but he’s that big brute (of a player) that overpowers players with his strength.”

Doc reveals scary reality of Open smoke crisis

premium_icon Doc reveals scary reality of Open smoke crisis

Dr Peter Larkins has warned of the extreme dangers of playing in Melbourne’s smoke haze following vision of players struggling in qualifying matches.

Murray brutally trolls mum on Insta

Murray brutally trolls mum on Insta

Former world No.1 Andy Murray has delivered a brutal message to his own mother over his Instagram usage, calling her a “mad old lady”.

Why Stan isn’t fussed about the smoke haze

premium_icon Why Stan isn’t fussed about the smoke haze

The 2014 Australian Open champion has spoken frankly about the issues the nation is facing amid the bushfire crisis.

The moment Barty became unstoppable

The moment Barty became unstoppable

Ash Barty sits on top of the female tennis world and her reign of dominance can all be traced back to one exact moment in 2019.

More smoke drama hits under-fire Aus Open

More smoke drama hits under-fire Aus Open

After a storm erupted on day one of Australian Open qualifying over Melbourne’s hazardous smoke, day two has again been hit hard.

Who is Australia’s best chance to end 42-year drought?

premium_icon Who is Australia’s best chance to end 42-year drought?

No Australian man or woman has won a home Grand Slam for more than four decades, but could all that change in 2020?

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