Tennis

Medvedev cruises; Murray's win a first in 5 years

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian Open started well for second-seeded Daniil Medvedev, one of the biggest potential beneficiaries of Novak Djokovic’s deportation. Aiming to be the first man in the Open era to win his second major title on his next Grand Slam appearance, Medvedev had a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Henri Laaksonen on Tuesday in the first round at Melbourne Park.

Novak Djokovic facing new Grand Slam headache as Wimbledon and US Open concerns emerge

Novak Djokovic: Vine clashes with caller defending tennis star We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Novak Djokovic could be forced to miss out on a place at Wimbledon and the US Open if he fails to

Nick Kyrgios sets up Daniil Medvedev clash with underarm tweener and Ronaldo impression

Nick Kyrgios rallies during training in Australia We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Nick Kyrgios won an entertaining first-round clash at the Australian Open against Britain’s Liam Broady to set up an exciting second-round match against

Dissappointed Djokovic might not even compete in France unless he gets vaccinated

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The world men’s No 1 was banished from Melbourne – and this week’s Australian Open – after losing a visa battle with the government over his unvaccinated status. As he

Australian Open players rush to aid ball girl after she collapses at side of court

Two players at the Australian Open rushed to a ballgirl’s aid after she collapsed on the side of the field on Monday. Spain’s Pedro Martinez and Argentina’s Federico Delbonis were playing their first-round match on Court 17 at Melbourne Park when the girl suddenly fainted. Midway through their tiebreaker, Delbonis noticed something going on the other end. Both the players rushed to her help, with Delbonis sprinting from the far

Tennis Australia issue statement after Novak Djokovic controversy and make feelings clear

Novak Djokovic: Martina Navratilova addresses situation We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Tennis Australia have opened up on the decision not to allow Novak Djokovic to play in this year’s Australian Open. The world No 1

'Aggressive' Muguruza wins, advances at Aussie

MELBOURNE, Australia — Garbine Muguruza extended her first-round success at Melbourne Park on Monday, and did so in straight sets. The 2020 Australian Open finalist and winner of the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon tournaments has never lost a first-round match in 10 years of competition at the Australian Open, and Clara Burel on Monday felt that experience. “This is about to start,” Muguruza wrote on social media Sunday,

Andy Murray blow after out-of-character Scottish independence remark: 'Time to move on'

Andy Murray practices ahead of Australian Open We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sir Andy Murray makes his first return to Melbourne three years on from his emotional ‘retirement’ speech today. The Briton believed he had

Novak Djokovic could lose key sponsor amid Australian Open farce after Lacoste statement

Lorraine slams Novak Djokovic over Covid vaccine We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Novak Djokovic could lose his key sponsor Lacoste after the French clothing brand released a statement to admit they will be getting in

Australian Open in 'utter chaos' with Novak Djokovic deported - 'Sickening to watch'

Novak Djokovic: Martina Navratilova addresses situation We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Australian Open has gone from being the “happy slam” to “utter chaos” in a matter of a few years, according to Lindsay Davenport.