Australian Open

Nadal survives Shapovalov scare to keep record bid intact

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 10:01 GMT

Nadal drew within two wins of a record 21st Grand Slam title on Tuesday after claiming a five-set thriller against Denis Shapovalov.

Detained Djokovic fights to play Australian Open, Czech player also reported held

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 12:16 GMT

Djokovic spent Orthodox Christmas in Australian immigration detention on Friday as his lawyers fought a government decision to remove him from the country.

Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play Australian Open: minister

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 11:55 GMT

Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Osaka cruises to second Australian Open title

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 10:34 GMT

Osaka’s victory over the 22nd-seeded American at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese her fourth major crown.

Australian Open to be allowed 30,000 fans a day

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 10:59 GMT

The Australian Open will be allowed to admit up to 30,000 fans a day, around 50% of the usual attendance, when the Grand Slam gets underway on Feb. 8.

Djokovic delight at stroll to semi after Nishikori retires

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 - 10:20 GMT

Novak Djokovic was delighted to get back into the semi-finals at the Australian Open after missing out for two years as Kei Nishikori retired injured on Wednesday.

Ruthless Nadal beats Tiafoe to cruise into last four

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 - 12:27 GMT

Nadal's match against Tiafoe, who turned 21 on Sunday, was billed as an intriguing clash of generations.

Bryan doctor urges Murray to consider 'miraculous' surgery

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 03:22 GMT

Earlier Murray, 31, had declared he would like to end his career at Wimbledon, where he has won two of his three Grand Slam singles titles, if possible.

Federer, Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into Open quarters

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 01:00 GMT

Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by fiery Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open Sunday on a day of upsets that also saw second seed Angelique Kerber crash out.

New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 04:11 GMT

A new extreme heat policy that dictates when it is safe to play will be introduced at next month's Australian Open to better deal with frequent oven-like conditions on court.

New British number one Edmund wants 'legitimate' Murray battle

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 08:00 GMT

Kyle Edmund is proud to have become Britain's top ranked tennis player but the 23-year-old says he would have preferred to have beaten Andy Murray.

Serena's comeback her greatest challenge, says coach Mouratoglou

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 - 08:00 GMT

Serena Williams' return to the WTA Tour following the birth of her first child will be the "greatest challenge" of her career, according to her coach.

Federer fights off Cilic to win sixth Australian Open

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 02:35 GMT

Federer survived a second set 'freeze' and an onslaught from Marin Cilic to claim a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Ruthless Federer makes final as chastened Chung quits

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 - 04:00 GMT

Ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the overwhelmed South Korean quit with foot blisters

Quarter-final curse fells Nadal again as Cilic advances

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 - 02:45 GMT

Nadal's Australian Open quarter-final curse struck again on Tuesday, an injury forcing the top seed to retire in the fifth set against Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 - 10:18 GMT

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open

Kyrgios takes down idol Tsonga to reach fourth round

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 - 03:41 GMT

Nick Kyrgios toppled his childhood idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to bury his Rod Laver Arena hoodoo and reach the fourth round of his home Australian Open on Friday.

Nadal mows down Mayer to reach third round

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 02:27 GMT

Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer

Kyrgios wins Brisbane title in Australian Open boost

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 - 06:26 GMT

Nick Kyrgios beat Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-2 in the Brisbane International final on Sunday

Federer, Nadal shine as rivals hobble into 2018

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 - 10:10 GMT

Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal defied time to sweep the Grand Slams in 2017 while the injury curse which dogged their rival.