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Dimitrov breaks six-year drought with Brisbane title

BULGARIAN veteran Grigor Dimitrov snapped a six-year title drought by taking out the 2024 Brisbane International yesterday. The world number 14 defeated top seed and world number eight, Holger Rune in the decider 7-6 6-4, which went for two hours and 16 minutes. Dimitrov last won a title back in 2017, which was the ATP […]

Thompson stuns Nadal in massive Brisbane upset

IT had to be seen to be believed, but Australian Jordan Thompson caused a huge boilover against former number one and 22-time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal in Brisbane. In what left the crowd a little lost for words, Thompson fought back from a tough first set loss to post an unbelievable win, 5-7 7-6 […]

Rafa rockets into Brisbane quarters

A DISPLAY of sheer power and smarts saw former world number one and 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal make light work of Australian Jason Kubler at the Brisbane International last night. After getting past former major winner Dominic Thiem in the opening round, Nadal crushed the world number 102 to book a spot in […]

Rune rolls into Brisbane quarters after another tough slog

TOP seed Holger Rune is not having the easiest run of matches or playing at his peak performance despite facing lower ranked opponents, but the Dane was still able to secure his place in the Brisbane International quarter finals. After having to come from behind against Australian Max Purcell in the first round, Rune was […]

Teen wildcard causes Hong Kong upset

IT WAS a dream start to 2024 for Chinese teenager Juncheng Shang, who upset seventh seed Laslo Djere in the opening round of Hong Kong Tennis Open yesterday. Shang, ranked 183rd in the world was able to mastermind the victory over the world number 33, some 10 years his senior, 6-7 6-3 7-6. That included […]

Popyrin ends year with three-hour epic against mate

IT was quite the tiring finish for Alexei Popyrin in Brisbane, as the talented 24-year-old overcame compatriot Christopher O’Connell in an epic three set match that lasted more than three hours at Brisbane International. Having only played one match against each other previously – where Popyrin won in straight sets at the Rome Masters last […]