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2020 Australian Open draw announced with huge first round clashes

A TANTALISING fourth round match between world number one Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios, and world number one Ash Barty meeting reigning title holder, Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals highlights a bumper Australian Open following the announcement of the 2020 draw tonight. The pair have shown no love lost between Kyrgios and Nadal, and they […]

Australian Open: Qualifying Round 1 – Novak advances to Round 2 as rain interrupts Open

AFTER smoke filled Australian Open discussion on Day 1 and into Day 2, it was the heavy rain that, while well received across the state, caused the Grand Slam qualifying to grind to a halt. Just 16 matches were completed across Day 2 of qualifying, with 48 matches either suspended or yet to commence. It […]

Australian Open: Qualifying – Round 1 – Highest ranked Aussie Inglis to face Bouchard in second round

PLAYERS desperate to earn one of 16 spots in the main draw of the Australian Open kicked off their campaign yesterday with the first half of the Round 1 qualifying matches taking place. With poor air quality around the entire state including Melbourne Park, it made it tough for players who fought through for the […]

Rodionova and Smith book Wildcard spots at Aus Open

ARINA Rodionova and John-Patrick Smith have booked their ticket to the Australian Open with wins in their respective Wildcard Playoff draws at Melbourne Park over the past week. The wins meant the pair does not need to go through qualifying, sparing them at least three matches in what is predicted to be scorching Melbourne heat. […]

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