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Australian Open Men’s Round of 64 wrap: Kyrgios and Fritz come back from brink, as Fucsovics holds on in thrillers

THREE epic five-set matches were the talking point of the Round of 64 action at Melbourne Park yesterday, featuring two unseeded players toppling higher ranked opponents, and another winning against a compatriot, to book their place in the third round of the Grand Slam. Australian Nick Kyrgios and American Taylor Fritz both advanced through to […]

Australian Open Women’s Round of 128 wrap: Barty dominates as Sherif first Egyptian woman to make it to grand slam second round

A flurry of exciting players joined the Australian Open fray on Day 2 of proceedings at Melbourne Park, with world number one Ash Barty making her Open return in smashing fashion, while the likes of Sofia Kenin, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova all came out flying as the top seeds of the day. In a highly competitive day of […]

Australian Open Men’s Round of 128 wrap: Aussie upsets rule day two

IT was a memorable day for the home nation at the Australian Open, as four more Aussies moved through to the second round of the Grand Slam yesterday. Two of those results were major upsets, with none bigger than wildcard Alexei Popyrin‘s come-from-behind five set win over 13th seed David Goffin. The Australian won 3-6 […]

Australian Open Women’s Round of 128 wrap: Top seeds skate through to second round as former Australian Open champion Kerber falls

THE Australian Open started with a bang on Monday, with the Grand Slam women’s circuit showcasing a heap of intriguing results in the Round of 128. A number of the obvious candidates head through to the second round after excellent day one efforts, with top three seeds Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka skating through completely unscathed. While the […]

Australian Open Men’s Round of 128 wrap: Finn young gun and Belarusian danger man upset French duo

FINNISH young gun Emil Ruusuvuori caused the biggest upset on day one of the 2021 Australian Open, knocking off 10th seed Frenchman Gael Monfils in a five-set thriller. The match lasted three hours and 46 minutes, and was not the only heartbreak for France, with second ranked Frenchman Benoit Paire also bowing out of the […]

Qualifiers confirmed for Australian Open

ALLOWING enough time to quarantine for 14 days, the Australian Open qualifiers have been confirmed following the completion of the three-round qualification stage over in the UAE. Hosted in Dubai three weeks prior to the Australian Open first round kicking off, 16 men and 16 women earned their places in the respective 128-player draws. The […]

Australian Open confirmed alongside two other ATP 250 events

THE Australian Open has been confirmed to go ahead with the ATP detailing that the event will run on February 8-21, three weeks later than its normal start date. It will be somewhat of an unprecedented start to the summer with the qualifiers for the Australian Open set to be held in Doha, Qatar from […]

ATP Cup expected to go ahead in 2021

LIVE tennis is finally set to return, with the ATP Cup announced to go ahead in 2021 alongside two other 250 ATP events, according to Italian commentator Luca Fiorini. It has been a long time coming for many tennis stars, with players not having stepped out on court for months given the ongoing COVID-19 situation. […]

Djokovic finds a way to take home his eighth Aus Open crown

IT was not as smooth as many had predicted for the seven-time Australian Open champion, but Novak Djokovic dug deep to take home his eighth crown with a five-set win over Dominic Thiem last night. The new world number one had to fight back from a two sets to one deficit, eventually winning 6-4 4-6 […]

Kenin crowned Aus Open champion with come-from-behind win

SOFIA Kenin has become the latest Australian Open champion at just 21-years-old after downing Garbine Muguruza in a come-from-behind victory last night. The American took two hours and three minutes to finally bask in glory, but it was worth the wait, with the 14th seed American downing the 26-year-old Spaniard, 4-6 6-2 6-2. The two-time […]

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