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Sinner stuns deflated Djoker in Aus Open upset

DESPITE the respective formlines during the Australian Open suggesting an upset could be on the cards, few could believe what had taken place after just 73 minutes on court yesterday afternoon. The greatest Australian Open champion of all time – Novak Djokovic – gunning for his 11th title won just three games in two sets […]

Junior Jones aims to emulate Barty Party

MELBOURNE Park might well reach fever pitch today when Australian Emerson Jones takes to Rod Laver Arena for the Junior Girls Singles final. The 15-year-old is the first Aussie girl to reach a Junior Grand Slam final since former world number one Ash Barty and the comparisons do not end there. The Queensland teenager took […]

Daniil digs deep to outlast Hurkacz

IT was a battle of epic proportions, but third seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev earned his place in the Australian Open semi-final with a five-set victory over Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in three hours and 59 minutes. In a see-sawing match that was entertaining from the get-go, both players showed off their contrasting traits to get the […]

Sinner sinks Rublev, sets up Djoker semi

ITALIAN Jannik Sinner booked his place in the Australian Open semi-finals after sentencing opponent Andrey Rublev to a 10th Grand Slam quarter finals loss. The world number four matched his performance from Wimbledon last year where he reached the final four, and will take on the same opponent in Novak Djokovic in a bid to […]

Joint snaps Brit qualifier’s run

AFTER a gruelling three-hour opening round win over a seeded opponent, Australian young gun Maya Joint had an easier task in her 58-minute rout of British qualifier, Isabelle Lacy. In a strong performance from the 17-year-old, Joint won 6-2 6-1 to move into the Round of 16 and set up a huge third round match […]

Berkieta blasts Brazilian in second round win

POLISH teenager Tomasz Berkieta blasted his way into the record books with a hard-fought three-set win over Brazilian Enzo Kohlmann De Frietas to reach the third round of the Australian Open Junior Boys’ Singles. The third seeded serving machine – who reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park 12 months ago – recorded a whopping 233 […]

No escape from Alcaraz as Carlos curbs Serb

IT WAS a timely reminder of what he is capable of, with Spanish world number two Carlos Alcaraz taking no prisoners against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open yesterday. The second favourite for the Grand Slam title, Alcaraz took care of his opponent 6-4 6-4 6-0 to set up a […]

Novak makes history with 23rd Slam

SERBIAN Novak Djokovic stands alone in history with the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles after winning his third Roland Garros trophy on the weekend. His 23rd major title moved him one clear of Rafael Nadal and three ahead of long-time rival now retired superstar Roger Federer. After overcoming world number one Carlos Alcaraz in […]

Alcaraz destroys Daniil; returns to number one

SPANISH teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz has returned to the top of the ATP Tour’s world rankings after a stunning straight sets demolition of former number one, Daniil Medvedev in the Indian Wells final. The 19-year-old made it look easy as he won his third ATP1000 Masters title thanks to a 70-minute, 6-3 6-2 domination of […]

Rybakina slays Sabs at Indian Wells

AFTER going down to her in the 2023 Australian Open final, rising Kazakhstan talent Elena Rybakina was ecstatic she could topple the most recent Grand Slam winner, Aryna Sabalenka in the 2023 BNP Paribas Open final. The second seeded Belarusian was running hot, but Rybakina – coming off her second straight sets win over world […]

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