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2023 Davis Cup Final 8 draw decided

EIGHT teams remain in the 2023 Davis Cup hunt following the group stage of the Finals that occurred over the weekend. Following the qualification from that, the eight sides who made it through – the top two from each pool – now know their respective roads to the ultimate nation glory. World numbers ones Canada […]

Daniil downs Demon in four-set contest

RUSSIAN third seed Daniil Medvedev came back from a disappointing first set to end the US Open hopes of Australian Alex de Minaur in their fourth round clash earlier today. The one-time Grand Slam winner denied Novak Djokovic a chance at a calendar Slam two years ago and is now just three wins away from […]

Svitolina secures third round spot with comeback win

UKRAINIAN Elina Svitolina fought back from a set down to knock off Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the third round of the US Open. Svitolina went down 7-5 in the first set, but dug deep and came away from the match with a 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory in two hours and 47 minutes. In a […]

Altmaier finds faith to sink Sinner

AN INCREDIBLE comeback from the brink of defeat saw German Daniel Altmaier save two match points and topple Italian young gun Jannik Sinner in the second round of Roland Garros. The world number 79 German trailed two sets to one and was down 4-5 in the fourth, only to come back and win in a […]

Stan The Marathon Man survives Paris epic

LOOKING strong early, Swiss Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka had a tougher than expected path to the second round needing all five sets to advance through at Roland Garros overnight. The 2015 French Open championship had won all seven previous matches against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and at two sets to love looked set to do it […]

Stef looks to break Novak’s 10/10 record

A GRAND Slam title and the world number one ranking spot are both on the line when Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Australian Open final tomorrow. The Greek world number three takes on the Serbian world number six, but their experiences in Grand Slam finals could not be more different. Tsitsipas […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 4

CHAOS reigned supreme on day four of the Australian Open, with the men’s draw in particular producing a number of unbelievable upsets. With the drawn blown wide open, it offered plenty of chances for lesser known players to step up and potentially go deep in this year’s Australian Open. THE GOOD: He will make it […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 2

WEATHER at both ends of the spectrum gave players a taste of the ‘four seasons in one day’ for Melbourne, with scorching heat, followed by rain forced delays and suspended contests. Here is a quick look at what did go down on day two. THE GOOD: Epic tennis. There were some absolute thrillers on both […]

2023 Australian Open preview: Men’s Singles

MONDAY marks the start of Australia’s most prestigious tennis tournament, with the Australian Open kicking off at Melbourne Park. The first round contains 128 players – including 32 qualifiers – 64 of whom will take to the courts on the opening day. We take a look at the Australian Open men’s singles field, and how […]

The story behind wildcard Rinky Hijikata

RISING Aussie tennis star Rinky Hijikata was in Sydney when he received a phone call from his coach Mark Draper in mid-December. Draper, the brother of 2005 Australian Open mixed doubles winner, Scott, was calling to inform the 21-year-old that he had received a wildcard into the Australian Open main draw. “(He said it’s) time […]

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