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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 […]

Around the Tours – Jan 5: Qualifiers surprise in Adelaide

QUARTER finalists have been determined in Auckland, Adelaide and Pune, with one semi-final also already set to take place in the latter’s ATP250 event. While we have provided daily coverage on the United Cup the past week, the other four majors events – including the Adelaide ATP and WTA events – have been running concurrently […]

Norrie produces Paire of Benoit bagels

SEVENTH seed Brit, Cameron Norrie has advanced through to the second round at the US Open courtesy of an unusual straight sets win over Frenchman Benoit Paire. Taking on the former top 20 player – who now resides at 189th in the men’s singles – Norrie might not have the weapons that his opponent has, […]

2022 US Open preview

THE 2022 US Open kicks off tonight with the world’s best tennis players to converge on Flushing Meadows. Both fields are wide open and we take a look who the favourites and contenders are, as well as some of the first round matches to watch. MEN’S SINGLES: The favourite: World number one Daniil Medvedev has […]

Murray moves through; defeats Stan the Man

GIVEN the tennis world has been consumed by the ‘Big Three’ over the past two decades, it might be easy to forget the two who are perhaps the most unlucky from the dominance of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Having shared in a number of Grand Slam victories in their own right, the […]

Kyrgios bowls Baez, next up Medvedev in Montreal

AUSTRALIAN Nick Kyrgios has set up a mouth-watering second round clash against world number one Daniil Medvedev at the National Bank Open in Montreal. The world number 37 – who is coming off a title at the Citi Open in Washington – is in red-hot form and disposed of Argentinian Sebastian Baez in one hour […]

Saville upsets top seed Pegula in Washington

AUSTRALIAN Daria Saville has flown the flag for the nation across the tennis globe by defeating top seed Jessica Pegula in the WTA 250 event in Washington. Saville was one of only two Australians to win on the day – while a massive seven lost – and advanced through to the quarter finals of that […]

Swiatek blasts compatriot in Warsaw homecoming

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek‘s 37-match winning streak might have come to an end at Wimbledon, but the Polish star showed no signs of slowing down in her first match since that event. Swiatek returned home to Warsaw and won her 17th consecutive match on clay with a regulation blitz of compatriot Magdalena Frech. The […]

Pera reaches back-to-back finals

HOT off her first ever WTA Tour title, American Bernarda Pera has reached a second straight final and stretched her winning streak to 11. Having to come through qualifying at the Hungarian Open before eventually breaking through for her maiden title, Pera has now reached the final of the German Open WTA 250 event from […]

Cerundolo in seventh heaven, reaches Hamburg quarters

RUNNING hot on a seven-game winning streak, recent maiden title winner Francisco Cerundolo has claimed yet another Top 10 scalp. The Argentinian’s latest victim was second seed Russian Andrey Rublev, who Cerundolo upstaged in a straight sets win in the second round at the Hamburg European Open ATP 500 event. His victory – which followed […]

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