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2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 3

RAIN effectively put a massive line through progress at the Australian Open yesterday, with non-covered courts unable to begin play until 5pm, forcing a backlog of players waiting for either their first or second round matches. Luckily the tournament got through all the games to be back on schedule, but plenty of players will need […]

Popyrin credits Aussie crowd with epic win

AUSTRALIAN Alexei Popyrin admitted he could not have survived his incredible four-and-a-half-hour slog with Chinese Taipei’s Chun-Hsin Tseng without the Melbourne Park support. Moved onto John Cain Arena after excessive heat, and then rain delays wreaked havoc at the Australian Open, Popyrin was on court until 2am before he could finally rest, winning 4-6 7-6 […]

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 […]

Top 5 ATP potential breakout players in 2023

EACH year tennis sees a number of breakout players who have a season that catapults them from the middle or lower world ranking spots, into the top echelon of players. In the men’s game, year-end number one Carlos Alcaraz lived up to expectations far sooner than expected, while Casper Ruud and Taylor Fritz both became […]

Canadians crush Aussies en route to Davis Cup title

CANADA ended Australia’s Davis Cup dream overnight in Malaga, with Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime winning their respective singles and ensuring the North American nation came away with the title. Auger-Aliassime had been in scintillating form, and while he was coming up an equally impressive Alex de Minaur, he had a few too many weapons. […]

Doubles delight as Canadians reach Davis Cup decider

CANADA will meet Australia in the 2022 Davis Cup Final after fighting through its semi-final against Italy overnight. Once again the incredible form of Felix Auger-Aliassime held up, with the rising star winning both his singles, and doubles alongside Vasek Pospisil, to sink the Italians for a 2-1 victory in Malaga. The Canadian success did […]

Italy and Canada win through to Davis Cup semis

ITALY and Canada will face off to determine which nation takes its place in the 2022 Davis Cup Final. Both teams won through in tough and tight circumstances, seeing off the United States and Germany respectively in 2-1 results. The doubles pairings won their respective matches to seal the ties, with the final four of […]

Fritzing Felix – Taylor targets title

AS the lowest ranked player in this year’s ATP Finals, not too many would have predicted Taylor Fritz to reach the semi-finals. The first alternative in the singles race, replaced the injured world number one Carlos Alcaraz, but has more than proven he is up for the fight, qualifying for the knockout stage of the […]

Just Ruud – Norwegian first to book ATP Finals semis spot

NORWEGIAN third seed Casper Ruud became the first player through to the ATP Finals last four after overcoming American Taylor Fritz on day three of the event in Torino, Italy. Ruud backed up his victory over the in-form Felix Auger-Aliassime courtesy of a nail-biting three-setter, eventually closing out the contest in two hours and 12 […]

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