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Djokovic wins first, second sets of Australian Open final

Djokovic wins first, second sets of Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic won the first two sets of the Australian Open men’s final against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday as he targets a 10th Melbourne title and record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown. The 35-year-old Serb broke when the Greek third seed double-faulted in the fourth game and kept his cool to take the set 6-3 in […]

Tsitsipas in dreamland after reaching Australian Open final

Tsitsipas in dreamland after reaching Australian Open final

Stefanos Tsitsipas won an Australian Open semi-final on his fourth attempt Friday, battling into the decider at Melbourne Park with a gritty victory over Russian 18th seed Karen Khachanov. The Greek third seed triumphed 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 under hot sun on Rod Laver Arena to set up a final against either nine-time champion […]

Djokovic, Sabalenka sweep into Australian Open quarters

Djokovic, Sabalenka sweep into Australian Open quarters

Novak Djokovic surged into the Australian Open quarter-finals with his “best match of this year” on Monday, while Aryna Sabalenka was an equally ruthless winner. After a series of shocks at Melbourne Park, normal order was more or less restored on day eight, except for fourth seed Caroline Garcia bowing out under the weight of […]

Australian Open: ‘I can beat anyone’ declares Rybakina after stunning Swiatek

Australian Open: ‘I can beat anyone’ declares Rybakina after stunning Swiatek

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina blew the Australian Open women’s draw wide open by beating red-hot favourite Iga Swiatek in straight sets on Sunday before declaring: “I can be number one.” Rybakina swept past the 2022 French and US Open winner 6-4, 6-4 in 1hr 29min on Rod Laver Arena in a powerful display. She moves […]

Djokovic storms into second round on Australian Open return

Djokovic storms into second round on Australian Open return

Novak Djokovic swept past Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena to launch his bid for a 10th Australian Open title Tuesday, with the Serb enjoying a rousing reception following his deportation a year ago. The 35-year-old, who was banned from last year’s tournament, showed few signs of the hamstring niggle he picked up in Adelaide this month […]