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Daniil Medvedev new Australian Open favorite

Daniil Medvedev is the new favorite in the men’s draw entering the Australian Open with top-ranked Novak Djokovic out of the event. Medvedev won his first career Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open last year while also ending Djokovic’s quest to win the calendar Grand Slam. Medvedev won only nine games in losing last […]

  • ‘Disappointed’ Novak Djokovic loses appeal, out of Aussie Open

    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will not be able to defend his title at the Australian Open after a high court upheld the government’s decision to cancel his visa and deport the unvaccinated star. Three Federal Court judges ruled unanimously against Djokovic’s appeal of the country’s immigration minister’s ruling to cancel Djokovic’s visa […]

  • WTA roundup: Madison Keys coasts to title win in Adelaide

    Madison Keys claimed her sixth WTA singles title in short order on Saturday, breezing to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over fellow American Alison Riske in the final of the Adelaide International 2 in Adelaide, Australia. Keys, 26, dispatched Riske in 66 minutes after needing three-set victories over No. 2 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, No. 8 […]

  • ATP roundup: Aslan Karatsev jolts Andy Murray in Sydney final

    Russian Aslan Karatsev ended Andy Murray’s bid for his first title since 2019 on Saturday after posting a 6-3, 6-3 win in the final of Sydney Tennis Classic. The top-seeded Karatsev recorded four aces and benefited from five double faults by the Brit to claim his third ATP Tour title and first in Australia. Karatsev […]

  • Tennis legend Chris Evert announces she has cancer

    Tennis legend Chris Evert announced Friday that she has Stage 1C ovarian cancer. Evert, 67, posted on Twitter a link to an ESPN story she co-wrote with Chris McKendry, in which Evert said: “I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from chemo plan. … thanks to all of you […]

  • WTA roundup: Madison Keys, Alison Riske to meet in Adelaide final

    Madison Keys scored a come-from-behind victory over third-seeded Coco Gauff on Friday to advance to her first tournament final in two years at the Adelaide International 2 in Adelaide, Australia. In a matchup of Americans, Keys, 26, beat the 17-year-old Gauff 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to set up a final against another American, Alison Riske. Serving […]

  • ATP roundup: Andy Murray reaches final in Sydney

    Former world No. 1 Andy Murray featured his formidable return skills to defeat big-serving Reilly Opelka 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4 and move on to the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic on Friday. For Murray, whose past four seasons have been up and down because of a recurring hip injury, it will be his first […]

  • Australia cancels visa, Novak Djokovic facing deportation

    Novak Djokovic faces deportation following the cancellation of his visa in Australia, the latest twist in the pre-tournament saga of the No. 1 seed in the men’s draw for next week’s Australian Open. The Serbian and World No. 1, Djokovic is appealing Friday’s ruling from immigration minister Alex Hawke. It’s the second time Australia has […]

  • WTA roundup: Coco Gauff leads U.S. contingent into Adelaide semifinals

    The semifinals of the Adelaide International 2 will have an American flair, with three U.S. women advancing Thursday in Adelaide, Australia. Third-seeded Coco Gauff defeated Ana Konjuh of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to move into a semifinal match against Madison Keys. Keys struck 12 aces en route to her upset victory over Liudmilla Samsonova of Russia, […]

  • Novak Djokovic the No. 1 seed at Australian Open — if he plays

    Defending champion and nine-time winner Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men’s draw of the Australian Open, even as there remains doubt as to whether a government official will allow him to play. Thursday’s draw was delayed more than an hour as questions remained over Djokovic’s status. He was quarantined when he arrived […]

  • WTA roundup: Garbine Muguruza reaches Sydney quarters

    No. 2 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia on Wednesday at the Sydney Tennis Classic. Muguruza saved six of the seven break points she faced and converted all three of her break chances in the one-hour, 26-minute match. Next up is […]

  • ATP roundup: Andy Murray scores upset in Sydney

    Great Britain’s Andy Murray upset No. 2 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney Tennis Classic. The former World No. 1 struck eight aces and saved seven of nine break points. Murray, who, registered the only service break of the deciding set in […]

  • Novak Djokovic: ‘Human error’ and ‘error in judgment’ to blame

    Novak Djokovic practiced at Rod Laver Arena as a statement was posted to his Instagram page on Wednesday in the latest attempt to clarify the circumstances that led to a week of drama in Australia. Yet to be fully cleared from the possibility of deportation, the world No. 1 said widespread misinformation compelled him to […]

  • WTA roundup: Elena Rybakina, Coco Gauff cruise in openers in Australia

    No. 9 seed Elena Rybakina cruised past reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu of Great Britain 6-0, 6-1 in opening-round play at the Sydney Tennis Classic on Tuesday. Rybakina, of Kazakhstan, continued her hot start to the season. She was runner-up at last week’s Adelaide International, losing to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, but needed […]

  • New questions arise for Novak Djokovic over immigration form

    New questions regarding Novak Djokovic’s compliance with Australia’s strict rules regarding COVID-19 continued to swirl Tuesday, this time centering on an immigration form that the world No. 1 ostensibly filled out upon his arrival. Just one day after a judge restored the 34-year-old Serbian’s visa, the Federal Circuit Court released documents showing that Djokovic confirmed […]

  • Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty earn top seeds for Australian Open

    Homeland favorite Ashleigh Barty and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic are the top seeds for the upcoming Australian Open. Barty, 25, has been the WTA year-end No. 1 three straight years but has never won the Grand Slam event, which begins Monday in Melbourne. The two-time Grand Slam champion’s best finish in the Australian Open was reaching […]

  • ATP roundup: Andy Murray wins opener in Australian Open tune-up

    Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray continued his tune-up for the Australian Open Tuesday, defeating Norway’s Viktor Durasovic 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round at the Sydney Tennis Classic. It was the first win in three years in Australia for Murray, who has battled hip injuries in recent years. The 34-year-old Brit lost to Facundo […]

  • WTA roundup: Daria Kasatkina routs Sofia Kenin in Sydney

    Russia’s Daria Kasatkina saved all seven of her break points on Monday while posting a 6-4, 6-0 first-round upset of eighth-seeded American Sofia Kenin at the Sydney Tennis Classic in Australia. Kasatkina needed just 63 minutes to polish off the upset of Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion. Kenin won just eight points in the […]

  • Nick Kyrgios tests positive for COVID-19 as Australian Open nears

    Nick Kyrgios said Monday that he pulled out of the Sydney Tennis Classic in his homeland because he tested positive for COVID-19. The revelation comes just seven days before the start of the Australian Open, one of the sport’s four Grand Slam events. Kyrgios pulled out of the Sydney event just hours before he was […]

  • Novak Djokovic wins appeal, visa restored in Australia

    Novak Djokovic is a step closer to playing tennis, but Australia maintains serve even after Monday’s court ruling. Djokovic earned a pre-tournament victory, seven days before the start of the Australian Open, when a judge sided with the Serbian and restored his visa. “Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to […]

  • ATP roundup: Lorenzo Sonego advances in Sydney

    Fifth-seeded Lorenzo Sonego overcame a one-set deficit to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Frenchman Hugo Gaston on Monday in a Round of 32 match in the Sydney Classic in Australia. While Sonego needed 2 hours and 42 minutes to advance, fellow Italian Fabio Fognini had a much easier time of it in his […]

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