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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • ATP roundup: Rafael Nadal wins Australian Open tuneup in Melbourne

    Rafael Nadal won his 89th tour-level title Sunday, defeating American qualifier Maxime Cressy 7-6 (6), 6-3 at the Summer Set in Melbourne, Australia. A 20-time Grand Slam champion, Nadal had been out of action since August with a foot injury. But the Spaniard didn’t lose a set throughout the week as he prepares for the […]

  • ATP roundup: Rafael Nadal reaches final in Melbourne

    Spaniard Rafael Nadal moved into the final of the Melbourne Summer Set with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. The top-seeded Nadal is playing in his first tournament since the Citi Open in August due to a foot injury. A win would be the 89th tour-level victory of […]

  • Novak Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 in December

    Novak Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 16, according to court documents in Australia centered around the World No. 1 having his visa restored. A day after that positive test, Djokovic was photographed attending a maskless event in his native Serbia, per France 24. The latest developments in the Djokovic drama came to light […]

  • ATP roundup: Spain gets past Poland to lock up ATP Cup finals slot

    Spain defeated Poland 2-1 in the semifinals of the ATP Cup in Australia Friday, thanks to a pair of singles victories from Pablo Carreno Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut. Spain will next face the winner of the Canada-Russia semifinal, which will be held Saturday. Russia is the tournament’s reigning champion. The final is set for […]

  • Kei Nishikori (hip) withdraws from Australian Open

    Kei Nishikori of Japan said Thursday he has pulled out of the Australian Open this month as he continues to recover from a hip injury. Nishikori, 32, is ranked 47th in the world. He turned pro in 2007 and hit a career-high No. 4 ranking shortly after reaching the U.S. Open final in 2014, but […]

  • ATP roundup: Canada, Russia to meet in ATP Cup semis

    Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated world No. 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday to propel Canada into the semifinals of the ATP Cup in Germany. Russia, behind world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, nabbed the final semifinal spot in a defeat of Italy. Auger-Aliassime’s win followed that of teammate Denis Shapovalov, who defeated Jan-Lennard […]

  • Novak Djokovic quarantined in hotel, visa hearing delayed

    Novak Djokovic is set to be held in quarantine in Australia over the weekend while a court awaits documentation it deems pertinent in ruling on the Serbian’s visa status. Djokovic was detained attempting to enter Australia by the Border Force when his medical exemption for entry into the country, where he planned to participate in […]

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