• September 21, 2021

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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, meaning the next time he will be in action will be as he tries to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.…

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body

Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Sunday to give himself an opportunity to recover after emerging from a tight third-round victory that lasted about 3½ hours. “After two knee surgeries and over a year…

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Jannik Sinner sets up rematch with Rafael Nadal at Italian Open

Jannik Sinner sets up rematch with Rafael Nadal at Italian Open

Seven months ago, Jannik Sinner twice had opportunities to accomplish something few tennis players have been capable of: taking a set from Rafael Nadal at the French Open. The Italian teenager served for the first set at 6-5 in…

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Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Miami Open to Focus on Prep for Clay-Court Season

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Miami Open to Focus on Prep for Clay-Court Season

The 2021 Miami Open will be without one of tennis’ biggest stars. On Tuesday, Rafael Nadal revealed he will not participate in the event as he focuses on recovering from his back injury and preparing for the clay…

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Medvedev wins Open 13 for 10th title on eve of move to No. 2

Medvedev wins Open 13 for 10th title on eve of move to No. 2

Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev was pushed to three sets by doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Open 13 final on Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 for his 10th career title on the eve of his move up to second…

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Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?

Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?

Even in 2019, amid her remarkable rise, Bianca Andreescu’s availability was a constant question. That was the year she gained the prestigious Indian Wells tournament, the Rogers Cup on home soil and became the first…

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Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4, advances to Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4, advances to Australian Open final

Once again, Serena Williams came within reach of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, playing well enough to get to the closing days of a major tournament. And once again, Williams couldn’t quite get it done,…

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Karolina Muchova outlasts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open semifinals

Karolina Muchova outlasts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open semifinals

Top-ranked Ash Barty built a big lead in her quarterfinal match at the Australian Open before her opponent took an injury timeout and left the court. More than an hour later, it was Barty heading abruptly out…

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Serena Williams outlasts challenge from teen Anastasia Potapova to advance at Australian Open

Serena Williams outlasts challenge from teen Anastasia Potapova to advance at Australian Open

Serena Williams will be part of the weekend action at the Australian Open. Spectators will not. Williams overcame erratic strokes and two set points to defeat Anastasia Potapova 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday and advance to the…

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Bianca Andreescu ousted from Australian Open in 2nd round by unseeded Hsieh

Bianca Andreescu ousted from Australian Open in 2nd round by unseeded Hsieh

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu made a second-round exit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, dropping a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei at Melbourne Park. The eighth-seeded Canadian struggled from the start versus her 71st-ranked…

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated from Australian Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated from Australian Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez has been ousted from the Australian Open. The 18-year-old Fernandez was dropped in consecutive-sets on Tuesday in the first round by 18th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium. Mertens took the match 6-1,…

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Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios has breathed a sigh of relief after making a typically lively return to tennis following a near year-long hiatus. Kyrgios overcame a leg injury to reach the second round of an Australian Open warm-up…

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Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will wait just a tiny bit longer to contest her first WTA match in over a year, as she has decided to withdraw from this week’s upcoming Grampians Trophy…

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Djokovic withdraws, then plays in Adelaide despite hand injury

Djokovic withdraws, then plays in Adelaide despite hand injury

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition due to a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was planned to…

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Canada’s Rebecca Marino ‘feels like different person’ ahead of 1st major in 8 years

Canada’s Rebecca Marino ‘feels like different person’ ahead of 1st major in 8 years

It’s been eight years since Rebecca Marino participated in a Grand Slam, and the Canadian says she “feels like a different person.” Marino, the 30-year-old from Vancouver, is set to play the main draw of…

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Nadal, Thiem go into Australian Open without coaches

Nadal, Thiem go into Australian Open without coaches

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and last year’s Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem have both suffered setbacks with their coaches unable to make the trip Down Under for the year’s first tennis Grand Slam. Players and officials have to…

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Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Sofia Kenin has never defended a Grand Slam title before, but the reigning Australian Open champion stated on Tuesday that she will seek advice from world No. 1 Novak Djokovic if she feels the pressure is too much…

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Andy Murray withdraws from Delray Beach citing desire to minimize Covid-19 risks before Australian Open

Andy Murray withdraws from Delray Beach citing desire to minimize Covid-19 risks before Australian Open

Andy Murray has confirmed that coronavirus-related concerns prompted his withdrawal from January’s ATP event at Delray Beach. The former world no1 had looked set to start his 2021 season at the tournament in Florida after receiving a wildcard, with…

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Australian Open to start on February 8

Australian Open to start on February 8

Men’s tennis’s governing body has revealed the Australian Open will start on February 8, three weeks later than planned. While Tennis Australia and the Victorian and Australian governments are yet to confirm, the ATP on…

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Australian Open ‘likely’ to be delayed

Australian Open ‘likely’ to be delayed

Victorian Sports and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula concedes the 2021 Australian Open will “most likely” be delayed – but only by a week or two. Pakula on Wednesday also said the delicate talks between the…

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Andreescu will play at Australian Open after missing all of 2020 season

Andreescu will play at Australian Open after missing all of 2020 season

Bianca Andreescu says she will “100 per cent” play at the 2021 Australian Open after missing the whole 2020 season. The 2019 US Open champion missed the beginning of the season due to a knee…

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Australian summer of golf abandoned

Australian summer of golf abandoned

Golf Australia has aborted plans to rearrange the summer’s premier three events, reluctantly cancelling the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and Women’s Australian Open. PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn…

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Djokovic defeats Raonic, sets up semis clash with Federer

Djokovic defeats Raonic, sets up semis clash with Federer

Novak Djokovic made it 10 victories from 10 matches versus Milos Raonic on Tuesday night, defeating the Canadian 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(1) to book a semi-final clash against Roger Federer at the Australian Open. With Rod Laver watching from the stands, the second seed…

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Milos Raonic defeats Tsitsipas to reach fourth round of the Australian Open

Milos Raonic defeats Tsitsipas to reach fourth round of the Australian Open

Canada’s Milos Raonic is off to the round of 16 at the Australian Open after notching a major upset on Friday. The No. 32 seed from Thornhill, Ont., defeat No. 6 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-5,…

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Canadian Milos Raonic advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

Canadian Milos Raonic advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

Milos Raonic is heading to the third round at the Australian Open, keeping Canada’s hopes alive in singles at the season’s first Grand Slam. The No. 32 seed from Thornhill, Ont., defeat Chile’s Cristian Garin…

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Coco to fase Osaka in next round of Australian Open

Coco to fase Osaka in next round of Australian Open

Coco Gauff has lost matches at majors before, but she has still never lost one in a third set. On Wednesday, Gauff improved to 4-0 in deciding sets in Slams with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory…

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Nadal wins Australian opener in straight sets

Nadal wins Australian opener in straight sets

Whether it is reasonable to sign up for Rafael Nadal’s repeated assertion that he does not lose sleep over passing Roger Federer’s record of 20 majors, it is easier to accept that Melbourne is the…

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Kei Nishikori out of Australian Open due to elbow injury

Kei Nishikori out of Australian Open due to elbow injury

Four-time Australian Open quarter-finalist Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from the season-opening grand slam, citing an elbow injury. The Japanese world No.13 told Tennis Australia he’d be pulling the pin on the Melbourne Park event as…