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  • Andy Murray battles into Australian Open men's final 13 hours 25 minutes ago

    Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych. ...
  • Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in showdown at Melbourne Park 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray. Serb Djokovic and Swiss Wawrinka's five-set marathons at Melbourne Park in 2013 and 2014 were arguably the most...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells Yesterday

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert. Among the other men's entries are the rest of the...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semi-final Yesterday

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semi-final by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarter-final without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one...
  • Wawrinka through to semi-finals of Australian Open 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday. Wawrinka, who beat Rafael Nadal last year in the final for his first Grand Slam title, will play either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or...
  • Novak Djokovic extends Grand Slam quarter-finals streak to 23 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 at the Australian Open on Monday. Djokovic was pushed by the 42nd-ranked Muller, a big-serving left-hander who had the shots to rally with the top seed, but the four-times champion...
  • Australian Open: Djokovic and Serena advance, Kvitova knocked out 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then urging the crowd of 15,000 to sing Happy Birthday to his mother back home. After his 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win, the...
  • Djokovic advances to ninth straight fourth round at Australian Open 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. Four-time champion Djokovic won the tiebreaker on his fourth set point when Verdasco hit consecutive shots wide. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic broke the...
  • Novak Djokovic into Aussie Open 3rd round for 9th year in a row January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic moved into the third round at the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 win on Thursday over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov. Djokovic won the first set in 21 minutes and was rarely troubled against the 2009 junior Wimbledon champion. Kuznetsov broke the Serbian's...
  • Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka join Williams sisters in 3rd round in Australia January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open. Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an easier run, spending a minute less than Williams on Rod Laver Arena in...
  • Serena, Djokovic advance to 2nd round at Australian Open January 20, 2015

    Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams. She certainly didn't show it, winning her first set in 21 minutes on Tuesday night on the way to a 6-0, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck at the Australian Open. The 18-time major winner...
  • Rafael Nadal still a contender says advancing Novak Djokovic January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal has been shrugging his shoulders and suggesting he may not be ready mentally or physically to win this year's Australian Open after an injury-riddled 2014, but top seed Novak Djokovic is having none of it. "Well, I don't know what his intentions are, how he feels, but he...
  • Novak Djokovic wins 1st-round match at Australian Open January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic began his quest for a fifth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the first-round match on Tuesday. Djokovic, who said he had flu symptoms on the weekend, showed no apparent signs of illness in dominating the 116th-ranked Bedene. Djokovic won...
  • Australian Open preview: Novak Djokovic primed to reclaim Melbourne throne January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Last year's Australian Open kicked off the biggest shakeup in men's tennis for a decade but Novak Djokovic is primed to stave off the charge of 'Generation Next' and take back his throne at Melbourne Park. Stan Wawrinka holds the title and a band of young upstarts are determined to...
  • Novak Djokovic downplays concerns over illness, ready to go January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic pronounced himself fit and raring to go in search of his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday after overcoming a bout of illness that had prompted social media users to suggest he was in doubt for the tournament. Djokovic had cancelled a practice session and news conference on...
  • Smooth draw for Novak Djokovic at Australian Open January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Serb Novak Djokovic's chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week of the year's first grand slam, while women's top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World number one Djokovic faces a qualifier...
  • Andy Murray joins Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer for Dubai tournament January 15, 2015

    Britain's Andy Murray will play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, the organisers of the February tournament said on Thursday. Murray will join a stellar field including world number one Novak Djokovic and 17-times grand slam champion Roger Federer. The Scot, ranked six in the world, has had mixed fortunes in...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams top seeds in Australian Open January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: World No.1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were Wednesday installed as the top seeds of their respective draws for Australian Open Jan 19-Feb 1. Four-time Melbourne Park winner Djokovic, 27, will be looking to atone for a quarter-final exit at last year's event at the hands of eventual champion Stanislas...
  • Competitive spirit prevents 'Big 4' from mingling off-court: Djokovic January 14, 2015

    Belgrade: World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has spoken of his desire to spend more off-court time with his contemporaries but regrets that their competitive spirit comes in the way of his wish. "With some players I do (see them out of working hours) but unfortunately with the top players, some...
  • New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net. Paes, who even at 41 is agile while...
  • Novak Djokovic bounced out of Qatar Open in quarterfinals January 8, 2015

    Doha: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-4 while playing through a sandstorm in the Qatar Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Karlovic took advantage of a second break point in the seventh game of the third set with a perfect forehand pass. He never offered...
  • Australian Open to have new 'heat policy' January 8, 2015

    Sydney: With temperatures soaring over 40 degrees Celsius in the last edition of the Australian Open, the tournament organisers have introduced a new 'heat policy' this time around to ensure players' do not suffer in the first Grand Slam of the year, starting January 19. "We are in that time of...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into Qatar Open quarterfinals January 7, 2015

    Doha: Top seed Novak Djokovic moved his Qatar Open debut into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine on Wednesday. Djokovic won 29 of 34 points when his first serve went in, and saved all three break points he faced. Djokovic will play seventh-seeded Ivo Karlovic of...
  • Qatar Open: Djokovic wins first match of year in under an hour January 6, 2015

    Doha: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic started off his 2015 season with a swift 6-2, 6-1 win over Serbian countryman Dusan Lajovic at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Djokovic's first-round victory took 59 minutes. He put 72 percent of his first serves in play, and was successful on five of six break-point opportunities. He...
  • Top players still unsure about best route to Australian Open January 5, 2015

    Plotting a path to the Australian Open has never been trickier or more uncertain. Even the best players are baffled about the best way to prepare for their annual trek Down Under. In a sport where players analyse every tiny detail in the hope of finding an edge and rigidly stick...
  • Fit enough to win 18th Grand Slam: Roger Federer January 3, 2015

    Brisbane: Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer shot down concerns about his suspect fitness, saying he is charged up to win an elusive 18th Major at this month's Australian Open. The 33-year-old has arrived here to play the season-opening tournament Brisbane International, starting Sunday, with no back spasms complaints that troubled...
  • Kei Nishikori ready for Brisbane battle January 2, 2015

    Brisbane: World No.5 Kei Nishikori says his experience of having to fight for everything when placed as a 14-year-old at a tennis training academy in Florida honed the determined streak which has earned him the reputation as one of the game's fiercest competitors. Japan's Nishikori, who stands 178cm in an era...
  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take ITF annual honours December 18, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men's prize for the fourth time having won seven titles this season and the year-end top...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League December 15, 2014

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning...
  • IPTL: New crop threatens 'Big Four' hegemony, says Novak Djokovic December 9, 2014

    With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men's grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game's top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic. World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal...