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‘It was a struggle’: Disappointed Murray avoided watching Australian Open

Murray faces Egor Gerasimov at Open Sud de FranceBelieves he can still compete against the top playersAndy Murray has said he avoided watching the Australian Open, even unfollowing his fellow players on social media to cope with his disappointment at n…

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Where does pandemic-era Australian Open leave the tennis landscape? | Tumaini Carayol

The event in Melbourne showed women’s tennis is flourishing while Novak Djokovic remains the man to beatThe longest grand slam tournament in tennis history is finally at an end. The Australian Open, which truly began more than five weeks ago when the f…

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Novak Djokovic to ‘focus on slams’ with aim of overtaking Federer and Nadal

Federer and Nadal have 20 grand slam titles each, Djokovic 18Australian Open champion says he will ‘adjust calendar’Novak Djokovic has said he will make overhauling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 grand slam singles titles his priority, a…

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Naomi Osaka aims for all-surface dominance to fulfil potential

Osaka wins fourth grand slam title at Australian OpenAll her major victories have come on hard courtsNot too long after Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open women’s final to improve her grand slam title haul to four in four attempts, the hype truly bega…

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Naomi Osaka aims for all-surface dominance to fulfil potential

Osaka wins fourth grand slam title at Australian OpenAll her major victories have come on hard courtsNot too long after Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open women’s final to improve her grand slam title haul to four in four attempts, the hype truly bega…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Djokovic and Medvedev shrug off pressure before Australian Open final

The finalists each have history in their sights but neither believes the pressure is on them in MelbourneMany years ago, when the era of the big four was at its apex and four of the best players of all time would do battle just about every other week, …

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Naomi Osaka overpowers Jennifer Brady to win second Australian Open title

Straight-sets success secures fourth major tennis crownJapanese player prevails 6-4, 6-3 at Melbourne ParkIn the midst of this unending pandemic and a scattered, disjointed year of tennis, there has been one consistent sight throughout: Naomi Osaka exh…

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Osaka and Brady motivated by memory of US Open semi-final classic

Naomi Osaka said she ‘never had to fight so hard’ as in a 2020 US Open semi-final with Jennifer Brady. Now they meet again in the Australian Open finalNaomi Osaka has never lost a big grand slam match in her life. After piecing together another impress…

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Daniil Medvedev, the ultimate disrupter, is on brink of tennis history | Tumaini Carayol

Medvedev outplayed Stefanos Tsitsipas, blending strategic excellence with random, off-the-cuff decision makingAs Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas prepared to reignite their young, fiery rivalry under the pressure cooker of an Australian Open semi…

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What next for Serena Williams after her tearful Australian Open exit? | Tumaini Carayol

After so many tournaments, winning has actually become more difficult for someone who was once almost unbeatableA few hours after Serena Williams walked out of Rod Laver Arena, beaten in the late stages of a grand slam tournament once more, the Eurospo…

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Novak Djokovic ‘gambling’ on fitness after Australian Open win over Raonic

World No 1 sustained abdominal injury in previous roundGrigor Dimitrov stuns Dominic Thiem to win in straight sets Novak Djokovic says he could potentially “cause more damage” to his body by continuing to compete at the Australian Open following the ab…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes discomfort to defeat dogged Cameron Norrie

No 2 seed wins 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 on day six at Melbourne ParkBritish player takes positives as Nadal praises his potentialCameron Norrie, the last British singles player standing at the Australian Open this year, was unable to pull off the improbable achie…

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Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open in doubt after injury scare against Fritz

No 1 seed wins 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 despite injury‘This is definitely one of the most special wins in my life’Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open is in doubt after an unprecedented night in Melbourne as he survived an injury scare to reach the four…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes Mmoh and heckler to set up tie with Norrie

Female spectator shouts foul-mouthed abuse at NadalNadal says Cameron Norrie will be his toughest test so farRafael Nadal overcame a talented young opponent and an abusive fan in the crowd to reach the Australian Open third round with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 v…

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Sofia Kenin in tears after brutal end to Australian Open title defence

Heavy ball striker Kaia Kanepi knocks out 2020 championResident grand slam upset specialist wins in straight sets An hour after her Australian Open title defence crumbled with a 6-3 6-2 second round defeat to Kaia Kanepi, Sofia Kenin arrived in the pre…

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Sofia Kenin in tears after brutal end to Australian Open title defence

Heavy ball striker Kaia Kanepi knocks out 2020 championResident grand slam upset specialist wins in straight sets An hour after her Australian Open title defence crumbled with a 6-3 6-2 second round defeat to Kaia Kanepi, Sofia Kenin arrived in the pre…