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Next year’s Australian Open under threat, admits chief executive

Tournament scheduled for January 2021No supporters from overseas will attendThe Australian Open may be eight months away and partitioned by a new year, but the organisers are already mindful of the possibility that it may not take place.Craig Tiley, th…

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Margaret Court claims discrimination after treatment by Tennis Australia

Former champion was honoured at Australian OpenBut Court unhappy with peak body’s ‘finger pointing’ Margaret Court says it was “very sad” the way Tennis Australia had treated her, claiming the peak body had discriminated against her because of her view…

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Australian Open 2020: the tournament that tarnished tennis’s image | Kevin Mitchell

From bushfire smoke to the treatment of Navratilova and McEnroe to Djokovic’s meltdown in the final, tennis bounced from one PR disaster to the next in MelbourneFew sports guard their image with as much diligence as tennis. For a fortnight, the pretty …

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Novak Djokovic says he did not overstep mark when touching umpire’s shoe

Australian Open champion could be fined for violation‘It was a nice, really friendly touch,’ says Serbian playerNovak Djokovic does not believe he crossed the line touching the chair umpire during a volatile Australian Open final on Sunday night. The S…

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Sofia Kenin emerges from the shadows in style with first major title

By beating Garbiñe Muguruza, the 21-year-old American upstaged her much-heralded compatriot Coco Gauff and showed the resolve of a true championOn one of the several tumultuous days at this Australian Open, Chris Evert, perhaps the most perceptive of t…

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Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open win – video

Novak Djokovic honoured the late Kobe Bryant as he was crowned Australian Open champion for the eighth time. The Serb won a five-set thriller in Melbourne against Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Speaking afterwards in the Rod Laver Arena the No …

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Novak Djokovic outlasts Dominic Thiem to win eighth Australian Open crown

• No 2 seed wins thrilling final 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 • Djokovic fought back after angry outburst and umpire clashFew players in tennis want to love and be loved as much as Novak Djokovic and, while he lost a few friends in one of the most curious m…

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Serves, sunsets and koalas: Australian Open 2020 – the tournament’s best photos

As the 2020 Australian Open comes to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Australian Open men’s singles final: Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem – live!

Live updates from Melbourne, 8.30am (GMT) startThiem beats Zverev to set up Djokovic clash in finalFeel free to email Tumaini or tweet @TumCarayol 8.34am GMT Joe Salisbury will rise to 4 in the world rankings.If he’s top 10 in June, he will get to choo…

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No room for sentiment in Dominic Thiem’s pursuit of Djokovic’s crown | Kevin Mitchell

The Austrian’s progress has been marked of late and he will be a serious threat in the Australian Open finalWhen Novak Djokovic’s garrulous coach, Goran Ivanisevic, and his longtime confidant, Marian Vajda, cancelled their press conference at the last …

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Salisbury last British hope as Jamie Murray denied at Australian Open

• Murray and Mattek-Sands lose mixed doubles final 5-7, 6-4, 10-1• Murray misses chance to break British record in Open eraJamie Murray narrowly missed out on breaking the British record in the Open era as he and his partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, wer…

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Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final

• American beats Spaniard 4-6, 6-2, 6-2• Kenin lifts first grand slam titleIf to be young is heaven, Sofia Kenin is floating on an untouchable cloud after beating Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets to win the 2020 Australian Open, becoming the eighth first…

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Sofia Kenin v Garbiñe Muguruza: Australian Open women’s singles final – live!

Updates from the final at Melbourne ParkMuguruza primes power game for final against KeninYou can get in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 9.03am GMT First set: Sofia Kenin 1-2* Garbiñe Muguruza. This is already incredibly intense, but Muguruza…

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Sofia Kenin v Garbiñe Muguruza: Australian Open women’s singles final – live!

Updates from the final at Melbourne ParkMuguruza primes power game for final against KeninYou can get in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 9.03am GMT First set: Sofia Kenin 1-2* Garbiñe Muguruza. This is already incredibly intense, but Muguruza…

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Dominic Thiem fights back to beat Zverev and reach Australian Open final

• Thiem beats Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4)• Winner will face Novak Djokovic in the finalDominic Thiem won the new-generation battle with Alex Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) to reach his first Australian Open final on Friday and set up the ultim…

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Garbiñe Muguruza primes power game for Australian Open final against Kenin

• Conchita Martínez hails Muguruza’s controlled aggression• Kenin is youngest Australian Open singles finalist since 2008Conchita Martínez has had cause to jump out of her seat a few times over the past fortnight as Garbiñe Muguruza has swung through e…

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Jamie Murray one win away from breaking British Open era slam record

• Australian Open mixed doubles finalist aiming for eight titles• Pairing with flamboyant Bethanie Mattek-Sands has paid offIt is a curiosity of Jamie Murray’s tennis career that, as promising as he was as a young boy – some say better than his younger…

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Dominic Thiem v Alexander Zverev: Australian Open 2020 semi-final – live!

Australian Open updates from the second men’s semi-finalFederer bows to injury and Djokovic but belief remainsAnd feel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 8.44am GMT Alexander Zverev on the spotlight and criticism that has already accompanied hi…

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Roger Federer bows to injury and Djokovic but winning belief remains | Simon Cambers

The days when he dominated the Tour are well behind him but he still believes he can win a 21st grand slam titleTime is the enemy of all sportsmen and women, and as Roger Federer exited the Australian Open on Thursday night the thought must have crosse…

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Djokovic eases past Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Serbian beats Federer in semi-final, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3Winner will face Thiem or Zverev in Sunday’s finalNovak Djokovic will attempt to retain his Australian Open title on Sunday after a straight-set semi-final win over injury-hit rival Roger Federer.Fe…