Australian Open (Tennis)

Rafael Nadal aims sly dig at Roger Federer for Australian Open advantage

Rafael Nadal aimed a sly dig in Roger Federer’s direction after the Swiss avoided playing in the sweltering heat at Melbourne Park.<p>The world No. 1 …

Tennis

Tennis - Vandeweghe hit with $10k fine for obscene outburst

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - CoCo Vandeweghe was fined $10,000 (7,185.97 pounds) for shouting an obscenity at her opponent in her first round match at the Australian Open on Monday, organisers revealed on Friday.<p>The fine, the highest levied at the tournament so far, was for unsportsmanlike conduct during …

Tennis

Dimtrov battles into last 16 at Australian Open

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the last 16 of the Australian Open on Friday with a four set win over Andrey Rublev. The Bulgarian saw off the …

Tennis

Federer says get on with it as Australian Open defends heat policy

Australian Open organisers defended their heat policy Friday as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on court, saying players should be …

Tennis

Australian Open extreme heat policy to be reviewed as concerned players suffer

• Officials say they take player welfare seriously after criticism • Djokovic among those worried as temperatures peak at 40.2C<p>Australian Open officials will review the extreme heat policy at the end of the tournament but insisted they take player welfare very seriously. A two-day heatwave has led …

Tennis

Ostapenko sunk by Kontaveit in Baltic battle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko's Australian Open hopes ended on Friday as the seventh seed was beaten 6-3 1-6 6-3 by Anett Kontaveit in a battle of the Baltic.<p>Latvian Ostapenko produced her usual brand of gung-ho tennis but Estonian Kontaveit weathered the storm to take …

Tennis

Kyrgios takes down idol Tsonga to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios toppled his childhood idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a tense clash to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday and raise home fans’ hopes of a first men’s champion in 42 years.<p>Away from the raucous atmosphere of his favoured Hisense Arena, the …

Tennis

Players get a 'sweet' Nike deal at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - As Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev of Russia battled on the blue courts at Rod Laver Arena on Friday, it was Nike's court Melbourne collection that most stood out.<p>The sporting giant's players have been geared up in striking combinations of black, white and salmon …

Tennis

Australian Open 2018: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga blows up at spectator

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has received a code violation after blowing up at a fan and challenging them to come down to the court.<p>0:33<p>Nadal completes …

Tennis

WATCH | Australian Open: Rafael Nadal storms into R4 with Damir Dzumhur demolition

Top seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1 6-3 6-1 defeat of Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on …

Tennis

Father and son hospitalised after alleged attack by gang of youths

The trip of a lifetime to watch the Australian Open has taken a horrifying turn for an American father and son who were allegedly assaulted by a gang …

Crime

Sports quiz of the week: Anthony Joshua, Australian Open and worms

Who spat out a wriggler? Who screamed? And who showed up?<p>Wales played 40 friendlies between Ryan Giggs making his Wales debut in 1991 and his retirement from international football in 2007. In how many of them did Giggs play?<p>None<p>10<p>20<p>30<p>Who said: “I didn’t actually eat the worms. It was a bit of …

Soccer

Kyrgios wins tense third-set tiebreak to gain edge

Nick Kyrgios overcame a code violation before the match had even started to take the first set but he became increasingly frustrated during the …

Tennis

Australian Open players fry as Melbourne heatwave continues

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open's extreme heat policy came under increasing scrutiny on Friday as players struggled through a second consecutive day of 40 degree Celsius (104 F) heat at Melbourne Park.<p>France's world number 42 Alize Cornet was in visible distress during her third round …

Tennis

Australian Open: Divij Sharan-Rajeev Ram duo battles through to third round

The Indo-US pair dropped the first set but came back to beat Marcel Granollers and Fabio Fognini 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.<p>Divij Sharan and Rajeev Ram on Friday …

Tennis

Every ace in the Australian Open delivers $10 to charity

The stars of the Australian open may be battling it out for honour, glory and riches but what is a little less known is that they’re also helping …

Tennis

Rudimental, Pierce Brothers and Vegemite burgers: what's on at the Australian Open this weekend

The Australian Open is off to a cracking start. We've already seen some great matches, and some great performances too. Here's your guide to the …

Tennis

'Modify facilities or move Australian Open': health and safety expert

<i>Video provided by AAP</i><p>The Australian Open shouldn't be held in January unless changes are made Melbourne Park to protect players and fans from the …

Tennis

Roger Federer Ages Like a Fine Wine

The 36-year-old tennis star is in top form but he still has some work to do to become the finest old-man tennis pro in history<p>Last year Roger Federer had the best season ever for a man in his mid 30s by winning two Grand Slam titles and losing just five matches. But there’s a lot of work to be done …

Tennis

Heat, injuries lead Novak Djokovic to speak out about players' union, future: 2018 Australian Open

The 12-time major champion embraces being one of the tour's elder statesmen.

Sport (Australia)

More 'brutal' temperatures at Australian Open as heatwave grips south-east

Players at the Australian Open may have to spend time on the bench amid another scorching day of above 40-degree temperatures today.<p>Conditions are on …

Weather

Socceroos lock in big World Cup warm-up friendly versus Colombia

The Socceroos will play world No.13 Colombia in a London friendly on March 27 as part of World Cup preparations.<p>0:49<p>Chelsea survive FA Cup …

Soccer

Schedules | Australian Open 2018

Rod Laver Arena<p>FromYour time<p>Match 1<p>Women's Singles 3rd Round<p>Match 2<p>Women's Singles 3rd Round<p>Match 3<p>Men's Singles 3rd Round<p>Night sessions<p>FromYour …

Tennis

Federer snuffs out Struff | Australian Open 2018

Roger Federer<p>Men's Singles - 2nd Round<p>Roger Federer, R2, RLA, 18 January 2018. Photo: Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia<p>Men's Singles - 2nd Round<p>Roger …

Tennis

Zverev returns to 3rd round at Aussie Open with win over Gojowczyk

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev overcame a mid-match lull to advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, …

Tennis

Five things we learned on Day 4 | Australian Open 2018

Highlights from day 4 of AO2018<p>Video 18 Jan 18<p>2nd Round<p>All the highlights from an action packed day at Melbourne Park.<p>Su-Wei Hsieh's emotional …

Tennis

2017 top 3 warmest year: US agencies - Xinhua

Video PlayerClose<p>WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Last year was among the three warmest years since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to …

News (China)

WATCH: Will Ferrell gate crashes press conference

After interrupting Roger Federer's post-match interview, actor Will Ferrell gate crashed a press conference at the Australian Open, answering …

Sport (Australia)

Djokovic caps 15th straight win over Monfils after shaky opening set

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic overcame a poor start - dropping his first two service games - to continue …

Tennis

Australia steps up efforts to woo Chinese tennis tourists

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open has stepped up efforts to lure Chinese tennis fans to Melbourne Park by boosting broadcast and sponsorship deals.<p>More than 59 million people in China tuned into watch the Australian Open in 2017, up by more than 84 percent on the year before and organizers …

Sport (Australia)