Milos Raonic

Australian Open 2018: Bouchard ousted by top-seed Halep

While Eugenie Bouchard started off the Australian Open in convincing fashion, a performance that was a good first step in helping to put a …


In Shapovalov’s loss to resilient Tsonga, nostalgia for the past & glimpse of the future

For now, things are exactly as they have been for the last year or so – with veterans in their 30s proving resistant to any challenge.<p>Ten years ago, …


Roger Federer handed boost as Milos Raonic crashes out of the Australian Open

Roger Federer will avoid a potentially tricky tie with Milos Raonic in the fourth round of the Australian Open after the former world No. 3 crashed …


First-round loss a sign Raonic will need more time to get back in form

The year was 2011. The country was Israel, the court just on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.Canada was taking on Israel in a key Davis Cup clash, and …

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Tennis: Raonic slumps to early exit at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open first round by Lukas Lacko on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open.<p>On the comeback trail after a 2017 season disrupted by injury, Raonic looked off the …


Raonic falls in first round of Australian Open

Milos Raonic has been eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open after losing to unseeded Lukas Lacko in four sets 7-6 (5), 5-7, 4-6, …


Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer split on reason behind injury epidemic on tour

Who or what is to blame for the injury epidemic that has sent Andy Murray to the operating table, while forcing both Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka into hibernation since Wimbledon?<p>The word’s two leading men have very different answers to this question. Rafael Nadal is known to favour changes in …


Bernard Tomic provokes outrage by saying he is off 'count my millions' after Australian Open qualifying loss

Bernard Tomic is expected to fly off to the South African jungle in the coming days, as a contestant on the local version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. And he might want to stay there, after yet another public-relations disaster provoked outrage around Australia.<p>After much to-ing and …


Tennis stars practice with Marvel superheroes ahead of Australian Open

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer had a couple of superheroes for practice during Kids Day ahead of the Australian Open. Milos Raonic, Caroline …


Pospisil, Polansky advance to Aussie Open main draw

There will be five Canadians in the main draw at the first grand slam of the season after Vasek Pospisil and Peter Polansky advanced through the …

Tennis | Medvedev fights off De Minaur to win maiden title

Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev fought off tigerish Australian youngster Alex de Minaur to win his first ATP Tour title at the Sydney International.


Sydney International: Alex De Minaur falls at final hurdle as Daniil Medvedev wins first title

Alex de Minaur's golden run was ended by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Sydney International final.


Wishes for Tennis in 2018

Tennis officials like to view their sport as a meritocracy. Great talent, it seems, can emerge from anywhere and then rise through head-to-head competition.<p>But the truth is that inequalities and special privileges abound, and as a new season begins in earnest with the 2018 Australian Open, the …


Advantage Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov quickly became a household name in 2017, capturing the attention of the tennis world with his style and success. But as a new season begins, can the Canadian teenager sustain that hard-charging momentum and establish himself as the sport's face of the future?<p>It was no ordinary …

Denis Shapovalov

The Wunderkind: Is Zverev ready to take his game to another level?

When 30-year-old German Mischa Zverev joined the ATP tour as a teenager, the professional tennis road became his younger brother’s home, too. A …


The Tennis Debate: Nick Kyrgios’s magnetism is what's needed with Big Four finally on the wane

Nick Kyrgios is a bit like a 22-man shoving match in a game of football.<p>Yes, they set a bad example to children, yes they can be unedifying, and yes they can sometimes overstep the mark.<p>But both are also extremely entertaining and amusing to watch, and there's usually no real harm done.<p>Kyrgios, as …


Two decades since turning pro, Roger Federer is the favourite for Australian Open again

It shouldn’t astonish anyone if the 36-year-old takes his Grand Slam count to 20 in Melbourne.<p>This was us – well, most of us – predicting Roger …


The Five Men Most Likely to Win Their First Slam at the 2018 Australian Open

There have been 56 Grand Slam events since the start of 2004. Forty-six of those tournaments have been won by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak …


Tennis players’ new motto: Reinvent, resurrect

The favourites for the Australian Open include players who were down and doubtful, but have found second wind in their careers

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Federer, Nadal, Dimitrov, Rublev: Who Will Impress The Most In 2018? | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Who is going to rock the tennis world in 2018?<p>The crystal ball of player improvement can sometimes be uncertain, but an Infosys ATP Beyond The …


Baseline: Weekly Lesson: New year starts with same '17 problems

<i>Each week, Baseline will highlight a lesson to take from recent events in the sport, both on and off the court.</i><p>In most sports, a new season brings …


Australian Open 2018: How men's game will survive after the departure of Big Four

Winter is coming for the sport of tennis. Roger Federer, the sun king who has ruled the game for much of the past 15 years, might still be glowing like a radioactive isotope. But the golden generation – as a collective – has reached the end of the line.<p>Andy Murray’s career-threatening hip injury …

Tennis | Goerges withdraws from Sydney with injury after Auckland win

Germany's Julia Goerges withdrew from the Sydney International just hours after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the WTA Auckland Classic.


Kyrgios dispatches Dimitrov to reach Brisbane final

Nick Kyrgios came from a set down on Saturday to beat top seed Grigor Dimitrov and advance to the final of the Brisbane International. Kyrgios had …

Nick Kyrgios

Is Andy Murray’s career truly over?

Andy Murray’s been sidelined since the U.S. Open last year with a hip injury. Rather than opt for surgery, he’s been rehabbing the hip with little …


Is the spate of ATP injuries a coincidence, or the wave of the future?

“Andy Murray should follow Roger Federer’s example,” the headlines read last July in London, after Great Britain’s best player limped out of …


With Legend Lleyton Hewitt In His Corner, #NextGenATP Aussie Alex de Minaur Is Full Of Confidence | ATP World Tour | Tennis

“That was incredible!”<p>“Thanks, Lleyton.”<p>On Wednesday night, Alex de Minaur earned his most important victory as a professional so far by defeating …


Brisbane International 2017: Round of 16 men’s singles coverage

THE Brisbane International will have a men’s finalist ranked outside the top 40, with American Ryan Harrison and Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin among a …

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Milos Raonic makes early exit at Brisbane International

Big-serving Milos Raonic has dropped his second-round match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Australia.<p>The fourth-seeded resident …


Alex De Minaur: shocking upset over Milos Raonic in Brisbane

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Alex De Minaur of Australia celebrates winning his match against Milos Raonic of Canada during day four of the 2018 …