Novak Djokovic

The new Novak Djokovic? Hyeon Chung is the latest Next Gen star to announce himself at Grand Slam level

The ‘Big Four’ may all be in their 30s but they continue to dominate at Grand Slam level, as the tennis world awaits the uprising of the next …

Alexander Zverev

Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open.<p>The 2016 champion routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a third-round win that showcased her credentials as a title contender and ensured she’ll be the only Grand Slam champion still playing in the second …


Djokovic's meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.<p>The 12-time Grand Slam champion, 30, says …

Andre Agassi

4 must-watch matches in the Australian Open Round of 16

The first week of the 2018 Australian Open is in the books, and after three rounds marked by extreme heat, marathon matches, wild comebacks, and …


At the Australian Open, Too Hot to Be Good

We all have our reasons for watching sports, but at the forefront of mine is watching incredible athletes do incredible things. They do things we cannot, and it is magical.<p>I want to see them thrive. I do not want to see them struggle for air. Thursday afternoon in Melbourne at the Australian Open, …


Andy Murray talks veganism, Nadal’s outfit and life after tennis in wide-ranging Q&A

Few good things have come from Andy Murray skipping the Australian Open due to a hip injury, but the three-time Grand Slam champion’s late-night …


Jamie Murray: Players deserve greater share of Grand Slam prize money but won't boycott to get it

Jamie Murray thinks that players deserve to earn a greater share of Grand Slam revenues but does not believe there would ever be a situation where …

Nick Kyrgios

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semifinal meeting at the Australian Open on Saturday as Maria Sharapova …


Novak Djokovic | Players | Official Site of the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships - A USTA Event

Country<p>Serbia<p>Birth Date<p>22 May 1987<p>Birthplace<p>Belgrade, Serbia<p>Residence<p>Monte-Carlo, Monaco<p>Height<p>6 ft. 2 in. ( 1.88 meters )<p>Weight<p>170 lbs. ( 77.3 kilos )<p>…


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 …


Novak Djokovic emerges as tennis’ unlikely champion of the downtrodden - but is everything as it seems?

Gather round, comrades! The revolution is at hand! Every so often, a hero arises from the ranks of the ordinary working man. A liberator, a …


Novak Djokovic downplays hip problem following third-round win

Novak Djokovic doesn't anticipate significant problems from the hip injury that affected him during his third-round match at the Australian Open.<p>The …


Wild Child: Does Nick Kyrgios Even Care About Tennis?

Speaking last year to Louisa Thomas, a writer for the <i>New Yorker,</i> Nick Kyrgios summed up his complicated life as a tennis pro: “I like going out on …

Conservative View

Kids rescued from sweltering Vic cars

A 15-month-old baby was rescued from a locked car and taken to hospital on a day when temperatures in Victoria hit more than 40C for much of the …


Australian Open: French player Alize Cornet breaks down in scorching conditions in Melbourne

French player Alize Cornet hit the deck as temperatures climbed above 40C at Melbourne Park.

Rod Laver Arena

Baseline: The Daily Mix: '08 champions remain on course for repeat

MELBOURNE — Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic remain on track at the Australian Open with spirited wins to reach Round 3.<p>On Saturday, Sharapova will …


Novak Djokovic vs Albert Ramos live stream, TV channel, UK Time and odds

<b>Novak Djokovic is into the third round of the Australian Open where he will meet Spain’s Albert Ramos on Saturday in Melbourne.</b><p>The six-time champion …


Baseline: AO Player of the Day: Gael Monfils

<i>Each day of the Australian Open, Baseline will feature an AO Player of the Day that may not be the most famous face or headline-stirring upset, but</i> …


Australia vs. Canada. The Results Are In.

<i>Damien Cave, our Australia bureau chief, shares insights on Australia, news of the world, and feedback from readers in this weekly newsletter. Want to receive it by email? Sign up here.</i><p><i>______</i><p>A few newsletters ago, I asked for your help. Could we, together, vanquish Canada?<p>Could we add more new …

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Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, after …


Tennis star falls to court overcome by searing heat

A French tennis player has fallen to the ground during the Australian Open after suffering from the heat, as temperatures in Melbourne exceed 40 …


Morning mail: UN staff allege sexual assaults go unpunished

Friday: Current and former employees claim allegations as serious as rape have been ignored. Plus: Labor on war footing for federal election<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 19 January.<p>Top stories<p><b>The UN has allowed sexual harassment and</b> …

Stan Wawrinka

Australian Open players talk about sweltering heat in Melbourne – video

With on-court temperatures reportedly reaching 69C, Gaël Monfils says he was 'dying' in his match with Novak Djokovic and Hsieh Su-wei says bugs were being killed by the heat


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 …


Mailbag: Surprises and Shambles After Three Days at the 2018 Australian Open

MELBOURNE – We’re three days into the first Slam. At least we think we are. The app keeps crashing. Most of the Americans are aboard Qantas return …


50 Moments that Mattered: Djokovic's case of déjà vu

<i>This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open, we’re counting down the 50 most memorable moments in the history of America’s Grand</i> …


Morning mail: Robert Mueller subpoenas Steve Bannon

Wednesday: former Trump confidante to testify in Russia investigation. Plus problems with Centrelink giving rent-to-buy companies access to welfare payments<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 17 January.<p>Top stories<p><b>Steve Bannon, the</b> …

Steve Bannon

Novak Djokovic shocks tennis officials by suggesting boycott of next year's Australian Open

The former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has shocked tennis officials by floating the possibility of a player boycott of next year’s Australian Open.<p>Djokovic delivered his dramatic suggestion on Friday night, as the annual men’s player meeting in Melbourne – which is attended by around 150 of the …


Dark secret sours Australian Open

The 2018 version of Nick Kyrgios still doesn’t suffer fools, CoCo Vandeweghe really loves bananas and not everyone thinks they look great in pink.<p>But …


Successful comebacks for Djokovic and Federer

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer qualify for round 2 of the Australian Open. Golfer Paul Casey previews the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Roger Federer