Stan Wawrinka

A different shade of Rafa: Watching Nadal live is a somewhat surreal experience

But what’s really remarkable about watching the Spaniard play in person is the variety of his shots. He’s not just brute power.<p>The world’s number one …

Tennis

Federer shines as Djokovic survives brutal heat test

Melbourne (AFP) - Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling …

Alexander Zverev

Kyle Edmund beats Andreas Seppi to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

• Edmund overcomes Italian veteran 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 • 23-year-old reaches last four of slam for first time<p>The good news keeps piling up for Kyle Edmund. On Sunday the 23-year-old Yorkshireman became the first British player other than Andy Murray to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open …

Tennis

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

Sinful Kyrgios truth Australia can’t deny

The tennis star has given people more than enough ammunition since hitting the pro circuit to strike him from their Christmas card list. He’s abused …

Nick Kyrgios

Roger Federer’s interview puts the icing on the cake of his third round win

DEFENDING champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday and keep …

Sport (Australia)

Free and single-handed, Carla Suarez Navarro sets up Caroline Wozniacki clash

Carla Suarez Navarro beat Anett Kontaveit in the fourth round. (Source: Reuters)<p>Carla Suarez Navarro struck a blow for one of the endangered shots of …

Tennis

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

A typical day at the tennis, circa 2025. Picture: Getty Images<p>Friday! Stay sunsafe.<p>1. <b>Bond</b> yields are up, with benchmark US 10-year treasuries just …

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Baseline: Sandgren, the man with the fun name, into Round 3 in Oz

"My name is Tennys and I play tennis" ????<p>Really entertaining presser from @TennysSandgren, lots of fun pic.twitter.com/WjGCOnjNGs<p>— Emily Benammar …

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Tennys Sandgren Pulls Off the Tennis Upset of the Day

The 26-year-old American beat Stan Wawrinka to advance to the third round at the Australian Open<p>At the U.S. Open in 2016, Tennys Sandgren, the 26-year-old American with the name everyone loves, watched in amazement as Stan Wawrinka overpowered Novak Djokovic in the final and won the title.<p>“I think …

Tennis

US aims to groom tennis champs at national campus in Florida

Drive past the strip malls with their fast-food chains, past the fast-rising McMansions, past the palm trees lined up just so along green, green …

Sports

There's a tennis player named Tennys currently competing at the Australian Open — and he's from Tennessee

• <b>A tennis player from Tennessee has a name made for the sport — he is called Tennys.</b>• <b><br>Tennys Sandgren is advancing through the Australian Open and has just scalped Stan Wawrinka.</b>• <b><br>Sandgren is now just one game away from a major quarter-final place and a guaranteed $600,000 payday.</b><p>There's a tennis player …

Tennis

What's happening in sport? Five things to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former NBA star John Amaechi says sporting organizations have been guilty of "purposeful amnesia" in ignoring the way some leading coaches have abused and exploited young athletes they worked with.<p>"There's no doubt that the perpetrators are the primary fault I'm not suggesting that any …

Australian Open: Muguruza, Wawrinka crash out

Two highly ranked players Garbine Muguruza and Stan Wawrinka are handed big upsets on day four of the Australian Open, while Dominic Thiem goes through round 3.

Tennis

2014 Aussie Open champ Wawrinka upset by Sandgren in 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Former champion Stan Wawrinka wasn't sure if he was ready to play the Australian Open after left knee surgery last year …

Tennis

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> …

Trevor Bayliss

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer funny call about crying baby

Roger Federer had Rod Laver Arena laughing during his first round match with a brilliant reaction to a crying baby in the crowd.<p>0:17<p>Fired-up De …

Tennis

Djokovic storms past Young; Warriors down Cavs 118-108

Basketball<p><b>Durant’s 32 sends Warriors past Cavs</b><p>The MVP of last season’s NBA Finals that was played between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland …

Basketball

2018 Australian Open live stream: Rafael Nadal vs Leonardo Mayer

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will continue his 2018 Australian Open campaign Wednesday with a second-round clash against Argentina’s World No. 52 …

Tennis

Justin Thomas is the Baddest Man on the PGA Tour, and it has very little to do with golf

Imagine being a PGA Tour player hoping to make an impact early in the season at the Sony Open—you make the cut, you're gearing up for the weekend in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and then, Saturday morning, you get this text alert:<p>Boy, that's a real bummer! And sure, it was an …

Golf

Baseline: Stars step out for the Aussie Open player party

Players arriving at the IMG player party at Crown Towers. ☀️ pic.twitter.com/PNBxrS4Kxh<p>— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2018<p>On the eve of the …

Tennis

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 …

Tennis

Australian Open 2018: Liam Brody swipe at Margaret Court

British tennis player Liam Brody has spoken out against Margaret Court, while Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal have addressed the possibility of …

Tennis

Australian Open 2018: A to Z of first grand slam of the year - blubbering wrecks, gobby girlfriends and questionable dress sense

A is for...Australia Day<p>Show me another major sporting event that breaks for a ten-to-15 minute delay for a fireworks show? Yes, that's the situation the elite tennis stars have to face at the opening slam of the year every year without fail on January 26. Annoyingly for Stan Wawrinka and Rafael …

Tennis

Wawrinka upset coach Norman pulled pin

2018-01-13 08:43<p>Stan Wawrinka (AFP)<p>Melbourne - <b>Stan Wawrinka</b> admitted on Saturday he was not impressed that long-time coach <b>Magnus Norman</b> decided to …

Sport (South Africa)

ICYMI at Australian Open: Best verbal vollies from media day

MELBOURNE, Australia -- And just like that, the scribes came dashing into the new media hub at Melbourne Park with their phones set to record and …

Tennis

Stan Wawrinka's status for Australian Open in doubt once again

After withdrawing from the Tie Break Tens event in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka could potentially miss the Australian Open. The 32-year-old cited a …

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