Australian Open

‘Australian Open not a real possibility for Roger Federer,’ confirms coach

Playing the Australian Open in January is 'not a real possibility' for Roger Federer, his coach has confirmed.Federer has had three operations on his...

‘I liked what he said about this’ – Daniil Medvedev backs Novak Djokovic vaccination stance

Daniil Medvedev has offered his backing to Novak Djokovic following the Serbian's comments on vaccinations.Djokovic was asked his vaccination status by the press and...

‘I still don’t know’ – Novak Djokovic says he can’t commit to Australian Open defence yet

Defending champion Novak Djokovic says he is still unable to say whether or not he will play the 2022 Australian Open.The world number one...

‘It is a private matter’ – Novak Djokovic coy on vaccination status

Novak Djokovic says he will not reveal his vaccination status as he trusts neither the media nor society to judge it reasonably.Vaccination status has...

‘No vaccine, no visa!’ – Vaccines likely to be mandatory for Australian Open

Tennis players will almost certainly not be allowed to play the Australian Open if they are not vaccinated, it has been confirmed.In January this...

Nick Kyrgios confirms knee injury, admitting: ‘I haven’t been healthy for months’

Nick Kyrgios says he has been 'nowhere near healthy' recently, and that is why he is ending his season early.Kyrgios has not produced any...

Emma Raducanu: ‘I will do whatever needs to be done to play the Australian Open’

Emma Raducanu says she will do 'whatever needs to be done' to take part in the Australian Open in January.Australia are notoriously strict with...

COMMENT: Is 2021 the year Novak Djokovic left Roger Federer behind?

He has been stealing a march on his long-time rival since 2011, but 2021 is perhaps the year when Novak Djokovic has hurt Roger...

‘Novak Djokovic will win Calendar Slam but not the Golden Slam,’ says tennis legend

Novak Djokovic has a good chance of winning all four majors, but an Olympic gold might be out of reach according to tennis legend...

‘Novak Djokovic is the best player that ever lived on hard courts,’ claims John McEnroe

Tennis legend John McEnroe says Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player that ever lived on hard courts and has a good chance at...

‘Novak Djokovic will go for the Golden Slam – that says it all,’ says coach

Marian Vajda says Novak Djokovic is now 'set up' to go for the 'golden slam' this year after he won the French Open.The Golden...

‘I hope to be a better person,’ says Naomi Osaka as she wins prestigious Laureus award

Naomi Osaka has picked up her first Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award after a phenomenal season that saw her win back to back...

STAT PACK: How often do Grand Slam matches go to five sets and how big a difference does it make?

The question of whether or not the men's singles at a Grand Slam should no longer be best-of-five reared it's head last week. Opinion can...

‘I left Australian Open with a really bad feeling,’ says Dominic Thiem as he admits mental struggles

Dominic Thiem says he left Australia with a 'really bad feeling' after failing to live up to his own expectations of himself.Thiem put on...

‘Novak Djokovic achieved a level of excellence in final,’ says Daniil Medvedev’s coach

The biggest problem Daniil Medvedev had in the Australian Open final was that Novak Djokovic 'was at a level of excellence,' says coach Gilles...

‘Novak Djokovic won because he was just the better player,’ says Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was simply the better player, Daniil Medvedev has admitted.Medvedev is back in action for the...

Marian Vajda: ‘I’m sorry I was not at Australian Open, but watching Novak Djokovic win was a pleasure’

Marian Vajda has said he is sorry he was not with Novak Djokovic in Australia, but it was 'a pleasure' to watch him from...

Goran Ivanisevic: ‘Nobody gets the kind of unfair media treatment that Novak Djokovic does’

Goran Ivanisevic has issued a strong rebuke to the media after what he believes is hugely unfair treatment of Novak Djokovic from the media.Djokovic...

‘Novak Djokovic is extraordinary – he is not as big an idol as he deserves to be,’ says Alex Corretja

Alex Corretja says Novak Djokovic is not recognised as 'the idol he deserves to be,' and that's a real shame.Djokovic won the Australian Open...

‘The Australian Open made it clear: Novak Djokovic is in a league of his own,’ says analyst

Novak Djokovic is in 'a league of his own,' says Sky Sports expert and former Germany Davis Cup captain Patrik Kuhnen, especially when it...

Alexander Zverev: ‘I no longer just want to play nice tournaments or matches – I want to win’

Alexander Zverev says he is at the stage of his career where he wants titles, not plaudits, after admitting he was disappointed with his...

‘Age is just a number – I still have a lot of gas left in me,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has warned his rivals he 'still has plenty of gas' left in the tank and he still sees himself retaining his current...

‘Daniil Medvedev was not able to retain his poise against Novak Djokovic,’ says Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal believes Daniil Medvedev ultimately crumbled under the pressure in the Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic.Medvedev was the form player going into...

‘I was impressed with his attitude’ – Nick Kyrgios finds unlikely ally after Australian Open performance

Nick Kyrgios has found an unlikely ally in Boris Becker after his eye-catching Australian Open performance.Kyrgios and Becker have been at loggerheads before, with...

‘If Novak Djokovic hadn’t hit the line judge, the US Open would have been the same outcome,’ says Andy Murray

Andy Murray says the younger players are 'nowhere near' to matching Novak Djokovic, and only a twist of fate stopped him winning the US...

‘I’ll have to take some time off to heal’ – Novak Djokovic confirms muscle tear has worsened

Novak Djokovic has revealed that continuing to play with an abdominal tear at the Australian Open has made the injury worse.Djokovic suffered the injury...

Boris Becker: ‘Novak Djokovic gave a mental and tactical masterclass in Australian Open final’

Novak Djokovic put on a 'mental and tactical masterclass' to neutralise Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final, says Boris Becker.Medvedev was riding a...

‘Novak Djokovic now poised to overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal,’ says Grand Slam legend

Boris Becker believes Novak Djokovic is now 'poised' to win the Grand Slam race after his latest Australian Open success.Djokovic claimed a ninth title...

‘Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal inspire me to keep going,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says he will continue to play tennis at least as long as rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are.Djokovic has been locked...

‘Today was a masterpiece’ – Coach hails Novak Djokovic after he cements Australian Open legacy

Coach Goran Ivanisevic has described the performance Novak Djokovic produced in the Australian Open final as 'a masterpiece.'Djokovic defied both an injury and a...

‘Somebody upstairs sees the unfairness in the media to Novak Djokovic,’ says Goran Ivanisevic

Goran Ivanisevic has taken aim at the media for questioning the injury sustained by Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.Djokovic won a ninth Australian...

COMMENT: Why Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win must rank among his greatest achievements

When you have won as many major titles as Novak Djokovic, it becomes impossible to compare them in terms of sporting successes.Every Grand Slam...

Impossible to call Grand Slam race after Novak Djokovic Australian Open triumph, says analyst

Mats Wilander says it is impossible to predict who will win most Grand Slams after Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open.Djokovic maintained his perfect...

Mats Wilander: ‘Novak Djokovic is as difficult to beat at Australian Open as Rafael Nadal is at Roland Garros’

Novak Djokovic is as tough to beat at the Australian Open as Rafael Nadal is at the French Open says Mats Wilander.Nadal has won...

‘I felt it was unfair’ – Novak Djokovic confirms muscle tear before blasting media accusations

Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he suffered an oblique abdominal muscle tear at the Australian Open, and he has blasted the media for their...

Novak Djokovic: ‘It has been, emotionally, one of the toughest tournaments of my life’

Novak Djokovic has described the Australian Open as 'one of the toughest tournaments of his life' after winning the final.The world number one outclassed...

‘I’ll tell you a story…’ Daniil Medvedev shares amazing Novak Djokovic memory

Daniil Medvedev shared an anecdote about playing with Novak Djokovic as a youngster, while collecting his Australian Open runner-up trophy.World number one Djokovic won...

Novak Djokovic is the ‘King of Melbourne Park’ as he wins ninth Australian Open

Novak Djokovic has won his ninth Australian Open, after demolishing Russian Daniil Medvedev in three straight sets.It is the 18th Grand Slam title for...

‘Naomi Osaka can win 10 Grand Slam titles – minimum,’ says Mats Wilander

Naomi Osaka could get to double figures in Grand Slam titles, says Mats Wilander after watching her win number four in Australia.The Japanese star...

‘I know you’re probably crying right now Mom!’ – Jennifer Brady looking ahead after final defeat

Jennifer Brady said it was 'special' to play an Australian Open final, even if her mother was probably crying at home.Brady lost out 6-4,...

‘Playing a Grand Slam right now is a privilege’ – Naomi Osaka wins second Australian Open title

Naomi Osaka has claimed a fourth Grand Slam title after easing past Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open.Osaka has won all of her Grand...

‘I don’t think Serena Williams is retiring,’ says Simona Halep

Simona Halep says she does not believe Serena Williams is on the verge of retirement, despite her Australian Open tears.Williams was very emotional after...

‘I think they are going to kill each other!’ – Analyst expecting great Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev contest

Former world number two Alex Corretja says he is expecting a lengthy, competitive Australian Open final with Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic likely to...

‘Novak Djokovic has the confidence to down Daniil Medvedev,’ says top analyst

Novak Djokovic has the confidence to win the Australian Open final, despite the Russian being 'out to cause hell' for him, says Mats Wilander.Djokovic...

‘Daniil Medvedev is a huge character and great for our sport,’ says Mats Wilander

Former world number one Mats Wilander has declared himself a 'huge fan' of Daniil Medvedev, and his backhand in particular.Medvedev powered into his second...

‘Naomi Osaka is serving unbelievably – she’s clearly the favourite,’ says former world number two

Former world number two Alex Corretja says the Australian Open title is there for the taking for Naomi Osaka.Osaka will face Jennifer Brady in...

‘Novak Djokovic couldn’t fake injury,’ says Daniil Medvedev ahead of Australian Open final

Daniil Medvedev has rubbished the idea that Australian Open final opponent Novak Djokovic would have 'faked' injury earlier in the tournament.Djokovic has been criticised...

‘Daniil Medvedev is the most difficult opponent Novak Djokovic could have,’ says Boris Becker

Former Grand Slam Champion Boris Becker has been looking ahead to the Australian Open final between world number one Novak Djokovic and in-form Daniil...

Daniil Medvedev ready to meet Novak Djokovic challenge: ‘When he is in the zone, he doesn’t miss’

Daniil Medvedev says he knows he will have to be at his absolute best to wrestle the Australian Open title from the grasp of...

‘There was a cloud of doubt’ – Novak Djokovic lifts lid on Australian Open injury struggles

Novak Djokovic says his Australian Open journey has 'tested him on many levels' but he is confident he is well-positioned to win the final.Djokovic...

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