Australian Open

‘She never drops her level’ – Former WTA star explains what makes Ashleigh Barty so formidable

Jo Konta believes sheer consistency is what makes Ashleigh Barty so good, saying: 'she very rarely has dips.'Barty beat Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1 to...

Daniil Medvedev can ‘dominate for the next five years,’ says former world number one

Mats Wilander believes Daniil Medvedev could be the man to 'dominate for the next five years' due to his growing consistency.Medvedev is the highest...

‘We both put everything out there,’ says Emma Raducanu after first round win

Emma Raducanu has made an impressive debut at the Australian Open beating Sloane Stephens in the first round but admits she 'gave it all...

‘You guys are a zoo’ – Nick Kyrgios dazzles on court setting up Daniil Medvedev showdown

Nick Kyrgios once again brought his own unique style to the Australian Open, whipping the crowd on John Cain Arena into a frenzy as...

‘Andy Murray can get back to the top of the game,’ says Mats Wilander

Former world number one Andy Murray can make a return to the top tier of tennis says Mats Wilander, after battling through a five...

Australian handling of Novak Djokovic described as ‘total b***sh*t’ by legend

John McEnroe has described Australia's handling of the Novak Djokovic visa situation as 'total b***sh*t'.Djokovic is unvaccinated, but travelled to Melbourne after being he...

COMMENT: Novak Djokovic the victim of ugly deportation saga, not the creator

The Australian Open gets underway under a serious cloud on Monday after world number one Novak Djokovic was deported.Since Djokovic announced on social media...

Potential implications for Novak Djokovic as French Sports Ministry state – ‘No vaccine, no entry’

The French Ministry for Sport have announced a strict 'no vaccine, no entry' rule for the foreseeable future which could have further implications for...

‘Emma Raducanu has a target on her back,’ says former world number one

Emma Raducanu will begin her Australian Open campaign tomorrow with a target on her back according to 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert.Raducanu had...

Rafael Nadal gives update on foot injury after dominant display at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal was reluctant to declare himself over his recent foot injury, despite his powerful performance in the Australian Open first round.Nadal was forced...

‘Covid destroyed me,’ says Rafael Nadal after making winning Australian Open return

Rafael Nadal says his recent Covid infection 'destroyed him physically' after he made a winning return to the Australian Open.Nadal tested positive for the...

More Novak Djokovic confusion as government claim he ‘did not have a legitimate exemption’

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has claimed Novak Djokovic never had a 'legitimate exemption' to enter Australia - he just thought he did.Djokovic announced at...

Novak Djokovic: ‘I hope we can all now focus on the game and tournament I love’

Novak Djokovic has spoken of his 'extreme disappointment' at the decision to prevent him from playing in the Australian Open.Djokovic was all set to...

Novak Djokovic out of the Australian Open as court dismisses visa appeal

Novak Djokovic will be unable to defend his Australian Open title after the Federal Court upheld the decision to cancel his visa.Djokovic travelled to...

‘The Australian Open will be great with or without Novak Djokovic,’ says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal says he is 'tired' of the Novak Djokovic situation and the Australian Open will be great whether or not the world number...

‘Andy Murray can go deep at the Australian Open,’ says former British number one

Andy Murray has a good opportunity to go far at the Australian Open says former British Number one Johanna Konta.After overcoming what many thought...

Novak Djokovic Australian Open defence back in hands of court after visa cancelled again

The prospects of Novak Djokovic appearing at the 2022 Australian Open are with the courts again after his visa was cancelled for a second...

‘Rafael Nadal is never a dark horse,’ says legend ahead of Australian Open

Boris Becker believes Rafael Nadal should not be written off as a potential winner of the Australian Open, despite his recent injury problems.Nadal has...

‘Big progress!’ – Andy Murray continues fine form to reach Sydney final

Andy Murray believes he  is finally making significant progress on the court after he reached his first ATP final in 27 months in Sydney.The...

‘I won’t kick Novak while he’s down’ – Andy Murray pleads for quick resolution to visa saga

Andy Murray says he has no intention of ‘kicking Novak Djokovic while he’s down’ over the Serbian’s visa issues and has urged Australian to...

‘Big titles must come now for Alexander Zverev,’ warns Boris Becker

Boris Becker has told Alexander Zverev he now needs to start winning majors in order to cement his place in the elite of the...

Australian Open draw: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal potential semi-final opponents

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been drawn in the same half of the draw for the Australian Open, with both facing tough routes...

Australian Open draw: Emma Raducanu gets blockbuster opener; Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka on collision course

Emma Raducanu has been handed a blockbuster first round draw at the Australian Open, where she will face Sloane Stephens.Raducanu made history at the...

Novak Djokovic: ‘I just want the opportunity to compete at Australian Open’

Novak Djokovic has released a lengthy statement answering queries regarding his Covid infection and asked he simply be allowed to play tennis.The world number...

‘What more could he have done?’ – Novak Djokovic wins Australian visa appeal

An Australian judge has ordered that world number one Novak Djokovic be freed immediately and has quashed the cancellation of his visa. Djokovic has been...

‘No one is above the rules’ – Australian Prime Minister backs Novak Djokovic decision

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed the decision to deny Novak Djokovic entry to Australia, saying 'rules are rules'.Djokovic travelled to Melbourne with 'exemption...

‘I feel ready’ – American teen Coco Gauff targeting Grand Slam title

Coco Gauff says she now 'feels ready' to compete for the biggest titles in tennis as she prepares for the Australian Open.Gauff burst onto...

Novak Djokovic failed to provide ‘proof’ of valid exemption, says Australian official

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has explained the decision to deny Novak Djokovic a visa that would have allowed him to defend his Australian...

‘Australia doesn’t deserve a Grand Slam’ – ATP ace rages over Novak Djokovic snub

Former quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren has blasted the Australian Open over their treatment of Novak Djokovic.Djokovic sensationally had his visa cancelled at Melbourne airport on...

Novak Djokovic Australian Open defence in tatters over controversial visa row

Novak Djokovic has been denied entry to Australia as his participation in the first Grand Slam of the season took another twist.Earlier this week...

Novak Djokovic confirms he will play Australian Open with vaccination exemption

World Number One Novak Djokovic confirmed he will play the Australian Open without vaccination under a medical exemption. The tournament, in keeping with local rules,...

‘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...

FEATURE: The best Novak Djokovic matches of a glittering 2021 season

Novak Djokovic may have been denied history at the US Open, but that does not detract from the brilliant season he has had.

‘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...

Latest Posts

‘She never drops her level’ – Former WTA star explains what makes Ashleigh Barty so formidable

Jo Konta believes sheer consistency is what makes Ashleigh Barty so good, saying: 'she very rarely has dips.'Barty beat Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1 to...

Daniil Medvedev can ‘dominate for the next five years,’ says former world number one

Mats Wilander believes Daniil Medvedev could be the man to 'dominate for the next five years' due to his growing consistency.Medvedev is the highest...

‘We both put everything out there,’ says Emma Raducanu after first round win

Emma Raducanu has made an impressive debut at the Australian Open beating Sloane Stephens in the first round but admits she 'gave it all...

‘You guys are a zoo’ – Nick Kyrgios dazzles on court setting up Daniil Medvedev showdown

Nick Kyrgios once again brought his own unique style to the Australian Open, whipping the crowd on John Cain Arena into a frenzy as...