Australian Open

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win Australian Open 2019

Japan’s Naomi Osaka beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a thrilling Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one. The US Open winner, 21, shed tears after missing three championship points in the second set but regrouped to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. The fourth seed broke for 2-1 in the decider, then served out the win. Eighth seed Kvitova, 28, was bidding for

I`m not the only one who wants to be the best: Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admitted that he is not the only player who wants to be the best players in the world. Ahead of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Serbian said “With the results I`m having, I have to be optimistic. I try not to be over-confident, I have respect for the other players, I realize that I`m not the only one who wants to be the best in

Rafael Nadal Returns With a Win in Buenos Aires

Rafael Nadal returned to action on Thursday for the first time since his shock first-round exit from the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Juan Monaco in the ATP Argentina Open. Defending Buenos Aires champion Nadal wasn’t his sharpest self in the rematch of last year’s final. He dropped his serve three times but broke Monaco in the final game of each set to emerge with a 6-4, 6-4

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic eases past Kei Nishikori to set up Federer semifinal

Defending champion Novak Djokovic issued a chilling warning to his Australian Open challengers on Tuesday by storming to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over seventh seed Kei Nishikori to set up a blockbuster semifinal against Roger Federer. The world number one was far from his imperious best and struggled on serve but was content to allow his Japanese opponent to fall on his own sword with 54 unforced errors under

Australian Open: Milos Raonic stuns former champion Stan Wawrinka

Milos Raonic fended off a spirited comeback from fourth seed Stan Wawrinka to send the 2014 champion tumbling out of the fourth round of the Australian Open 6-4 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3 on Monday. The 25-year-old Canadian, who had never beaten the French Open champion in four previous meetings, fired 24 aces and hit 82 winners in the three hour, 44 minute contest to reach the quarter-finals for the second

Bernard Tomic hits out at Roger Federer, says he is 'nowhere near' Novak Djokovic's level

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has hit out at Swiss legend Roger Federer for questioning his motivation towards the game. Following a straight sets victory against compatriot John Millman on Saturday night, Tomic lashed out at the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who had earlier questioned whether the Queenslander would ever achieve his goal of becoming a top 10 player. “Yeah, well, he has his predictions. I think he’s also far

Roger Federer breaks Novak Djokovic's 23-match winning streak at ATP Tour Finals

Swiss maestro Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning record to an end by defeating the latter in their round-robin clash at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Federer defeated Djokovic in straight sets to progress through to the semi finals of the tournament. The third seed clinched a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Serbian in Stan Smith Group in a match that lasted for one hour

Novak Djokovic to face Marin Cilic for US Open final spot

Novak Djokovic defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) to reach the US Open semi-finals, a 21st last-four spot in his last 22 Grand Slams. The top seed and 2011 champion, playing in his 26th consecutive quarter-final at the majors, claimed his 55th match win in New York. Djokovic, this year`s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, also enjoyed his fifth win in five meetings against Lopez and will take

Amelie Mauresmo inducted into Hall of Fame

France`s Amelie Mauresmo, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. Expectant mum Mauresmo wasn`t able to attend the ceremony — on the penultimate day of the ATP`s Hall of Fame Championships in Newport — but there were plenty of luminaries on hand to pay tribute to her career. “It`s an honor to have my career celebrated

Novak Djokovic sweeps to third Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic withstood a ferocious challenge from Roger Federer to successfully defend his Wimbledon men’s singles title – the third of his career – and claim his ninth Grand Slam trophy as a professional. The world No.1 recovered superbly from the disappointment of missing seven set points to open up a two-set lead, hitting back to beat the 17-time Grand Slam champion 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3. The top two players in the world treated

Novak Djokovic eyes Wimbledon healing after Paris misery

Novak Djokovic insists his heartbreaking French Open final defeat has been consigned to history as he begins his Wimbledon title defence on Monday. The world number one had stayed resolutely out of the spotlight since his Roland Garros upset by Stan Wawrinka ended his latest bid to complete the career Grand Slam. But the Serb says he is fired up to defend his Wimbledon crown just as he was in

Boris Becker to apply for British citizenship

German tennis legend Boris Becker, in a sensational revelation, said that he will apply for British citizenship. Currently traveling with world number one Novak Djokovic as a coach, the 47-year-old said to a leading British TV channel that he will eventually apply for British citizenship having already established a home in Wimbledon. As a break-out star in the 1980s, Becker win the Wimbledon three times in 1986, 1987 and 1989.