Tag - Australian Open

Australian Open: Djokovic propels over Popyrin to enter 3rd round


Melbourne: In a roller coaster of a match, Novak Djokovic, a 10-time champion showcased his resilience, holding off home favorite, Alexei Popyrin with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 victory in the second round of Australian Open 2924, here at the the Rod Laver Arena. The 36-year-old Serbian maestro, grappling with a wrist issue, found himself in...

Djokovic begins Dubai campaign in style, beats Italy’s Musetti


Dubai: World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic overcame world No. 58 Lorenzo Musetti of Italy 6-3, 6-3 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in his first match of the season following the deportation fiasco during the Australian Open in January. The match proved easier than the Serbian's previous meeting with the 19-year-old Musetti,...

No intentions of retiring, says Rafael Nadal


Melbourne: Rafael Nadal has revealed that he has no intentions of retiring from tennis after winning a record 21st Grand Slam title. Following the Australian Open victory, Nadal sunk to the ground in celebration and he then told the crowd at the Rod Laver Arena that he now has "plenty of energy" to return...

Nadal wins record 21st Grand Slam, beats Medvedev in Australian Open


Rafael Nadal achieved his dream of a record 21st Grand Slam title on Sunday as he defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 2-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 7-5 in the final of the Australian Open. The game lasted five hours and 24 minutes.   With this win, Nadal has overtaken Roger Federer for the first time in his...

Australian Open: Nadal enter semis


Melbourne: Italy’s Matteo Berrettini was set to meet Spanish legend Rafael Nadal in a rematch of their 2019 US Open last-four clash in the Australian Open semi-finals here. As the clock ticks down for their second meeting in a Grand Slam semi-final, the question foremost in tennis fans' minds is whether the Italian World No...

Novak Djokovic may be barred from French Open


Paris: World No.1 Novak Djokovic could now be barred from playing in the French Open after the country's sports ministry said that there would be no exemption from the new vaccine pass law and all the athletes must be vaccinated before entering the country. The French Open is scheduled to take place in May. Earlier, France's...

Djokovic faces deportation as Australia revokes visa again


Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time, the latest twist in the ongoing saga over whether the No 1-ranked tennis player will be allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said on Friday that he used his...

Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open


Melbourne: Former World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Australian Open 2022 following advice from the medical team. Serena, a seven-time winner of the Australian Open, revealed that she was not fit to compete at the first Grand Slam of the upcoming season. "While this is never an easy decision to make, I...

Djokovic clinches 9th Australian Open crown


Melbourne: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic dismantled Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win a record-extending ninth Australian Open title at the Rod Laver Arena. The win moves world No 1 Djokovic, 33, within two of Swiss great Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal's record total of 20 major victories. In a match that lasted just...