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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a backhand to France's Gael Monfils during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. | AP
Rafael Nadal subdues Gael Monfils at Australian Open to break quarter-final drought

Rafael Nadal will go into his Australian quarter-final with a 6-2 lead over Milos Raonic in their previous meetings.

23 Jan 2017

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov plays a backhand to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. | AP
Tennis heart-throb Grigor Dimitrov says love matches delayed rise

Maria Sharapova's ex-boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov admitted his relationships may have delayed his emergence as a top player.

23 Jan 2017

United States' Serena Williams prepares to serve to Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis on January 23. (Photo | AP)
Serena Williams into Australian Open quarterfinals

Serena Williams worked around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova

23 Jan 2017

Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot to Japan's Kei Nishikori during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.(Photo |AP)
Murray out in 4th-round upset, Federer advances in Australian Open

Murray's exit follows the second-round departure of six-time defending champion Novak Djokovic, beaten in the second round by No. 117-ranked wild-card entry Denis Istomin.

22 Jan 2017

Tennis world number 1 Andy Murray | AP
 Tennis: Murray knocked out by Mischa Zverev

World number one Andy Murray was sensationally knocked out of the Australian Open.

22 Jan 2017

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza (File|PTI)
Australian Open: Mirza-Strycova stunned by unseeded Japanese pair

The final score of a three-set affair read 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in favour of the unseeded Japanese pair.

22 Jan 2017

Spain's Rafael Nadal.(Photo |AP)
Nadal denies Zverev in five-set fightback at Australian open

The Spaniard was staring at defeat after losing the third set in a tiebreaker but he showed his typical fighting qualities to deny the talented 19-year-old.

21 Jan 2017

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova, right, is congratulated by Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. | AP
Makarova defeats 2014 finalist Cibulkova in third round

Ekaterina Makarova needed three sets to finally beat WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the Australian Open.

21 Jan 2017

United States' Serena Williams hits a backhand return to compatriot Nicole Gibbs during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. | AP
Serena Williams reaches fourth round without dropping a set 

The six-time Australian Open winner beat fellow American Nicole Gibbs 6-1, 6-3 in the third round on Saturday.

21 Jan 2017

Belgium's David Goffin makes a backhand return to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne.(Photo | AP)
Record man Karlovic nailed by Goffin

Goffin had few problems against the weary 21st-ranked Croat, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour, 28 minutes .

21 Jan 2017

Tennis world number 5 Kei Nishikori | AP
Kei Nishikori needs something special against Roger Federer

Nishikori, is gunning for his first major title and has won two of his six matches against the Grand Slam titles record-holder Federer. 

21 Jan 2017

Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych in their third round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 20. (Photo | AP)
Federer sails past Berdych into last 16

The Swiss maestro continued to put on a tennis masterclass to leave the big Czech floundering.

20 Jan 2017

Britain's Andy Murray gestures while playing United States' Sam Querrey during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. | AP
Murray, Wawrinka advance to fourth round at Australian Open

Five-time runner-up Murray served out for a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Sam Querrey on a mild Friday afternoon.

20 Jan 2017

Germany's Angelique Kerber, left, is congratulated by Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. | AP
Defending champ Kerber advances to fourth round vs Vandeweghe

Angelique Kerber had a 6-0, 6-4 third-round victory with an eight-game streak against Kristyna Pliskova on Friday.

20 Jan 2017

United States' Venus Williams uses a cool towel during a break while playing Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova during their first round match the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. | AP
'Gorilla' or 'guerrilla'? Adler apologizes for Venus remark

Former tennis pro-Doug Adler has been dropped from the commentary team of the Australian Open, after the controversial remarks. 

20 Jan 2017

Novak Djokovic | AP
Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena serene

It is more than a decade since Djokovic made such an early exit from the Australian Open.

19 Jan 2017

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal. | PTI
Let’s cut Nagal some slack, says Amritraj

Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj has chosen to stick up for Nagal by going on record to recount the chain of events that took place

19 Jan 2017

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal. | PTI
Captain Amritraj contradicts Nagal, asks AITA to take action

It is learnt that Nagal was dropped from the Indian Davis Cup team because of disciplinary issues, which the 19-year-old has refuted.

19 Jan 2017

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni celebrates after defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. | AP
Lucic-Baroni's career revival continues with Melbourne upset

The last time Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won a match at the Australian Open, Bill Clinton was in the White House.

19 Jan 2017

Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures while playing Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. | AP
Djokovic out from Australian Open after second-round upset loss to Istomin

No. 117-ranked Istomin, who dropped out of the top 100 last year, had never beaten a top 10 player at a Grand Slam tournament.

19 Jan 2017

Australia's Nick Kyrgios wipes his face while playing Italy's Andreas Seppi during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.(Photo | AP)
Bad boy Kyrgios fined, pulls out of doubles

The 21-year-old was booed off court and accused of giving up as he crashed out in the second round in a five-set defeat to Italian Andreas Seppi

19 Jan 2017