Column: ‘Why not?’ Djokovic, coach eye Nadal, Federer totals

Sports 01/28/19, 03:31

Novak Djokovic sounds like a man ready to embrace the chase.Already at 15 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic is now only two majors behind Rafael Nadal's total of 17, and five shy of Roger Federer's men's record of 20.So a day after winning the Australian Open for his third Slam trophy ...

Australian Open champ Osaka is Asia’s 1st No. 1 in tennis

Sports 01/28/19, 02:38

Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years and the first man or woman from Asia to lead the tennis rankings.Simona Halep's 48-week stay atop the WTA ended Monday. She slid to No. 3 after a fourth-round loss to ...

No. 1 Djokovic faces No. 2 Nadal in Australian Open final

Tennis 01/27/19, 01:45

The showdown between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final is their 53rd meeting on tour.Djokovic will be trying to win the hard-court tournament for the record seventh time. He's also bidding for a 15th Grand Slam trophy overall and third in a ...

Indian Wells tennis to feature all top 75 men and women

Tennis 01/24/19, 22:51

The BNP Paribas Open will include all of the top 75 ranked men's and women's players in the world, including defending champions Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka.The tournament runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Southern California desert.Del Potro skipped the Australian Open while ...

Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

Sports 01/24/19, 05:47

Rafael Nadal needed all of 11 minutes in his Australian Open semifinal to show 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas — and everyone else — that the kid's upset of Roger Federer was not going to be replicated on this night.Not even close.Breaking Tsitispas in the match's third game and then another five ...

Vogue editor joins push to re-name Margaret Court Arena

Sports 01/23/19, 23:31

Vogue editor Anna Wintour has added her voice to those calling for the renaming of Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open because of the tennis great's outspoken condemnation of same-sex marriage.Wintour is an avid tennis fan who has been at Melbourne Park this week and spent time in the ...

Column: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet

Sports 01/23/19, 09:34

Tempting as it might be, don't write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet.Sure, both are 37, and they're showing their age.Yes, both are gone from the Australian Open, each with a loss to a far-younger opponent. Williams exited Wednesday in the quarterfinals against 26-year-old Karolina Pliskova of the ...

Child is father of the man: Federer loses to Tsitsipas, 20

Tennis 01/20/19, 08:22

Merely getting the chance to play against Roger Federer at a Grand Slam tournament is a thrill for many a young tennis player. Beating Federer? Well, that's a whole other story. Federer's bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title ended in a surprising 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) ...

Federer, 37, shocked by Tsitsipas, 20, at Australian Open

Tennis 01/20/19, 07:20

Roger Federer's bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title ended in a surprising 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) loss to 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first player from Greece to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.The key stat Sunday night: Federer failed to convert any of the 12 break ...

Australian Open: Kvitova, Federer, Nadal in action

Tennis 01/19/19, 19:32

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova opens play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 7 of the Australian Open with a match against 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova.Anisimova has beaten two seeded players on her way to the fourth round and a win Sunday would advance her to a quarterfinal against either ...

‘Old guys’ vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

Sports 01/19/19, 06:15

So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open.On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.And on Sunday night, the elder statesman of ...

Roger Who? Federer can’t get past Australian Open security

Sports 01/19/19, 02:50

Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought.Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open.Rules are rules, after all.So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam ...

APNewsbreak: Europeans unravel big tennis match-fixing ring

Sports 01/16/19, 13:28

The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as something else: The suspected ringleader of a highly organized illegal gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and corrupting more than 100 players from around Europe.As Roger Federer and other ...

Champions Wozniacki, Federer on different ends of spectrum

Sports 01/12/19, 23:44

Caroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it's a well-worn experience.A women's final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished with Wozniacki holding off top-ranked Simona Halep ...

Nadal: Murray will be a big loss, but the game goes on

Sports 01/12/19, 01:02

Rafael Nadal knew it was inevitable that sooner or later the Big Four would become the Big Three.That Andy Murray is the first of the long-time leading four in men's tennis to signal the end of his career is something Nadal has to keep in perspective.The No. 2-ranked Nadal enters ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets

Sports 01/11/19, 02:33

Andy Roddick knows a thing or two about playing a tennis match that just won't seem to end.The Hall of Famer once won an Australian Open quarterfinal that ended 21-19 in the fifth set. He also lost a Wimbledon final against Roger Federer that went to 16-14 in the fifth ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: A quiz about the year’s 1st tennis Slam

Sports 01/10/19, 10:54

How well do you know the Australian Open? Give this quiz a try before play begins at the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:___1st Round: Which of the following players did not win a junior title at the Australian Open?a.) Andy Roddickb.) Alexander Zverevc.) Roger Federerd.) Bernard Tomice.) Stefan Edberg___2nd ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: What happens to tennis when 2 GOATS go?

Tennis 01/10/19, 10:36

It was a terrific moment for tennis, drawing tons of attention to an otherwise meaningless exhibition event in a sport just starting its new season: Serena Williams and Roger Federer sharing a court for the first — only? — time.There they were, trying to return each other's sublime serves during ...

Djokovic, Federer on opposite sides of Aussie draw

Sports 01/10/19, 03:15

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are each aiming for a record seventh men's Australian Open title and the draw has ensured they can't play each other at Melbourne Park until the final.Serena Williams already has seven Aussie titles, and is a strong contender to add another after skipping her title ...

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open

Tennis 01/09/19, 22:10

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list.Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women's defending singles champion Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Halep in last year's final at ...

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