Novak Djokovic to ‘reassess’ his elbow following Australian Open exit
Novak Djokovic says he will have to “reassess” his elbow injury following his fourth-round exit at the Australian Open. “Yeah, it’s not great,” the Serb told press, adding that he began having increasing pain following the first set and was affected by it for the rest of the match.... Read more
Nick Kyrgios is trying to stay positive; says he has ‘vision and goal’
Nick Kygios is staying positive following his fourth-round defeat to Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open. The 22-year-old Australian called his performance a big improvement on 2017, when he dropped a two-set lead against Andreas Seppi in the second round. While he still does not have a coach, Kyrgios said... Read more
Rafael Nadal retires in fifth set during quarterfinal match with Cilic
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point after his medical timeout in the fourth set, Rafael Nadal went to the rear of the court to squat and do a knee-raise, trying to stretch out his injured right leg. Three games later — one point after his subsequent visit from the... Read more
Caroline Wozniacki tops Carla Suarez Navarro to reach semifinals in Oz
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 1:35 a.m. Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the semifinals at Melbourne Park with a 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-2 win over Carla Suarez Navarro in an early Wednesday morning finish at Rod Laver Arena. The... Read more
The Overnight—How Hyeon Chung out-Djokovic-hed Nole; Tennys’ dream run
Hyeon Chung, it seemed, had played his part in the script, and he had played it well. But now it was time for him to step aside and let the star take over the stage. In front of a fully packed in Rod Laver Arena—with the Rocket himself in attendance—Chung... Read more
Federer put on a clinic in his straight-set victory over Fucsovics
MELBOURNE – A scene from a movie called The Third Man made a damning comment about the Swiss. The man speaking was the famed actor Orson Welles: “In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and... Read more
Three to See: Nadal vs. Cilic headlines a big night at Melbourne Park
Before each day’s play at the Australian Open, we’ll preview and predict three must-see matches. Rafael Nadal vs. Marin Cilic Rafa says he’s looking forward to a “beautiful match” with Cilic. Is that because he enjoys facing off against the Croat, who brings a gentlemanly attitude to the court? Or... Read more
With one-sided win over Garcia, Keys to meet Kerber in Aussie Open QFs
MELBOURNE—“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons,” read the lines of the T.S. Eliot poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. For Madison Keys, the revelatory metric might well be her Australian Open credentials. Keys first came to this event at the age of 14 in 2010... Read more
Elise Mertens routs No. 4 Svitolina in Australian Open quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There’ll be a British man in the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years. This time it’ll be Kyle Edmund, not Andy Murray. Edmund upset No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the semifinals for the first... Read more
Grigor Dimitrov’s growth continues with high-wire victory over Kyrgios
MELBOURNE—On Sunday night, the tennis classroom officially known as Rod Laver Arena witnessed two students furiously scribbling in their notebooks as each issued one question after another. Between them, they would strike 140 winners over the course of nearly three-and-a-half hours. In the end, Grigor Dimitrov had come up with just... Read more