Magda Linette: An unseeded player considers calmness her weapon in the Australian Open

CNN – Fans and pundits alike expected a Polish player to compete in the semi-finals of this year’s Australian Open – but perhaps not in an unseeded match. Magda Linette – not world No. 1 Iga Swiatek – finds herself the only remaining representative of Poland at this year’s singles tournament and will play Aryna … Read more

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni talks about how the Spaniard has adapted to fatherhood, and reveals if his son will play sports

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni opened up about how the Spaniard approaches fatherhood and revealed if his child will be part of the world of sport. Nadal and his wife, Maria Francisca Perello, welcomed their son, Rafael Jr., on October 8, 2022, and the little one has already joined his father on the tennis tour as … Read more

“Waiting for bread and milk every morning at 5 am”

Novak Djokovic shed some light on his tough upbringing in Serbia in a recent conversation with former pro Somdev Devvarman, explaining how his hardships shaped his charitable nature. Djokovic also described how the war-torn situation in his country meant he had to queue for basic food items every morning so he could feed his family. … Read more

Tennis great Roger Federer hangs from the ceiling wearing nothing but his underwear and swimming cap

Unfortunately, twenty-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer wasn’t at Melbourne Park for the Australian Open after retiring in September last year – and seeing what he’s been up to proves he can never be out of the tennis bubble. Instead, the 41-year-old immersed himself in the art world, with a sneak peek of a yet-to-be-released … Read more

Novak Djokovic takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final with records on the line

CNN – It all comes down to this. With history and his place at the top of the world rankings on the line, Novak Djokovic faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Australian Open tennis tournament on Sunday. The winner will be named the new World No. 1; It will be a first for … Read more

Novak Djokovic says his father ‘had absolutely no intention of supporting any kind of war initiative’

CNN – Novak Djokovic said his father, Crdjan, had “no intention” of supporting any kind of “warlike initiatives” after he was photographed with a group of Russian fans at the Australian Open. Djokovic reached his 10th Australian Open final on Friday after defeating American Tommy Paul in straight sets. Prior to the match, tournament organizers … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina to win a thrilling final at the Women’s Australian Open

CNN – Belarusian-born Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets to win a thrilling Australian Open final on Saturday, becoming the first player to compete under a neutral flag to secure a Grand Slam. Amid the conflict in Ukraine, Tennis Australia has asked both Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutrals. Sabalenka prevailed … Read more

Victoria Azarenka has asked to remove her shirt before the Australian Open semi-finals

Victoria Azarenka was ordered to take off a shirt she was wearing in a bizarre scene ahead of her Australian Open semi-final loss on Thursday night. After a thrilling first set, reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina clinched the tiebreaker and won the match 7-6, 6-3. Before the match, Azarenka walked into the Rod Laver Arena … Read more

Karen Khachanov: Azerbaijan demands sanctions for the tennis player’s pro-Armenia messages at the Australian Open

CNN – The Azerbaijan Tennis Federation has called for Karen Khachanov to be sanctioned after the Russian player expressed support for the Armenian majority living in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh at the Australian Open. “Artsakh stay strong,” Khachanov, who is of Armenian descent, wrote to TV cameras after matches in Melbourne. Artsakh is the … Read more

Sebastian Korda: Rising US tennis star is ‘the worst athlete in the family’

CNN – Sebastian Korda may have knocked out some of the world’s best players and is preparing for his first Australian Open quarter-final, but the 22-year-old still says he’s the “worst athlete” in his family. In truth, the young American has tougher competition than most, coming from a family full of champions in two different … Read more