Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski have been knocked out of the Australian Open men’s doubles, losing a final-set tie-break to Steve Johnson and pairing Sam Querrey. The British 14th seeds saved six match points but finally lost 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (14-12) at the second round. There was better news for Neal’s brother Ken who
“All the young players say they want to be # 1 but they don’t actually mean it… Coco is not like that.” Those were the words of Serena Williams’ trainer Patrick Mouratoglou that is full-time at September last year, just two weeks following Cori’Coco’ Gauff’s development on the world stage at Wimbledon. Aged 10, Gauff
Gael Monfils reached the Australian Open fourth round by beating Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis in straight sets. The 10th seed won 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-3 at Melbourne. Monfils converted five of the nine break points and was far more regulated. He’ll play fifth seed Dominic Thiem or even Taylor Fritz at the previous 16.
Top seed Rafael Nadal cruised Spanish compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets to reach the Australian Open fourth round. Nadal, 33, was eloquent as he raced into a two-set direct, letting just five return points to Carreno Busta, on serve. Carreno Busta, seeded 27th, fared little better as Nadal wrapped up a 6-4 win.
After winning a thriller nick Kyrgios will renew his rivalry with Rafael Nadal at the fourth round of the Australian Open. When he led by two sets to love along with a 19, the 23rd seed appeared in control but Khachanov saved a match point in the fourth and third places to force a deciding
Angelique Kerber was forced to struggle by Camila Giorgi but managed to get beyond the Italian three sets and reach the Australian Open fourth round. Germany’s Kerber, ” the 2016 champion in Melbourne, won 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 6-3. It was a battle between the aggression and Kerber’s defence together with the Italian’s 65 unforced mistakes
“I’m way too old to perform such as this,” Serena Williams announced, as she dissected her earliest Australian Open exit for 14 years. This was not a nod in the management of retirement. In actuality, she promised to come back to the practice court the day in pursuit of tennis history’s bit which still eludes
World No 2 Karolina Pliskova joined the Set of seeds to exit the Australian Open at the third round after a straight-sets defeat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Pliskova endured a 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-3) loss against the 30th seed since the Czech became the highest seed to fall from the women’s draw, a day later defending
Joao Souza has been prohibited out of tennis for life after being convicted of corruption offences along with multiple match-fixing. A Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation revealed that the 31-year-old had committed several anti-corruption breaches involving 2015 and 2019 including fixing matches at ATP Challenger and ITF Futures tournaments in Brazil, Mexico, the USA and
Nick Kyrgios beat Karen Khachanov in a thriller to set up a Game against top seed Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios, who missed match points in the third and fourth sets, won 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (6-8) 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (10-8). 24, the Australian, needed hours to win a tense third-round suit – having headed by a