Emma Raducanu's classy response to Sloane Stephens after rival's comments

Emma Raducanu has refused to get into a war of words with Sloane Stephens after her Australian Open opponent gave her lukewarm praise. The British No.1 dumped the American out of the first Grand Slam of the year with a first round 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 win. After the match, Stephens didn’t appear too keen to laud the teenager with praise for her performance and warned her ‘she has a lot to learn.’ But Raducanu seemed unfazed by the comments and […]

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Evans apologises to Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury after Australian Open drubbing

Dan Evans apologised for wasting the time of Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury after his British team-mates came out to support him in his third-round match at the Australian Open. Evans, 31, represented Britain's last hope across the men's and women's singles draws, but faced a tall order in the form of ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. A tight first set swung the way of the Canadian after Evans, who had earlier missed chances at break point, made two unforced errors […]

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Nick Kyrgios’ doubles partner details what happened in locker room altercation by ‘text’

Australian Open: Webster unimpressed by Raducanu's defeat We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Former world number 53 Sam Groth has detailed a text message he received from Nick Kyrgios’ doubles partner, Thanasi Kokkinakis, during an alleged locker room confrontation between Kyrgios and two of their defeated […]

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‘She’s ready to say something big’: Barty primed to end Australian Open drought, says Laver

All-time great Rod Laver believes that victory for Ashleigh Barty at this year’s Australian Open – a drought-breaking day for the country – would drive the world No.1 “to another level”. Back in Melbourne, after missing last year’s major due to the pandemic, Laver – twice a winner of the elusive grand slam – said while Barty had the all-round game to beat other top players, his fellow Queenslander must fight through the tough times during matches. “It would be […]

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Daniil Medvedev rubs salt in Novak Djokovic’s wounds as he reveals Australian Open plan

Daniil Medvedev reacts to US Open win over Novak Djokovic We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Daniil Medvedev has addressed Novak Djokovic’s absence from the Australian Open while sharing his goal to dethrone the Serb and compound his woes after his extremely difficult start to the […]

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Rafael Nadal blasted Novak Djokovic tantrum: ‘Not the best’

Djokovic arrives back In Serbia after deportation from Australia We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rafael Nadal’s bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title continues today. Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are all currently tied on 20 Grand Slams. In his 18-and-a-half year career, […]

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Medvedev slams booing fans, Kyrgios says tennis needs to engage with fans or ‘die out’

Daniil Medvedev d Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 World No.2 Daniil Medvedev slammed rowdy partisan Melbourne fans who booed him between serves in his win over local hero Nick Kyrgios as having a “low IQ”. Kyrgios agreed the fans were out of line in making noise between serves, but said the sport also needed to embrace change and engage with fans or die. Nick Kyrgios is out of the Australian Open.Credit:Eddie Jim For the second straight match involving […]

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Nick Kyrgios gets in argument with umpire over towels during Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios fumed at the chair umpire during his second round match at the Australian Open. Cheered by his home crowd, the local favourite gave maximum effort but was eventually defeated by world number two Daniil Medvedev 6-7(1), 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 on Rod Laver Arena earlier today. It marked the first time he had lost to the Russian, whose consistency and savvy play proved too much for the Aussie to handle. However, the 26-year-old was rattled just three games in […]

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Crafty Medvedev brings Kyrgios show to a halt

Daniil Medvedev d Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Nick Kyrgios put on a show in the first round against a qualifier and won. Against the second seed things were altogether different. Kyrgios’ show on Thursday night was about displaying that he has grit not just tricks, tweeners and aces. Nick Kyrgios stretches for a shot against Daniil Medvedev but found the Russian too good on the night.Credit:Eddie Jim A week after having COVID and sleeping 17 hours a […]

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Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley refuses to resign after Novak Djokovic saga

Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley has refused to resign following the fall-out from the Novak Djokovic debacle that gripped sporting headlines ahead of the Australian Open. The 60-year-old is under fire after his governing body secured an exemption from the Victorian Government for the unvaccinated Djokovic to enter Australia, only for him to eventually be sent home after an explosive two weeks, leading to calls for Tiley to leave his post. He walked on to the Kia Arena to a […]

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