Tennis

Mon 3 Feb 2020

Agassi persistence can show Thiem way to top

premium_icon Agassi persistence can show Thiem way to top

All Dominic Thiem has to show as the heir apparent to the big threeis a trio of Grand Slam defeats but the weight of talent will surely shine through.

Djoker walks into storm over foot manoeuvre

premium_icon Djoker walks into storm over foot manoeuvre

Novak Djokovic doesn’t believe he crossed the line touching the chair umpire but the new Australian Open champion is still staring at a hefty fine.

Aus Open ratings: How Kyrgios has ‘come a long way’

premium_icon Aus Open ratings: How Kyrgios has ‘come a long way’

With the 2020 Australian Open over for another year, former player Sam Groth rates all the studs and duds from one of the most exciting tournaments in years.

‘WTF’: Djoker’s rogue move stuns tennis

‘WTF’: Djoker’s rogue move stuns tennis

Novak Djokovic is facing stiff punishment after telling the Aus Open crowd to “shut the f*** up” before turning his anger on the chair umpire.

Djokovic claims historic Aus Open crown

Djokovic claims historic Aus Open crown

Novak Djokovic has stunned Dominic Thiem to claim a historic Australian Open crown in an instant classic four-hour, five-set epic.

Hobbled Djokovic pulls off historic Open escape

premium_icon Hobbled Djokovic pulls off historic Open escape

It was anything but easy, but Novak Djokovic is the Australian Open champion for the eighth time after battling the crowd, the chair umpire and a mystery illness.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Aussie pair’s giant-killing run falls at final hurdle

premium_icon Aussie pair’s giant-killing run falls at final hurdle

The incredible run by Australian doubles pairing Luke Saville and Max Purcell is over after the wildcard entry fell in straight sets in the men’s doubles final.

‘Load of c**p’: Seven star’s Barty blast

‘Load of c**p’: Seven star’s Barty blast

After some tennis commentators questioned Ash Barty’s decision to front the press with her baby niece, Jim Wilson leapt to her defence.

Thiem needs to go to another level to beat Djokovic

premium_icon Thiem needs to go to another level to beat Djokovic

Dominic Thiem has the weapons to beat Novak Djokovic and win his first major, but it will take something special to beat the Serbian superstar writes Sam Groth.

Alcott drops staggering donation after wheelchair singles win

Alcott drops staggering donation after wheelchair singles...

Aussie tennis star Dylan Alcott fought back tears as he delivered an emotional victory speech following his Australian Open triumph.

Why Kenin’s mum couldn’t watch final

premium_icon Why Kenin’s mum couldn’t watch final

Sofia Kenin’s father was front and centre for her Australian Open triumph. But she has revealed her mother back in the States did not watch a minute.

Attention seeker sends tennis world wild

Attention seeker sends tennis world wild

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin is the toast of the tennis world thanks to some inspiration from Anna Kournikova, among others.

Aussie tennis prodigy dies after collapse on court

Aussie tennis prodigy dies after collapse on court

A 15-year-old Australian tennis prodigy has died after collapsing on court in a “sad and horrific” incident that’s devastated the tennis community

How Kenin’s dad prepared her to be tennis champion

premium_icon How Kenin’s dad prepared her to be tennis champion

Alexander Kenin’s journey from Moscow to New York to Florida to producing a tennis prodigy sits at the essence of the sport and American ideals of fresh beginnings.

NRL legend takes his shot at Bouchard

NRL legend takes his shot at Bouchard

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard may not follow rugby league but Wests Tigers legend Robbie Farah is doing his best to change that.

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Muguruza 'feeling good' ahead of Australian Open final

Muguruza 'feeling good' ahead of Australian Open final

Australian Open finalist and two-time major winner Garbine Muguruza has a tale to tell after emerging from the Grand Slam wilderness

Djokovic urged to match Zverev's $4.1m pledge

Djokovic urged to match Zverev's $4.1m pledge

Australian Open singles favourite Novak Djokovic has been called on to match Alexanders Zverev's generosity

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Adorable Kournikova photo resurfaces

Adorable Kournikova photo resurfaces

Sofia Kenin was destined to follow in Anna Kournikova’s footsteps and she can join the Russian in elite company with one more win.

Barty accused of using baby as a ‘human shield’

Barty accused of using baby as a ‘human shield’

Ash Barty’s decision to take her niece to a press conference after exiting the Australian Open has been described as a “deflection” and “weird”

No plans to retire but GOAT looks done

premium_icon No plans to retire but GOAT looks done

If we’ve learned anything in Melbourne, moving the dial from 20 to 21 grand slam titles is now looking not so much unlikely, as nigh on impossible for Roger Federer.

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