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Thiem Shocks Nadal To Set Up Zverev Showdown

Australian Open

January 29, 2020

Dominic Thiem has pulled off a big shock by dumping Rafael Nadal out of the Australian Open. Now he will face Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals. And that guarantees a new finalist in Melbourne come the weekend. It also offers evidence that the changing of the guard in men’s tennis has begun. Few would have […]

Emotional Novak Djokovic To Face Roger Federer

Australian Open

January 28, 2020

Novak Djokovic is through to face Roger Federer for the fiftieth time. And you get the feeling that nobody – not even Federer and his extraordinary fighting spirit – can stand in Novak’s way for very long. The Serb defeated big-serving Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) to reach his eighth Australian Open semi-final. Djokovic […]

Roger Federer Saves Seven Match Points

Australian Open

A defiant Roger Federer saved no fewer than seven match points while nursing a groin injury. The Swiss genius needed only one match point when it came to the crunch and admitted: ‘I believe in miracles.’ Of all his achievements in the game, those magnificent seven demonstrations of sporting bravery must be among Roger’s greatest. […]

Nadal Downs Kyrgios But Wawrinka Steals The Show

Australian Open

January 27, 2020

Rafael Nadal will face Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open quarter-finals after he defeated Nick Kyrgios on an emotional day for world sport. The level of tennis was extraordinary. And the respect between the two feisty rivals was only fitting on the day the world mourned the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Kyrgios […]

Has Roger Federer Played His Way Back Into Contention?

Australian Open

January 26, 2020

You know what everyone was saying about Roger Federer after his marathon against John Millman? “He won the match but used up so much energy that he will have no chance when he comes up against the big boys.” Well, the tennis world might just have to reconsider that verdict. Federer looked remarkably fresh against […]

Barty Gains Revenge For Wimbledon But Fears Kvitova Heartbreak

Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty gained sweet revenge for her Wimbledon defeat to Alison Riske. Now she is out to avenge her quarter-final reverse at the hands of Petra Kvitova this time last year. Barty didn’t play like a world number one against American Riske, as she struggled to cope with the dramatic wind variations from one end […]

Kyrgios Edges Epic To Set Up Nadal Showdown

Australian Open

January 25, 2020

Nick Kyrgios lived up to his reputation as the great entertainer by giving the tennis world the clash we all wanted. A showdown with his arch-rival Rafael Nadal awaits after a five-set thriller against Karen Khachanov. The Rafa-Kyrgios match-up was electric at Wimbledon last summer. Nadal won in four to take the head-to-head to 4-3 […]

Kid Colossus Coco Gauff Defeats Defending Champion Naomi Osaka

Australian Open

January 24, 2020

Coco Gauff worked yet another tennis miracle today – and then reminded us just how young she is. The fabulous fifteen-year-old beat the defending Australian Open champion, Naomi Osaka with relative ease The 6-3, 6-4 scoreline didn’t flatter Coco. She really did look that classy. And on a day when Serena Williams was knocked out […]

Qiang Wang of China takes down Serena

Australian Open

Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open. Many experts had made her favourite to win the whole thing. Qiang Wang of China beat the legendary American 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 7-5. The result in itself is surprising. The same player only managed to take one game off Serena at the US Open. But should anyone […]

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios Remain On Collision Course

Australian Open

January 23, 2020

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios are still on a collision course after their respective victories in the Australian Open. A much-anticipated fourth-round clash looks even spicier after the Aussie’s latest antics. Kyrgios responded comically to a time violation during his four-set win over Gilles Simon. He imitated the idiosyncrasies of Nadal’s much lengthier habitual service […]

Comeback Queen Coco Gauff Does It Again!

Australian Open

January 22, 2020

Coco Gauff never knows when she is beaten. She smiles because her father still calls her “kid.” He tells her she can always win, whatever the scoreboard says. She believes him. Even though she is still technically a kid, Coco Gauff doesn’t play like one. More like an escapologist. We saw it on Centre Court […]

Battling Brit Harriet Dart Earns Dream Halep Showdown

Australian Open

January 21, 2020

Harriet Dart produced a dramatic British success story on day two by earning herself a mouthwatering clash with Wimbledon champion Simona Halep. And Londoner Dart has the added kudos of outlasting Maria Sharapova at this year’s Australian Open. It was Sharapova who reduced her to tears in Melbourne last year by beating the plucky qualifier […]

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