Tennis

Australia’s Kyrgios confirms Olympic tennis withdrawal

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios confirmed his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics Friday, saying a ban on spectators attending the Games was...

‘No-one is invincible’, Rafael Nadal tells AFP ahead of French Open

Rafael Nadal said "no-one is invincible" in an interview with AFP Thursday as he targets a 14th French Open title and record-setting 21st Grand...

‘No-one is invincible’, Rafael Nadal tells AFP ahead of French Open

Rafael Nadal said "no-one is invincible" in an interview with AFP Thursday as he targets a 14th French Open title and record-setting 21st Grand...

How table tennis changed the world, 50 years on

It was 50 years ago but Zhang Xielin still remembers vividly how a shaggy-haired American table tennis player stepped onto the Chinese team's...

Djokovic dominates Medvedev to win record-extending ninth Australian Open

Peerless world number one Novak Djokovic demolished Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend...

King Novak faces ‘challenger’ Medvedev in Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic says going unbeaten in eight Australian Open finals will give him confidence in Sunday's decider, but he'll need more than that...

Medvedev powers past Tsitsipas into Australian Open final

Russia's Daniil Medvedev overpowered Stefanos Tsitsipas to make his first Australian Open final Friday, where he will bid to stop world number...

Osaka shatters Williams record bid to make Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka emphatically ended Serena Williams's latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown with a straight-sets demolition in the...

Snap lockdown quashes Melbourne outbreak, tennis fans poised to return

Stay-at-home orders will be lifted for six million Australians in the state of Victoria Wednesday after a successful five-day lockdown, allowing...

Australian Open crowds banned as Melbourne begins lockdown

Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne went from welcoming thousands of fans for its Grand Slam tennis tournament to deserted city streets...

Djokovic injured in thriller as Australian Open shuts doors

Defending champion Novak Djokovic admitted his Australian Open might be over after an injury-hit win on Friday as fans were kicked out ahead...

Melbourne orders snap Covid lockdown, but Australian Open plays on, without fans

More than six million people were ordered into a snap, five-day lockdown Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in Australia's second most...

Melbourne orders snap covid lockdown, but Australian Open plays on, without fans

More than six million people were ordered into a snap, five-day lockdown Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in Australia's second most...

Melbourne orders snap Covid lockdown during Australian Open tennis

Authorities ordered a snap, five-day lockdown in Melbourne on Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak, meaning the Australian Open Grand...

Tearful Kenin out but Barty just getting started at Australian Open

Defending champion Sofia Kenin exited the Australian Open in tears on Thursday as world number one Ashleigh Barty negotiated a sticky moment...

Djokovic passes Tiafoe test, Serena sublime at Australian Open

Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic was made to sweat at the Australian Open on Wednesday as Serena Williams made serene progress in her bid for...

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