Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

More Sports / Tennis Jan 22, 2017

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old's legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. After six months out of the game, Federer's fairy-tale return continued under ...

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

More Sports / Tennis Jan 14, 2017

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Having snatched Novak Djokovic's world No. 1 ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb's Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonizing near misses. Murray enters the year's first Grand Slam in unknown ...

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

More Sports / Tennis Jan 26, 2016

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The top-seeded Serb, who wound up celebrating Australia Day in style, looked vulnerable early with numerous mistakes and first-serve ...

Murray victory overshadowed by father-in-law's collapse

More Sports / Tennis Jan 23, 2016

Murray victory overshadowed by father-in-law's collapse

The Australian Open was rocked late on Saturday when Andy Murray's father-in-law Nigel Sears collapsed during a match at Rod Laver Arena, overshadowing the world No. 2's advance to the fourth round. Sears, the coach of former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, collapsed while watching ...

Grand Slam debutant Osaka advances to third round

More Sports / Tennis Jan 21, 2016

Grand Slam debutant Osaka advances to third round

Japan's 18-year-old Naomi Osaka reached the third round of her first Grand Slam on Thursday, defeating 18th seed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open. Born to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, the 180-cm Osaka claimed four straight games from 3-1 ...

Nishikori cruises in Melbourne opener

More Sports / Tennis Jan 18, 2016

Nishikori cruises in Melbourne opener

Kei Nishikori started the first Grand Slam of 2016 with a straight-sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in Melbourne on Monday. The seven-seeded Nishikori was solid on serve throughout the match, giving up no break points in the 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 Australian Open first-round win. "My serve ...

More Sports / Tennis Jan 13, 2016

Kyrgios brushes off injury fears

Nick Kyrgios will be fit for next week's Australian Open despite pulling out of his Kooyong Classic match against David Goffin with a foot injury on Wednesday. The outspoken Australian had called for a medical time out at 3-2 in the first set of the ...