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    Child is father of the man: Federer loses to Tsitsipas

    Child is father of the man: Federer loses to Tsitsipas


    Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam...


    Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.
    Frances Tiafoe to meet Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals

    Frances Tiafoe to meet Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals


    American showman Frances Tiafoe has celebrated his 21st birthday in style with an emotional four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open, setting up a dream quarterfinal against Rafael...

    American showman Frances Tiafoe has celebrated his 21st birthday in style with an emotional four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open, setting up a dream quarterfinal against Rafael Nadal.
    Ash Barty beats Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber stunned in Australian Open

    Ash Barty beats Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber stunned in Australian Open


    Ashleigh Barty has staged a stirring fightback to storm into her maiden grand slam quarterfinal with a drama-charged Australian Open victory over Maria...

    Ashleigh Barty has staged a stirring fightback to storm into her maiden grand slam quarterfinal with a drama-charged Australian Open victory over Maria Sharapova.
    Australian tennis' Class of 2019: Or lack of it?

    Australian tennis' Class of 2019: Or lack of it?


    OPINION: If you think the flower of Australian men's tennis are carrying on like spoilt schoolboys, enclosed are their mid-term report...

    OPINION: If you think the flower of Australian men's tennis are carrying on like spoilt schoolboys, enclosed are their mid-term report cards.
    'Don't cry, you're still young': Williams comforts teen after thumping

    'Don't cry, you're still young': Williams comforts teen after thumping


    Serena Williams recalls being in the position of young Dayana Yastremska, an ambitious and highly talented teenager overcome with emotion in the disappointment of...


    Serena Williams recalls being in the position of young Dayana Yastremska, an ambitious and highly talented teenager overcome with emotion in the disappointment of defeat.
    Serena Williams cruises as Novak Djokovic sees off young gun Denis Shapovalov

    Serena Williams cruises as Novak Djokovic sees off young gun Denis Shapovalov


    Seven-time champion Serena Williams has continued her powerhouse start to the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-1 third-round demolition job on Ukrainian teenager Dayana...

    Seven-time champion Serena Williams has continued her powerhouse start to the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-1 third-round demolition job on Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska.
    Emma Keeling: Andy Murray please don't go away, we need more men like you

    Emma Keeling: Andy Murray please don't go away, we need more men like you


    OPINION: Has he gone? Is it over? Now? Ok, what about now?  Poor Andy Murray. By admitting he was almost at retirement point, the grand slam winner is now doomed to answer endless questions about his imminent...

    OPINION: Has he gone? Is it over? Now? Ok, what about now?  Poor Andy Murray. By admitting he was almost at retirement point, the grand slam winner is now doomed to answer endless questions about his imminent demise.
    Rafael Nadal criticised by John McEnroe for seeking advice

    Rafael Nadal criticised by John McEnroe for seeking advice


    John McEnroe has hit out at Rafael Nadal after the Spanish superstar sought some coaching advice at the Australian...

    John McEnroe has hit out at Rafael Nadal after the Spanish superstar sought some coaching advice at the Australian Open.
    Bernard Tomic 'traumatised' by Lleyton Hewitt as a teenager, claims father

    Bernard Tomic 'traumatised' by Lleyton Hewitt as a teenager, claims father


    The father of Bernard Tomic says he will begin legal action against Lleyton Hewitt, whom he alleges left his 17-year-old son traumatised in 2010 by trying to pressure him into revealing who at Tennis Australia was "against"...

    The father of Bernard Tomic says he will begin legal action against Lleyton Hewitt, whom he alleges left his 17-year-old son traumatised in 2010 by trying to pressure him into revealing who at Tennis Australia was "against" him.
    Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas serves up foul-mouthed rant

    Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas serves up foul-mouthed rant


    Greek tennis gun Stefanos Tsitsipas apologised after his third-round Australian Open encounter on Friday after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a...

    Greek tennis gun Stefanos Tsitsipas apologised after his third-round Australian Open encounter on Friday after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a linesman.
    Bernard Tomic denies threatening Lleyton Hewitt's family

    Bernard Tomic denies threatening Lleyton Hewitt's family


    Bernard Tomic has denied threatening Lleyton Hewitt and his family, calling Australia's Davis Cup captain a "liar" after Hewitt's extraordinary allegations of physical threats and blackmail on Thursday...

    Bernard Tomic has denied threatening Lleyton Hewitt and his family, calling Australia's Davis Cup captain a "liar" after Hewitt's extraordinary allegations of physical threats and blackmail on Thursday night.
    Australian Open: Fans snooze and British star slams 'dangerous' midnight marathon

    Australian Open: Fans snooze and British star slams 'dangerous' midnight marathon


    Britain's Johanna Konta has voiced her concerns about tennis players toiling away into the early hours after her Australian Open match with Spain's Garbine Muguruza started at 12:30am and finished after 3am on Friday morning...

    Britain's Johanna Konta has voiced her concerns about tennis players toiling away into the early hours after her Australian Open match with Spain's Garbine Muguruza started at 12:30am and finished after 3am on Friday morning (AEDT).
    Serena Williams cruises into Australian Open third round

    Serena Williams cruises into Australian Open third round


    Serena Williams is one match closer to a historic 24th career major after making light work of Eugenie Bouchard to move into the Australian Open third...

    Serena Williams is one match closer to a historic 24th career major after making light work of Eugenie Bouchard to move into the Australian Open third round.
    Each year, the Australian Open reveals a struggle for women in sport

    Each year, the Australian Open reveals a struggle for women in sport


    OPINION: Sexism in sport is nothing new. More than 90 per cent of sports coverage in Australian news is about men's sport by male journalists, a pattern pretty much repeated all over the...

    OPINION: Sexism in sport is nothing new. More than 90 per cent of sports coverage in Australian news is about men's sport by male journalists, a pattern pretty much repeated all over the world.
    Ask not Roger Federer for whom the bell tolls

    Ask not Roger Federer for whom the bell tolls


    OPINION: Andy Murray's sudden and shocking mortality is a reminder that Roger Federer won't be with us for eternity, either. As he has played every Australian Open this century, it is hard to imagine how it will be at Melbourne Park when he is gone. But...

    OPINION: Andy Murray's sudden and shocking mortality is a reminder that Roger Federer won't be with us for eternity, either. As he has played every Australian Open this century, it is hard to imagine how it will be at Melbourne Park when he is gone. But for the sake of the exercise, let's try.