Australian Open

Has Novak Djokovic Taken a Page out of Roger Federer’s Late-Career Playbook?

Novak Djokovic may have wrapped up a ninth Australian Open triumph in routine fashion, but his path to the title in Melbourne was anything but straightforward. The Serbian world #1 had to battle with an abdomen injury that may have cleared up by the final, but certainly bothered him in at least three of his […]

Australian Open 2021 Review: Djokovic claims his 18th Major, Osaka wins her 2nd title Down Under

Grand Slam tournaments in tennis have an inherent ability to narrate intriguing and fascinating stories of glory, resilience, and unadulterated passion, don’t they? The recently concluded Australian Open certainly had all that in abundance. While we witnessed some familiar stories repeat themselves, we also saw some new and exciting tales unfold Down Under. As we […]

Novak Djokovic Cruises to 9th Australian Open Title, 18th Grand Slam Overall

Novak Djokovic won his first Australian Open title in 2008. After Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer won the next two years, it has been all Djokovic since then. Djokovic upped his game (both overall and in Melbourne) in 2011, and since then he has now won eight of the last 11 trophies here. It’s a […]

Naomi Osaka: More Grand Slams Ahead

Having just captured her fourth career Grand Slam, Naomi Osaka finds herself in elite company. Of active players on the WTA Tour, the 23-year-old trails only Serena Williams, who has 23 Majors, and her older sister, Venus Williams, who has seven Grand Slams to her name. As the winner of the WTA’s last two Grand Slams, […]

The Real Star of the 2021 Australian Open

This year’s Australian Open featured a sterling gold star, and it’s not Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic or Daniil Medvedev. It’s a certain type of serve that stood out as sneaky-effective. The hubbub over Covid-19 and quarantines made a change in Melbourne fly slightly under the radar. In 2020, a new court surface was installed by […]

Melbourne Epics Should End Calls For Men To Play Three-Setters At Majors

The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […]

Naomi Osaka Eases Past Jennifer Brady for Fourth Career Grand Slam Title

Naomi Osaka won her second career Australian Open and fourth Grand Slam title overall with a comprehensive 6-4 6-3 victory against American Jennifer Brady, who was contesting her first ever Grand Slam final. One of the most famous players in women’s tennis at the present, the 23 year old Osaka was more composed and confident […]

Australian Open 2021 Men’s final Preview: Novak Djokovic Vs Daniil Medvedev

The Australian Open is Novak Djokovic’s fortress, the Serb is already an eight-time champion down under and in the final on Sunday, the World No.1 is eyeing to claim his 9th title at the Melbourne Park and 18th Major title overall. But, in his way, is the ruthless Russian, Daniil Medvedev, who is now on […]

Australian Open Women’s Final Preview: Naomi Osaka vs Jennifer Brady

Naomi Osaka, the 2019 Australian Open champion, is back in the final yet again in Melbourne after she beat her idol Serena Williams in straight sets, 6-3 6-4, in the semifinal on Rod Laver Arena on Thursday. In Saturday’s final, Osaka will lock horns against American Jennifer Brady. Brady edged past Karolina Muchova 6-4 3-6 […]

Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Australian Open Semifinal Preview

Stefanos Tsitsipas’ stature rose to another level in the early hours of Thursday morning at the iconic Rod Laver Arena when he engineered a monumental comeback against one of the greats of the game, Rafael Nadal. In an intriguing quarterfinal battle that lasted over four hours, the 22-year-old Greek, who was blown away by the […]

Novak Djokovic Ends Aslan Karatsev’s Dream Run To Reach Australian Open Final

Unsurprisingly, given the 113-place gap between them in the rankings, Novak Djokovic entered his semifinal clash with Aslan Karatsev as the overwhelming favourite. Indeed, the difference between their respective levels of experience could hardly have been more stark. Where Djokovic was playing in his 39th Grand Slam semifinal and seeking his 942nd win at tour-level, […]

Naomi Osaka Dominates Serena Williams in Australian Open Semifinal

One of the most-anticipated women’s semifinal matches we’ve seen in years quickly became a bit of a dud as Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams without too much trouble in two sets. The quality of the match unfortunately did not live up to its billing, though I doubt the rising Japanese star will complain. Osaka put […]