Maria Sakkari Stops Naomi Osaka’s Win Streak at 23

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Naomi Osaka didn’t lose a tennis match she started on the WTA Tour for 13 months. Granted, the tour was suspended for a large chunk of that time, but the feat is impressive nonetheless. She withdrew before matches in Cincinnati last year and in the Gippsland Trophy this year. Other than that, she has no […] READ MORE



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

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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 […] READ MORE


The Real Star of the 2021 Australian Open

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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 […] READ MORE


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

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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 […] READ MORE


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

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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 […] READ MORE





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

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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, […] READ MORE