Kyrgios, Nadal aim dig at Djokovic over Aus Open

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal have both aimed digs at Novak Djokovic with the Australian saying he had a duty to call out the world No. 1 when he “lost his way” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyrgios called the Serbian’s ill-fated Adria Tour in June “boneheaded” and described Djokovic as a “tool” last week when … Read more Kyrgios, Nadal aim dig at Djokovic over Aus Open

Barty ‘itching’ to get started at Aus Open

World No.1 Ash Barty is itching to get back to competitive tennis at the Australian Open but has poured cold water on the idea that she might be set to end the 43-year wait for a homegrown women’s champion. Barty reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park for the first time last year before sitting out … Read more Barty ‘itching’ to get started at Aus Open

Murray won’t participate in Australian Open

Andy Murray announced Friday that he would not be playing in the upcoming Australian Open after being unable to negotiate a “workable quarantine” with Tennis Australia following his positive COVID-19 test. The former world No. 1 and three-time major champion had been unable to fly to Melbourne last week after being diagnosed with the virus, … Read more Murray won’t participate in Australian Open

Aus. Open umpire hospitalised after heart attack

Tennis umpire Carlos Bernardes has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack while in quarantine in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open, local media reported on Thursday. Photos of Bernardes being wheeled into an ambulance were posted on social media on Wednesday. Both Tennis Australia and the ATP did not immediately respond to a … Read more Aus. Open umpire hospitalised after heart attack

Nadal, Thiem to be without coaches at Aus Open

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and last year’s Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem have both suffered setbacks with their coaches unable to make the trip Down Under for the year’s first tennis Grand Slam. Players and officials have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival in Australia before they participate in warm-up events from … Read more Nadal, Thiem to be without coaches at Aus Open

Murray positive for COVID-19 ahead of Aus Open

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has tested positive for COVID-19, STV said on Thursday, adding that he is still in good health. The Scottish broadcaster said Murray was self-isolating and still had hopes of competing in the Australian Open next month. However, that could prove difficult with players and officials required to arrive in … Read more Murray positive for COVID-19 ahead of Aus Open

Britain’s Jones qualifies for Australian Open

Britain’s Francesca Jones, who suffers from a rare genetic condition, reached her maiden Grand Slam main draw on Wednesday when she beat China’s Lu Jiajing in the final round of Australian Open qualifying in Dubai. Jones suffers from ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia syndrome, a condition which meant she was born with three fingers and a thumb … Read more Britain’s Jones qualifies for Australian Open

Harrison fined for not doing interview in mask

American tennis player Christian Harrison has been fined $3,000 by the ATP after refusing to take part in a mandatory on-court interview at the Delray Beach Open in Florida as it required him to wear a mask. The qualifier, ranked No. 789 in the world, stunned top seed Cristian Garin of Chile 7-6(3), 6-2 on … Read more Harrison fined for not doing interview in mask

Bublik upsets Berrettini to reach Antalya semis

Alexander Bublik produced one of the best performances of his career to reach the Antalya Open semifinals on Monday. Bublik stunned top seed Matteo Berrettini and battled to a 7-6(6), 6-4 victory. The No. 8 seed recorded 12 aces and saved five of six break points to win the match in one hour and 31 … Read more Bublik upsets Berrettini to reach Antalya semis

Berrettini eases into Antalya Open quarterfinals

Top seed Matteo Berrettini cruised into the quarterfinals of the Antalya Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dimitar Kuzmanov. The world No. 10 broke serve on five occasions to win the match in 68 minutes. Berrettini will meet Alexander Bublik for a place in the last four after he overcame Frenchman Tristan Lamasine with … Read more Berrettini eases into Antalya Open quarterfinals