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The Australian Open is staged at Melbourne Park in Melbourne every January. Played on a hard court, it is the first of four annual grand slam tournaments, the others being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

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Ten-time champion Novak Djokovic is hungry for more after equalling Rafael Nadal’s record tally of 22 men’s singles grand slam triumphs – ‘let’s see how far I can go’.


‘I feel like I’m on another planet trying to understand what just happened,’ says new champion, who didn’t get much sleep on Saturday night after gruelling final win over Elena Rybakina.

‘If my child was a ball kid, they’re coming home at 5am, as a parent, I’m snapping at that,’ the Scot says after epic against Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Defending Australian Open champion Rafael hobbles out of second round at hands of unheralded American Mackenzie McDonald in a major upset on Wednesday.

News comes days after former world No 1 said she would not play this month in Melbourne. The four-time grand slam winner has been dating rap artist Cordae since 2019.

‘I know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been dear … it is time to end my competitive career’, the 41-year-old sports great announced on Instagram.

Readers discuss the implications of the Serbian tennis star’s refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19, and the tendency to blame Chinese lending for countries’ economic woes.

From yelling at umpires to smashing rackets, 27-year-old Kyrgios is as controversial as they come – but tennis’ original bad boy John McEnroe still called him the most talented player of recent times


Ash Barty, who retired from tennis in March, is set to take to the course as part of an all-star line up of athletes at the inaugural Icon Series golf tournament in June.

Australian tennis star Ash Barty says she will be “forever connected” to tennis, after fronting a press conference to explain her decision to retire from the sport at just 25 years of age.

In January, Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win her home grand slam in 44 years. Less than two months later the 25-year-old says it is time for her to walk away from the game.

The US Open champion has earned US$14 million in his career so far, but he was only the seventh richest player in tennis last year – here’s some of what he splurges on