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Novak Djokovic explains how Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have Grand Slam advantage Novak Djokovic says himself, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still have the edge at Grand Slam tournaments.

Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares MELBOURNE, Jan 19 - An unlikely hero of his country's bushfire relief efforts, Nick Kyrgios enters the Australian Open on a rare surge of goodwill from a sports-loving public long infuriated by his failure to convert talent into trophies.

Tennis icon explains why Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are inferior to Novak Djokovic The 'Big Three' have won the last 12 Grand Slam titles between them and enter the Australian Open as the strong favourites to continue that streak. Nadal hasn't won in Melbourne since 2009 - his sole Australian Open triumph, but he enters the tournament as the world No 1 after a strong second half of the 2019 season.

Jan-Lennard Struff Faces Novak Djokovic: 'One Of The Draws You Don't Want To Get' At 2020 Australian Open - ATP Tour - Tennis Jan-Lennard Struff meets seven-time champion Novak Djokovic in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday night in Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Thiem Explains Why He Is 'Feeling Good' About His Australian Open Prep Dominic Thiem, who will play Adrian Mannarino in the first round of the Australian Open, reflects on how top-level competition at the ATP Cup helped him prepare for the year's first Grand Slam.

Maria Sakkari: Great to hear Roger Federer speaking up for lower-ranked players Tennis - Sakkari says she is blessed to have good friends on the tour.

Sania Mirza: I Thought I Would be Rustier Than I Was I was happy to come though that one and after that things kept getting better and better." Mirza says she has some minor injuries she is dealing with which should not be too serious and is still looking for ways to improve. "It does change. I was dealing with a calf injury, from last month and I aggravated a bit today.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Begin Australian Open Runs On Monday In Melbourne - ATP Tour - Tennis The chase for the most Grand Slam championships is as heated as ever, with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all within four majors of each other. On Monday, Federer and Djokovic will begin their pursuit of another Slam trophy at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

IU men's tennis defeats Memphis to start season 2-0 The Hoosiers’ top single Bennett Crane secured the deciding point in 4-3 battle with Tigers.

Why Serena Williams' is a role model for everyone Tennis - A psychologist and a life coach explain why we should look forward to athletes like Serena.

Rafael Nadal responds to selfish criticism as Roger Federer also forced to defend himself Rafael Nadal has defended himself after being slammed by Australian Open qualifier Brayden Schnur.

Adidas unfurls Australian Open attires as Thiem chooses blue stripes, Tsitsipas white As the 2020 Australian Open has been counting the days to be bestrewed on next Monday, Adidas had unveiled a swathe of kits for the allegorical heroes alongside the legends in the making.

Federer Receives ATP Fans Favourite Award - ATP Tour - Tennis As he prepares for his 21stAustralian Open, Roger Federer was presented with the 2019 Fans' Favourite Award. The six-time champion in Melbourne, who is one of the most popular players in tennis history, won the award for the 17th straight year.

Berrettini Receives Most Improved Player Honour Italy's Matteo Berrettini was officially honoured as the Most Improved Player of the Year in the 2019 ATP Awards on Saturday at the Australian Open in Melbourne. In 2018, Berrettini's first full year on the ATP Tour, he compiled a 19-19 record, reached a high of No.

John McEnroe: 'Rafael Nadal will pass Roger Federer but Novak Djokovic.' The seven-time Major champion John McEnroe believes Rafael Nadal will catch or pass Roger Federer in 2020 but also that Novak Djokovic will finish their incredible race at the top, as the player with the most trophies in the history of our sport, praising the Serb and his abilities.

Johnson Captures Bendigo Crown Ahead Of Federer Clash Johnson claimed his second ATP Challenger Tour title in five months, lifting the trophy in nearby Bendigo. After kicking off the 2020 campaign with a quarter-final finish at the Canberra International - also held in Bendigo - he improved to 7-1 on the new season with a 7-6, 7-6 final victory over Stefano Travaglia.

2020 Australian Open - Day 1 Order of Play Jon Wertheim Sports Illustrated. International Tennis Federation. New York Times Tennis page. Tennis Atlantic. Tennis Channel. Tennis with an Accent. Tennis Identity USA Today. Tennis TV.

Roger Federer: 'My expectations are quite low ahead of Johnson clash' My expectations are quite low."

FILA Signs Sponsorship Agreement with ATP Tour Rising American Star Reilly Opelka FILA announced today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with American Reilly Opelka, the No. 38-ranked singles player in the world. Opelka, who is coming off a career-best season in which he captured his first Tour-level title at New York and reached a career-high ranking of No.

Boris Becker: The match will be difficult for Novak Djokovic and Jan-Lennard Struff Tennis - Becker says Zverev should prevail over his first round opponent.

Ash Barty can buck trend of home pressure at Australian Open The hopes of a nation, starved of a singles champion at their home grand slam for more than 40 years, are stamped across billboards and even in jewellery shops where the limited edition watch she wears is being sold. In a country that loves its sporting heroes like no other, Barty is as popular as any of them, if not more so.

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Taylor Fritz: 'I'm Nowhere Near Where I Want To Be' For Taylor Fritz, 2019 was a year of firsts. He won his first ATP Tour title in June at Eastbourne, and cracked the Top 25 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time in August. But while the American was happy with his season, he's not ready to stop there.

Steve Darcis: Deep inside I still want to play, but problem is I am in too much pain Tennis - Darcis ends career with a first round loss at the Australian Open qualifying event.

Novak Djokovic to Debut New Shoes at Australian Open Tennis - Djokovic will be aiming to win his eighth title in Melbourne Tennis - World No. 2 Novak Djokovic. of Serbia, will start the Australian Open in Melbourne with his new ASICS tennis shoes. The Serbian will be aiming to win his eighth title in Melbourne and the 17th Grand Slam title of his career.

PODCAST: Previewing the 2020 Australian Open Welcome back to the TennisConnected Podcast for 2020. In our first PodCast of the new decade, @ParsaSamii and @On_Mars return to preview the 2020 Australian Open from Melbourne. Will it finally be the time for the Next Gen to win a Major and upend the Big 3?

The New Doubles Teams Ready To Make Their Mark At The Australian Open Each year there are new doubles teams that look to make a splash at the Australian Open. There were some mid-season shakeups in 2019, but will any pairs first beginning their partnerships in 2020 make a breakthrough in Melbourne? looks at five new duos to watch for at the season's first Grand Slam:.

Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and I helped each other to.' Tennis - The greatest trio in tennis history has pushed each other to the limits for almost 15 years.

Boston College Men's Tennis Narrowly Beats Charlotte - The Heights 4 singles court from Max Motlagh sealed a narrow 4-3 season-opening victory for Boston College men's tennis on Friday afternoon.

Australian Open tennis: day one men's matches - predictions and free tips Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer top the men's bill on day one of the Australian Open and both players should progress with few problems. Djokovic opens against Jan-Lennard Struff and the German will battle for all he is worth. But even that may not see him get near the Serbian second seed, who is playing at his favourite major.

Australian Open tennis: day one women's matches - predictions and free tips Aliaksandra Sasnovich sometimes makes hard work of things on court, but her current ranking of world number 99 doesn't reflect her ability and she should have enough to take care of qualifier Greet Minnen.

Navratilova 'Serena Williams is Healthy, Fit, and as Motivated as she's ever been' "It looks to me as though Ashleigh Barty should be able to handle the pressure of playing at her home Grand Slam as the WTA World No.1. 1 Caroline Wozniacki would go out of the tournament on a high, by reaching the second week even if she may not be a title contender.

The Tennis Champion Who Serves Others Murphy Jensen, co-founder of Weconnect Health Management, talks about how winning the 1993 French Open Doubles title shined a spotlight on him that he felt unworthy of and how the mantra "I am responsible" aided in his recovery from drug addiction.

Srdjan Djokovic to Kosovo Ambassador: Novak is a nationalist like me & most Serbians Tennis - Kosovo Ambassador called out the Serbian tennis team for singing a song about Kosovo at the ATP Cup.

Air Quality > Tennis Quality As we all know, despite a lack of mainstream tennis media coverage, the poor air quality in Melbourne is having a massive impact on the tournament. At least one player, on the women's side, had to pull-out of qualifying following a fit of coughing. Other players have had much difficulty playing or practicing.

Rublev Wins Adelaide Title; Humbert Captures Auckland Crown Inform Russian Andrey Rublev captured his second straight title of 2020 on Saturday in Adelaide, Australia, defeating first-time finalist Lloyd Harris 6-3, 6-0 in 56 minutes. Overcoming eight aces, Rublev won 81 percent of his first serve points, broke serve on four occasions and never lost his own delivery.

New Lucky in Love collection: Bethanie Mattek-Sands' "A Night at the Opera" bursts with energy The creative union of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucky in Love continues to pioneer the tennis-to-streets message with limited-edition capsule collection "A Night At The Opera", ready to be launched just in time for the Australian Open.

Roger Federer's former coach to visit National Tennis Academy in Stirling "Leo Azevedo is my great friend and I have a lot of respect for him as a coach; therefore, when he asked me to visit the GB National Tennis Academy, I didn't give it a second thought. As well as a great friendship, I share with Leo the same personal and tennis values, working with him at the USTA in the past.

'I'm not worried': Roger Federer plays down air quality concerns at Australian Open - video The six-times former champion is facing backlash after tip-toeing around questions about the impact of the climate crisis on the smoke-haunted tournament.

Montana Cox 'in love' with Greek tennis champ Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian model Montana Cox is a fan of Greek tennis champ Stefanos Tsitsipas, 21. The single star, who will attend a VIP party ahead of the Australian Open, told The Sunday Telegraph's Confidential that she hopes to meet the 'gorgeous' sportsman. 'I am in love with him,' the 26-year-old said of the world number six.

Roberto Bautista Agut Feeling Good As He Heads into the Australian Open Tennis - Agut reached the quarter-finals of the tournament last year.

Ashleigh Barty and Andrey Rublev are Champions at Inaugural Adelaide International Ashleigh Barty and Andrey Rublev are Champions at Inaugural Adelaide International. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and world No.18 Andrey Rublev have won the first Adelaide International, after playing in front of a sell-out crowd at Memorial Drive today.

'I want to do something different': Wozniacki on retiring after the Australian Open - video Expanding on her decision to retire in a press conference at Melbourne Park on Saturday, the Danish player said ‘it doesn’t feel the same’ and that she wants to ‘try and achieve something else’.

Rafael Nadal seeks second Laureus award against Hamilton, Messi, Marquez Tennis - The year-end no. 1 from the previous season will try to win prestigious award for the second time.

Tennis star threatens to BOYCOTT the Australian Open if bushfire smoke continues to smother the city The 20-year-old's comments come after competitors slammed tournament organisers for allowing qualifying to go ahead on Tuesday - despite bushfire smoke settling in Melbourne. While Shapovalov declared the Grand Slam to be a 'big opportunity', the world no.

Sania Mirza Says Sania Mirza claimed a title in her first tournament in 27 months, capping off her comeback from a maternity leave in style.

Here's an Incredible Serving Stat Where Roger Federer leads Over Ivo Karlovic Roger Federer may not have the biggest serve in tennis but the Swiss legend comes ahead when it comes to holding serve while serving with new balls on hard courts in the past five years.

Two-time Roland Garros finalist to headline Gstaad field in July Tennis - 2015 champion Dominic Thiem will seek the second title in Switzerland on beloved clay.

Roger Federer opts for diplomacy as pollution questions fill the air That's when maybe effects really become bad." Asked what he thought about TA recognising but not celebrating Margaret Court's 50th anniversary of winning all four slams in a year, Federer again struck a neutral pose. "It's a tricky one. I don't know what to tell you.

Sania Mirza Impresses Mahesh Bhupathi With Her "Incredible Comeback" Sania Mirza, who was making a comeback after a two-year hiatus, won the women's doubles title at Hobart International along with Nadiia Kichenok.

ATP Adelaide: In-form Andrey Rublev destroys Lloyd Harris to lift trophy Tennis - The Russian has already claimed two titles in 2020, standing on a perfect 8-0 score.

Kyrgios: 'I'm Playing For A Lot More Than Myself' Loves to hit his forehand." With the feeling of playing for a bigger cause and the support of a nation as the top-ranked Australian in the draw, could Kyrgios be ready for another deep run at this year's event?

TENNIS: Mohamed Safwat reaches Australian Open first round Egyptian tennis player Mohamed Safwat has qualified for the first round of the Australian Open, becoming the first Egyptian to do so since Ismail El-Shafei in 1978. Safwat's journey in the Australian Open started when he beat India's Sumit Nagal in the first round in two sets, 7-6 and 6-2.

Australian Open: Dan Evans says he's 'pretty fit' after Tim Henman comments British number one Dan Evans says he is happy with his physical condition after Tim Henman suggested he should "miss a few meals" if he wants to break into the world's top 20 players. Evans, 29, has leapt up the rankings to be seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam in next week's Australian Open.

Ashleigh Barty wins first tournament on home soil at Adelaide International World No.1 Ashleligh Barty is lifting silverware on home soil for the first time in her career with an emphatic 6-2 7-5 victory against unseeded Dayana Yastremska in the Adelaide International final. Barty conceded just two points on serve in the entire opening set.

Robert Farah's coach: 'Robert's suspension is a devastating blow' That apart, we are waiting to see how the suspension issue develops in the next week or so - taking into account that Robert's suspension is currently provisional and a case is being implemented to fight the suspension. I am only affected indirectly. Farah's suspension is a devastating blow, nevertheless, and one can only feel for the boy."

Watch Ash Barty's Reaction to Her First Marriage Proposal in Adelaide A few days after Roger Federer received a marriage proposal at the AO Rally for Relief event, Ash Barty, the world's top ranked player, received a marriage proposal from one of her fans in Adelaide. Here is her reaction to the same.

Tennis video - Highlights as Andrey Rublev takes the Adelaide International crown Andrey Rublev beats Lloyd Harris in straight sets to register back-to-back title wins to kick off 2020 in style ahead of the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2020 Draw Preview The first Slam of 2020 is upon us after the main draw for the Australian Open was unveiled on Thursday night in Melbourne. I'm swept up in the excitement so felt like writing a draw preview! This post splits the draw into the four quarters with highlights, things i'd like to see, as well as a scattering of most likely wayward predictions.

'It'll be emotional': Caroline Wozniacki braced for farewell at Australian Open "We had a blast. We would pretend to talk tactics. We really would talk about everything else." Williams, meanwhile, is carrying a bigger weight of history here. Looking on from a discrete distance when she plays Anastasia Potapova in the second match on Rod Laver Arena on Monday will be Margaret Court, a pariah or icon, according to taste.

Tennis - Australian Open 2020 - Konta pragmatic about knee injury as she starts campaign against Jabeur She faces Ons Jabeur in the first round, who dumped her out of her home tournament of Eastbourne. Jabeur's combination of confident charges to the net, and mixing things up with volleys and slices means she keeps more experienced players on their toes.

Rusedksi:Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Djokovic are the favorites for the Slams but… Besides the Big Three, Greg Rusedski also mentioned Stefanos Tsitsipas, and two Russians: Daniil Medvedev is not included!

2020 Australian Open women's odds, picks, predictions: Tennis expert says Serena Williams is primed for upset Gavin Mair is up over $22,000 on his women's tennis tournament picks over the past three years.

Tennis video - Highlights as Rublev topples Auger-Aliassime after epic battle in Adelaide Andrey Rublev overcame Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 after an incredible battle at the Memorial Drive tennis centre.

This is what's Keeping Andy Murray Busy as He Recovers from His Pelvic Injury Tennis - Murray will not be in Australia for the first Grand Slam of the season.

2020 Australian Open men's odds, picks, predictions: Tennis expert says Rafael Nadal benefits from new surface Bookmakers list Djokovic, gunning for his eighth Australian Open crown, as the 5-4 favorite in the latest 2020 Australian Open odds, followed by Rafael Nadal, Medvedev, Roger Federer, Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios.

Australian Open 2020: What happens when tennis greats call it a day? Caroline Wozniacki is set to retire after the Australian Open, but how much do you remember about other tennis stars calling it quits?

Nick Kyrgios transforms bad-boy image in Australia after pledging to donate to victims of bushfires All it took to transform Nick Kyrgios's image in his own country was one idea and one sentence getting caught in his throat. The idea was to donate £110 to victims of bushfires for every ace he serves this month, which he first announced via his social media.

Hobart - Rybakina wins second title Elena Rybakina won her second career title at the Hobart International on Saturday with a win over Zhang Shuai, 7-6 6-3, taking an hour and 33 minutes before lifting her first trophy this season.

Dominant Rublev Doubles Up With Adelaide Crown Andrey Rublev became the first man in 16 years to win back-to-back titles in the opening two weeks of the season on Saturday, beating Lloyd Harris 6-3, 6-0 to capture the inaugural Adelaide International title. The World No. 18 saved all four break points he faced to clinch the trophy in 56 minutes.

Ash Barty wins Adelaide International for first home WTA title Australia's Ashleigh Barty has captured her first WTA title on home soil with an emphatic straight-sets victory in the Adelaide International final. The world No 1 downed world No 24 Ukranian Dayana Yastremska 6-2 7-5 in Saturday's final at Memorial Drive.

Roger Federer explains why he has low expectations from Australian Open campaign Federer is the third seed at the Australian Open and one of the favourites to win the title, alongside Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. However, the Swiss star is unsure how far he will progress in the competition.

Australian Open: Prajnesh Gunnewaran Enters Main Draw, May Face Novak Djokovic In 2nd Round - Tennis News Australian Open: Prajnesh Gunnewaran had lost in the final qualifying round but was fortunate to make the main draw as one of the direct entrants withdrew from the tournament.

Dennis Novak Qualifies For Australian Open Main Draw - ATP Tour - Tennis Jannik Sinner Dennis Novak v. Hubert Hurkacz Quentin Halys v. Filip Krajinovic Norbert Gombos v. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Jozef Kovalik v. Pablo Carreno Busta Evgeny Donskoy v. Fernando Verdasco Prajnesh Gunneswaran v. Tatsuma Ito.

Australian Sports Journo Slams Rafael Nadal for Advertorial Demands for Interview Tennis - Greg Baum says the interview with Nadal had to ensure enough coverage to his sponsor as well.

Australian Open: Defending champion Naomi Osaka doesn't see herself as 'top player' Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she still does not see herself as a "top player" despite preparing to defend her Australian Open title next week. The 22-year-old, who won her first major at the US Open in 2018, is seeded third in Melbourne.

Johnson Crowned Bendigo Challenger Champion Steve Johnson is the champion of the Bendigo Challenger held at Fosterville Gold Tennis Centre in Bendigo. The No. 4 seed of the $54,160 hard-court event defeated the tournament's No. 3 Stefano Travaglia of Italy 7-6, 7-6 in Saturday's singles final.

WTA Adelaide: Home favorite Ashleigh Barty downs Dayana Yastremska to win title Tennis - Adelaide is the eighth title for world no. 1 and the first on the Australian soil.

Australian Open: Roger Federer Blasts Lack Of Communication, Stefanos Tsitsipas Doesn't "Want To Risk Life" Will trigger a discussion between medical staff and officials about halting play, with the match referee able to suspend a match if he sees fit. The rules will apply to all outside courts and the Grand Slam's three arenas with retractable roofs, where play will be halted until the roof is closed.

Tsitsipas Excited For 'New Challenge' In Melbourne Greek fans supported Tsitsipas in great numbers last year, but the 2019 semi-finalist joked that he also wants to see his supporters embrace their own new challenge on their return to Melbourne Park this year. "I hope they come with new chants," said Tsitsipas.

Tennis news - Ash Barty wins Adelaide International title in Australian Open boost World number one Ash Barty beat Dayana Yastremska 6-2 7-5 to win the Adelaide International on Saturday in a major boost ahead of the Australian Open.

Roger Federer has 'sour' Australian Open memory as he is told of Nadal, Djokovic problem Mats Wilander reckons Roger Federer will have a "sour" memory of his Australian Open defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas last year.

Rybakina tops Zhang in Hobart final to capture second WTA title HOBART, Australia - A year after failing to qualify for the Australian Open, Elena Rybakina will enter the season's first major with a seeding and fresh off a title after beating Zhang Shuai, 7-6, 6-3, in the Hobart International final on Saturday. The 20-year-old Rybakina surged more than 150 places in the WTA rankings in 2019 to finish at No.

Alexander Zverev: I'm not Australian Open title favorite but I'm confident again But Im happy that I can go out confident again. Worked on my serve a lot - no surprise which I couldn't before the ATP Cup," Zverev said, per Jannik Schneider.

Australian Open: Roger Federer says he did care about players' health Roger Federer says he could not have "gone on court and told people to stop" when poor air quality affected players in Australian Open qualifying. Bushfires in Australia have caused air pollution issues and several lower-ranked players criticised the top stars for not publicly supporting them.

Grim fortnight of tennis overall for New Zealand players at ASB Classic This year's ASB Classic may have been a huge success in terms of the stars that played in it and the number of spectators who attended, but from a New Zealand tennis point of view it was a pretty miserable fortnight.

Barty claims Adelaide International title Australia's Ashleigh Barty has captured her first WTA title on home soil with an emphatic straight-sets victory in the Adelaide International final. The world No. 1 has downed world No.24 Ukranian Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 7-5 in Saturday's final at Memorial Drive.

Rafael Nadal opens up on Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic world No 1 battle Rafael Nadal says there are no secrets to pipping Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to the world No 1 crown.

ATP Doubles: Maximo Gonzalez & Fabrice Martin stun No. 4 seeds for Adelaide title Elsewhere, Luke Bambridge and Ben McLachlan lifted the Auckland title.

First-Time Winner Spotlight: Ugo Humbert The 21-year-old lifted his maiden tour-level crown after winning an epic championship match against fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire at the ASB Classic in Auckland. His last three victories of the week came against seeded players he had 0-1 ATP Head2Head records against: Denis Shapovalov, John Isner and Paire.

Roger Federer issues firm response after being slammed by Australian Open qualifier Roger Federer says he has done everything within his power to ensure Australian Open qualifiers are not playing in hazardous conditions.

Australian Open: Prajnesh Gunneswaran makes main draw as lucky loser Prajnesh Gunnewaran sneaked into the Australian Open men's singles main draw as a lucky loser on Saturday and might run into world No. 2 Novak Djokovic if he clears the first hurdle.

Noah Rubin: We need someone like Roger Federer to step up even after he retires Tennis - Rubin says he would like Federer to continue working for development of tennis post retirement.

Hobart: Sania Mirza caps comeback with title win 1 and her partner Nadiia Kichenok won in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Sania Mirza Completes Dream Comeback, Wins Hobart International Title With Nadiia Kichenok After a two-year break, Sania Mirza marked her return in style, winning the Hobart International title alongside Nadiia Kichenok.

Marry me Ash! Tennis star Barty is PROPOSED to by superfan after she won the Adelaide International World number one tennis player Ash Barty has been proposed to by a superfan after winning the Adelaide International on Saturday. The 23-year-old was signing autographs in the crowd after the win when the man popped the question. 'Ash will you marry me,' the cheeky fan says.

Rafael Nadal has 'a little bit of a problem' at Australian Open in Federer, Djokovic boost "I think he's the big favourite. I think Rafa is the second favourite because of doing well in Davis Cup and now he is playing well in ATP Cup. "He hasn't really taken a break at the end of the year so I don't think we will see a reaction from Rafa until after the Australian Open.

Australian Open to test air quality every four minutes after Nadal and Federer pressure So that answer convince me. I am here to play. Hopefully the situation don't come back to the negative numbers. "My opinion is the tournament, the only thing they can do is have the right people here, the right people who can analyze everything what's going on.

Roger Federer backs Australian Open air quality policy The 20-time grand slam champion has rejected claims he was “selfish” and supported organisers’ new policy after angry backlash over haze-afflicted qualifiers.

Sania Mirza wins Hobart Intl. doubles title on comeback Hobart: On her first tournament back after a two-year break, Sania Mirza lifted the WTA Hobart International trophy with Ukranian partner Nadiia Kichenok after edging out Shaui Peng and Shuai Zhang in the final, here on Saturday. The unseeded Indo-Ukrainian pair pipped the second seed Chinese team 6-4 6-4 in one hour 21 minutes.

Australian Open FAQ: How bushfires could impact tennis' first Grand Slam of 2020 "This is a new experience for all of us in how we manage air quality, so we have to listen to the experts," Tiley said.

Nadal Shares His Secret To Longevity On Tour Rafael Nadal, the top seed at the Australian Open, shares his secret to longevity on the ATP Tour in Melbourne ahead of the season's first Grand Slam tournament.

Stan Wawrinka: I'm always very happy to be here in Melbourne I hope that I can do that." In his first tournament of the year, Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the ATP Doha event and says he was happy with his progress there. "It was the first tournament, and of course you always want to improve and do better.

Nick Kyrgios refuses to get embroiled in Alexander Zverev row and issues apology Nick Kyrgios refused to bite back at Alexander Zverev and instead issued an apology for any offence he may have caused.

Roger Federer says Australian Open officials handled air issue poorly Roger Federer led a chorus of criticism of tournament organizers for their handling of events at the Australian Open earlier this week, when smoke from bushfires across Australia caused problems in Melbourne.

Maximo Gonzalez & Fabrice Martin Win Adelaide Doubles Title - ATP Tour - Tennis Maximo Gonzalez / Fabrice Martin saved their best tennis for last on Saturday at the Adelaide International, sprinting to the title with a 7-6, 6-3 victory against fourth seeds Ivan Dodig / Filip Polasek. Gonzalez / Martin saved five set points in a wild opening set.

ATP Auckland: Ugo Humbert overpowers Benoit Paire for maiden ATP title Serving for the title, Ugo got broken in game nine as the nerves started to show up, wasting a match point in the next game and keeping Paire in contention until the tie break that he won 7-5 to launch a massive celebration of his first triumph on the ATP level.

Stefanos Tsitsipas suffering with lung problem due to Australia bushfire smoke Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed he is struggling with a lung issue after practicing in smoky conditions earlier this week.

Thomas Johansson: Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic are favorites to win Australian Open Johansson believes the two best players in the world will deliver at Melbourne Park this year.

Hobart: Elena Rybakina claims 2nd career title with win over Shuai Zhang The third seed won 7-6, 6-3 to win her first title of the 2020 season.

Roger Federer Prepared For 'Tricky Situation' To Start 2020 Australian Open - ATP Tour - Tennis But at least listen to one of us.'" The 38-year-old soon will be listening to the familiar roar of the Melbourne crowd as he makes his 21stAustralian Open appearance and seeks his 100thwin at a second Grand Slam. Federer won his 100thWimbledon victory last year.

Rybakina downs Zhang in Hobart to win second WTA title MELBOURNE, Jan 18 - Rising Kazakh talent Elena Rybakina overcame a gulf in experience to beat China's Zhang Shuai 7-6 6-3 in the Hobart.

Sportwatch: Adelaide International finals, BBL, A-League, W-League and more - live! The countdown to the Australian Open is very much on. In the Big Bash League, the top-of-the-table Stars host the dangerous Scorchers - what is it with the letter 'S' this season? These two, along with the Sixers and the Strikers, presently occupy the top four spots on the table.

Naomi Osaka tuning out 'outside noise' after difficult year But Osaka struggled with the attention and lost her way, leading her to make a conscious decision not to worry about what people said about her. "Until Wimbledon I did," she said Saturday, referring to her first-round exit at the All-England Club in July.

Andy Murray's tennis playing fate is on the line Preserving the body for your tennis career may be two unrealistic thoughts for a tennis player. Andy Murray has experienced much in wins and now uncertain recuperation from injuries.

Roger Federer takes cheeky swipe at journalists in pre-Australian Open press conference He's match-ready and I'm not. "I got to really make sure I get out of the gates quick. Practice has been going well. Had plenty of time to pace myself and do all the things I had to do to get ready. I hope it's enough. "I know it's a super long road to victory.

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Australian Open Sets Air Pollution Limit After Bushfire Smoke Anger Will trigger a discussion between medical staff and officials about whether play should continue with the match referee able to suspend a match if he sees fit. The rules will apply to all outside courts and the Grand Slam's three arenas with retractable roofs, where play will be halted until the roof is closed.

Medvedev happy with the hype at Melbourne Park MELBOURNE, Jan 18 - Having suffered burn-out at the end of a brilliant 2019, Daniil Medvedev is feeling rejuvenated and worthy of the hype he is generating as one of the top contenders outside the 'Big Three' at the Australian Open. American great John McEnroe has tipped the U.S.

Ugo Humbert Beats Benoit Paire For Auckland Title - ATP Tour - Tennis Ugo Humbert cemented his status as a player to watch for years to come, clinching his first ATP Tour title on Saturday with a thrilling 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 win over fifth seed and fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire at the ASB Classic in Auckland. The 21-year-old became the first Frenchman to take the title at this event.

Tennis-Smoke threat recedes as Australian Open approaches Fears of more disruption to the Australian Open from bushfire smoke receded on Saturday as hundreds of children flooded the Melbourne Park precinct under sunny skies on Kid's Day at the year's first Grand Slam.

Medvedev: 'A Good Australian Open Is To Win It' Daniil Medvedev entered the 2019 Australian Open as the No. 19 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings. The Russian had won an ATP 500 title, but never advanced past the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam or ATP Masters 1000. What a difference a year makes. Now, World No.

Australia's Max Purcell fulfills childhood dream at Melbourne Park Back in December, the 21-year-old Australian was just a win away from securing an Australian Open main draw wildcard but he fell short in the final of the Australian Open Wildcard Play-off. "It's a great feeling," an emotional Purcell said after qualifying for the Australian Open, per Tennis Australia.

Men’s Tennis Advances To 4-0 On The Year - The Florida State men's tennis team advances to 4-0 on the year with a 5-2 win against South Alabama on Friday at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center. "I thought we played really great doubles today," said Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist. "To dominate all three doubles was for me, a highlight of the day.

Daniil Medvedev plays down Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic hopes Daniil Medvedev has played down his chances of beating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to the Australian Open title.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal hit practice court with Jannik Sinner Tennis - An 18-year-old Italian will make a debut at the Australian Open following a breakthrough season.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic fired Rafael Nadal warning ahead of Australian Open "I think this is the year when Rafa Nadal will become the greatest player of all time on paper," Wilander told Eurosport. "I can never compare them on court because how do you compare Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal? That's impossible. "Roger Federer is five years older, six years older, blah-blah.

As bushfires devastate Australia, players need to focus on action not reaction I called my office, and as first responders walked past, faces distant and weathered, bodies and boots caked in ash, my editors issued instructions: Go to Ground Zero. Get what you can. Add to the coverage. Check in on your beat, which at the time was the New York Yankees.

Men's Tennis drops opening day match against Indiana - Memphis men's tennis dropped a closely-fought opening match Friday afternoon at Indiana. After taking the doubles point against the Hoosiers, the Tigers would win courts 2 and 4, but were unable to clinch on the final court. Memphis won the first point of the day, opening the afternoon with a win in the doubles portion of the contest.

Alexandr Dolgopolov once again pushes his comeback date Dolgopolov, 31, won't play at the Rio Open in February.

Novak Djokovic rates Rafael Nadal accomplishment over Roger Federer feat Novak Djokovic says his Australian Open final win over Rafael Nadal was better than his Wimbledon victory against Roger Federer.

Luke Bambridge & Ben McLachlan Win Auckland Doubles Title - ATP Tour - Tennis Luke Bambridge/Ben McLachlan made their first ATP Tour event together this year an unforgettable one, powering past Marcus Daniell / Philipp Oswald 7-6, 6-3 on Saturday to win the doubles title at the ASB Classic in Auckland. Bambridge / McLachlan won 75 per cent of their second-serve points to help guide them through a tight opening set.

Lloyd Harris: I have been taking notes and learning from Kevin Anderson Rising star Lloyd Harris, 22, has praised Kevin Anderson for the impact he has had on the South African tennis as the 22-year-old says he has been taking notes and learning from the 33-year-old.

Tennis darling Naomi Osaka, 22, blows up after being asked a 'super weird' question about Ash Barty Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka has taken aim at 'super weird' question about whether she has been 'monitoring' world no.1 Ash Barty. The 22-year-old Japanese superstar shut down suggestions the pair were rivals when she was asked if she was keeping close tabs on Barty's progress.

Aus Open men's singles preview: Djokovic challenges Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2020 - Men's singles percentages Novak Djokovic 30% Roger Federer 20% Rafael Nadal 20% Daniil Medvedev 20% Stefanos Tsitsipas 20% Outsiders: Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov.

City of Tallahassee starts up 'Love Serving Autism' tennis program - Children with autism will soon have a new way to build social skills while getting active. The City of Tallahassee is starting a new tennis program for children with autism. "It makes me happy seeing that more people are putting themselves out there to include any children with this diagnosis," said Kimberly Ledford.

See The Future: 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals Documentary And it's all captured in the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals documentary, "See The Future", which goes behind the scenes as eight of the best 21-and-under players compete for the prestigious title at the Allianz Cloud in Milan. The documentary, which made its world premiere on Facebook on Saturday, can be watched above and here.

Tennis-Shapovalov says will default match if forced to play in poor air MELBOURNE, Jan 18 - World number 13 Denis Shapovalov says he will refuse to play at the Australian Open if forced to compete in poor air and expects other leading players at the Grand Slam tournament would do the same if their health is at risk.

Stars Align to Be Exhibited at Lucent Cup Soft Tennis Tournament The tennis-themed anime Stars Align will have an exhibit at the 60th Lucent Cup Tokyo Indoor All-Japan Soft Tennis Tournament on January 26. The anime will display life-sized panels of the characters and tennis balls signed by the voice cast.

Australian open 2020: Meet the tennis WAGS The Australian Open officially kicks off on Monday and excitement for the annual tennis tournament is already sky-high. And while a plethora of famous sportsmen and women sweat it out at Melbourne Park, all eyes will be on the stylish spectators who will be watching courtside.

Caroline Wozniacki quits tennis with no regrets but expects an emotional finale Down Under The Danish star hangs up her racket after the Australian Open in Melbourne and the former world No.1 believes it might be difficult to stay calm in her final matches.

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna To Team Up for Australian Open Mixed Doubles Mirza was due to play the event with American Rajeev Ram, who has since pulled out of the tournament. Sania Mirza Speaks on New Doubles Partners - Rajeev Ram and Nadiia Kichenok This would be the first time that Bopanna and Mirza will be playing doubles since they combined at the Rio Olympics where they finished fourth.

Jon Bernthal to star as Venus and Williams' coach in "King Richard" movie Tennis - Jon Bernthal would play alongside Will Smith.

Coco Gauff on her first Australian Open: I'm really excited to play on the big stage Australian Open Wants Fans To Come Dressed As Harry Potter On January 27.

Tennis champions wary on Australian Open's Margaret Court recognition Tennis Australia said late last year it would "recognise but not celebrate" Court at the 2020 event, with the Australian legend under fire for her views on same-sex marriage and transgender people. Margaret Court.Credit:Getty Images.

Denis Shapovalov & Felix Auger-Aliassime Lead #NextGenATP To Watch At The Australian Open - ATP Tour - Tennis In back-to-back seasons, the player who won the Next Gen ATP Finals the previous year went on to reach the Australian Open semi-finals two months later. Will a #NextGenATP star make a breakthrough in Melbourne in the coming fortnight? examines five of the #NextGenATP stars to watch at this year's Australian Open:.

Nadalism Addendum First, yesterday's Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Andrey Rublev Adelaide SF was almost blogged as a "must watch," but I didn't quite have the faith in FAA to rise to the occasion. We've all liked his athleticism and the fact that maybe this is a little era in Canadian tennis that might push guys like Shapo and Felix to reach even greater heights.

Yonex tennis apparel to be worn by Dayana Yastremska and Anastasija Sevastova at Aussie Open Besides being a racquet sponsor of a number of WTA stars, including Grand Slam champions Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber, Yonex is gradually increasing its presence on the women's tennis clothing scene, with Anastasija Sevastova and Dayana Yastremska being the apparel's top two representatives.

Kyrgios thrilled to see Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic helping Bushfire crisis Besides Nick Kyrgios, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the Rally For Relief event featured Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Caroline Wozniacki, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and other great names.

New leaf: Wozniacki to leave tennis with no regrets Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will leave tennis once the Australian Open is complete and she is adamant she has nothing left to prove.

WATCH: Ozzy Man's Hilarious Video On Tennis Anger Issues Ozzy man created a hillarious video on the anger issues that lead to tantrums being created by players in tennis leading to shock value and aggression.

How Djokovic's strategy guru brings the analytics revolution to tennis When he's not drawing up battle plans for Djokovic and other pros, he serves as a strategy guru during Grand Slam broadcasts, writes for the ATP's website, travels the world delivering presentations, and runs Brain Game Tennis, the self-described "No.

"I Need To Get My Tennis Back" - Alexander Zverev Finally, Zverev has revealed his plans for the future. Zverev said that he needs to get his old self back. The star who was seen as the logical successor to the Big 3. "I need to get my tennis back, because how I was playing at the ATP Cup was just not enough to do well.

Caroline Wozniacki On Final Aussie Open: Exciting and Nervewracking at the same time Tennis - Wozniacki will retire after the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament.

ATP Tour - Road To 2020 - Why Grigor Dimitrov Wants To 'Put The Past In The Past' - ATP Tour - Tennis Go behind the scenes and follow Grigor Dimitrov's pre-season training in Monte-Carlo as he focusses on his fitness in preparation for the 2020 season. The Bulgarian is the No. 18 seed at the Australian Open.

UTEP Tennis adds Dibattista, Bonilla to roster Freshmen Elena Dibattista and Lyric Bonilla have joined the Miner tennis team, UTEP head coach Ivan.

ATP Auckland: Ugo Humbert tops John Isner to set all-French final vs. Paire Tennis - Benoit ousted Hubert Hurkacz in three sets to advance into the ninth ATP final.

Patrick Mouratoglou: Serena Williams Wanted to Start Training Days After Child Birth Tennis - Coach says Serena Williams is the strongest person she knows.

Jaime Kaplan to be inducted in Southern Tennis Hall of Fame MACON, Georgia - Macon native and Stratford Academy tennis coach Jaime Kaplan is about to have her illustrious career cemented forever. Kaplan is scheduled to be inducted into the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 18, during the Lucy Garvin Southern Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Atlanta.

Tennis Australia releases air quality policy on eve of Australian Open Australian Open organisers have released an air quality policy, after qualifiers were forced to play in smoky conditions, and complained about the lack of information.

Why is Roger Federer the most beloved player ever? The years pass inexorably, all to adore a champion now close to retirement, but here Roger Federer surprised us again, between 2017 and 2018, winning three more Slams and many other titles, repeatedly beating his nemesis Rafael Nadal and also returning, for a few weeks, world no.

Scouting Report: 10 Things To Watch At The Australian Open After a thrilling start to the season at the ATP Cup as well as in Doha, Adelaide and Auckland, the ATP Tour's stars are ready for the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open. looks at the storylines to watch in Melbourne:.

Mats Wilander: Alexander Zverev is not a candidate for a Grand Slam title Tennis - Wilander says Zverev needs to solve the best of five sets problem.

Unfair to remove Lewes tennis court As a city of Lewes taxpayer and someone who greatly appreciates our Canalfront Park tennis courts, I'm writing to urge the Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission not to permanently remove one of only two public tennis courts to create permanent pickleball courts.

Janko Tipsarevic: "My career has been a psychological rollercoaster" It is a psychological rollercoaster. Though difficult while going through them, it has allowed me to be a better father, husband, business owner, friend and son. I have learned that in order to grow as a person you need to learn how to deal with adversity while also being humble in times of hope.

Long live the three kings of men's tennis Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated tennis for more than a decade. Don't be in a hurry for it to end.

ATP Adelaide: Andrey Rublev tops Felix Auger-Aliassime after epic battle Tennis - In the second semi-final, Lloyd Harris ousted Tommy Paul to book the place in the title match.

Rafael Nadal calls up elevator with a tennis ball: 'Can you do it?' Tennis - Nadal: It wasn’t as easy as it looks.

Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic will beat my Grand Slam record' Tennis - Ahead of the Australian Open, Nadal is just one Major crown before Roger while Djokovic trails four.

Barty sets up Adelaide final against teenager Yastremska Jan 17 - World number one Ash Barty fought back from a set down to beat unseeded Danielle Collins 3-6 6-1 7-6 on Friday to reach the Adelaide.

ATP Tour 2020: Schedule of Play for Saturday, January 18 for Adelaide and Auckland The order of play for Saturday, January 18 at the Adelaide, Australia event and Auckland, New Zealand event can be found at the link below. LINK: Adelaide Order of Play. LINK: Auckland Order of Play. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Djokovic's Melbourne haven may be hazardous for Nadal and Federer In tennis that is rare, but nearly everything Djokovic touched turned to points. Nadal, who had not dropped a set all the way to the concluding Sunday, did not play poorly, but he was helpless to resist the mounting power and killing precision of an opponent he knows better than all the others.

Tennis Integrity Unit alerts fall to record low in 2019 The Tennis Integrity Unit, the sport's anti-corruption body, has revealed it received 138 reports over suspicious match activity in 2019, the lowest annual amount since its integrity data was first made public in 2015. The total for the 12 months to 31 December 2019 was also 47.7% less than the 264 alerts that were raised in 2018.

Players enjoy first ever Citi Taste of Tennis in Melbourne Berrettini attended the party with WTA pro Ajla Tomljanovic.

Hobart: Elena Rybakina makes history with back-to-back finals The third seed defeated Heather Watson in the semi-final. She will play Veronika Kudermetova in the final.

Australian Open explains air quality policy; referees can stop matches On Tuesday, one player collapsed to her knees while coughing heavily; another sought medical attention because he was having trouble breathing.

McEnroe Interviews Nick Kyrgios about fines, heat of the moment, & changing the game Tennis legend John McEnroe interviews Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios in which the 24 year old talks about various things including fines, losing his cool in the heat of the moment and some of the changes he would like to introduce to tennis - which he says would be introducing music and hyping up matches boxing style.

Top-ranked Ash Barty advances to Adelaide final 1 Ash Barty came from a set down to beat American Danielle Collins 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 in the Adelaide International semifinals on Friday. Barty will meet world No. 24 Dayana Yastremska in Saturday's final after the 19-year-old Ukrainian beat Aryna Sabalenka 6-4 7-6.

Mike Tyson says 'won't get into boxing ring with Serena Williams, she has some power' Serena, the red-letter sedulous 38-year-old former world's No. Hitting the bag with Serena Williams? She has some power. " ● Two Italians in Grand Slam semi-finals is Not a First…

Melbourne - Barty and Pliskova head strong women's field With Australia's favourite player, Ash Barty, heading the draw for the first time at the Australian Open, interest in the women's game will not only be high, but intense.

Best Tennis Racquet Bags in 2020 The right tennis bag is as important to your game as the correct racquet or shoes. Taking the time to find and select the best tennis bag for you is vital and an important decision. So we have listed some of our favorite choices.

Pegula Headlines Main Draw Field at Dow Tennis Classic The USTA announced that Jessica Pegula of Buffalo, New York headlines the initial player acceptance list for the Dow Tennis Classic, a $100,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, held at the Greater Midland Tennis Center, February 3-9, 2020.

Ukrainian pro sports update: tennis Ukraine's thriving tennis talent For a couple of years now, many of the latest faces emerging on the WTA Tour and the ITF Junior circuit have Ukrainian names. Elina Svitolina has led Ukraine's tennis to new heights with her established status in the Top 10, with her WTA Finals win in 2018 being her biggest trophy to date.

Julia Goerges ready to sweep the Australian Open courts in the Asics Solution Speed FF shoes Asics is revealing the Spring 2020 collection ready for the Australian Open and the main focus is on the Solution Speed FF women's shoe model to be worn by Germany's Julia Goerges. The popular footwear features Flyte Foam cushioning in the midsole that makes it lighter than ever, more cushioned and more durable.

John McEnroe: 'Jannik Sinner will crack the top-10 in a couple of years' The seven-time Major champion John McEnroe has fancied what he saw from Sinner so far, praising the abilities of the young Italian and seeing him in the top-10 in a couple of years. "Jannik is one of the most talented kids I've seen in the last ten years," McEnroe said.

WTA Adelaide: Ashleigh Barty prevails over Danielle Collins to reach final Tennis - Ashleigh will play for the first title at home against Dayana Yastremska on Saturday.

This Bhagat Singh is revolutionising tennis "I work with many good players who are in the national Davis Cup, Fed Cup and junior Davis Cup teams," he said.From being a ball boy to being a versatile tennis coach, the 39-year-old Bhagat has achieved quite a bit from a humble background, educating himself suitably through various coaching courses at the national and international levels.

Margaret Court: Australian LGBT organiser urges education over controversial views Margaret Court has caused pain and she should be encouraged to deliver a more inclusive message following her controversial views, says the organiser of Australia's biggest LGBT tennis Glam Slam.

Craig Tiley: "Fires? The Australian Open will take place regularly" Tennis - According to the Tennis Australia CEO there are conditions for playing.

I need to take care of my body - Konta British number one Johanna Konta says she needs "to take care of my body" and admits it was a "tough decision" not to play in the Fed Cup this year. Konta, 28, who is seeded 12th at the Australian Open, where she reached the semi-finals four years ago, has only played one tournament since September's US Open because of a knee injury.

John McEnroe reveals the main rival of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic Tennis - The American picks Daniil Medvedev as the main contender for the Australian Open crown outside the big-3.

Wawrinka Ready To Challenge Big Three In Melbourne Fresh off his semi-final run at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka is ready to continue his strong start to the 2020 season at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Johanna Konta fit for Australian Open but will skip GB duty in Fed Cup Johanna Konta will be fit to play in the Australian Open but has dealt a massive blow to Great Britain's Fed Cup chances by announcing she will not represent her country in the competition this year.

Yastremska reaches first Premier final in Adelaide, Barty awaits Unseeded Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine is through to her first Premier-level final at the Adelaide International, where she's face world No.1 Australian Ashleigh Barty.

Tennis-Zverev unloads on 'inconsistent' Kyrgios ahead of Australian Open MELBOURNE, Jan 17 - Alexander Zverev accepts that his chances of winning the Australian Open are not good, but the German seventh seed rates Nick Kyrgios as an even longer shot to claim a maiden Grand Slam title over the next two weeks.

Tennis-Rybakina overcomes Watson to set up Zhang final in Hobart Jan 17 - Third seed Elena Rybakina endured a tough test against British qualifier Heather Watson before winning 6-3 4-6 6-4 to reach the final of the Hobart international on Friday.

What Comes Next for Roger Federer? The Swiss legend is preparing for life after tennis — as a player, at least.

World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament set to be a real festival of tennis The Shrewsbury Club has teamed up with Shropshire Festivals to make this year's World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament a real festival of tennis. Extra hospitality evenings and fun interactive events for all the family will be included in a busy programme when the tournament takes place between March 30 and April 5.

Llyeton Hewitt on Son Cruz and being a tennis parent: playing was a lot easier It's a lot easier for me being out there playing, but even sitting on the sideline watching Cruz in a junior tournament to watching Alex and Nick at the ATP Cup… I thoroughly enjoy it.' I'm being a tennis parent as well." Hewitt is married to former Home And Away actress Bec Hewitt and the couple have three children - 11 year old Cruz and...

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic backed to close down Roger Federer record in Australia EXCLUSIVE: Alex Corretja has tipped Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to close down Roger Federer's Grand Slam record at the Australian Open.

EVE MUIRHEAD: There are more important issues in Australia than tennis matches The Continental cup was so much fun last week….and even more fun when you win, of course! Beating a Canadian team in front of their own fans in a sport they love is as enjoyable as it gets.

Best Tennis Balls in 2020 Also, the ball is excellent for abrasive courts. Penn puts in extra work by trying to match age and skill level with the right ball. The Penn QST 36 Tennis Balls are optimized for kids under eight who play on a 36' court. The core has lower compression to control bounce and lower speeds to help the child master the tennis-playing skill.

Tennis-Frustrated Paire sets up all-French final in Auckland Benoit Paire overcame a second set of simmering frustration that ended with a smashed racket and point penalty to advance to the Auckland Open final on Friday and a showdown with fellow Frenchman Ugo Humbert.

Purcell Earns Spot In Australian Open Main Draw Australian Max Purcell reached a career milestone at the Australian Open on Friday, qualifying for his first Grand Slam main draw with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Jozef Kovalik.

Watch: Rohit Sharma hits tennis forehand boundary against Australia Watch: Rohit Sharma hits tennis forehand boundary in the 2nd ODI game against Australia at Rajkot as India vies to level the series. India is facing Australia in the 2nd ODI of the series between the two sides.

Australian Open live stream: how to watch the 2020 tennis With all the action taking place Down Under, remember to get your time zone's straight and make sure you know how to watch an Australian Open 2020 live stream.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN '20: AP quiz on the year's 1st tennis major Try this quiz about the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:. 1st Round: What was the original name of the tournament when it first was held in 1905? a.) Australian Open. b.) Australian Championships. c.) The Lawn Tennis Championships of Australia.

Britain's Heather Watson beaten in Hobart International semi-finals British number two Heather Watson was knocked out in the semi-final of the Hobart International, her final warm-up tournament before the Australian Open. The 27-year-old lost 6-3 4-6 6-4 to Russian Elena Rybakina, who will play China's Zhang Shuai in the final.

Tennis Today: Andy Murray builds fancy garage, Sacha Zverev writes off Nick Kyrgios' Aus Open chances In Tennis Today, rich man who owns big house and has a fancy car decides to build a triple garage! Yes, we are talking about Andy Murray's building plans while Alexander Zverev doesn't fancy Nick Kyrgios to win this year's Australian Open.

Australia bushfires: Pollution concerns for tennis tournament When tennis player Dalila Jakupovic was unable to complete her qualifying match for the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, she blamed the "unhealthy" air quality caused by fire smoke. Bushfires have been burning across Australia for weeks, causing air pollution which can be harmful to health.

Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov Scheduled to Return in Acapulco Tennis - Dolgopolov is a former World No.

Australia Open: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran Fails To Qualify To Main Draw Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost in straight sets to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the final round of the qualifiers.

Tennis video - Genie Bouchard falls to world No 154 Martina Trevisan in Australian Open qualifying Eugenie Bouchard's bid to qualify for the Australian Open fell at the final hurdle on Friday as she was defeated in straight sets by Italy's Martina Trevisan.

Novak Djokovic reacts after Rafael Nadal shows him the middle finger at Australian Open "Rafa was in great form. He hadn't dropped a set the entire tournament. "You know, the way I was playing was just amazing. I was very proud and obviously I have been trying to remember that and kind of relive those memories."

Men's tennis opens Sherwood Collegiate Cup Following a successful campaign at the Oracle Pro Series Tournament, the USC men's tennis team will look forward to continuing their dominance in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup this weekend. Last week's Oracle Pro Series Tournament saw Trojans thriving in both the singles and doubles brackets.

Liam Broady: What do we have to do to create a players union What do we have to do to create a players union? Where is the protection for players, both male and female? When multiple players need asthma spray on court and they don't even have asthma? When a player collapses and has to retire due to respiratory issues?

Alexander Zverev fires shots at Nick Kyrgios ahead of Australian Open Alexander Zverev says Nick Kyrgios is not ready to win a Grand Slam title.

Johanna Konta: British number one to miss 2020 Fed Cup to protect body British number one Johanna Konta will not play for her country in the Fed Cup this year as she looks to protect her body and extend her career. Konta, 28, has only played one tournament since September's US Open because of a knee injury. "I need to take care of my body and take some decisions which are not always easy," Konta told BBC Sport.

Zverev Endures Week Of Prep Like No Other For Australian Open Alexander Zverev has had a week of preparation before a Grand Slam unlike any other in his career this week in Melbourne. Two-a-days? The 22-year-old has been enduring three practices a day and logging five to seven hours on court ahead of the season's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, which starts Monday.

Humbert Reaches Maiden Final In Auckland Six months after falling in three sets to John Isner in the semi-finals at Newport, Ugo Humbert defeated the American 7-6, 6-4 to advance to his maiden ATP Tour championship match at the ASB Classic on Friday.

Hopeful Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios react to $5M raised for bushfire relief Tennis - Roger and Nick appreciate everyone’s efforts to help Australia get past the harsh times it goes through.

Novak Djokovic warned of Australian Open first round danger after discovering fate Boris Becker has warned Novak Djokovic he faces an "uncomfortable" opponent in the Australian Open first round.

Tennis: Barty sets up Adelaide final against teenager Yastremska World number one Ash Barty fought back from a set down to beat unseeded Danielle Collins 3-6 6-1 7-6 on Friday to reach the Adelaide International final where she will face Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska.

WTA Adelaide: Dayana Yastremska powers past Aryna Sabalenka to reach final Tennis - The 19-year-old Ukrainian is through to her first Premier final, moving a win away from the place in the top-20.

Rising American tennis star Taylor Fritz invests in what he knows: esports As the first Grand Slam of 2020 - the Australian Open - is set to begin, Fritz spoke with MarketWatch about his goals for the tournament and beyond, his investments, and his dream in high school of being a professional athlete in three different sports.

Australian Open 2020: Harriet Dart beats Giulia Gatto-Monticone to reach first round Harriet Dart became the fourth British woman to reach this year's Australian Open first round after she won her final qualifying match. Dart, 23, won 6-1 6-3 against Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone in Melbourne. The world number 169, who lost in the first round last year, joins Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Katie Boulter in the main draw.

Chris Evert & John McEnroe:Air Quality Could Affect Players Health at Australian Open Tennis - Evert says players health must come first.

Novak Djokovic handed favourable slot over Roger Federer in Australian Open schedule Novak Djokovic has been given a favourable night slot for his Australian Open first-round clash, while Roger Federer competes during the day.

Tennis Podcast: Will an eventful build-up set the tone for a dramatic Australian Open? Every year, before travelling to Melbourne, British tennis journalists wonder whether this will be the year of a quiet Australian Open. The 2020 edition has not even started yet and already they have their answer: a resounding no.

Melbourne eatery launches 'Tsitsipas Souvlaki' to raise money for bushfire victims Tennis - Funds raised will go towards Country Fire Authority and Wildlife Victoria.

Harris Serves Way Into First ATP Tour Final In Adelaide South African Lloyd Harris reached his first ATP Tour final on Friday at the Adelaide International, battling past American Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 in two hours and nine minutes. "I'm so excited to be in the final here in Adelaide. Just ecstatic with the match I played," Harris said.

Australian Open chief stands firm on bushfire issue as stars rage over unsafe conditions Australian Open chief Craig Tiley has issued a defiant statement that the event will go ahead.

Maine Pines offers Red Ball Tennis youth program BRUNSWICK - Maine Pines Racquet and Fitness has a special offering this year for kids ages 4 to 7. Youth can join Maine Pines professional tennis instructors on the courts for free Red Ball Tennis. The Red Ball Tennis program will be held from 5 - 6 p.m.

Can Andreescu Become The First Women In 30 years To Retain Indian Wells Title? Can she become the first woman to retain the title at Indian Wells and use that as a springboard for even more success in 2020? The women's tournament was last won two years in a row by the legend Martina Navratilova in 1990 and 1991.

Billie Jean King: I want inclusion, and men are really important to this Tennis - Billie Jean was one of the pioneering founders of the WTA Tour.

Freo tennis club claims it was dudded in federal sports rorts scandal A WA tennis club says it missed out on funding from a controversial $100 million community sports grant program because it operates in a safe Labor seat.

Andy Murray withdraws from Marseille and Rotterdam to delay return Tennis - Andy hasn't played since the Davis Cup Finals, skipping both the ATP Cup and the Australian Open.

Adelaide finalist Dayana Yastremska and Sascha Bajin are dreaming big What odds of Bajin working with the Australian Open champion for two straight seasons? "We'll take it one match and one day at a time, but we're definitely not just showing up to make the quarters or something," he said.

Tennis Apparel and Footwear Market - Drivers and Restraints 2030 The report also expands on comprehensive details regarding the supply and demand analysis, participation by major industry players and market share growth statistics of the business sphere.

Rafael Nadal to face David Ferrer in Kuwait on February 5 Rafa will fly to Kuwait after the Australian Open for the opening of what should be the most prominent international tennis academy in the Middle East and also a part of the first multi-facility and services complex for tennis in Kuwait.

Andy Murray Delays Comeback As Pelvic Injury Lingers "The bone bruising is taking longer to heal that first thought, so I won't be playing in Montpellier or Rotterdam in February." The injury picked up at the Davis Cup had already forced him to miss the Australian Open which starts on Monday.

Roger Federer stunned by Australian bushfires' gravity: 'It's really, really bad' Asked about why he decided to participate in the Rally For Relief charity event, Roger Federer let everybody know that Australia is still a great travel destination.

Winners and Sinners: The tennis world unites for a great cause! TENNIS AUSTRALIA: A tweet by Nick Kyrgios snowballed into a series of heartwarming gestures in support of those who have lost their homes in the devastating bushfires.

Film News Roundup: Jon Bernthal Joins Williams Sisters’ Tennis Drama ‘King Richard’ Jon Bernthal is in talks to star as tennis coach Rick Macci in Warner Bros.' "King Richard" opposite Will Smith. Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing the drama, written by Zach Baylin, about Richard Williams helping daughters Venus and Serena Williams to become tennis stars.

How Roger Federer Uses New Balls To His Advantage On Hard Courts - ATP Tour - Tennis New balls, please… With the Australian Open on the horizon, an Infosys ATP Insights deep dive of serve performance with new balls over the past five seasons uncovers how players take advantage of the fresh, faster balls on hard, grass and clay courts.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal troll Next Gen players: 'See how slow they are?' Novak Djokovic kindly made fun of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev during the AO: Rally for Relief. Playing for Team Serena Williams' in the AO: Rally for Relief on January 15th, along with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic kindly made fun of Next Gen's Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.

The Australian Bushfire scenario: Will there be one less Slam this year? The fires have been burning for months. There were monumental efforts to smother them out. As time gets closer to the Australian Slam not much relief is in sight.

Barty and Kyrgios: A contrast in Aussie Open fortunes 1 Ash Barty shouldn't have too many issues in navigating her way through the opening rounds at the Australian Open, but things could get a little dicey for the Queenslander as the tournament enters the second week.

Rafael Nadal insider provides fitness update ahead of Australian Open - EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE: Alex Corretja tells Express Sport how Rafael Nadal is feeling ahead of the Australian Open.

Mark Bosnich: All Sporting Events Including Australian Open Should Be Cancelled Tennis - Mark Bosnich is a former Australian goalkeeper and currently one of the football experts for Fox Sports.