Roger Federer captured his fifth Australian Open title with a 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 win over his fierce rival Rafael Nadal in a high-octane final on Rod Laver Arena. The Swiss extends his Grand Slam title dominance to 18, four more behind Nadal and Pete Sampras who are tied at 14. It was an … More ROGER FEDERER WINS 18TH GRAND SLAM
Serena Williams beats her sister Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 to win her seventh Australian Open, setting an Open Era record of 23 Grand Slam titles, and returns to number one in the world rankings. It was the ninth time the Williams’ were facing each other in a major final, Serena with 6-2 advantage in their … More IT’S NUMBER 23 FOR SERENA
Ninth seed Rafael Nadal reached his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 win over Grigor Dimitrov. It was a high-energy and intense battle from start to finish, in the end it came down to fine margins with the Spaniard edging out the 15th seed after four hours and fifty-six … More REPORT – NADAL SETS DREAM FINAL WITH FEDERER
If we thought the old guards are fading away for a new generation to take over soon, we should be re-writing our scripts. That could be the signal the Australian Open is sending for the rest of the 2017 season; the old guards may not be gone yet. Things are shaping up for the tennis … More AN ALL-WILLIAMS FINAL SET AND FEDERER GOING FOR 18.
“I never could dream about being here again. I will never forget this day.” The words of an emotional Mirjana Lucic-Baroni after her 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over fifth seed Karolina Pliskova. The Croat makes her second appearance in a major semifinal in 18 years (Wimbledon 1999). Indeed, the 34-year old is the answer to … More LUCIC-BARONI DREAMS ON,SERENA STOPS KONTA AND NADAL BACK IN THE SEMIS.
We have reached the business end at the 2017 Australian Open. We will soon find out the last two men and women standing to face off in the finals this weekend. One thing we know for sure, after day nine is that, United States and Switzerland will have representatives in the women’s and men’s … More ALL-SWISS, ALL-AMERICAN SEMIFINAL SET FOR THURSDAY
We had a dramatic first week at the 2017 Australian Open which saw the fall of numerous high seeded including the defending champions. There has also been fairy-tale stories of dark horses who have made inroads with some still in contention for the ultimate prize; here is the story on day nine in Melbourne … More NADAL PIPS MONFILS, SERENA MARCH ON INTO LAST EIGHT