newstennis7 hours ago

WATCH | Stern umpire denies Wozniacki’s wrong challenge, gets applauded

Despite her brilliant comeback, as she managed to win from being 5-1 down in the decider, Caroline Wozniacki’s second round match against Jana Fett will be remembered for her feud with the official. She challenged Fett's shot after seeing her return go out, but the umpire was having none of it.
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newstennisa day ago

Australian Open 2018 : Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic advance to second round on Day 2

Defending champion Roger Federer eased past Slovenian Aijaz Bedene in straight sets of 6-3 6-4 6-3 while Djokovic swept across American Donald Young with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 win. World number 19, Ash Barty defeats Aryna Sabalenka in the first round at Rod Laver Arena in the first round.
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newstennisa day ago

WATCH | Dominic Thiem’s Federer-esque tweener brings the crowd to their feet

Dominic Thiem has made a name for himself as a clay-court specialist but hasn’t been able to translate his form on the faster surfaces. However, that didn’t stop him from coming up with a  tweener winner against Guido Pella, in the Australian Open, that Roger Federer would have been proud of.
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newstennisa day ago

WATCH | Roger Federer sends fans into a fit of laughter with cheeky comment over kid’s cry

Roger Federer is known for his ability to send the crowd to a tizzy through his inimitable style, but, on Tuesday, the Rod Laver Arena crowd saw the funny side of the Swiss Maestro. When a baby suddenly started crying in the arena, Federer passed on a cheeky comment stating, “It’s is not mine”.
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newstennis2 days ago

Australian Open 2018 | Yuki Bhambri and Venus Williams bows out in opening round

India’s solitary singles representative at the Australian Open Yuki Bhambri didn’t manage to make it past the first-round of the tournament as he lost to Marcos Baghdatis on Monday. Last year’s runners-up Venus Williams also lost to Belinda Bencic summing up a bad day for the American contingent.
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newstennis2 days ago

I don't think a 36-year-old should be a favourite of a tournament, says Federer

Defending Champion Roger Federer plays it safe citing his age as a major reason as to why he shouldn't be considered as one of the favourites to win the Australian Open 2018. Federer has also added that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are in a better situation to win the tournament in Melbourne.
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newstennis3 days ago

Yuki Bhambri qualifies for Australian Open main draw

Yuki Bhambri has qualified for his third Australian Open main draw after defeating Canada’s Peter Polansky in the final qualifying round. Ramkumar Ramanathan, however, missed out on his maiden Grand Slam appearance after losing to Vasek Pospisil in the final qualifying round of the Australian Open.
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newstennis4 days ago

Incredibly talented Nick Kyrgios difficult to beat, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer, who has a realistic chance of retaining the Australian Open title given his opponents’ injury concerns, believes the talented Nick Kyrgios to be a tough challenge. Bookies have handed Kyrgios odds of 16/1, placing the sole Australian seed as the fifth favourite to win the title.
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newstennis5 days ago

Bookies pick Roger Federer as favorite to win Australian Open

With the much-awaited Australian Open draw was finally revealed on Thursday and bookies have placed World no. 2 Roger Federer as the favourite to defend his title. Federer is followed by World No.1 Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, both of whom have come to the tournament with injury concerns.
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newstennis6 days ago

Australian Open 2018 draw | Roger Federer starts title defence against Aljaz Bedene

Australian Open draw has been announced and defending champion Roger Federer is pitted against Aljaz Bedene in the first round of the tournament while injury-return Novak Djokovic takes on America's Donald Young. Last year’s runner-up Rafael Nadal will open up against Victor Estrella Burgos.
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