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Back problem made it impossible to win Australian Open, says Nadal

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:40

World No.1 Rafael Nadal shed tears during the Australian Open trophy ceremony following an emotional roller-coaster against Stanislas Wawrinka, and said a sudden back problem made it impossible to win the Grand Slam final.

China`s Li storms to Australian open title

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 17:24

China`s Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title Saturday, battling past brave underdog Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7/3) 6-0 to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open.

Australian Open Women`s single final: Li Na vs Dominika Cibulkova - Preview

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 13:46

With the Vika dominance coming to an end at the Melbourne Park, a new queen awaits her coronation.

Australian Open: China`s Li Na guns for second Grand Slam title

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 07:55

China`s Li Na guns for her second Grand Slam title and her first in three Australian Open finals Saturday against a player who is in some of the best form of her life.

Australian Open: Sania-Tecau in finals of mixed doubles

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 23:34

Sania Mirza stands just one win away from clinching her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title after the Indian and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau entered the Australian Open final with a come-from-behind win on Friday.

Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:41

American legend Pete Sampras on Friday lamented the lost art of serve and volley tennis and the one dimensional nature of the modern game, which he likened to "throwing rocks" at each other.

Australian Open: Is it now or never for Roger Federer?

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 16:33

Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has the biggest match of his twilight career on Friday, when he lock horns with his arch-rival and world number one Rafael Nadal in the second semi-final of Australian Open 2014.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer - Preview

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:18

A rejuvenated Roger Federer may get his best chance to end his Grand Slam torment against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open with the top seed plagued by a blister on his hand.

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: Tennis can’t get any better

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 13:09

Tennis would be at its best as Roger Federer will take on Rafael Nadal.

Australian Open 2014: Is Roger Federer a threat for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic?

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 07:50

The way Federer has been playing in the first Grand Slam of the year, especially after his game against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round, one can easily predict that it`s going to be very difficult for his opponents now to get the better of him.

Australian Open: Nadal tips Nishikori for top 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 02:52

Japan`s Kei Nishikori won high praise from Rafael Nadal Monday as the world number one tipped him to break into the top 10 following their hard-fought encounter at the Australian Open.

Australian Open: Spotless Federer thrashes Tsonga, plays Murray in quarters

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 01:11

It looks so simple at the end. This has been the norm, at least for the maestro, this Australian Open edition. Roger Federer`s fourth round straight set win over Jo Wilfred Tsonga was a reflection of his old self and possibly an image of his mental well-being. If at all, we were to allow to delve into his once formidable mental fortitude. Reason being, the sixth seeded Swiss has connived with himself to fail in his recent outings.