Australilan Open, 2nd semi-final: Confident Djokovic ready for Wawrinka challenge
Australilan Open, 2nd semi-final: Confident Djokovic ready for Wawrinka challenge

Supremely confident Novak Djokovic is the hot favourite for a fifth Australian Open crown but he is expecting a draining battle with defending champion Stan Wawrinka to make Sunday`s final.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic says he is ready for another epic with Stanislas Wawrinka
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic says he is ready for another epic with Stanislas Wawrinka

After booking a much-anticipated semi-final with his Australian Open title usurper Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic wasted little time reminding the Swiss of the heavy burden of being defending champion.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams cruise into semis
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams cruise into semis

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lived up to their top billing today with the world number ones ripping apart Milos Raonic and Dominika Cibulkova to power into the Australian Open semi-finals.

Stan Wawrinka masters Kei Nishikori to reach Australian Open semis
Stan Wawrinka masters Kei Nishikori to reach Australian Open semis

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka wasted five match points before sealing a straight sets win over Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

New breed take on old guard in men`s Open showdowns
New breed take on old guard in men`s Open showdowns

 It`s the new order up against the old guard in Wednesday`s men`s quarter-finals at the Australian Open with Kei Nishikori facing defending champion Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic trading shots with Novak Djokovic.

Kei Nishikori enjoys low profile in Florida, food in Japan
Kei Nishikori enjoys low profile in Florida, food in Japan

As a culinary destination, Florida makes a great tennis base, according to Kei Nishikori, who pines for the food of his home country Japan.

Stan Wawrinka dismisses notions of vengeance
Stan Wawrinka dismisses notions of vengeance

Having dispatched one of his 2014 grand slam vanquishers to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals, Stan Wawrinka is now getting ready to face another on Wednesday.

High ranking sits uncomfortably on Kei Nishikori's shoulders
High ranking sits uncomfortably on Kei Nishikori's shoulders

 A break-out 2014 season and a career-high ranking of five has added extra weight to Kei Nishikori`s shoulders, with the U.S. Open finalist already bearing the burden of huge expectations in his home country Japan.

Australian Open: Djokovic joins Serena, Wawrinka in last 16
Australian Open: Djokovic joins Serena, Wawrinka in last 16

Novak Djokovic eased into the fourth round at the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Spain`s Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. The Serb world number one beat the 31st seeded Verdasco 7-6 (10/8), 6-3, 6-4 in 2hr 21min and will play Luxembourg`s Gilles Muller in the next round.

Australian Open: Sluggish Serena joins rampant Djokovic in third round
Australian Open: Sluggish Serena joins rampant Djokovic in third round

Serena Williams was slow to get going before finding her groove to bulldoze Vera Zvonareva and join rampant fellow world number one Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open third round Thursday.

Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa
Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa

After almost ruling himself out of the Asian Cup by hurting himself playing foot volleyball, Japan`s Shinji Kagawa has turned to tennis for inspiration. As holders Japan prepared to take on Jordan in Melbourne, the Dortmund midfielder said the Blue Samurai would drew power from tennis superstar Kei Nishikori, playing at the Australian Open venue literally just across the road. "To see him competing at the very highest level in the world gives us a lot of strength. Hopefully we will both come away victorious," Kagawa said.

Kei Nishikori begins quest for Grand Slam glory
Kei Nishikori begins quest for Grand Slam glory

Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori took the first steps he hopes will lead to Grand Slam glory with a hard-fought opening win over Nicolas Almagro at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Australian Open, Day 2: Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic lead proceedings as top seeds progress
Australian Open, Day 2: Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic lead proceedings as top seeds progress

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka stormed through her grudge match with American Sloane Stephens on Tuesday to reach the second round at Melbourne Park.

New guard ready to step up at Aussie Open: Milos Raonic
New guard ready to step up at Aussie Open: Milos Raonic

Big-serving Milos Raonic is tipping one of his new generation to step up and topple the established guard and win this month`s Australian Open.

Five men who could cause big upsets at Australian Open

Five men who could cause big upsets at Australian Open

`Baby Fed` says his game is complete
`Baby Fed` says his game is complete

Australian Open tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov says he`s not surprised at the success he achieved last year and believes his game is now complete.

Kei Nishikori gears up for potential defining year
Kei Nishikori gears up for potential defining year

Swashbuckling Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori has his sights set on not only a Grand Slam title but a further climb through the rankings as he gears up for what could be a defining year.

Kei Nishikori beats tough conditions for Kooyong Classic win
Kei Nishikori beats tough conditions for Kooyong Classic win

Japan`s Kei Nishikori fought past a tough Australian challenge from Jordan Thompson to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) opening win at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams top seeds
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams top seeds

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named the top seeds on Wednesday for next week`s Australian Open, but two-time champion Victoria Azarenka did not make the top 32.

Men’s Tennis: An action-packed year on the cards!
Men’s Tennis: An action-packed year on the cards!

After an eventful last year, one can expect men’s tennis in 2015 to be more entertaining and thrilling. Last season was quite exciting, where on one hand, we found two new Grand Slam champions in Stanislas Wawrinka (Australian Open) and Marin Cilic (US Open), on the other, we witnessed big names like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray struggling with fitness and form. If, ageing legend of the game, Roger Federer showed signs of resurgence, then, the world number one Novak Djokovic, somehow, couldn’t manage to justify his world number one tag.