Canada`s Daniel Nestor has targeted a mixed doubles grand slam in 2014 after pairing up with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic to beat Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau and win the Australian Open title on Sunday.
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.
Picking up her racquet bag and marching straight out of Rod Laver Arena without a nod or a wave, Maria Sharapova`s abrupt exit after her fourth-round loss to Dominika Cibulkova on Monday spoke volumes of her disdain for a forgettable Australian Open.
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.
A ruffled Rafa Nadal fumed after being called for multiple time violations but composed himself to fend off a gallant Kei Nishikori and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a tense 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) win.