Roger Federer claims Brisbane crown and 1,000th win
Roger Federer claims Brisbane crown and 1,000th win

Roger Federer brought up his 1,000th victory at tour level in style Sunday when he beat Canadian Milos Raonic in three tough sets to win the Brisbane International.

Eugenie Bouchard launches Australian Open bid at Hopman Cup
Eugenie Bouchard launches Australian Open bid at Hopman Cup

World No.7 Eugenie Bouchard is confident her upcoming Hopman Cup appearance will give her the best chance for Grand Slam glory at the Australian Open.

Laver leads Aussie praise for Kyrgios

Australian legend Rod Laver hailed Wimbledon sensation Nick Kyrgios for having no weaknesses after the teenager sent world number one Rafael Nadal crashing at the All England Club.

Rod Laver says ease off on the Kyrgios hype

Australia have waited in vain for a men`s talent to take the mantle from ageing warrior Lleyton Hewitt, but Rod Laver has cautioned the country not to put too much pressure on bright hope Nick Kyrgios.

Hewitt delighted to be back amongst Davis elite

Veteran former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is relishing leading Australia back in the World Group for the first time since 2007 against France this weekend.

Asian Li Na keeping the host flag high in the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific

The season opener at Melbourne Park echoes with two distinct geographical denouements, that of Asia and Pacific. There are French Open and US Open each named after the countries which play hosts and of course, the sanguine Wimbledon of all whites.

Greats Federer and Laver trade shots in Melbourne

Two of the greatest ever tennis players, Rod Laver and Roger Federer, traded a few shots for the first time on Wednesday, with the usually unflappable Swiss champion admitting he was nervous.

`Emotional` Federer to honour Rod Laver at charity event

Roger Federer is keeping mum about Rod Laver`s specific involvement in his big night out at Melbourne Park next month to mark the 10th anniversary of his charity foundation and first Australian Open triumph, according to reports.

Toni says `winning Oz Open` biggest challenge for Nadal in 2014

World No.1 Rafael Nadal`s coach and uncle Toni Nadal has said that winning the Australian Open would be the biggest challenge for the player in 2014.

Australia`s Tomic must try harder to succeed - Laver

The gulf between Australian tennis great Rod Laver and the nation`s brightest hope Bernard Tomic has been starkly highlighted this week with bouquets flowing in one direction and brickbats the other.

Battling Federer won`t be thinking of retirement: Laver

Roger Federer`s struggles in 2013 are unlikely to hasten his exit from the game and the Swiss master could hit back and win next year`s Australian Open, according to tennis great Rod Laver.

Rod Laver tips Murray to win more slams

Tennis legend Rod Laver has said that he believes Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray could win a lot more Grand Slams in his career and could be in the game`s history books by the time he retires.

Tendulkar watches Federer-Djokovic match from royal box

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid a visit to the All England Club to watch the marquee semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Wimbledon.

Murray needs killer instinct win Grand Slam: Laver

Rod Laver has said that Andy Murray can never end Britain’s wait for a Grand Slam tennis champion if he doesn’t learn to kill off his opponents.

Murray needs killer instinct win Grand Slam: Laver

Rod Laver has said that Andy Murray can never end Britain’s wait for a Grand Slam tennis champion if he doesn’t learn to kill off his opponents.