Rafael Nadal out to tighten Tomas Berdych grip, Andy Murray the Aussie slayer
Rafael Nadal out to tighten Tomas Berdych grip, Andy Murray the Aussie slayer

Rafael Nadal is looking to extend his superiority over Tomas Berdych while Andy Murray plans to break local hearts again against exciting teenager Nick Krygios in Tuesday`s Australian Open men`s quarter-finals.

Grigor Dimitrov admits he still has work to do
Grigor Dimitrov admits he still has work to do

Rising star Grigor Dimitrov admits he still has work to do if he wants to break the Grand Slam dominance of the old guard after Andy Murray shattered his Australian Open dream.

Tomas Berdych undaunted by Rafael Nadal`s superiority
Tomas Berdych undaunted by Rafael Nadal`s superiority

Tomas Berdych said Sunday he is far from downhearted about his long losing streak against Rafael Nadal and their looming Australian Open quarter-final showdown will be a fresh start.

Commanding Rafael Nadal issues title warning in Melbourne
Commanding Rafael Nadal issues title warning in Melbourne

World number three Rafael Nadal`s chances of a second Australian Open crown soared with a commanding win to lock in a quarter-final berth Sunday.

Australian Open: Halep joins Sharapova​, Makarova in quarters; Nadal, Berdych, Kyrgios through
Australian Open: Halep joins Sharapova​, Makarova in quarters; Nadal, Berdych, Kyrgios through

Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with rising star Eugenie Bouchard.

Stan Wawrinka happy to be flying under the radar
Stan Wawrinka happy to be flying under the radar

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka says he`s quite happy flying under the radar after easing into the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday, nominating Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as title favourites.

Rafael Nadal wants Australian Open to start later
Rafael Nadal wants Australian Open to start later

Rafael Nadal would like to see the Australian Open start later in the year to allow players more down time, but admits it is not likely to happen.

Rafael Nadal​ survives illness to battle into third round

Rafael Nadal​ felt so ill after the first set of his tough second round clash against qualifier Tim Smyczek on Wednesday that he feared he was going to have to pull out. 

Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova survive big scares in Melbourne
Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova survive big scares in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova survived huge scares after being pushed to the limit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, but Roger Federer had an easier workout in the gruelling Melbourne conditions.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal hails opponent Tim Smyczek after five-set thriller
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal hails opponent Tim Smyczek after five-set thriller

After getting the better of American qualifier Tim Smyczek in a five-set thriller, Rafael Nadal on Wednesday praised his opponent.

Rafael Nadal survives five-set scare at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal survives five-set scare at Australian Open

Spanish world number three Rafael Nadal survived a massive scare before winning a gruelling five-setter with American qualifier Tim Smyczek at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal's racquet now has a power button!
Rafael Nadal's racquet now has a power button!

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal’s new racquet now has a power button which will help him in timing his shots to a perfection!

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray cruise at Open as Ana Ivanovic crashes
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray cruise at Open as Ana Ivanovic crashes

Big guns Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray successfully blasted their way into the Australian Open second round Monday but the Grand Slam dream of Ana Ivanovic was shattered.

Nick Kyrgios flying Australian flag at home grand slam
Nick Kyrgios flying Australian flag at home grand slam

A first-week choke by leading woman Sam Stosur and a grudging loss by ageing men`s warrior Lleyton Hewitt has generally been the blueprint for the home players at the Australian Open, but teenage talent Nick Kyrgios may be poised to buck the trend of local underachievement.

`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.

Andy Murray confident despite tough Open draw
Andy Murray confident despite tough Open draw

Andy Murray faces a horror draw at the Australian Open, needing to overcome Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to make the final, but the British number one says he is feeling good about his game.

Andy Murray confident despite tough Australian Open draw
Andy Murray confident despite tough Australian Open draw

Andy Murray faces a horror draw at the Australian Open, needing to overcome Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to make the final, but the British number one says he is feeling good about his game.

Doubtful Rafael Nadal rules out Australian Open glory
Doubtful Rafael Nadal rules out Australian Open glory

 Rafa Nadal has downplayed his chances of winning the Australian Open, saying his back remains a concern and he lacks confidence from having little match practice in the lead-up.

Australian Open: Tennis stars gear up under beautiful conditions in Melbourne
Australian Open: Tennis stars gear up under beautiful conditions in Melbourne

Ahead of the Australian Open main round that starts from Monday, players took out to practice in Melbourne Park in a friendly atmosphere. The conditions have been pleasant and beautiful with several players seen practising alongside some friendly moments.

Australian Open: Young blood ready to make life difficult for senior pros

With high hopes, new challenges, renewed vigour and huge expectations, the New Year is all set to welcome the first Grand Slam of the year -- Australian Open.