Australian Open

Ruthless Novak Djokovic breezes past Daniil Medvedev to win ninth Australian Open

A dominant Novak Djokovic dismantled Russia's Daniil Medvedev to win the men's singles final at the Australian Open on Sunday. The world no. one crushed his opponent in straight sets as he won the contest 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. This is Djokovic's 18th Grand Slam title and ninth final win at the Melbourne Park.  

Feb 21, 2021, 16:13 PM IST

Naomi Osaka overpowers Jennifer Brady in straight sets to win Australian Open

Naomi Osaka on Saturday won her fourth Grand Slam title as she defeated Jennifer Brady in straight sets to clinch the women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open. The Japanese won the match 6-4, 6-3. Osaka, the first Japanese player to win a major, extended her winning streak to 21 matches with this victory.  

Feb 20, 2021, 15:50 PM IST

Novak Djokovic defends Australian Open dynasty against Daniil Medvedev rampage

The Australian Open 2021 has charted a rocky path through the Covid-19 pandemic and a snap five-day lockdown due to a local outbreak robbed it of much of its vitality. But a comforting sense of normality will pervade Rod Laver Arena when a healthy crowd files in for a final that could mark a shift in the tennis landscape. 

Feb 20, 2021, 14:15 PM IST

World No 2 Rafael Nadal crashes out of Australian Open

World number 2 Tennis player Rafael Nadal on Wednesday (February 17, 2021) crashed out of the Australian Open. The Spaniard lost against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Earlier Rafa had booked his 13th quarter-final spot by beating Fabio Fognini 6-3 6-4 6-2. 

Feb 17, 2021, 18:31 PM IST

Aus Open: Novak Djokovic overpowers Alexander Zverev to book semi-final berth

Novak Djokovic again wore tape on his abdominal area, a legacy of the injury picked up in his third-round win over Taylor Fritz. But it did not appear to bother him as he reached his 39th Grand Slam semi-final, where he will face an unlikely opponent in Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev. 

Feb 16, 2021, 20:11 PM IST

Serena Williams beats Simona Halep, Aslan Karatsev continues impressive run to reach Aus Open semis

Qualifier Aslan Karatsev continued his stunning run into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, beating an ailing Grigor Dimitrov 2-6 6-4 6-1 6-2 to become the first man in the open era to reach the last four in his maiden Grand Slam. 

Feb 16, 2021, 17:06 PM IST

Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams reach quarters, Dominic Thiem slumps out of Australian Open

Fans remained absent from Melbourne Park for a second day because of the state of Victoria`s coronavirus lockdown and Osaka`s victory was greeted with taped applause piped into the stadium. "I`m tired right now, that was tough," said Osaka, who mixed 40 winners with 36 unforced errors over the contest. 

Feb 14, 2021, 15:40 PM IST

Rohan Bopanna bows out of mixed doubles, India's campaign ends in Australian Open

Rohan Bopanna and his Chinese partner Yingying Duan lost 4-6 4-6 to the pair of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and United Kingdom's Jamie Murray in a first round match that lasted an hour and three minutes. Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina had already crashed out of the men's and women's doubles events after suffering straight-set defeats in the opening round. 

Feb 13, 2021, 15:21 PM IST

Aus Open: Karolina Pliskova points to ring rust as Czech exits in third round

After losing the opening set Karolina Pliskova raced to a 5-0 lead in the second before the wheels came off, allowing Czech compatriot Karolina Muchova to complete the victory and reach the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time. 

Feb 13, 2021, 10:54 AM IST

'Knew right away something not so great was happening': Novak Djokovic's Australian Open in doubt

Novak Djokovic, who is also the defending champion, however, remains hopeful about his participation in the fourth-round clash against Milos Raonic. The world no. one sustained a torn stomach muscle during his match against Taylor Fritz. 

Feb 13, 2021, 10:27 AM IST

Australian Open 2021: Grand Slam to continue without crowds after fresh COVID-19 lockdown

One day’s play in the warm-up tournaments at Melbourne Park was called off last week after a worker at one of the tennis quarantine hotels tested positive for COVID-19. All the players underwent testing and were cleared of infection. 

Feb 12, 2021, 10:31 AM IST

Aus Open: Nick Kyrgios raises the roof with epic comeback, Alexander Zverev, Simona Halep advance to third round

German sixth seed Alexander Zverev put in a clinical display to ease past American qualifier Maxime Cressy 7-5 6-4 6-3 into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Zverev was happy to be patient and waited for his chances against his big serving opponent, who approached the net at every opportunity.   

Feb 10, 2021, 23:05 PM IST

Rohan Bopanna, Ben McLachlan goes down fighting at Australian Open

Bopanna lost his serve in the opening set and that initial break stayed with the Korean players, who executed their plan with precision to take the first set. It was expected to be an easy match for the Indo-Japanese pair but the good chemistry of the lower-ranked Koreans, who played to their strength, made it tough for them. 

Feb 10, 2021, 17:17 PM IST

Aus Open: Rock solid Naomi Osaka marches into third round

The Japanese third seed fired six aces at her French opponent in the first set and four in the second. Garcia was unable to muster up a single break point over the contest. The 2019 Australian Open champion said she had started the match wary of the threat posed by Garcia, a former world number four now ranked 43rd. 

Feb 10, 2021, 16:54 PM IST

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams in cruise mode, 2019 US Open champ Andreescu sent packing

Serena Williams will take on Anastasia Potapova next for a berth in the fourth round. This is the 75th time Serena has won a set in a major 6-0, the 2nd-most among women in the Open Era. Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu’s comeback from injury stalled when she became the latest top-10 player to be beaten by crafty veteran Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan. 

Feb 10, 2021, 09:42 AM IST

Australian Open 2021: Defending champion Sofia Kenin battles through, Azarenka bows out

Former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka bowed out to unseeded Jessica Pegula, losing 7-5, 6-4 after being up 5-2 in the opening set. Azarenka struggled late in the second set, needed a trainer and doctor as she appared to struggle to catch her breath.

Feb 09, 2021, 09:27 AM IST

Sumit Nagal vs Ricardas Berankis, Australian Open live streaming details: When and where to watch

Sumit Nagal vs Ricardas Berankis, Australian Open live streaming details: The Jhajjar-based tennis player, who has featured in two Grand Slams (US Open 2019 and 2020) so far, was granted a wild card entry to the main event of the season's first Grand Slam event.  

Feb 08, 2021, 23:21 PM IST

Aus Open: Djokovic serves up masterclass on favourite court, Kyrgios brings the noise to subdued 'People's Court'

Dominic Thiem overcame an early wobble before overpowering Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6(2) 6-2 6-3 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. Third seed Thiem was broken twice in the first set and had to fight off a set point at 6-5 before rallying to take the tiebreak at Rod Laver Arena. 

Feb 08, 2021, 19:18 PM IST

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka sails into second round with Venus Williams

Osaka pulled out of the semi-final of the Gippsland Trophy with a shoulder niggle but betrayed no sign of injury to the smattering of spectators in the centre court terraces. Osaka next faces Caroline Garcia for a place in the third round. 

Feb 08, 2021, 08:03 AM IST

Australian Open 2021 live streaming: Match timings, venue, tv channels, and other details

While Swiss tennis great Roger Federer decided to skip the event due to Covid-19 situation, the Slam will feature both world no one Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal in the star-studded roster. Among the Indians, only Sumit Nagal will feature in the singles event. Divij Sharan, Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina will feature in the doubles event. 

Feb 07, 2021, 20:43 PM IST