Australian Open

Bigger, better Australian Open kicks off

It's Oct. 9 in Australia, and it's spring. So that means it's time for the Australian Open to have its official kickoff, as tickets go on general sale Tuesday. We're not ready, of course. There...

Grand Slams vote to keep 32 seeds

Back in November, the Grand Slam committee made the announcement that the four major tournaments "intend to revert to 16 seeds in 2019. Ten months later, no doubt having had all the feedback on...

The ATP's "World Team Cup" is a go

WIMBLEDON – Two charter members of tennis's alphabet soup, the  ATP and ITF, continue to compete and not collaborate. After the ATP held its board meetings in London this week, it announced...

Nadal out of Acapulco with leg setback

Rafael Nadal said he felt ready when he arrived in Acapulco to play his first tournament since the Australian Open. But after feeling a sharp pain in the same leg that hampered him in Australia, he wa

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Chung's blisters take him out of Sofia

Not a big surprise that the nasty layers of blisters that forced Next-Gen star Hyeon Chung to retire from his Australian Open semifinal against Roger Federer also will keep him out of the ATP event in

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Celebrity Tomic already "outta here"

Bernard Tomic lasted just a three days in the jungles of South Africa. His stint in the Aussie version of "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" is already over after he became the first contestant

No. 20 for Federer opens the floodgates

MELBOURNE, Australia – The moment Marin Cilic missed his final return in the fifth set, Roger Federer burst into tears. His moment of triumph was delayed, as often happens these days, by one...

When Federer last met Cilic ...

MELBOURNE, Australia – Roger Federer and Marin Cilic have met under a lot of dramatic circumstances in recent years. Their last four encounters have taken place either at Grand Slams, or at the...

"Korda wins Australian Open" – x 3

MELBOURNE, Australia – Sebastian Korda's father Petr, who won the Australian Open men's singles title 20 years ago this week, didn't especially want his son to follow in his footsteps. But the...