Feb 21, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Peerless world number one Novak Djokovic demolished Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park on February 21. Djokovic overpowered the fourth seed 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in front of 7,400 fans on Rod Laver Arena to end the Russian's unbeaten run at 20 matches. In winning a third straight Australian Open for the second time, the Serb claimed his 18th Grand Slam title to move within two of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have 20 each, while denying Medvedev his first.
- Jun 06, 2016 07:36 AM IST
The world number one downed old rival Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to claim a 12th career Major and join Don Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver, in 1962 and 1969, as the only players to simultaneously possess the French Open, Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon trophies.
- Jan 22, 2016 06:22 PM IST
Swiss great Roger Federer was delighted to become the first man to reach 300 Grand Slam match wins today as he swept past Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open fourth round.
- Mar 22, 2015 05:13 PM IST
Sania Mirza and Swiss legend Martina Hingis began their partnership with a title win as they overcame Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3 6-4 in the summit clash of the BNP Paribas Open, here.
- Sep 05, 2014 01:10 PM IST
The stirring 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 comeback win marks the ninth time in his career Federer has rallied from two sets down to snatch victory, setting up a final-four meeting with 14th seed Marin Cilic.
- Jul 10, 2013 01:30 PM IST
The oldest Grand Slam has more to it than tennis
- Jun 03, 2013 11:53 AM IST
Seeing the usually majestic Roger Federer down on his hands and knees - literally - is a rare sight in tennis but that turned out to be the least of his problems at the French Open on Sunday as he flirted with a last-16 exit.
- Mar 19, 2013 05:22 AM IST
Maria Sharapova rose to number two in the rankings on Monday after her impressive title run at the BNP Paribas Open but says she is motivated much more by grand slam glory than the prospect of regaining the top spot.
- Jan 17, 2013 08:16 PM IST
Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki said she felt old at the age of 22 while Kimiko Date-Krumm, 20 years her senior, took a look around the locker room and realised she was old enough to be the mother of many of her rivals at the Australian Open.
- Jan 17, 2013 08:34 AM IST
Rafa Nadal has passed the latest medical tests on his injured knee, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Wednesday as the world number four confirmed he would return after more than seven months out at the Brazil Open next month.
- Dec 14, 2012 04:16 AM IST
Profits from this year's Wimbledon championships increased by seven percent to record levels, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said.
- Jun 30, 2012 10:26 AM IST
Twice former champion Rafa Nadal's amazing second round defeat by Czech journeyman Lukas Rosol was the talk of Wimbledon on Friday for players and spectators alike.
- Jun 21, 2012 08:42 PM IST
With the red clay of Roland Garros tamed, Maria Sharapova heads to the less alien setting of Wimbledon's grass a clear favourite having completed the career grand slam and regained her place at the pinnacle of the rankings.
- Jun 20, 2012 05:00 PM IST
Champion Novak Djokovic and French Open winner Maria Sharapova were named as top seeds for Wimbledon as the grasscourt grand slam mostly followed the rankings to draw up the list for the championships that begin on Monday.
- Jun 11, 2012 07:36 AM IST
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were locked in a tight French Open final duel today when rain caused a suspension, only the second time in history that the tournament has not finished on time.
- Jun 09, 2012 04:36 AM IST
No man has won seven French Open titles and no man in 43 years has won four grand slams in a row - and only one of these dreams will be realised at the French Open final tomorrow.
- Jun 08, 2012 03:36 PM IST
The timing of a Grand Slam title victory could not have been better for Sania Mirza, who is desperately seeking a wild card into the London Olympics, which in all probability is her last chance to become an Olympic medal winner.
- May 30, 2012 06:46 PM IST
Third seed Roger Federer won a record 234th grand slam match on Wednesday, fighting his way into the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-3 victory over Romanian Adrian Ungur.
- Jan 30, 2012 11:16 AM IST
A turning point of the longest men's final ever at a Grand Slam came when 10-time Major winner Rafael Nadal went for a bit too much on a backhand after more than 5 hours on court.
- Jun 16, 2011 09:15 AM IST
Serena Williams has won titles after overcoming adversity before but if she retains her Wimbledon singles crown just months after a scrape with death it would represent the American's greatest comeback.
- Jun 14, 2011 08:38 AM IST
Venus Williams has always taken her role as big sister to Serena very seriously but never before had she thought a bit of family intuition would end up saving the life of the 13-times grand slam champion.
- Mar 10, 2011 01:01 PM IST
Serena Williams is receiving daily blood thinning injections to get rid of the clots that are still in her lungs, the former world number one revealed on Wednesday.
- Jan 14, 2011 08:32 AM IST
Rafa Nadal faces Brazilian world number 96 Marcos Daniel in his first round of the Australian Open but faces a rocky path in his bid to become the first man to hold all four grand slam crowns simultaneously in more than four decades.