Australian Open 2020 Halfway point: Third round craziness and Caro bids farewell, mouthwatering fourth rounds ahead

A truly blockbuster fifth and sixth day in Melbourne seemed to deliver a whole weeks worth of drama as if the tournament was bottling it all up until now. For the sake of the tournament and testament to the current strength in depth on both tours, you feel that the next week’s matches will deliver […]

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Australian Open 2020 Day 4: Classic encounters continue amid few surprises. Plus Day 5 picks

No huge shocks on Day 4 Down Under but some unexpected results on paper and plenty of hugely entertaining fixtures I’ve been lucky enough to catch. We start with the men and the real challengers remain in contention. Nadal, Zverev and Medvedev all won comfortably in 3. Thiem (def Bolt), Wawrinka (def Seppi), Kyrgios (def […]

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Australian Open 2020 Day 1: Gauff downs Venus again. Plus Day 2 picks.

The much needed rain Down Under disrupted a few matches but overall things went smoothly on the opening day of this decade’s opening slam. The big names too remained largely untroubled. Defending champion Naomi Osaka looked good in her first round victory and there were easy wins for Serena, Kvitova and the soon-to-be-departing Wozniacki. World […]

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Australian Open 2019 Finals review: Naomi wins a spectacle and Novak serves up a slaughter

Naomi Osaka def Petra Kvitova 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 What a match this was, two likeable players faced each other for the first time for a maiden Australian title and the world number one spot. Not that it needed it, but this was another great advert for the women’s game. Both players are strong servers and […]

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