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Category: Grand Slams

Melbourne | Federer hits the 20 mark

Roger Federer continuous to baffle his opponents and many tennis fans as he rewrites the record books and by the looks of things, will continue to do so for a few more years. At the age of 36, he has won his 6th Australian Open title to join current record holders Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson and in the process, has improved his record of career slams to 20, and become the second oldest player to win the title after Ken...

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Melbourne | Woz wins maiden Grand Slam title!

With so much on the line, the Australian Open Women’s Final was bound to be a thriller and so it proved, with the World’s No 1 and 2 vying for the top spot and their first piece of Grand Slam silverware. After just short of three hours of mighty battle, it was Caroline Wozniacki who won the day over Simona Halep in a thrilling contest in three gruelling...

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Melbourne | Federer advances as Chung retires

In the battle between the next generation and the established players, it would seem that the former have still a long way to go to dislodge the latter from the top. Both Kyle Edmund yesterday and Hyeon Chung today, were found wanting against the more experienced opponents they faced though all credit to them for reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open – and they will no doubt be...

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Melbourne | McHugh misses out on final spot

Aidan McHugh’s fine run in the junior boys at the Australian Open came to end on Friday under trying circumstances, beaten by Chun Hsin Tseng, the sixth seed from Chinese Taipei. Due to the adverse weather conditions, the encounter was sent indoors at the neighbouring National Tennis Centre after Tseng recovered from 0-3 down to lead Glaswegian McHugh, 6-3 2-4, before rain halted play at Melbourne Park. McHugh, mentored by five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray, maintained his lead and cracked a forehand down the line to force a...

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Melbourne | Babos and Mladenovic win first doubles crown

Hungary’s Timea Babos and France’s Kristina Mladenovic hoisted the Australian Open women’s doubles trophy after defeating Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, 6-4 6-3, on Friday in Melbourne. Playing on the Rod Laver Arena, Babos and Mladenovic, both 24, claimed their first Grand Slam title as a partnership, denying the Olympic champions a sweep of major doubles...

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Melbourne | Reid and Hewett ready for a ‘classic’ in the final

Rivalries – they are a big thing in tennis and well and truly part of the excitement of any Slam. And with Britain’s Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett booking their spot in the final with a 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 semi-final win over Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda it means Melbourne Park is about to witness one of the biggest current rivalries in the...

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Melbourne | Cilic overcomes Edmund to reach final

Kyle Edmund’s great, albeit unexpected, run at the Australian Open came to an abrupt end at the semi-final stage where the former US Open champion and Wimbledon finalist out-hit the young Briton. Marin Cilic was relentless in Thursday’s evening match on the Rod Laver Arena, as he struck 39 winners past his young adversary during the two-hour and 18-minute contest which ended 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 in the sixth seed’s...

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Melbourne | Halep outlasts Kerber in thriller

It will be a battle of major proportions when Romania’s top seed Simona Halep meets the second-seeded Dane, Caroline Wozniacki, in the Australian Open final match on Saturday night in Melbourne, with a first major title and World No 1 up for grabs. This will be the third major final for both women, as well as their first Australian Open...

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