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Melbourne | Federer favourite for Aussie Open title

In view of the number of players returning from injury it isn’t surprising that Roger Federer, at 36 years of age, is favourite to retain his Australian Open title. His performances at the Hopman Cup show that he is in fine fettle while his main rivals still show signs of frailty. One really can’t bet against him winning his 20th grand slam...

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Federer hangs on to win

It was another image of the past as the two champions, possible the greatest of the era, faced each other on the Rod Laver Arena court. The outcome was a classic of a roller-coaster match with neither player giving way and exchanging sets as they progressed inevitably to a deciding...

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Serena downs Venus

Sibling rivalry was evident as the Williams sisters met in the final of the Australian Open where the winner was destined to make history. That honour went to Serena Williams who, after 82-minutes, watched a Venus backhand error on match point, hand her the title 6-4...

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The dream final is on

The dream final was finally secured after nearly five hours of high octane play with Rafael Nadal defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 to advance into the championship round where Roger Federer...

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Federer wins the All-Swiss clash

Earlier in the day we saw the clock turned back for the womenŠ—Ès and it looks like we could well be seeing a similar scenario in the menŠ—Ès with Roger Federer, the 17th seed, just edging past his Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka, the fourth seed, to reach his sixth Australian Open final where he could well face Rafa Nadal who plays in the second semi...

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