‘We’re not getting tested’: Zverev concerned more players could be COVID positive

Fresh off his straight sets victory over Australia’s John Millman, German Olympic gold medallist Alexander Zverev raised his concerns about COVID testing at the Australian Open. Key points: Australian Open players are being relied upon to take daily rapid antigen tests Men’s third seed Alexander Zverev believes it is likely more players in the tournament have COVID Zverev says he … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka’s dominant serve is missing, presumed lost, but there’s hope she finds it in time in Australia

Athletes spend decades trying to trick the mind. But what happens when the mind tricks the athlete? Aryna Sabalenka arrived in Australia earlier this month with her focus set squarely on achieving her longtime dream of winning a Grand Slam. Having had a breakthrough season in 2021 in which she reached her first career major … Read more

Millman goes down fighting at Australian Open as Zverev reigns supreme

John Millman has produced a typically gutsy performance against Alexander Zverev, but he found himself outclassed by the world number three in a straight-sets defeat at the Australian Open. Key points: Zverev defeated Millman 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in just under two hours The German broke Millman’s serve six times during the match Zverev plays Moldovan … Read more

Osaka goes about her business as Australian Open defence continues

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka has shown signs of her best form in a 6-0, 6-4 defeat of American Madison Brengle on Rod Laver Arena. Key points: Osaka took just 20 minutes to win the first set against Brengle The Japanese 13th seed is a step closer to a possible showdown with Ash Barty in the … Read more

Nadal scores gritty win as he keeps Australian Open campaign on track

Rafael Nadal has ground his way into the Australian Open third round, seeing off qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Rod Laver Arena. Key points: Nadal triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 over Hanfmann He is joined by fellow Spaniards Pablo Carreño Busta and Carlos Alcaraz in the third round Matteo Berrettini defeated Stefan Kozlov 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 Nadal was … Read more

Why Harmony Tan left the Australian Open in a wheelchair

French tennis player Harmony Tan’s Australian Open campaign has come to a heartbreaking end, with the 24-year-old taken from Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena in a wheelchair after retiring midway through her second-round clash with Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. Key points: Harmony Tan was taken from the court in a wheelchair after retiring from her match against Elina Svitolina Tan … Read more

Rafael Nadal rolls to easy win to reach third round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal put on a clinical performance early Wednesday to ease past German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the third round of the Australian Open. With the win, the sixth-seeded Spaniard remained on course for a men’s record 21st Grand Slam title. The only former champion left in the … Read more

Australian Open 2022 day three: Ash Barty eases through, Nadal in second round action – live!

11.53pm EST23:53 As Nadal is off changing his outfit Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are readying for an all-Australian doubles opener against James McCabe and Alex Bolt. They’ll be on Court 3, where Latvian Jelena Ostapenko is trying to close out the third set against American Alison Riske. Kyrgios won’t be feeling too tired after … Read more

Speculation mounts regional Victoria could host 2026 Commonwealth Games

Two decades after the last Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Victoria is emerging as a frontrunner to host the 2026 event. Key points: Melbourne is one of a number of Australian cities that have been approached to host the 2026 games The city last hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2006 Regional Victorian centres are pushing for the games to … Read more

When is Andy Murray’s match vs Taro Daniel? Date, TV and live stream

On the court where his tennis career looked to be over three years ago, as a farewell retirement video from a number of players was shown to him after a first-round defeat, Murray overcame Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets to progress. The 34-year-old had to show all of his trademark resilience in the win, and … Read more