• Nick Kyrgios: I honestly want Novak Djokovic to f------ win Australian Open

    Nick Kyrgios: I honestly want Novak Djokovic to f------ win Australian Open
    Australia's Nick Kyrgios didn't appear to be too happy with how Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas reacted when asked about the Novak Djokovic visa drama. Nadal said no player is bigger than the tournament, while Tsitsipas claimed Djokovic was making vaccinated players look like fools. "It pisses me, it actually pisses me off like how Tsitsipas and Nadal and stuff are all - obviously everyone's got their opinion and that's fine," Kyrgios said on his No Boundaries Podcast, as quoted on
  • Sorana Cirstea: There is no number that can define me

    Sorana Cirstea: There is no number that can define me
    Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea suggests age is just a number for her as she is just focused on enjoying the game and trying to make good results.Cirstea, 31, enjoyed the best results of her career early in her career as she made her lone Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open in 2009.Cirstea, ranked at No. 38 in the world, achieved a career-high ranking of No. 31 in the August of 2013. Cirstea is enjoying a good week at Melbourne as she has been through to the round-of-16, where
  • Rafael Nadal: 'We need to find a way that the pain is...'

    Rafael Nadal: 'We need to find a way that the pain is...'
    Former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is grateful for the career he has had as he has achieved much more than he ever dreamed of. Nadal, 35, is one of the most successful players in tennis history, as he is tied with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the list of all-time Grand Slam records with 20 Majors. Furthermore, Nadal owns a record 13 French Open titles. After his second-round win at the Australian Open, Nadal was asked about those who felt he would run out early. "Well, the positive is that I
  • 'I really regret that Novak Djokovic didn't get vaccinated', says expert

    'I really regret that Novak Djokovic didn't get vaccinated', says expert
    Novak Djokovic tried to enter Australia with a medical exemption, but it turned out to be a mess that lasted for two weeks. The world's number 1 was detained at the airport and his visa revoked before being transferred to a refugee hotel. Despite having won the first appeal before Judge Anthony Kelly, the Serbian phenomenon was 'hit' by the discretion of the Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke. The latter decided to cancel his visa for the second time a few days before the start of the Australian
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  • Miomir Kecmanovic: Gael Monfils was better when it mattered the most

    Miomir Kecmanovic: Gael Monfils was better when it mattered the most
    World No. 77 Miomir Kecmanovic admitted it was extremely hard for him to play Gael Monfils, especaily after the Frenchman read his tactic. On Saturday, Monfils beat Kecmanovic 7-5 7-6 (4) 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinal. "It was not easy to play, Gael played very well throughout the match. He didn't give me many opportunities, but I did my best - unfortunately, it wasn't enough. I planned to pressure him whenever I could, not to give him time to play what he wanted, I kne
  • Barbora Krejcikova: I think Rod Laver Arena is like Victoria Azarenka's living room

    Barbora Krejcikova: I think Rod Laver Arena is like Victoria Azarenka's living room
    Barbora Krejcikova eased past Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open round-of-16 but afterwards spoke extremely highly of the former world No. 1.Krejcikova, seeded at No. 4, dismantled Azarenka 6-2 6-2 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinal.Krejcikova made a strong start to the match, having broken Azarenka twice to easily win the opener. After winning the first set, Krejcikova broke Azarenka in the opening game of the second set. Azarenka got the break back in the fourth game but
  • Australian Open day 7 recap: Nadal and Barty go, Djokovic will play Paris!

    Australian Open day 7 recap: Nadal and Barty go, Djokovic will play Paris!
    Alexander Zverev, beaten by Denis Shapovalov in three sets in the 4th round of the Australian Open 2022, once again misses the chance to move forward in the portion of the board left vacant by the world number one.Rafael Nadal's problems against Adrian Mannarino last a set. After a thirty-point tie break (and in which he is saved even on four occasions) the Spanish champion spreads between the second and third without making any particular changes to the script.The French ten
  • Jessica Pegula: I knew I needed to step up and take my chances against Maria Sakkari

    Jessica Pegula: I knew I needed to step up and take my chances against Maria Sakkari
    World No. 21 Jessica Pegula wasn't interested in playing long points in the Melbourne heat so she decided to be aggressive right from the start against fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari. Pegula, seeded at No. 21, surprised world No. 8 Sakkari 7-6 (0) 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinal. "It was a little hot out there today, so I didn't really want to kind of play a lot of long points," Pegula said, per the WTA websute. "I thought I really had to step up and be aggressive when I had
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  • Roberto Mancini: "Ryder Cup, it's wonderful"

    Roberto Mancini: "Ryder Cup, it's wonderful"
    As coach, he brought Italy back to the top of Europe 53 years after the last time by beating England 4-3 on penalties at Wembley. Roberto Mancini is not only a great coach but he is also a golf enthusiast. Guest in Federgolf of President Franco Chimenti, this is his message for the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup which, in 2023, will be played - for the first time in its history in Italy - at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome) and will see Europe take on the Uni
  • Gael Monfils: I'm quite happy but I'm not finished yet

    Gael Monfils: I'm quite happy but I'm not finished yet
    World No. 20 Gael Monfils admits he is quite happy with his Australian Open campaign but added that his job is not done. Monfils, a former world No. 6, overcame Miiomir Kecmanovic 7-5 7-6 (4) 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinal. After last year's first round exit at the Australian Open, Monfils was emotional and unsure about his next steps. “It’s been a long journey for me and I’m quite happy, but it’s not finished,” Monfils in his on-court
  • Jessica Pegula explains the difference between tennis and the NFL, NHL

    Jessica Pegula explains the difference between tennis and the NFL, NHL
    American tennis star Jessica Pegula tried to explain the difference between a tennis player and a player who plays team sports in the leagues such as the NFL and NHL. Pegula's father, Terry, owns the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres. "I would say I think there's always similarities as an athlete, but I would say tennis is so much different because you're on your own team. You kind of have to do everything yourself, at least someone on your team is doing that, which is usual
  • Madison Keys: My mindset let me play that good tennis against Paula Badosa

    Madison Keys: My mindset let me play that good tennis against Paula Badosa
    Madison Keys was more than happy with her Australian Open round-of-16 performance against Paula Badosa. On Sunday, Keys delivered an outstanding performance as she surprised No. 6 seed Paula Badosa 6-3 6-1 to reach the quarterfinal at Melbourne Park."I'm really happy with how I played today. I think I served a lot better than I did in the last match. I think I returned well. I think overall I just started off either neutral or kind of ahead in the point. I had a lot of opportunities to try
  • Coleman Wong: Rafael Nadal was still practicing when we were taking a break

    Coleman Wong: Rafael Nadal was still practicing when we were taking a break
    Promising Hong Kong junior Coleman Wong Chak-lam recently had a chance to watch Rafael Nadal train and he was impressed by how committed and dedicated Nadal was to training. “The training and atmosphere is very good and our goal is to win a grand slam, so everyone is very focused,” Wong told on.cc. “[Nadal] really trains for a long time. He was still practising when we were taking a break. I asked him once, ‘what were you doing at my age?’ and he said ‘at
  • Paula Badosa: I thought I was serving bad then I saw it was Madison Keys' game

    Paula Badosa: I thought I was serving bad then I saw it was Madison Keys' game
    World No. 6 Paula Badosa was full of praise for 51st-ranked Madison Keys following their Australian Open clash.Badosa, seeded at No. 8, entered the match as the favorite but was dismantled by Keys.Keys, who won the Adelaide 2 title last week, cruised past Badosa 6-3 6-1 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinal."Sometimes I was serving 180. I had to look what the serve said because I didn't understand how a winner came back that fast," Badosa said, per WTA Insider."I thought I was serving bad. T
  • Alexander Zverev: Had to make a lot of sacrifices but I can make good money from it

    Alexander Zverev: Had to make a lot of sacrifices but I can make good money from it
    Former seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander questioned Alexander Zverev's motivation following the German's shock Australian Open loss. On Friday, Zverev saw off Radu Albot in straight sets to set up a Denis Shapovalov clash. After the match, Eurosport's Alize Lim asked Zverev about the sacrificed he had to make in order to make it in tennis. “It’s a sacrifice but it’s something I enjoy doing. I can make good money from it, and good living with it," Zvere
  • Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are on the green

    Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are on the green
    Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck make an exciting appearance at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Yas Island. Two beloved characters snuck in a quick round of golf before global stars including Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland tee off today at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Ahead of the tournament, Yas Links was invaded by Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi residents Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, who received an impromptu golfing lesson from some o
  • John McEnroe more than Maria Sharapova for Jannik Sinner?

    John McEnroe more than Maria Sharapova for Jannik Sinner?
    "As you know, currently my team is made up of Riccardo Piatti, Claudio Zimaglia, the physiotherapist, and Dalibor Sirola, the trainer. It will soon be extended to a fourth person, but for now I cannot tell you and reveal more."With these statements Jannik Sinner attracted different attention to himself, and not only for the excellent performances shown in the first two rounds of the Australian Open. The South Tyrolean is serious and aims to achieve in the next few years the dream of being among
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to start his season at the Quimper Challenger

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to start his season at the Quimper Challenger
    Jo-WIlfried Tsonga, 36, is set to start his 2022 season at the Quimper Challenger. Tsonga is set to return to action after a six-month absence as he put an end to his 2021 season following a first round loss suffered at Wimbledon. Before the season started, Tsonga expressed his desire to receive an Australian Open wildcard.Unfortunately for Tsonga, the French Tennis Federation gave their reciprocal Australian Open wildcard to Lucas Pouille. Recently, Kei Nishikori was asked about
  • Johanna Konta: I think we will see Andy Murray in 2023

    Johanna Konta: I think we will see Andy Murray in 2023
    Former British tennis star Johanna Konta thinks Andy Murray will return for the 2023 season. Murray, 34, didn't want to play the Davis Cup Finals because he wanted to have a strong preseason ahead of 2022. Before the season started, Murray made it clear his goal for 2022 was to have a strong year and make notable results. In his first tournament of the season, Murray suffered a shock first round loss to Facundo Bagnis at the Melbourne Summer Set. This week, Murray beat Nikolo
  • 'Novak Djokovic's going to find the energy to...', says former No.1

    'Novak Djokovic's going to find the energy to...', says former No.1
    World No. 2 Daniel Medvedev has made it clear that he sets the highest goals possible, as he would like to win 25 Grand Slams and become World No. 1. On Thursday, Medvedev survived a tricky second-round clash at the Australian Open by beating Nick Kyrgios 7-6(1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Medvedev captured his first Grand Slam after beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final last year. “Well, you know, I think the higher you go in the rankings, the further you want to go. I've been No. 2 for quite s
  • John McEnroe: No question the deportation is going to hit Novak Djokovic hard

    John McEnroe: No question the deportation is going to hit Novak Djokovic hard
    John McEnroe thinks the Australia visa saga and the eventual deportation will hit hard Novak Djokovic. Djokovic endured 10 long days in Australia as his visa was twice canceled and he was twice detained. Djokovic was deported from Australia last Sunday. "There’s no question this is going to hit him hard," McEnroe told Eurosport in The Cube."Now there’s uncertainty about the French Open, he’ll need to be vaccinated to play there, and what about Wimbledon? He doesn
  • Ashleigh Barty Advances to Australian Open Quarterfinals

    Ashleigh Barty Advances to Australian Open Quarterfinals
    Barty, the world No. 1, kept Amanda Anisimova, who upset Naomi Osaka in the previous round, moving and out of sync in the fourth round. Barbora Krejcikova also advanced.
  • Nick Kyrgios is the undisputed Happy Gilmore of tennis

    Nick Kyrgios is the undisputed Happy Gilmore of tennis
    Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has outrageous talent and knows how to entertain a crowd -- but his short fuse often lands him in hot water. Haven't we seen this before with Happy Gilmore?
  • When Novak Djokovic missed a triple bagel: 'I felt a bit for my rival'

    When Novak Djokovic missed a triple bagel: 'I felt a bit for my rival'
    Novak Djokovic was a player on a mission in 2011, losing only two matches before the US Open and seeking the tenth title of the season in New York. Novak sailed into the third round following a 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Carlos Berlocq in an hour and 30 minutes. The Serb grabbed the opening 14 games to move closer to a potential triple bagel but slowed down a bit on his serve and got broken twice. Novak claimed 82 points and left Carlos on 41, taking 67% of the return points and turning them int
  • John Maginnes: "I hated Tiger Woods in '96"

    John Maginnes: "I hated Tiger Woods in '96"
    Former Tour pro John Maginnes on this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar spoke about Tiger Woods.John Maginnes, statements“In 1996 we hated him. The money, the rumor was $10 million. That was beyond what a quarterback was making. This was an astronomical sum of money, so we resented him. Then I met him. This is one of the funniest guys on the Tour. This guy is awesome. And so you immediately love him. Tiger is beloved in the locker room. Once I saw the game, I knew
  • Simona Halep is back in the golden days

    Simona Halep is back in the golden days
    After a hellish year spent dealing with physical problems, Simona Halep finally seems to be back on the crest of the wave and also in a big way. A calf injury had kept the former world number 1 out for several months, forced to miss the Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympic Games.Having recovered, the 30-year-old Romanian started 2022 by pushing hard on the accelerator, winning the Melbourne 1, 250 category tournament (6-2 6-3 at Kudurmetova). And continues in this wake Simona Halep, wh
  • Johanna Konta: Simona Halep is definitely a favorite for the Australian Open title

    Johanna Konta: Simona Halep is definitely a favorite for the Australian Open title
    Johanna Konta says Simona Halep is absolutely one of her favorites for the Australian Open title. After beating Danka Kovinic 6-2 6-1 in the Australian Open third round, Melbourne Summer Set 1 champion Halep improved to 8-0 on the season. “I think Simona always puts herself amongst the favourites to win any tournament that she’s in,” Konta told Eurosport. "She’s such a consistent competitor, a consistent player.“Also, with her game style, she really invite
  • Sania Mirza, winner on court and champion off it

    Sania Mirza, winner on court and champion off it
    Her professional achievements have set the bar for Indian tennis players but her bravery in her personal life carries a far bolder message
  • Maxime Cressy: I really believe I put Rafael Nadal in an uncomfortable position

    Maxime Cressy: I really believe I put Rafael Nadal in an uncomfortable position
    Maxime Cressy isn't lacking any confidence in himself as he targets the No. 1 spot. On Saturday, Cressy continued his strong start to the year as he beat Christopher O'Connell 6-2 6-7 (6) 6-3 6-2 to reach the Australian Open round-of-16.In his first tournament of the season, Cressy made the Melbourne Summer Set final as a qualifier.In the final, Cressy competed well but Rafael Nadal won 7-6 (6) 6-3. Cressy has been playing confident ever since the Nadal clash because he believes he put
  • 'It would have been so much better if Novak Djokovic...', says former ace

    'It would have been so much better if Novak Djokovic...', says former ace
    Novak Djokovic's case continues day after day to be enriched with new content. Yesterday the official motivation of the Federal Court arrived, which explained mainly what were the reasons that led to the expulsion of the number one from the ATP world ranking of Australia. Perhaps the most important and probably decisive step in making the final decision is when it comes to "preventing many young and susceptible people from being able to emulate him." He was not present in Melbourne, but was ofte

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