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Tennis Grand Slams to all trial first-to-10 tie-breaks in final sets
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Tennis Grand Slams to all trial first-to-10 tie-breaks in final sets

Until now, the major events all employed different rules on how to end a match which reaches 6-6 in a deciding set.

After Australian Open furore, Novak Djokovic starts his season in Dubai
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After Australian Open furore, Novak Djokovic starts his season in Dubai

The organisers have dubbed the first day of the ATP event 'Magnificent Monday' and a couple of other marquee entrants, Marin Cilic and Andy Murray, will also be in action.

Novak Djokovic says 'not anti-vax' but would rather skip events than be forced into COVID-19 jab
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Novak Djokovic says 'not anti-vax' but would rather skip events than be forced into COVID-19 jab

In an interview to BBC, Djokovic said he did not want to be associated with the anti-vax movement, but supported an individual's right to choose.

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos

There were more beautiful stories from Melbourne Park that made Djokovic’s long drawn legal saga feel like a thing of the past.

Novak Djokovic Covid-19 tests were valid: Serbian officials refute media reports
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Novak Djokovic Covid-19 tests were valid: Serbian officials refute media reports

Serbia's prosecutor's office said there was no evidence suggesting the tests had been manipulated, according to an inquiry by the country's health ministry.

Rafael Nadal says 21 Grand Slam titles 'not enough' after capturing Australian Open
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Rafael Nadal says 21 Grand Slam titles 'not enough' after capturing Australian Open

The Spaniard could now make it 22 at the French Open in June, where he has been crowned champion a record 13 times already.

Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal further raises his own incredible standards to make history
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Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal further raises his own incredible standards to make history

Just when we thought we have seen everything from Rafa, Nadal went beyond the standards he has set, surprising not just the fans, but surely somewhere himself as well.

Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty stays on top of WTA rankings, Danielle Collins moves to career-best 10th
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Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty stays on top of WTA rankings, Danielle Collins moves to career-best 10th

Barty has increased her lead over Aryna Sabalenka — who exited in the fourth round of the Australian Open — to over 2,600 points.

Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal's historic triumph sparks off meme-fest on vaccines
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Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal's historic triumph sparks off meme-fest on vaccines

Nadal received congratulatory messages from all over the world and among the many wishes, there were vaccine memes and jokes that made headlines and spoke on the importance of vaccination.

Australian Open 2022: Nadal 'doesn't care much' if 21st Grand Slam win makes him greatest men's player ever
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Australian Open 2022: Nadal 'doesn't care much' if 21st Grand Slam win makes him greatest men's player ever

Nadal does not intend to dwell for too long on the wider significance, even though "I know it's a special number, 21".

Australian Open 2022: Defiant and determined Rafael Nadal continues to reach for new highs at 35
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Australian Open 2022: Defiant and determined Rafael Nadal continues to reach for new highs at 35

Rafael Nadal's record 21st major title has come at his least successful Grand Slam so far.

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev ‘not that disappointed’ to lose men’s singles final, hails ‘unreal’ Nadal
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev ‘not that disappointed’ to lose men’s singles final, hails ‘unreal’ Nadal

It was the second time Nadal had denied Medvedev in a Grand Slam decider, winning a five-set epic at the 2019 US Open.

Australian Open 2022: 'What a match', Nadal congratulated by rivals Federer, Djokovic after 21st Grand Slam win
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Australian Open 2022: 'What a match', Nadal congratulated by rivals Federer, Djokovic after 21st Grand Slam win

Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in a gruelling summit clash that went past the five-hour mark to go past Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in terms of Grand Slam wins

Australian Open 2022: 'A final of Herculean proportions,' Twitter celebrates Nadal's incredible victory over Medvedev
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Australian Open 2022: 'A final of Herculean proportions,' Twitter celebrates Nadal's incredible victory over Medvedev

Nadal now has one more Grand Slam victory than Federer and Djokovic, his long-time rivals in the so-called Big Three, who have 20 each.

Australian Open 2022 stats: Rafael Nadal wins 21st major in remarkable comeback
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Australian Open 2022 stats: Rafael Nadal wins 21st major in remarkable comeback

In the second longest Australian Open final, Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev to take the lead in tally for most Grand Slam titles with his 21st.

Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic keep No 1 tennis ranking; Danielle Collins into top 10
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Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic keep No 1 tennis ranking; Danielle Collins into top 10

In the men's rankings, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini is the only mover inside the top ten, climbing to a new career high of No 6.

Australian Open 2022 Highlights, Men's Final: Nadal beats Medvedev in five sets for record 21st major
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Australian Open 2022 Highlights, Men's Final: Nadal beats Medvedev in five sets for record 21st major

Follow live scores and updates from the Australian Open on Day 14 with focus on the men's final.

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty’s poise helps her rule in an era of power tennis
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty’s poise helps her rule in an era of power tennis

Very few players on the tour know how to caress and place the ball like Ashleigh Barty does or possess her variety. She can tease open the chinks in their armour.

Australian Open, men's final preview: At 'unlucky' Slam, Rafael Nadal chases No 21 to surge ahead
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Australian Open, men's final preview: At 'unlucky' Slam, Rafael Nadal chases No 21 to surge ahead

Rafael Nadal hasn't suffered as many heartbreaking defeats and been as unsuccessful as at the Australian Open. A 21st Grand Slam title would be extra special at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open 2022: 'No better player at the moment than Ash Barty' Twitter reacts to her third major
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Australian Open 2022: 'No better player at the moment than Ash Barty' Twitter reacts to her third major

Barty ended Australia's 44-year drought with Christine O'Neill, the last Australian man or woman to win in Melbourne, watching in the stadium.