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Novak Djokovic 'hurt' by father's absence in Australian Open final
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Novak Djokovic 'hurt' by father's absence in Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic's father Srdjan decided to miss the semi-finals after he faced calls, led by Ukraine, to be banned from the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park

Maria Sharapova welcomes son Theodore
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Maria Sharapova welcomes son Theodore

Theodore is the first child of the 35-year-old Russian tennis star and British businessman Alexander Gilkes, 42, who announced their engagement in December 2020

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.

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: Ashleigh Barty 'humbled' after joining tennis royalty
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty 'humbled' after joining tennis royalty

The 25-year-old achieved the feat by becoming the Australian Open's first home champion in 44 years when she came from 1-5 down in the second set of Saturday's final to beat Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios labelled ‘an absolute knob’ for antics in men’s doubles quarter-final
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Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios labelled ‘an absolute knob’ for antics in men’s doubles quarter-final

Kyrgios showboated and revved up the crowd as he and partner Thanasi Kokkinakis downed New Zealand's Michael Venus and Tim Putz of Germany 5-7, 6-3, 3-6 in the men's doubles quarter-final on Tuesday.

Australian Open 2022: Auger-Aliassime ready to take on world's best after blockbuster clash against Medvedev
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Australian Open 2022: Auger-Aliassime ready to take on world's best after blockbuster clash against Medvedev

Auger-Aliassime produced high-quality tennis, troubling Medvedev with his powerful forehand and serve among his 64 winners, often leaving the Russian flustered and scrambling to stay in the fight.

Australian Open 2022: Allez Alize! Cornet leads surprise quarter-finalists in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2022: Allez Alize! Cornet leads surprise quarter-finalists in Melbourne

Having survived the trial by fire against Halep, the seasoned French player will lead a bunch of surprise quarter-finalists at this year’s Australian Open.

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev slams 'low IQ' Melbourne crowd after getting booed in 2nd round meeting with Kyrgios
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev slams 'low IQ' Melbourne crowd after getting booed in 2nd round meeting with Kyrgios

The Russian world number two took all that the mercurial Australian and the Melbourne spectators could throw at him to march into the third round.

World number two Aryna Sabalenka targets maiden Grand Slam in 2022
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World number two Aryna Sabalenka targets maiden Grand Slam in 2022

She had never gone past the round of 16 in a Slam until last year, when she reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon and the US Open, losing tough three-setters each time

Australian Open 2022: Mystery over Novak Djokovic's participation deepens as stars arrive in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2022: Mystery over Novak Djokovic's participation deepens as stars arrive in Melbourne

There has been serious doubt as to whether men's world number one Djokovic would travel to Australia, having refused to confirm if he has been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Manolo Santana, first Spaniard to win Wimbledon, dies aged 83; Rafael Nadal, Spanish PM lead tributes
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Manolo Santana, first Spaniard to win Wimbledon, dies aged 83; Rafael Nadal, Spanish PM lead tributes

Santana won four major singles titles, taking the French Open in 1961 and 1964, the US Open at Forest Hills in 1965 and Wimbledon in 1966.

French Open director Guy Forget resigns, steps down as Paris Masters' chief
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French Open director Guy Forget resigns, steps down as Paris Masters' chief

The federation did not give any reason for Forget's sudden departure and thanked him for his commitment and exemplary work

Asking Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated for Australian Open not blackmail, says senior official
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Asking Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated for Australian Open not blackmail, says senior official

Martin Pakula, sports minister in Victoria, insisted the vaccine requirement for the 2022 Australian Open was about protecting the local community

United Nations wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's well-being
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United Nations wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's well-being

The UN Human Rights Office called for a fully-transparent investigation into the former Grand Slam doubles champion's claims against Zhang Gaoli

Roger Federer hopes to return one last time in mid-2022
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Roger Federer hopes to return one last time in mid-2022

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 40 in August, is working his way back from a persistent right knee injury that restricted him to just five tournaments this year

'Taken out of context': Kyrgios backtracks on call for Australian Open to be cancelled
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'Taken out of context': Kyrgios backtracks on call for Australian Open to be cancelled

The mercurial Australian created waves by saying he believed January's opening Grand Slam of the year should not go ahead out of respect for the struggles Melbourne, which hosts the tournament, has endured during the pandemic.

Nick Kyrgios calls for cancellation of 2022 Australian Open, sympathises with unvaccinated Novak Djokovic
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Nick Kyrgios calls for cancellation of 2022 Australian Open, sympathises with unvaccinated Novak Djokovic

The mercurial Australian said he believed January's opening Grand Slam of the year should not go ahead out of respect for the struggles Melbourne, which hosts the tournament, has endured during the pandemic.