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Ipswich punching above its weight for national tennis talent

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:53pm

Ashleigh Barty might be the best known face of Ipswich tennis, but the small city west of Brisbane is also home to Archie Graham, who has just taken out his fifth national championship.

Rare glimpse of Federer's vulnerability helps explain what drives him

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 5:43am

What we will remember most about the Australian Open men's final match is not Roger Federer's routine brilliance, but his rare brush with human frailty, writes Richard Hinds.

Federer beats Cilic to seal 20th major title at Aus Open

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 9:38pm

Roger Federer is given a tougher-than-expected challenge by Marin Cilic, but the Swiss superstar wins his sixth Australian Open crown — and his 20th grand slam title — in a five-set thriller.

Another Australian Open title for Roger Federer, as it happened

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 6:00pm

Roger Federer adds to his tally of Australian Open titles with a tough, five-set win in the final against Marin Cilic. Look back at how the action unfolded in our blow-by-blow blog coverage.

'I cried but now I'm smiling': Halep determined to win major after Aus Open final loss

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 7:53am

A shattered Simona Halep says her Australian Open final loss to Caroline Wozniacki has hardened her resolve to break through at a major after three failed attempts.

Wozniacki outlasts Halep to win Aus Open final thriller

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 9:31pm

It proved to be a case of third time lucky for Caroline Wozniacki after she claims her first major title by winning the Australian Open with victory over Simona Halep in a gripping championship decider on Rod Laver Arena.

As it happened: Wozniacki beats Halep to claim Aus Open crown

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 6:08pm

Caroline Wozniacki breaks through to win the Australian Open with a pulsating three-set victory over Simona Halep. Look back at the action and the post-match presentations in our blog.

Alcott triumphs again, taking fourth straight Australian Open quad title

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 4:43pm

Dylan Alcott has continued his brilliant run at the Australian Open, winning a fourth consecutive quad wheelchair singles title at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open: Who will win and why, by the numbers

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 10:05am

Halep meets Wozniacki tonight while Cilic and Federer play tomorrow evening. What are their chances of taking home the trophy?

Here's why Hyeon Chung was forced to retire from the Aus Open semi-final

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 8:55am

Some were left frustrated and confused when Hyeon Chung retired from his Australian Open semi-final with Roger Federer, citing blisters on his foot. His gruesome Instagram post ended that confusion.

Federer's statistical accumulation beyond the realms of 'best of his era'

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:26pm

This Sunday, Roger Federer will ride the wave of adulation from sports lovers and even erstwhile sports ignorers who will be fully entitled to believe they are watching the most accomplished player in tennis history, writes Richard Hinds.

Federer through to Australian Open final after Chung retires

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 7:50pm

Roger Federer has the chance to win his 20th major singles title and sixth Australian Open after he advances to the men's final when his opponent Hyeon Chung is forced to retire hurt.

Wozniacki, Halep set for high-stakes Australian Open final

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:18pm

Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep will have it all to play for in their blockbuster Australian Open final at Melbourne Park on Saturday night.

Classy Cilic tames Edmund to reach first Australian Open final

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 9:48pm

Marin Cilic has the chance to add a second major to his collection after he advances to the men's Australian Open final with a clinical defeat of Kyle Edmund.

Halep to meet Wozniacki in Australian Open final

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 3:08pm

Simona Halep saves match points to beat Angelique Kerber in a gripping Australian Open semi-final to book a meeting with Caroline Wozniacki in the tournament decider.

Calls for independent doctors at Australian Open as players face heat stress

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 8:14am

Doctors are speaking out about the pressures medicos face to keep players on court in extreme heat at this year's Australian Open.

The numbers back up Nadal — men are playing more tour matches than ever

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 5:56am

Rafael Nadal's complaints about the injury impact of tour schedules is backed by figures showing top male players are playing more than ever — but it may not be the whole explanation.

Federer storms into Open semi-finals with big win over Berdych

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 8:58pm

Roger Federer is back in the Australian Open semi-finals — again — with an impressive win over Tomas Berdych on Rod Laver Arena.

Top seed Halep through to Open semis with win over Pliskova

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 4:52pm

World number one Simona Halep will face Germany's Angelique Kerber in the last four of the Australian Open after the Romanian overcame a slow start to beat Karolina Pliskova in their quarter-final.

Exit Sandgren: Tennys returns serve at media after Open loss to Chung

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 3:35pm

Tennys Sandgren departs the Australian Open with a loss to Hyeon Chung, but not before slamming the media for what he calls "sensationalist coverage" of his social media history and links with the alt-right.