Australian Open should prepare for China backlash

Australian Open should prepare for China backlash

“We’ve seen in the past that sponsors will just pull out en masse if there’s something they don’t like.” Mr Dreyer pointed to the fallout for America’s top basketball league, the NBA, after then-Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” in 2019. While Mr … Read more

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios’ press conference emerges from threat

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios' press conference emerges from threat

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios described the questions at his press conference as “depressing”, saying he preferred to leave. Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios asked reporters if he and his doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis thought the crowd would be in their corner on Saturday as they take on other Australians. Kyrgios and Kokkinakis beat the … Read more

Australian Open 2022, Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis press conference, Michael Venus feud, doubles victory

Nick Kyrgios has responded to upset New Zealand doubles player Michael Venus in a sometimes tense press conference after the Aussie star and Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced to the Australian Open doubles final. Venus delivered a blistering outburst from Kyrgios after the latter knocked out the former at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The divisive Australian … Read more

High-octane Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis storm into Australian Open final | Australian Open 2022

If the roof had been on Rod Laver Arena it would have blown off as a zealous home crowd roared Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis into an unlikely Australian Open doubles final. Laver himself was in the house on Thursday afternoon to watch the unseeded pair, who have both shocked and awed their competition and … Read more

Australian Open tennis 2022: Sexist question infuriates tennis star Johanna Konta

Australian Open tennis 2022: Sexist question infuriates tennis star Johanna Konta

Former tennis star Johanna Konta has called out the sexist line of questioning from a media box “mainly made up of middle-aged men”. Former world No. 4 Johanna Konta has called out the sexist line of questioning she copped throughout her professional career from journalists. In December last year, Konta announced her retirement from the … Read more

Australian Open 2022: Officials under fire after locals Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler reach mixed doubles final at 2.30am

Australian Open 2022: Officials under fire after locals Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler reach mixed doubles final at 2.30am

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have grabbed the limelight but they aren’t the only local pairing seeking a title at this year’s Australian Open. Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler’s run to the mixed doubles championship match has flown far under the radar and hit a new low thanks to bizarre scheduling on Wednesday night. The … Read more

Australian Open 2022 | Ash barty vs Madison Keys semi-final preview, Todd Woodbridge analysis

Australian tennis great Todd Woodbridge says Ash Barty now has an “aura” about her that strikes fear into her opponents even before they’ve played. The Aussie world No.1 can reach her best ever Australian Open result if she beats Madison Keys in tonight’s semi final on Rod Laver Arena. She’s reached this stage once before, … Read more

This new Australian technology could prevent CO2 fumes from entering the atmosphere

This new Australian technology could prevent CO2 fumes from entering the atmosphere

A new technology has been developed by researchers at RMIT University that converts CO2 into solid carbon, effectively preventing CO2 vapors from entering the atmosphere. First, a quick debrief. CO2 is one of the most harmful fumes for the Earth. It does this through the greenhouse effect – CO2 vapors travel through the atmosphere from … Read more

Australian Open 2022 | Nick Kyrgios’ feud with Kiwi doubles star Michael Venus, Todd Woodbridge analysis

Former doubles champion Todd Woodbridge says he can understand Michael Venus’ frustration following the elimination of the No. 6 seed from the Australian Open at the hands of Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Kyrgios and Kokkinakis will contest the Australian Open semi-finals this afternoon after the tense and at times heated encounter against Venus and … Read more

Meg’s milestone: Australian skipper joins exclusive club

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Meg Lanning is set to break new ground, becoming the third woman to lead her country in 150 games across all formats when she leads Australia in the Ashes Test at Manuka Oval. On Thursday morning she will join an exclusive club, with England great Charlotte Edwards (220) and current India ODI captain Mithali Raj … Read more