Paula Badosa, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis double, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev,

Paula Badosa, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis double, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev,

Madison Keys continued her hot streak and sent eighth seed Paula Badosa crashing out of the Australian Open in the process with a 6-3, 6-1 win to kick off Sunday’s action. Keys, who was ranked 87th in the world earlier in the month, enjoyed a rapid rise to the top after winning the title from … Read more

Australian Open 2022 day five Rafael Nadal Naomi Osaka Ash Barty news results

Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over 28th seed Karen Khachanov. Nadal, who was aiming for a men’s record 21st Grand Slam singles title, faced his first seeded opponent and lost his first set of the tournament. The sixth seed struggled in the … Read more

Australian Open 2022 Live Scores, Results, Night 5 Updates, Ash Barty Beats Camila Giorgi, Naomi Osaka Loses, Rafael Nadal Beats Karen Khachanov

Australian Open 2022 Live Scores, Results, Night 5 Updates, Ash Barty Beats Camila Giorgi, Naomi Osaka Loses, Rafael Nadal Beats Karen Khachanov

Ash Barty safely advances to the last 16 of the Australian Open for a fourth consecutive year, but defending champion Naomi Osaka will not join her. Rafael Nadal appeared to quickly join Barty, dominating Russia’s Karen Khachanov early on to lead 6-3 6-2. But his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title then stumbled … Read more

Australian Open 2022 live scores, results, day 5 updates, order of play, matches, when plays Ash Barty, Rafael Nadal, news

Carlos Alcaraz has improved his physique in recent months, donning a Rafa Nadal-like sleeveless shirt during his run to the third round. (Photo by MICHAEL ERREY / AFP)

Rising tennis star Carlos Alcaraz says he ‘doesn’t want to be known’ as ‘Baby Nadal’ – but if his escape continues on day five of the Australian Open, the comparison will only grow to strenghten. The youngest player in the entire men’s singles draw and the youngest seed at a Slam since Michael Chang in … Read more

Rafael Nadal welcomes Australian Open return to sweep Yannick Hanfmann | Australian Open 2022

It was not always clear that Rafael Nadal would return to the Australian Open this year, but 20 seasons into his illustrious career he has developed a knack for exceeding even the most generous of expectations. Nadal is indeed in Melbourne, he has already won five games in the new year and for the first … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s legacy ruined after expulsion: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal last laugh

Novak Djokovic's legacy ruined after expulsion: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal last laugh

Novak Djokovic’s expulsion has far bigger ramifications than missing the Australian Open – and they will cut the Serb to his heart. Novak Djokovic’s (attempted) trip to Australia was an absolute disaster. Being denied entry at the airport, being held in hotel detention, enduring two legal battles and then ultimately being deported was bad enough … Read more

Australian Open Day 3 Predictions Including Rafael Nadal vs Yannick Hanfmann

Rafael Nadal vs Marcos Giron AO 2022

Can Yannick Hanfmann offer resistance to Rafael Nadal in round 2 of the Australian Open? John Millman will also be upset against Alexander Zverev on day three of the tournament. We have predictions for every match in the second round, including Hubert Hurkacz and Gael Monfils matches. Rafael Nadal vs Yannick Hanfmann Damian Kust: Yannick … Read more

Naomi Osaka’s new approach to tennis, Rafael Nadal targets 21st Grand Slam, Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady

Perhaps the first test of Naomi Osaka’s new approach to tennis was when she completely sniffed a headbutt to give her opponent a break point on the first day of the Australian Open without Novak Djokovic. Osaka didn’t throw his racket. She didn’t roll her eyes. She smiled. “There are situations where I used to … Read more

Australian Open 2022, tennis, Thanasi Kokkinakis, draw, against Rafael Nadal

A year ago at the Melbourne Park media centre, Thanasi Kokkinakis broke down in tears after winning an Australian Open match for the first time in six years. A tennis career that started out so promising had been so plagued by injuries that some feared Kokkinakis would walk away from the game without reaching the … Read more