Kyle Edmund fights back in punishing heat to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets and reach the Australian Open fourth round.
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With on-court temperatures reportedly reaching 69C, Gaël Monfils says he was ‘dying’ in his match with Novak Djokovic and Hsieh Su-wei says bugs were being killed by the heat Continue reading…
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Roger Federer calls for the Grand Slams to up their levels of prize money and said players are “bored’ of having to push the issue.
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• 2014 champion Wawrinka loses in straight sets to world No97• Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets to reach third roundStan Wawrinka’s comeback tournament ended with a second-round loss to Tennys Sandgren at the Australian Open. The 2014…
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BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller dissects Johanna Konta’s second-round exit from the Australian Open.
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• Returning Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova• Konta’s grand slam struggles continue against Bernarda PeraDay by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephen…
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Kyle Edmund could face 40C heat when he takes on Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Australian Open on Friday.
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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova urges Novak Djokovic and other male players who want higher prize money to “get together with the women”.
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Stan Wawrinka was hindered by his troublesome knee in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 defeat by the American Tennys Sandgren, but Roger Federer, Simona Halep and Juan Martin del Potro won, as did the home favourite Ashleigh Barty 12.49pm GMT So that wraps up the seco…
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Serbian beats unseeded Frenchman 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3‘I was right at the limit,’ admits six-times championNovak Djokovic confessed he was “right at the limit” of his physical and mental endurance beating Gaël Monfils in health-threatening heat on day fou…
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Novak Djokovic comes back from a set down to beat Gael Monfils as the temperature hits 39C at the Australian Open.
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Manchester misses out on hosting the WTA Finals to the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which is awarded a 10-year deal from 2019.
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Maria Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to reach the last 32 of the Australian Open.
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Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponentOne of tennis’ perennial debates has ignited early at this year’s Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of gru…
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Defending champion Roger Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff but 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka loses in the Australian Open second round.
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Britain’s Dominic Inglot and doubles partner Marcus Daniell beat Neal Skupski and Adil Shamasdin in the Australian Open first round.
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