Nadal closes in on 21st Grand Slam crown

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:24:26 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Rafael Nadal marched into the final of the Australian Open to be just one match away from becoming the all-time men’s Grand Slam leader after overcoming Matteo Berrettini in their semi-final on Friday. The 35-year-old Spanish great, seeded sixth, was too solid for the Italian seventh seed, winning 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in […]

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It’s Barty vs power-hitting Collins in Australian Open final

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 22:43:50 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – A ruthless Ashleigh Barty swept into her first Australian Open final on Thursday with a clinical, straight-sets demolition of Madison Keys to set-up a title match with the hard-hitting Danielle Collins. The world number one overwhelmed 51st-ranked Keys, 6-1, 6-3, in just 62 minutes with another American awaiting after the all-business Collins […]

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Medvedev pulls off astonishing comeback, faces Tsitsipas next

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 03:43:59 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Men’s title favorite Daniil Medvedev fought back from the brink of a shock exit on Wednesday to reach the Australian Open semifinal and keep his dream of a second Grand Slam crown alive. Medvedev, the world number two, looked down and out as he lost the opening two sets to Canadian 21-year-old […]

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Medvedev pulls astonishing comeback, faces Tsitsipas next

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 03:43:59 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Men’s title favorite Daniil Medvedev fought back from the brink of a shock exit on Wednesday to reach the Australian Open semifinal and keep his dream of a second Grand Slam crown alive. Medvedev, the world number two, looked down and out as he lost the opening two sets to Canadian 21-year-old […]

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Shapovalov slams Nadal time tactics; Barty in semis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 23:10:22 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – A fuming Denis Shapovalov slammed Rafael Nadal for receiving preferential time treatment after losing to the Spanish great in an epic quarter-final at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Shapovalov labelled chair umpire Carlos Bernardes “corrupt” during the match for not enforcing a penalty on the meticulous Nadal, whose ultra-finicky routine between points […]

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Ailing Nadal survives Shapovalov thriller to reach Aussie Open semis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:58:13 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Rafael Nadal moved to within two matches of a record 21st Grand Slam title with a dogfight five-set quarter-final win over Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The Spanish sixth seed edged the Canadian 14th seed 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 in 4hr 8min of thrilling action on Rod Laver Arena to […]

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Collins reaches quarters; Halep falls in upset at Aussie Open

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 07:42:33 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Fired-up American Danielle Collins stayed on track for match her 2019 Melbourne Park heroics as she battled through an epic against Elise Mertens to make the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday. The 27th seed outlasted 19th seeded Mertens 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a 2hr 51min marathon in sweltering heat on Rod Laver […]

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Nadal survives epic opening-set tiebreak, reaches quarters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:41:48 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Rafael Nadal came out on top of an epic 28-minute opening-set tiebreak in sapping heat to power past Adrian Mannarino and into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion needed all of his experience and resolve to go on and claim a 7-6 (16/14), 6-2, 6-2 […]

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Russian ‘villain’ Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into Last 16

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 00:19:37 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – World No. 2 and title favorite Daniil Medvedev won over the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as the Russian “villain” eased into the last 16 along with Stefanos Tsitsipas. After the drama of Friday, when defending champion Naomi Osaka exited Melbourne in the third round, the leading women’s seeds were also mostly […]

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Unseeded American stuns Osaka as Nadal sends title warning

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:40:33 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Defending champion Naomi Osaka was dumped out of the Australian Open in the third round on Friday by unseeded American Amanda Anisimova to open up the draw for title favorite Ashleigh Barty. Anisimova, ranked 60th in the world, saved two match points to stun the former world number one, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 […]

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