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Dominant Djokovic beats Medvedev to win ninth Australian Open

Melbourne - Peerless world number one Novak Djokovic demolished Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park Sunday.

King Novak faces 'challenger' Medvedev in Australian Open final

Melbourne - Novak Djokovic says going unbeaten in eight Australian Open finals will give him confidence in Sunday's decider, but he'll need more than that to overcome "the man to beat" -- red-hot Russian Daniil Medvedev.

King Novak faces 'challenger' Medvedev in Australian Open final

Melbourne - Novak Djokovic says going unbeaten in eight Australian Open finals will give him confidence in Sunday's decider, but he'll need more than that to overcome "the man to beat" -- red-hot Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev powers past Tsitsipas into Australian Open final

Melbourne - Russia's Daniil Medvedev overpowered Stefanos Tsitsipas to make his first Australian Open final Friday, where he will bid to stop world number one Novak Djokovic from clinching an unprecedented ninth title.

Osaka shatters Williams record bid to make Australian Open final

Melbourne - Naomi Osaka emphatically ended Serena Williams's latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown with a straight-sets demolition in the Australian Open semi-finals Thursday.

Snap lockdown quashes Melbourne outbreak, tennis fans poised to return

Melbourne - Stay-at-home orders will be lifted for six million Australians in the state of Victoria Wednesday after a successful five-day lockdown, allowing businesses to reopen and some spectators to return to the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Australian Open crowds banned as Melbourne begins lockdown

Melbourne - Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne went from welcoming thousands of fans for its Grand Slam tennis tournament to deserted city streets overnight, as millions began a five-day coronavirus lockdown.

Djokovic injured in thriller as Australian Open shuts doors

Melbourne - Defending champion Novak Djokovic admitted his Australian Open might be over after an injury-hit win on Friday as fans were kicked out ahead of a state-wide coronavirus lockdown.

Melbourne orders snap Covid lockdown, but Australian Open plays on, without fans

Melbourne - More than six million people were ordered into a snap, five-day lockdown Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in Australia's second most populous state, forcing the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne to shut fans out.

Melbourne orders snap covid lockdown, but Australian Open plays on, without fans

Melbourne - More than six million people were ordered into a snap, five-day lockdown Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in Australia's second most populous state, forcing the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne to shut fans out.

Melbourne orders snap covid lockdown, but Australian Open plays on, without fans

Melbourne - More than six million people were ordered into a snap, five-day lockdown Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in Australia's second most populous state, forcing the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne to shut fans out.

Melbourne orders snap Covid lockdown during Australian Open tennis

Melbourne - Authorities ordered a snap, five-day lockdown in Melbourne on Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak, meaning the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, which began in the city this week, will have to go ahead without fans.

Tearful Kenin out but Barty just getting started at Australian Open

Melbourne - Defending champion Sofia Kenin exited the Australian Open in tears on Thursday as world number one Ashleigh Barty negotiated a sticky moment to reach the third round.

Djokovic passes Tiafoe test, Serena sublime at Australian Open

Melbourne - Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic was made to sweat at the Australian Open on Wednesday as Serena Williams made serene progress in her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Australian Open boss 'confident' event will go ahead despite Covid case

Melbourne - Australian Open chief Craig Tiley said he was "absolutely confident" the tournament will start next week despite a fresh coronavirus case that halted warm-up tournaments and forced hundreds of players and officials into isolation on Thursday.

Tennis chaos as players, officials isolate after Australia Covid-19 case

Melbourne - Preparations for the Australian Open were thrown into chaos Wednesday when up to 600 players and officials were told to isolate and get tested after a hotel staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

Up to 30,000 a day allowed into Australian Open

Melbourne - Daily crowds of between 25,000 and 30,000 will be allowed to watch the Australian Open, organisers said Saturday in a big boost to the season's opening Grand Slam.

Two players test positive in new Australian Open blow

Melbourne - Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said on Tuesday, in a new blow for the tournament which is facing a backlash from a wary public.

Kyrgios slams 'tool' Djokovic as Australian Open tensions run high

Melbourne - Australia's Nick Kyrgios dismissed world number one Novak Djokovic as a "tool" as a backlash grew against tennis players flown in for the Australian Open during a raging pandemic.

'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints

Melbourne - Dozens of tennis stars stuck in hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were told Monday they would get no "special treatment" to leave their rooms to train, despite complaints from some players.

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane

Melbourne - A host of tennis players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after two people on a charter flight that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane

Melbourne - A host of tennis players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after two people on a charter flight that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.

Chatting with Mary Carillo: Sportscaster and former tennis player Special

American sportscaster and former professional tennis player Mary Carillo chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her career and partnership with Royal Canin.

French prosecutors probe match-fixing at Roland Garros

Paris - French prosecutors said on Tuesday they had begun an investigation into suspected match-fixing at the French Open, reportedly involving a women's doubles match.

Window closing on Williams' quest for 24th Slam title

New York - As a weary Serena Williams packed her bags and left Flushing Meadows in the early hours of Friday morning, her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title snuffed out in the semi-finals of the US Open, one question was left hanging in the b...

#Djokovid: tennis star mauled over coronavirus 'horror show'

Paris - World number one Novak Djokovic was widely condemned on Wednesday for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, a lapse that sent shudders through a sport struggling to get back on its feet.

Djokovic positive for coronavirus, questions over return of tennis

Belgrade - World number one Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing a premature end to the exhibition tournament he hosted during the pandemic and raising serious questions about the sport's planned return in August.

Djokovic positive for coronavirus, questions over return of tennis

Belgrade - World number one Novak Djokovic's hopes of hosting a successful exhibition tournament during a pandemic spectacularly backfired Tuesday when he became the fourth player to test positive for coronavirus, raising serious questions about the sport's plann...

Coric becomes second player at Djokovic event to test positive for coronavirus

Paris - Borna Coric announced on Monday he has become the second player to test positive for coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition tournament in Croatia featuring world number one Novak Djokovic.

'I'm so sorry': Dimitrov tests positive for coronavirus after playing in Djokovic event

Paris - Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday he has tested positive for coronavirus after pulling out of an exhibition tournament which also featured world number one Novak Djokovic.
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