Novak Djokovic's father Srdjan does not think that his son will compete at the Australian Open because of COVID-19 vaccination rules in Australia.
Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open in January and is unlikely to return to competition until mid-2022 as he recovers from multiple knee surgeries, the former world number one told Swiss media. Federer, 40, also said he would be "extremely surprised" if he was able to play at Wimbledon, a Grand Slam he has won a record eight times with his last title coming in 2017.
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.
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates her two set win against America's Jennifer Brady on Saturday, her fourth Grand Slam win. Osaka says she is setting her sights on the Tokyo Olympics after the win. "It would be my first Olympics and for it to be in Tokyo, of course it would be a dream," says the 23-year-old.
Australian Open welcomes back spectators after a five-day lockdown was imposed to curb a Covid-19 outbreak from hotel quarantine in Melbourne.
Rafa Nadal threw a blanket over the fire of Fabio Fognini to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win on Monday. Facing the man who dumped him from the 2015 U.S. Open, second seed Nadal held steady against the fierce hitting of the flamboyant Italian and counter-punched brilliantly to avoid a longer scrap at a sunbathed Rod Laver Arena.
'Survivor' Nadal back in form at Australian Open
Around 390 Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers have resigned following sexist remarks by Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, Japan's Olympic minister said on Tuesday (February 9).
Serena Williams trains in Melbourne as officials announce that up to 30,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the Australian Open per day. About two weeks ago, the top stars are seen arriving in Adelaide ahead of flying to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Open.
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Former champion Maria Sharapova made her earliest Australian Open exit in a decade on Tuesday and said she was unsure whether her troublesome shoulder injury would allow her to return next year.