Rafa Nadal defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a marathon Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday. The victory gave the 35-year-old Spaniard a men's record 21st Grand Slam singles title.
Anti-vax enthusiasts claim that at least three athletes have dropped out of the 2022 Australian Open tournament due to chest problems related to Covid-19 vaccination. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
World tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic isn't alone in having his visa canceled after arriving for the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic confirms he will defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption from being vaccinated against COVID -19.
29 Nov 2021
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.
17 Nov 2021
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.
22 Feb 2021
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.
22 Feb 2021
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.
19 Feb 2021
Australian Open welcomes back spectators after a five-day lockdown was imposed to curb a Covid-19 outbreak from hotel quarantine in Melbourne.
15 Feb 2021
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.