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Austria's Dominic Thiem gestures to his opponent Spain's Rafael Nadal after hitting the net cord and winning the point during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Sorry, not sorry: Net cords & insincere apologies in tennis

Jan. 29, 2020 12:13 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It might just be the most insincere gesture in sports: A tennis player apologizes by raising a hand after a ball clips the net tape and makes it over, accidentally winning — or eventually helping to win — a point. Happens all the time, on courts all around the...

Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, is congratulated by Australia's Nick Kyrgios after winning their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Steady Nadal beats animated Kyrgios in 4 at Australian Open

Jan. 27, 2020 8:37 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the 'tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios. Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry. The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to...

Former Australian Open champion Margaret Court holds up the women's Australian Open trophy, the Daphne Ackhurst Memorial Cup, as her 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam is celebrated at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Court gets recognition, without addressing Australian crowd

Jan. 27, 2020 8:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Margaret Court was present but didn't address the crowd at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of her calendar-year Grand Slam in 1970, a tricky event for Australian Open organizers trying to balance recognition of the achievement with their responsibility to promote...

Canada's Milos Raonic signs his autograph onto a Canadian flag after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Australian Open Glance: A Djokovic-Raonic QF showdown

Jan. 27, 2020 7:29 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY: Milos Raonic's perfect record at Melbourne Park this year — four straight-sets victories, including a third-round win over No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas — is in for a serious quarterfinal test against a guy he's...

Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Nadal beats Kyrgios to reach QFs in Australia

Jan. 27, 2020 6:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Rafael Nadal has beaten Aussie hope Nick Kyrgios in four sets to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the 41st time. The 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) win allowed Nadal to join Jimmy Connors in third...

Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Australian Open Glance: Ash Barty, Coco Gauff eye quarters

Jan. 25, 2020 8:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Ash Barty was on and off the court quickly in her third-round match, a straight-sets win that left her most of the rest of the day to do whatever she pleased. If she chose to watch any tennis on TV, it would have been...

Australia's Nick Kyrgios lies on the court as he celebrates after defeating Russia's Karen Khachanov in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Bloodied but unbowed, Kyrgios sets Nadal clash in Australia

Jan. 25, 2020 8:16 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios put aside a bloody hand, a hamstring issue, a tiff with the chair umpire and a resilient opponent who saved a pair of match points. When the Australian Open third-round thriller ended after about 4 1/2 hours Saturday, Kyrgios dropped to his back behind the...

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Bertens' win closes women's 3rd Rd in Australia

Jan. 25, 2020 7:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:10 a.m. No. 9 seed Kiki Bertens has reached the Australian Open's fourth round for the first time. Bertens closed out the women's third round at Melbourne Park by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 7-6 (3). Bertens compiled a 35-19...

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine makes a forehand return to Lauren Davis of the U.S.during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Svitolina puts top 10 women in Australian 3rd Rd

Jan. 23, 2020 9:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 a.m. All of the top 10 seeded women have reached the third round at the Australian Open for the first time since 2007. It's the first time it's happened at any Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 2009. No. 5 Elina...

Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after defeating France's Gilles Simon in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Kyrgios barks, mocks his way to Australian Open's 3rd round

Jan. 23, 2020 8:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court, whether it's shot selection, showmanship, momentum swings, barking at his entourage or mocking another player not even involved...