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Djokovic tops Paul; faces Tsitsipas in Australian Open final

Jan. 27, 2023 08:40 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Of all of his considerable talents, Novak Djokovic’s ability to cast aside whatever appears to stand in his way might be the most valuable. So forget about the potential distraction of his father’s decision to stay away from Rod Laver Arena for...

Tommy Paul's Australian run helps make US men relevant again

Jan. 26, 2023 07:07 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul was too little at the time to remember watching Andy Roddick win the 2003 U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam singles title for an American man. Paul, now 25, does recall seeing posters from that triumph displayed at the club in North Carolina...

EXPLAINER: Novak Djokovic's successful return to Australia

Jan. 25, 2023 10:54 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was still in the first set of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Andrey Rublev when the guy who would face the winner of that match, Tommy Paul, sat down for a news conference. “Probably have a better chance of winning if it’s...

Paul tops Shelton at Australian Open, faces Djokovic next

Jan. 25, 2023 07:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul received a lot less attention than his younger, less-experienced, opponent, Ben Shelton, heading into their all-American quarterfinal at the Australian Open. Perhaps that was a product of the fascination with the out-of-nowhere Shelton: Just...

2-time Australian champ Azarenka tops Pegula, talks anxiety

Jan. 24, 2023 07:44 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On the court at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night, Victoria Azarenka — the athlete — displayed the same confident brand of take-the-ball-early, hard-hitting tennis that carried her to two Australian Open titles and the No. 1 ranking a decade ago. That...

Swiatek, Gauff lose at Australian Open; Korda in 1st Slam QF

Jan. 22, 2023 10:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It all came so seemingly easy for Iga Swiatek last season — two Grand Slam trophies, eight titles overall, a 37-match winning streak, a lengthy stay at No. 1 in the rankings. Those accomplishments made everyone else expect constant greatness from...

Korda, 1998 Australian Open champ Petr's son, in 1st Slam QF

Jan. 22, 2023 07:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was not a smooth ride for Sebastian Korda at the Australian Open on Sunday. An early deficit against a higher-seeded opponent. Some so-so serving. An up-and-down fifth-set tiebreaker filled with mistakes by both players. At the end — the very end...

Djokovic advances to face Medvedev in Adelaide semis

Jan. 06, 2023 10:20 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 at the Adelaide International on Friday to set up a semifinal with Daniil Medvedev. The combined ATP-WTA event is a warmup for this year’s Australian Open, which the top-seeded Djokovic missed last year...