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Testing times for Australian Open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jan. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The safety protocols for COVID-19 have been a touchy subject at the Australian Open, particularly after nine-time champion Novak Djokovic was deported for failing to meet the country’s strict vaccination requirements. So Olympic champion Alexander...

Judges didn't consider 'wisdom' of deporting Novak Djokovic

Jan. 20, 2022 10:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three Australian Federal Court judges on Thursday revealed their reasons for backing a government order to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic, explaining they did not consider the “merits or wisdom of the decision.” The judges on Sunday unanimously...

Medvedev withstands Kyrgios, crowd to advance in Australia

Jan. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev faced a hostile crowd and a full array of Nick Kyrgios’ outbursts and tricks, and still remained calm for long enough to reach the third round at the Australian Open. The 115th-ranked Kyrgios worked up the crowd, hit ’tweeners and...

The Latest: Medvedev foils Kyrgios, crowd at Australian Open

Jan. 20, 2022 06:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Daniil Medvedev has overcome Nick Kyrgios and all his tricks and the constant noise of a boisterous crowd to advance to the third round of the...

Osaka, Barty advance toward Australian Open showdown

Jan. 19, 2022 07:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the first set, Naomi Osaka's rediscovered love of the game meant it was anything but fun for Madison Brengle in the second round of the Australian Open. The defending champion conceded only four points in the first four games Wednesday and rifled...

The Latest: Alexander Zverev into 3rd round in Australia

Jan. 19, 2022 07:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev advanced to the third round at the Australian Open and continued a streak at Grand Slam tournaments by...

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships granting access for a...

Andy Murray wins in Australia for 1st time since 2017

Jan. 18, 2022 08:25 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five years and five long sets later, five-time Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray finally has won another match at the season-opening Grand Slam tournament. The former No. 1-ranked Murray, playing thanks to a wild-card invitation as he continues his...

The Latest: US Open champion Raducanu beats Sloane Stephens

Jan. 18, 2022 08:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Emma Raducanu has beaten Sloane Stephens 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in a seesawing first-round match between U.S. Open champions. The No....

Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate

Jan. 17, 2022 19:33 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to a tennis tournament in their country without being vaccinated. But the backdrop...