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Australia's Nick Kyrgios walks onto Rod Laver Arena wearing a shirt as a tribute to Kobe Bryant ahead of his fourth round singles match against Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Players pay respects to Kobe Bryant at Australian Open

Jan. 27, 2020 8:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios wore a Los Angeles Lakers No. 8 jersey to honor Kobe Bryant on Monday ahead of his most important match of the Australian Open against top-ranked Rafael Nadal, paying his respects without needing to say a word. Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff had Bryant's numbers 8 and...

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 Lucas Herbert celebrates with his trophy after he won the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day

Jan. 26, 2020 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lucas Herbert marked Australia Day in his native country by capturing his first professional title, beating Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa at the second hole of a playoff to win the Dubai Desert Classic after a wild final round on Sunday. Herbert rolled in a...

Switzerland's Roger Federer runs to make a backhand return to Hungary's Marton Fucsovics during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Federer overcomes slow start, reaches Australian Open QFs

Jan. 26, 2020 8:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer needed some time to get going in the Australian Open's fourth round, a match after a draining and difficult escape in which he was two points from defeat. To be precise, he required a full set to get sorted. After seeming sluggish while dropping the opener, Federer...

Coco Gauff of the U.S. reacts after losing a point to compatriot Sofia Kenin during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

'Didn't do it for the hype': Kenin stops Coco in Australia

Jan. 26, 2020 7:47 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz. That's only natural when Gauff is 15 and making tennis history time and time again. “Yeah, I mean, the hype is for her. She's obviously done great...

Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a forehand return to Hungary's Marton Fucsovics during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Federer rallies to reach Australian Open QFs

Jan. 26, 2020 7:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Roger Federer rallied after a tough opening set to beat Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 and reach the Australian Open quarterfinals, extending his record to 57 trips to the last eight of a major. No. 3-seeded...

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Australian Open Glance: Nadal, Kyrgios duel in 4th round

Jan. 26, 2020 7:25 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY All the ingredients are there for a classic fourth-round match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios at night on Rod Laver Arena. Their matches are always close, Nadal leads 4-3 in career head-to-heads, and they're 1-1 in...