Tennis

Sat 27 Feb 2021

Nadal pull-out exposes tennis’ $1m rumour

Nadal pull-out exposes tennis’ $1m rumour

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from an ATP Tour event after reports his huge appearance fee has been wiped, revealing tennis’ Big Three reality.

Roger Federer photo sparks a frenzy

Roger Federer photo sparks a frenzy

Roger Federer uploaded a post to Instagram that has tennis fans foaming at the mouth ahead of a blockbuster move 14 months in the making.

Thu 25 Feb 2021

C’mon! Aussie legend receives ‘ultimate’ tennis honour

C’mon! Aussie legend receives ‘ultimate’ tennis honour

Lleyton Hewitt has achieved so much in tennis and will be formally recognised with a place in the sport’s International Hall of Fame.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

‘You disgust me’: Kyrgios and girlfriend split

Premium Content ‘You disgust me’: Kyrgios and girlfriend split

Nick Kyrgios and girlfriend Chiara Passari have split, with Ms Passari hitting out at the tennis star by leaking a fiery text exchange between them.

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Tennis rival’s surprising Kyrgios claim

Tennis rival’s surprising Kyrgios claim

The pair were embroiled in an ugly war or words last year, but Boris Becker and Nick Kyrgios have seemingly buried the hatchet.

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Anthem singer’s scorching reply to criticism

Anthem singer’s scorching reply to criticism

She might not have nailed the national anthem but singer Gordi did not miss when a troll told her she should consider a new career.

Open boss copped daily abuse from stars

Open boss copped daily abuse from stars

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has revealed he received “significant” abuse and was forced to move his family out of home.

Reason for ‘disgraceful’ Aus Open booing

Reason for ‘disgraceful’ Aus Open booing

The raucous Melbourne crowd came in for heavy criticism after the Australian Open final for an “embarrassing” display of disrespect.

Kyrgios’ girlfriend sets alarm bells ringing

Kyrgios’ girlfriend sets alarm bells ringing

The rollercoaster relationship of Nick Kyrgios and Chiara Passari continues to keep fans guessing after more bizarre behaviour.

Tennis Tackle: Australian Open likes and dislikes

Premium Content Tennis Tackle: Australian Open likes and dislikes

Another year, another incredible Australian Open, this one with a big difference. Here’s what our journos at Melbourne Park liked and disliked about the 2021...

AO Boss: Why we couldn’t let COVID beat us

Premium Content AO Boss: Why we couldn’t let COVID beat us

Craig Tiley pulled off what many said was impossible in staging an international sporting during a pandemic. In an exclusive column he reveals how it almost fell...

Djoker stands firm over conspiracy claims

Djoker stands firm over conspiracy claims

Novak Djokovic has been accused of pulling a con job during the Australian Open but he stood his ground after winning a ninth title.

Video: 'Disgraceful' crowd booing mars Open final

Premium Content Video: 'Disgraceful' crowd booing mars Open final

Novak Djokovic had just claimed a historic ninth Australian open title when all hell broke loose in the crowd because the 'V' word was mentioned. 

Tennis star’s wife shoots vicious glare

Tennis star’s wife shoots vicious glare

As Daniil Medvedev fought for a maiden grand slam title, his number one supporter rode the emotional roller coaster alongside him.

Sun 21 Feb 2021

Aus Open’s awkward anthem blunder

Aus Open’s awkward anthem blunder

Ahead of the Australian Open men’s final, tennis fans noticed the performer make an unfortunate error with the national anthem.

Sucked in and spat out: Djoker fooled us all

Premium Content Sucked in and spat out: Djoker fooled us all

Novak Djokovic fooled everyone — including Rod Laver — in annihilating Daniil Medvedev to continue his dominance of the court named for the Aussie legend.

Sat 20 Feb 2021

Frankenstein’s tennis monster: The perfect Aussie player

Premium Content Frankenstein’s tennis monster: The perfect Aussie player

Collectively, Aussie tennis is in a good place with loads of talent. But we don’t have the complete package. Here’s what it might look like.

Star’s extraordinary body transformation

Star’s extraordinary body transformation

Jennifer Brady’s body isn’t the only thing that’s different about the tennis star as she prepares for her first ever grand slam final tonight.

Adidas slammed for wardrobe malfunction

Adidas slammed for wardrobe malfunction

The only thing worse than getting thrashed in an Australian Open semi-final is looking like you peed your pants during the match.

Fri 19 Feb 2021

Brutal truth Serena can’t swallow

Brutal truth Serena can’t swallow

An emotional Serena Williams is living in an alternate reality after her brutal Australian Open loss — but there’s a logical reason for it.

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