Rafael Nadal turned in one of the more dominant performances of his career, dropping just four games in dismissing Tomas Berdych on Sunday at the Australian Open.
Nadal took the Round of 16 encounter 6-0, 6-1, 7-6(4) in a mere two hours and five minutes, barely putting a wrong foot to rout the former World No. 4. Berdych has impressed in his return to action from a back injury, but he was no match for the 2009 champion on a sun-kissed Sunday afternoon.
With the victory, Nadal advances to his 11th Australian Open quarter-final, claiming sole ownership of second place for most appearances in the...more
In a repeat of their 2017 semi-final in Melbourne, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan once again defeated Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Australian Open on Sunday.
The six-time champions, bidding to lift the trophy for the first time since 2013 (d. Haase/Sijsling), won 84 per cent of first-serve points (43/51) to earn a 6-3, 7-6(4) victory over the Spanish duo after 71 minutes. The American twins will face fifth seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut or 11th seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury for a spot in the semi-finals.
ASB Classic finalists Raven Klaasen and Michael Ve...more
The second week of play is set to begin at the Australian Open, with 16 players remaining in the year’s first Grand Slam. There is plenty of action left, though, and there could be plenty of repercussions in the ATP Rankings.
ATPTour.com looks at the most glaring changes that could happen in the ATP Rankings based on what occurs in Melbourne.
Zverev Guaranteed To Reach No. 3, No. 2 A Possibility
No matter what happens the rest of the tournament, Alexander Zverev is guaranteed to at least match his career-high of No. 3 in the ATP Rankings. Since the German reached the third round last ye...more
One day after 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov pushed World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to four sets in the third round of the Australian Open, another #NextGenATP star will get a chance to face a living legend in Melbourne. Six-time champion Roger Federer will play reigning Next Gen ATP Finals titlist Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday with a spot in the quarter-finals on the line.
“I'm happy for him. He's playing so well, and I'm looking forward to the match-up,” Federer said. “I think it's going to be a good one. I like how he mixes up his game and also comes to the net. So will I...more
Alex Bolt speaks about his third-round loss at the 2019 Australian Open against Alexander Zverev and the entire experience of his dream run. Video courtesy of Tennis Australia.
After six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic defeated #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov in four sets on Saturday, the World No. 1 told the 19-year-old that it was a pleasure to compete against him. But for Shapovalov, it was a position he strived to put himself in for a long time.
“Honestly the pleasure was all mine. To play a champion like him on a court like that in an event like this, it's a dream come true for me,” Shapovalov said. “During the match, I was smiling, enjoying my time out there. It was a lot of fun.”
At the same time, Shapoval...more
Borna Coric reflects on his third-round win at the 2019 Australian Open and why he does not tend to feel pressure on the tennis court. Video courtesy of Tennis Australia.
Watch #NextGenATP Stefanos Tsitsipas prepare for his fourth-round match against Roger Federer at the 2019 Australian Open.
In his third straight Australian Open third round appearance, Alexander Zverev advanced to the Round of 16 for the first time on Saturday.
The Nitto ATP Finals champion, who fell in five sets to Rafael Nadal (2017) and Hyeon Chung (2018) at the same stage over the past two years, needed one hour and 52 minutes to beat Alex Bolt 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Zverev hit 29 winners, including 14 aces, to overcome Bolt, who was appearing in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Zverev started well, earning three service breaks to move into a one-set lead after 34 minutes. In a tighter second set, t...more
Novak Djokovic secured himself a longer stay at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings and a spot in the second week of the Australian Open on Saturday.
The Serbian appeared to be sailing into the fourth round against #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov, but dropped five straight games from 4-1 in the third set before securing a 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory against the big-hitting lefty. Djokovic advanced to the Round of 16 for the 12th time, and he'll face Russian Daniil Medvedev for a place in the quarter-finals.
The 31-year-old is going for history this fortnight. He and Federer share the Open Era reco...more