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#australian open

# australian-open - Friday 27 January, 2017

From The42 Set your alarm! Australian Open gets its dream final between Federer and Nadal Roger V Rafa

Set your alarm! Australian Open gets its dream final between Federer and Nadal

Nadal overcomes stunning effort from Grigor Dimitrov to book another Grand Slam showdown with his greatest rival.

From The42 Venus and Serena Williams' childhood coach on the moment he realised they could dominate Potential

Venus and Serena Williams' childhood coach on the moment he realised they could dominate

Rick Macci was not overly impressed by the pair initially.

# australian-open - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From The42 Venus Williams' reaction to making the Australian Open final is amazing to watch Like A Fine Wine
From The42 Ageless, peerless Federer edges Wawrinka in Australian Open thriller Ageless

Ageless, peerless Federer edges Wawrinka in Australian Open thriller

The 35-year old has a chance to win his 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday.

From The42 Sister, sister: Serena and Venus set up their first Grand Slam final since 2009 Australian Open

Sister, sister: Serena and Venus set up their first Grand Slam final since 2009

“It’s the biggest dream come true for us,” says Serena.

# australian-open - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

From The42 Vamos! Rafael Nadal is back in a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time in 3 years Back In Business

Vamos! Rafael Nadal is back in a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time in 3 years

The Spaniard hasn’t been this far in a major tournament since he won the French Open in 2014.

From The42 Serena joins Venus in Australian Open semi-finals after easing past Konta Final Four

Serena joins Venus in Australian Open semi-finals after easing past Konta

The American will now face former teenage prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

# australian-open - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

From The42 Federer on course for 18th Grand Slam, becomes oldest semi-finalist in nearly 40 years Still Going Strong

Federer on course for 18th Grand Slam, becomes oldest semi-finalist in nearly 40 years

In the women’s draw, Williams’ age-defying campaign reached new heights as she beat Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

# australian-open - Monday 23 January, 2017

From The42 Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open It's A Wrap

Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open

The Canadian is chasing his maiden Grand Slam victory.

# australian-open - Sunday 22 January, 2017

From The42 Another Australian Open upset sees the women's top seed and defending champion crash out Strewth

Another Australian Open upset sees the women's top seed and defending champion crash out

Coco Vandeweghe is through to the quarter-finals.

From The42 Roger Federer edges closer to Australian Open glory in the absence of Murray and Djokovic Dark Horse

Roger Federer edges closer to Australian Open glory in the absence of Murray and Djokovic

Federer is playing his first competitive event since Wimbledon 2016.

From The42 Andy Murray laments missed opportunities after shock exit Australian Open

Andy Murray laments missed opportunities after shock exit

A five-time runner-up in Melbourne, top seed Andy Murray surprisingly lost in four sets to world number 50 Mischa Zverev.

# australian-open - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From The42 Nadal fights back to down Zverev in five sets Spanish March

Nadal fights back to down Zverev in five sets

The Spaniard was given an almighty shock but survived.

From The42 ESPN axes commentator for 'gorilla effect' remark about Venus Game Set And Match

ESPN axes commentator for 'gorilla effect' remark about Venus

Doug Adler was removed from ESPN’s Australian Open coverage after controversial comments about Venus Williams.

# australian-open - Friday 20 January, 2017

From The42 Dressed for success! Dan Evans through to Australian Open fourth round in €15 t-shirt Good Evans

Dressed for success! Dan Evans through to Australian Open fourth round in €15 t-shirt

The world number 51 is set to pocket €155,000 after today’s superb win over Bernard Tomic.

From The42 Murray wins again Down Under as he powers past Sam Querrey Australian Open

Murray wins again Down Under as he powers past Sam Querrey

He eased past the American to book his place in the last 16.

# australian-open - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From The42 Serena Williams forces apology from reporter who described her performance as 'scrappy' Tennis

Serena Williams forces apology from reporter who described her performance as 'scrappy'

“That’s a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?”

# australian-open - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 Kyrgios booed off court following controversial early exit at Australian Open Why Always Me

Kyrgios booed off court following controversial early exit at Australian Open

The 14th seed looked in command with a two-set lead before a familiar meltdown in the third set.

# australian-open - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

From The42 Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her? Australian Open

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?

The American tennis star has her sights set on a record 23rd grand slam.

From The42 New balls please! Tennis player takes brutal smash to the groin Löw Blow This post contains videos

New balls please! Tennis player takes brutal smash to the groin

We feel for you Martin Klizan.

From The42 Healthy Nadal looks to use Australian Open to scale rankings after injury hell Comeback

Healthy Nadal looks to use Australian Open to scale rankings after injury hell

The Spaniard made light work of Florian Mayer in the Australian Open first round.

# australian-open - Monday 16 January, 2017

From The42 Murray, Williams survive Melbourne heat but Halep becomes first Australian Open casualty The Heat Is On

Murray, Williams survive Melbourne heat but Halep becomes first Australian Open casualty

The first Grand Slam of the year got underway last night.

# australian-open - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The42 Ireland's James McGee falls just short of Australian Open qualification Disappointment

Ireland's James McGee falls just short of Australian Open qualification

The Castleknock native was beaten 7-6 3-6 6-3 by Australia’s Blake Mott.

# australian-open - Friday 13 January, 2017

From The42 Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open The Promised Land

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

The Dubliner took another major step forward today.

# australian-open - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The42 Controversial tennis star Kyrgios wore an interesting t-shirt to a press conference last night Statement

Controversial tennis star Kyrgios wore an interesting t-shirt to a press conference last night

He wore a ‘F**k Donald Trump’ top after beating Rafael Nadal.

# australian-open - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The42 The Wizard of Oz! 17-year-old Simon Carr ready to seize his chance at Australian Open Opportunity Knocks

The Wizard of Oz! 17-year-old Simon Carr ready to seize his chance at Australian Open

The Irish teenager flies to Melbourne on Sunday ahead of a much-anticipated Grand Slam debut.

# australian-open - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 John McEnroe says it's a 'no-brainer' for players to use legal drugs Gaining An Edge

John McEnroe says it's a 'no-brainer' for players to use legal drugs

Andy Murray had suggested that taking any drug for performance-enhancing reasons – whether legal or not – is wrong.

# australian-open - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From The42 Capriati calls for Sharapova to be stripped of titles after drug test fail In The Dock

Capriati calls for Sharapova to be stripped of titles after drug test fail

The Russian tennis star has been blasted by Jennifer Capriati.

From The42 Nike suspends relationship with Sharapova after failed drugs test revelation Parting Ways

Nike suspends relationship with Sharapova after failed drugs test revelation

Maria Sharapova stunned the sporting world after failing a drugs test in Melbourne earlier this year.

# australian-open - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The42 Angelique Kerber's Australian Open trophy has finally shown up... in the post Special Delivery

Angelique Kerber's Australian Open trophy has finally shown up... in the post

Postman Pat wouldn’t stand for this.

# australian-open - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From The42 The Joy of Six! Novak Djokovic is the Australian Open champion once again Australian Open

The Joy of Six! Novak Djokovic is the Australian Open champion once again

World number one beats Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Saturday 30 January, 2016

From The42 Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win first grand slam title at Australian Open Grand Slammed

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win first grand slam title at Australian Open

The German played the match of her life in a thrilling final.

# australian-open - Friday 29 January, 2016

From The42 Andy Murray into Australian Open final after four-hour epic against Raonic Great Scot

Andy Murray into Australian Open final after four-hour epic against Raonic

Next up: Novak Djokovic. No bother.

From The42 20 years after her first one, Martina Hingis is still winning Grand Slam titles Still Got It

20 years after her first one, Martina Hingis is still winning Grand Slam titles

The Swiss player and her partner Sania Mirza cruised to victory at the Australian Open.

# australian-open - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From The42 Impressive Djokovic halts Fed Express to reach another Australian Open final Aussie Ruler This post contains videos

Impressive Djokovic halts Fed Express to reach another Australian Open final

The world number one was in stunning form and progressed in four sets against the Swiss legend.

From The42 Sensational Serena surprised to reach Australian Open final Ace

Sensational Serena surprised to reach Australian Open final

A knee injury restricted Australian Open finalist and world number one Serena Williams to just over a set of tennis prior to Melbourne.

# australian-open - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From The42 Federer-Djokovic: Five of the best from their incredible rivalry Top Dogs

Federer-Djokovic: Five of the best from their incredible rivalry

Two of the game’s greatest go toe-to-toe again in the Australian Open semi-final tomorrow.

From The42 Murray through to Australian semis - but Johanna Konta has stolen all the headlines Australian Open

Murray through to Australian semis - but Johanna Konta has stolen all the headlines

Konta becomes first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi since 1983.

# australian-open - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From The42 Is Federer still good enough to beat Djokovic? We're about to find out Australian Open

Is Federer still good enough to beat Djokovic? We're about to find out

“There’s a lot of tension. There’s a lot at stake.”

From The42 Umpires and line judges in more danger than Federer or Williams at quarter-final stage Firing Line

Umpires and line judges in more danger than Federer or Williams at quarter-final stage

Officials and do duck and dodge, but two of the game’s greats cruised in to the final four.