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#australian open

# 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.

# australian-open - Monday 25 January, 2016

From The42 Azarenka powers through in Melbourne but only really cared about her beloved Broncos Priorities

Azarenka powers through in Melbourne but only really cared about her beloved Broncos

Meanwhile, Andy Murray beat Bernard Tomic to reach the quarter-finals.

# australian-open - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The42 Djokovic makes 100 unforced errors but still avoids Simon shock Australian Open

Djokovic makes 100 unforced errors but still avoids Simon shock

Nishikori next for the world number one as he chases sixth Aussie title.

# australian-open - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The42 Ana Ivanovic's coach in medical emergency at Aussie Open Australian Open

Ana Ivanovic's coach in medical emergency at Aussie Open

Nigel Sears, 59, the coach of Ivanovic and Andy Murray’s father-in-law, collapsed at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

# australian-open - Friday 22 January, 2016

From The42 An 18-year-old 'child of the internet' is taking the Australian Open by storm Gotta Catch 'em All

An 18-year-old 'child of the internet' is taking the Australian Open by storm

Naomi Osaka is bringing a dash of Pokemon to Melbourne.

From The42 Federer outguns Dimitrov to become first man to reach 300 Grand Slam wins Milestone This post contains videos

Federer outguns Dimitrov to become first man to reach 300 Grand Slam wins

The 17-time major winner has reached the round of 16 in Melbourne for the 14th time in his past 15 appearances.

# australian-open - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The42 Match-fixing claims absurd and farcical, says Hewitt Nothing To See Here

Match-fixing claims absurd and farcical, says Hewitt

“For anyone that tries to go any further with it, then good luck. Take me on with it. It’s disappointing.

From The42 15-year old Irish tennis star Georgia Drummy qualifies for Junior Australian Open Winning

15-year old Irish tennis star Georgia Drummy qualifies for Junior Australian Open

It’s the first Grand Slam appearance of her fledgling career.

# australian-open - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 Serena Williams plays shot AROUND the net in Australian Open win Long Way Round This post contains videos

Serena Williams plays shot AROUND the net in Australian Open win

“I don’t know if I have done that [before],” said Williams.

# australian-open - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From The42 Rafa Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open already Shock

Rafa Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open already

Fernando Verdasco wins five-set thriller on day two in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From The42 Father-to-be Murray ready to leave Australian Open at any time Ace

Father-to-be Murray ready to leave Australian Open at any time

Should wife Kim go into labour with their first child, Andy Murray will withdraw from the Australian Open regardless of timing.

From The42 'I gave everything' - Ireland number one James McGee narrowly misses out on Australian Open spot Bounce Back

'I gave everything' - Ireland number one James McGee narrowly misses out on Australian Open spot

The Dubliner lost out 7-6 6-4 to German Daniel Brands in the final qualifier this morning.

# australian-open - Friday 15 January, 2016

From The42 'Sick' Aussie tennis star retires from Sydney event amid controversy Sick Note

'Sick' Aussie tennis star retires from Sydney event amid controversy

Bernard Tomic said his withdrawal was due to illness despite being overheard telling the umpire about his of lack interest.

From The42 Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open Nearly There

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

One step closer to a second career Grand Slam for the Dubliner.

# australian-open - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From The42 James McGee is just two wins away from a place at the Australian Open Tennis

James McGee is just two wins away from a place at the Australian Open

Straight sets win for Dubliner in the Melbourne sun.

# australian-open - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The42 It's Djokovic v Murray in Sunday's Australian Open final after another epic semi this morning Down Under

It's Djokovic v Murray in Sunday's Australian Open final after another epic semi this morning

The World number one saw off Stan Wawrinka in five sets.

From The42 Murray defends fiancee over televised outburst Faux Pas

Murray defends fiancee over televised outburst

Tension between the Scot and Tomas Berdych spilled over off court yesterday.

# australian-open - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From The42 Lip-readers wanted: What is Andy Murray's fiancee saying? Potty Mouth This post contains videos

Lip-readers wanted: What is Andy Murray's fiancee saying?

Kim Sears was caught on camera during his win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semi-final.

From The42 It's set for a Serena Sharapova showdown in the Australian Open final. Final Two

It's set for a Serena Sharapova showdown in the Australian Open final.

The American and Russian won their semi-final ties in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Nadal crashes and burns in straight sets defeat to Berdych

The Czech beat the once-dominant Grand Slam champ for the first time in 18 matches.

# australian-open - Friday 23 January, 2015

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Fed's a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Fed's a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today's sport

Other stories include Jamie Heaslip starting for Leinster this weekend and ITV ‘parting ways’ with Adrian Chiles.

From The42 Bouchard: I'm fine with being asked to twirl - as long the guys are asked to flex their muscles Twirlgate This post contains videos

Bouchard: I'm fine with being asked to twirl - as long the guys are asked to flex their muscles

Bouchard books place in fourth round with a straight sets win over Caroline Garcia.

From The42 For the first time in 11 years, Roger Federer has failed to reach the Aussie Open semi-finals Dumped Out

For the first time in 11 years, Roger Federer has failed to reach the Aussie Open semi-finals

The Swiss former world number one was dumped out in the third round this morning.

# australian-open - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The42 World number 7 tennis player asked to 'give us a twirl' after winning Australian Open match Outrage

World number 7 tennis player asked to 'give us a twirl' after winning Australian Open match

Channel 7 presenter Ian Cohen has faced criticism for the request

# australian-open - Sunday 11 January, 2015

From The42 How James McGee's Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015 Australian Open

How James McGee's Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015

Ireland’s top tennis player is in action at Australian Open qualifying next week.

# australian-open - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From The42 Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover Down Under

Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover

The 21-year-old American set a new course record to win by six shots this morning.

# australian-open - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From The42 Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open Down Under

Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open

McIlroy’s round faltered with a triple-bogey seven at the ninth after finding the rough off the tee.

# australian-open - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The42 Net gains: Ireland's top tennis player James McGee on the struggle to climb the rankings Ireland's Number 1

Net gains: Ireland's top tennis player James McGee on the struggle to climb the rankings

The Dubliner will lead out Ireland in their Davis Cup tie with Egypt today as he faces Karim Maamoun.

# australian-open - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The42 'Not the way I want to win, but in a Grand Slam you take it' -- Wawrinka Stan The Man

'Not the way I want to win, but in a Grand Slam you take it' -- Wawrinka

Switzerland’s new Australian Open champion was on top before Nadal was injured, so he won’t let that take the shine off his win.

From The42 Wawrinka sees off Rafa rally to claim first Slam Melbourne

Wawrinka sees off Rafa rally to claim first Slam

The Spaniard battled through the pain barrier when two sets down, but ultimately lost out to the superb Swiss.

# australian-open - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The42 31-year-old Li Na becomes oldest ever Australian Open winner Thirtysomething

31-year-old Li Na becomes oldest ever Australian Open winner

The Chinese tennis star aimed several wisecracks at her husband after she defeated Dominika Cibulkova.

# australian-open - Friday 24 January, 2014

From The42 Nadal dominates Federer in straight sets at Australian Open semi-final Vamos!

Nadal dominates Federer in straight sets at Australian Open semi-final

Blisters or no blisters, the Spaniard ensured today would be no epic contest.

From The42 Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis FR TED RABBIT

Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis

It’s 20 years this week since the American won his first Aussie Open.

# australian-open - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The42 Rafael Nadal has got seriously nasty blisters on his hand Hampered

Rafael Nadal has got seriously nasty blisters on his hand

The Spaniard was in some discomfort in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and now faces Roger Federer in the last four after he knocked out Andy Murray.

# australian-open - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The42 Moments after the biggest win of her career, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her dream date Question Time

Moments after the biggest win of her career, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her dream date

Canada’s new star will face Li Na in the Australian Open semi finals.

From The42 Wawrinka ends Djokovic reign in Australian Open thriller Australian Open

Wawrinka ends Djokovic reign in Australian Open thriller

Stan beats the champ in five sets, 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7.

From The42 Don't dare get in the way of David Ferrer's towel Australian Open

Don't dare get in the way of David Ferrer's towel

The world number three is out of the Australian Open after losing to Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.

# australian-open - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The42 Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming Turkey Shoot

Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming

Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Grand Slam tournament today.

# australian-open - Sunday 19 January, 2014

From The42 Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak Injury

Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak

The American has been struggling with injury.