Aussies win marathon set to clinch semi-spot

Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur assured Australia of a semi-final place at the ATP Cup on Thursday as the pair led a 2-1 defeat of Britain. The Sydney success came as the 24-nation event began the knockout stage after preliminaries in Perth, Brisbane and also Sydney over the past six days. Kyrgios, whose attitude snaps to attention when he plays a team event,  won his singles rubber 6-2, 6-2 over Cameron Norrie and combined […]

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Del Potro to miss Melbourne with knee injury

A worst-case scenario became a reality on Saturday for injury-plagued Juan Martin del Potro, with the Argentine confirmed as a non-starter at the Australian Open. The 2009 Us Open champion whose career has been a continual catalog of physical setbacks – four wrist injuries/surgeries for a start – has missed the Aussie kickoff of the ATP season for four of the last five editions. His latest disaster occurred in June at Queen’s when he was […]

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ATP Cup Final 8 Decided

With all the group matches now completed, we can see which 8 countries have made it to the knock out round, and who they will play. The 1st knockout match is the winners of Group C, Great Britain (woop woop), against the home nation of Australia from Group F. Australia dominated their group, winning every match, whilst GB snuck through on match and sets percentages, after winning only 2 of their group matches, along with Belgium […]

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Osaka holiday boat ‘hell’ helps her focus for new season

Naomi Osaka has admitted a ‘near-death’ experience on holiday with her sister has helped her focus on the new 202 season. Osaka was on holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands and was trying out paddle boarding with her sister, but a strong current took them way out to sea. “It was really fun — my sister was there. She made me paddleboard, and then the current took us and I almost died,” Osaka said. […]

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