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January 26th, 2017

Federer Wins Emotional Physio-Calling Battle Over Wawrinka to Gain Australian Open Final

“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Federer. “I felt like everything happened so quickly at the end, I had to check the score. I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I’d come this far in Australia. It’s beautiful, I’m so happy.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 68 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Federer v Wawrinka In The Australian Open SFs, Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer meets Stan Wawrinka tonight for a spot in the Australian Open final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:00 pm in Australian Open | 199 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Nadal Steamrolls Raonic to Set Up Dimitrov Semi at Australian Open

“He beat me two weeks ago in Brisbane, so I decided to go more inside the court on the return,” Nadal said. “I knew there were going to be tough moments in the match, he has one of the top two serves on the tour and he’s able to play so aggressive on the return.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 50 Comments »

January 23rd, 2017

Rafael Nadal: Facing Milos Raonic Is Going To Be A Tough Match For Me

Rafael Nadal talks about facing Milos Raonic in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:04 pm in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2017

Rafael Nadal Gave His Girlfriend A Wildcard Into The Australian Open [Video]

Rafael Nadal talks about his girldfriend.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:54 pm in Australian Open | 82 Comments »

January 23rd, 2017

Nadal Toughs Out Win; Lower Seeds Advance at Australian Open

“[Raonic] beat me a couple weeks ago,” Nadal said. “He’s a player with an amazing serve.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 51 Comments »

January 22nd, 2017

World No. 1 Andy Murray Out in 4th Round Stunner To Mischa Zverev at Australian Open

“I don’t know how I did it,” the 29-year-old Zverev said. “I was like in a little coma and serve and volleying my way through it. I think you should tell me how I did it because honestly there were a few points where I don’t know how I pulled it off, I don’t know how I won some points but somehow I made it.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:42 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 54 Comments »

January 21st, 2017

Rafa Rises Up Down Under; Federer v Nishikori Tonight At The Australian Open, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the start of the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:16 pm in Australian Open | 198 Comments »

January 21st, 2017

Nadal Stares Down Teen Zverev in 5 Sets; Gasquet-Dimitrov Late at Aussie Open

Any questions regarding Nadal’s fitness were answered Saturday, while the teenager ended up cramping in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: Alexander Zverev Has A Big Chance To Be No. 1 In The World

Rafael Nadal assesses his next opponent at the Australian Open, Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:59 am in Australian Open | 23 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Federer Delights; Rafa v Zverev Saturday at Australian Open

“For sure it’s not going to be easy [facing Federer],” Nishikori said. “He was playing great tennis today. I watched only a few points. But it’s always great to play Roger. It’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. I’m happy to see him back 100 percent.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 129 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Djokovic Stunned; Raonic Sick; Sick Friday Line-Up at Aussie Open

“There was intensity, of course,” Djokovic said. “We played four-and-a-half hours.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open | 72 Comments »

January 17th, 2017

Nadal Says Body is Good; Murray, Federer On Deck Wednesday at Aussie Open

“The body is good,” Nadal said of his wrist, knees, hair, etc. “And that’s the key. If the body is not good, everything is more difficult. After Roland Garros everything was more difficult, but that’s in the past.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:02 am in Australian Open | 82 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Am A Person Who Doesn’t Like Big Changes, But Carlos Moya On My Team Is Nothing New

Rafael Nadal says he was playing with pain for much of the last half of 2016. Now, he’s ok!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:24 pm in Australian Open | 54 Comments »

January 12th, 2017

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic Opens With Verdasco, Federer Lands With Murray

Sean Randall previews the Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:03 pm in Australian Open | 104 Comments »