Seeds finally meet seeds Friday at the Australian Open
Temperatures at the Australian Open have been well above 100 degrees Farenheit during some matches. Notable players like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Juan Martin del Potro have all questioned the safety of playing in the heat. Tournament...Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal will play his first third-round matchup on Thursday. The third round of the 2018 Australian Open will get underway on Thursday, and both Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki will be in action, along with several other top-10 seeded players. Play begins at 7 p.m. Show More Summary
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remain on a collision course
Defending champion Roger Federer benefited from playing in the relative cool of the evening and emerged an ultimately comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) winner over Jan-Lennard Struff.
Jan 19 (Reuters) - A look at the records of Australian Nick Kyrgios and France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before their third-round match at the Australian Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding).
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Local hope Nick Kyrgios has been elevated to the Rod Laver Arena for his meeting with childhood hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open on Friday, when Melbourne Park is again expected to swelter...
One of tennis' perennial debates has ignited early at this year's Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of grunting too loudly during her first-round loss to Australian Ash Barty.
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios must not let playing on Rod Laver Arena douse his natural fire when he plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the standout match of the Australian Open third round on Friday, according to former champion Mats Wilander.
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer continued his charge towards a 20th grand slam title with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win over German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday while several seeded players crashed out.
Jan 18 (OPTA) - Seeds Progress from the Grand Slam, Australian Open Men's Singles matches on Thursday Seed Name/ Rslt Opponent Score Round 1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3rd to play 28-Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 2nd won Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-3 6-4 7-6(4) 1st won Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 6-1 6-1 6-1 2 Roger Federer (SUI) 3rd to play 29-Richard Gasquet (FRA) 2nd won Jan-Lennard Struff (GE
Jan 18 (OPTA) - Results from the Grand Slam, Australian Open Men's Singles matches on Thursday .. 2nd Round.. 5-Dominic Thiem (AUT) beat Denis Kudla (USA) 6-7(6) 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-3 26-Adrian Mannarino (FRA) beat Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-3 7-6(4) 5-7 6-3 Maximilian Marterer (GER) beat Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer needed to knuckle down to end the feisty challenge of hard-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
Temperatures soared to over 100 degrees in Melbourne
A lookahead to the Australian Open for Friday, and a Thursday recap
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rising talent Alexander Zverev endured a mid-match lapse but steadied to defeat Peter Gojowczyk 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 in an all-German battle and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by unheralded American Tennys Sandgren on Thursday as concerns over his knee injury re-surfaced in a 6-2 6-1 6-4 defeat.
Who survived the heat Thursday at the Australian Open?
Players turning in upsets in the heat were Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh stunning No. 3 Garbine Muguruza 7-6(1), 6-4, unheralded American Bernarda Pera defeating No. 9 Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5, Sharapova ousting No. 14 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6(4), Japan's Naomi Osaka beating No. Show More Summary
Top seed Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness after a sprained ankle with a brisk 6-2 6-2 victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open.