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Federer and Nadal can still compete against Djokovic, says former World No. 1 Tim Henman
Federer and Nadal can still compete against Djokovic, says former World No. 1 Tim Henman

While Federer lost to Djokovic in the semi-final of the Australian Open, Nadal was eliminated in the first round.Novak Djokovic may seem "unstoppable" at the moment but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still have it in them to compete against current World No.1, former British tennis ace Tim Henman said here on Thursday.Djokovic recently won the Australian Open, his 11th Grand Slam title, to confirm his stature as the undisputed leader in

Feb 5 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016

The hungriest wolf in the pack : Novak Djokovic with the Australian Open 2016 The Australian Open 2016, the first Grand Slam of the calendar year, had everything and more a tennis fan could ask for. Shocking upsets, new rising stars, epic matches and scandals kept the fan on tenterhooks from the start of the tournament till the very end. With three of the show courts flaunting their roofs, tournament director Craig Tiley earned his yearly

Feb 3 2016
Australian Open 2016: A look back at the best players of the tournament
Australian Open 2016: A look back at the best players of the tournament

  The Australian Open saw some hits, some misses and a lot of surprises early on in the tournament.The women’s draw in particular saw some significant upsets, with a majority of the seeded players crashing out in the earliest stages of the tournament.Among them were former World No. 2 Simona Halep, 10th-ranked Venus Williams – who made her return to the top 10 after a resurgence in late 2015, Kristina Mladenovic and Ana Ivan

Feb 2 2016
Defending Champion Rafael Nadal granted Argentina Open wild card
Defending Champion Rafael Nadal granted Argentina Open wild card

Nadal is currently ranked fifth in the worldRafael Nadal has been granted a wild card to defend his Argentina Open title in Buenos Aires next week, organisers said on Monday.The 29-year-old Spaniard, who defeated Argentine Juan Monaco in last year's final, will play his first match of the tournament on Wednesday or Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.Nadal, currently ranked fifth in the world, said he sought a place in the clay-court tourna

Feb 2 2016
A letter by a Rafael Nadal super-fan on why he hates Novak Djokovic but respects him
A letter by a Rafael Nadal super-fan on why he hates Novak Djokovic but respects him

The holy trinity of the men’s gameNovak Djokovic has millions, maybe even billions of fans around the world; but I’m not one of them. Having been a Nadal fan from even before he won his first of nine French Open titles, I’ve been as loyal as Uncle Toni, and there are millions of me like in the world too, who would stick to their man!When you’re talking of fan following, who can understand what loyalty means as much as Roge

Australian Open 2016: Is Nadal’s problem Uncle Toni?
Australian Open 2016: Is Nadal’s problem Uncle Toni?

The current problem facing Nadal is more mental rather than technical.The shocking exit of Nadal in the Australian Open has raised the slogan is he off his prime or does he have enough left in his tank. Nadal losing in quarters or semis is no longer a shock, but first round exit definitely is a big blow to the past champion.Nadal surely doesn’t look himself with tired shots and his baseline game being ineffective, every champion goes t

Jan 28 2016
Australian Open 2016: Report card of top players after week 1
Australian Open 2016: Report card of top players after week 1

The first week of the year’s first Grand Slam saw some brilliant tennis being played by both the experienced and the relatively less-experienced. Here, we take a look at the results of the top players from the first week of the Australian Open.Upset-tingThe women’s side has seen a significant number of seeded players toppled by their less-experienced counterparts; meanwhile, while the Big Four have all gone through to the next round,

Jan 26 2016
5 biggest upsets at the Australian Open 2016
5 biggest upsets at the Australian Open 2016

The men’s top seeds may have fared much better than the women’s at this year’s Australian Open, which has seen some of their best players – among them 2nd seed Simona Halep – crash out, and without  much of a fight. Halep, a resurgent Venus Williams, former No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic are among the top-ranked names who are now no longer in contention, having lost to younger, less-experienced coun

Jan 26 2016
COMIC: Fernando Verdasco outlasts Rafael Nadal
COMIC: Fernando Verdasco outlasts Rafael Nadal

CaptionVerdasco’s battery outlasts Nadal in the superlong 4 hr 41 min match.

Jan 20 2016
Eight seeds bundled out on the second day of the 2016 Australian Open
Eight seeds bundled out on the second day of the 2016 Australian Open

Nadal was upstaged in a  five-set epic at Rod Laver Arena.A string of unexpected upsets highlighted Day 2 of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament, as past champion Rafael Nadal and women's singles World No.2 Simona Halep bowed out in the first round here on Tuesday.On a day where eight seeds were bundled out across the men's and women's draw, there was no bigger name to fall than Spain's 14-time Major singles champion N

Jan 19 2016
Rafael Nadal suffers shock first round ouster at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal suffers shock first round ouster at Australian Open

Nadal’s run at the Australian Open has now endedWorld No 5 Rafael Nadal, playing his first round match against compatriot Fernando Verdasco at the 2016 Australian Open, was ousted by his rival in a five-set match reminiscent of the pair’s last Australian Open meeting, which came at the 2009 semi-finals.Verdasco won the first set before Nadal wrestled control right back – although it was the former No. 1 who choked in the end, wi

Jan 19 2016
Australian Open: 4 matches to watch on Day 2
Australian Open: 4 matches to watch on Day 2

After an exodus of seeds on the first day, the 2016 Australian Open is all set for some enthralling action on Day 2. Lleyton Hewitt’s retirement is of course the talk of the town and it could very well happen on Tuesday. Which are the other matches that can be exciting to watch? Here’s our pick of four matches that should not be missed:

Jan 19 2016
Can Rafael Nadal win the 2016 Australian Open?
Can Rafael Nadal win the 2016 Australian Open?

Can the former World No. 1 pull off a blinder and win the title?If World No. 5 Rafael Nadal’s performances at each of the four Slams are set side by side, the Australian Open would always remain at the bottom of his list. It is not because that Rafa has utterly failed to rise to the occasion but it is due to how he has been deprived of luck time and again at Melbourne Park.After his 2009 win, it took the Spaniard three more years before he

Jan 18 2016
Sony Liv will be live streaming Australian Open 2016
Sony Liv will be live streaming Australian Open 2016

Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.This year's Australian Open will be shown live on SonyLiv Android and iOS mobile apps and on www.sonyliv.com."Sony Liv has established itself as the destination of choice for the Indian viewers looking for digital entertainment solutions on the go," Sony Network digital business head Uday Sodhi said on Friday."As a category, sports are very significant for SONY Liv audienc

Jan 16 2016
Australian Open 2016 men's draw breakdown: Is it time to start calling this the Novak Djokovic Open?
Australian Open 2016 men's draw breakdown: Is it time to start calling this the Novak Djokovic Open?

Novak Djokovic with the 2015 Australian Open trophyWimbledon has its history and prestige, the French Open has the gruelling, gladiatorial theatre, and the US Open has all the glitz and glamour. What does the Australian Open have?Something that none of the other three Slams can ever hope to possess: the platform for everything that takes place in the tennis season. The results at the Australian Open usually set the tone for the rest of the y

Jan 15 2016
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