• Kyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals

    He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park. The 19-year-old Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat…

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    Meet Charlie Mortdecai - equal parts debonair art dealer, scampish rogue, and moustachioed connoisseur. Find showtimes and get tickets today!

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests

    Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. Clad in red-and-white T-shirts spelling 'G-E-N-I-E', the group serenades Bouchard during her matches at the Australian Open with pop songs they've recast with…

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  • 'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like…

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  • This is me, says grunting, cursing Azarenka

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka will no longer bite her tongue or try to fit into any media-trained "image" as she makes her way on the tennis tour, the Belarusian said at the Australian Open on Saturday. Azarenka advanced to the fourth round at…

  • Commanding Nadal issues Open title warning

    World number three Rafael Nadal's chances of a second Australian Open crown soared with a commanding win to lock in a quarter-final berth Sunday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion defused big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 in 2hr 6min on Rod Laver Arena to advance to the last…

  • High ranking sits uncomfortably on Nishikori's shoulders

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A break-out 2014 season and a career-high ranking of five has added extra weight to Kei Nishikori's shoulders, with the U.S. Open finalist already bearing the burden of huge expectations in his home country Japan. Nishikori became the first man from an Asian…

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    Roger Federer Upset at Australian Open: It's Over Down Under

    It was 2001 the last time Roger Federer was bounced in the third round of the Australian Open, and, at the time he was a talented, yet erratic, 19-year-old. Soon after, he soared to a period of almost continuous excellence that stretches all the way. On Friday That remarkable streak was snapped by…

  • Murray avenges Dimitrov loss to advance in Melbourne

    Andy Murray avenged his shock loss at last year's Wimbledon and battled his way into his 16th successive grand slam quarter-final with a 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 7-5 victory over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open on Sunday. The 27-year-old Scot was upset by Dimitrov in the quarter-finals in…

  • Tennis-Berdych crimps Australia's day at Melbourne Park

    * Berdych hammers local hope Tomic * Czech hoping to make final step up (Adds details, quotes) MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych ruined local hopes of a massive Australia Day celebration on Monday when he hammered Bernard Tomic to advance to his fifth successive quarter-final at the…

  • Serena sets up clash with French Open nemesis

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was a picture of torment for a set and a half on Saturday before finding her range to fend off Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 and set up a fourth round clash with French Open nemesis Garbine Muguruza. Spaniard Muguruza was a fast rising if unheralded…

  • Under radar Wawrinka happy to discuss the F-word

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For someone who is the defending champion at Melbourne Park, Stan Wawrinka is remarkably upbeat about the lack of focus falling upon him. The 29-year-old Swiss advanced to the fourth round of this year's Australian Open with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 6-4 win…

  • 2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

    Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The Williams siblings, with 25 Grand Slam titles between them, will have a couple of Madisons…

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  • Halep halts Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Third seed Simona Halep broke her hoodoo against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer with a 6-4 6-2 win to sail into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. Having lost three previous matches to 80th-ranked Wickmayer, a former U.S. Open semi-finalist, the pint-sized Romanian…

  • American Keys upsets Kvitova to make fourth round

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American teenager Madison Keys toppled fourth seed Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in an impressive display of clean hitting to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The 19-year-old captured the decisive break at 5-5 in the second set and served out the match…

  • Today is a day to be happy, says encouraged Nadal

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal savoured the best win of his campaign at Melbourne Park in felling South African Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-1 6-4 to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday but was reticent to talk up his chances of a 15th grand slam title. Nadal will play…

  • Tennis-Young and free Kyrgios makes Australians rejoice

    (Adds details, quotes) By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios ensured his compatriots would wake up to celebrate their national day on Monday by saving a match point against Andreas Seppi to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. Playing with the…

  • Bouchard says time to stop talking about 'Twirlgate'

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard — the unwitting protagonist of an Australian Open saga that has been dubbed "Twirlgate" — would prefer if people just focused on her tennis.

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