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Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray retirement, Wimbledon farewell

[ad_1] Andy Murray’s hopes of making his tennis farewell at Wimbledon are in tatters.The former world No.1 will hang up his racket this year due to an ongoing hip problem.Though Murray has admitted the upcoming Australian Open could be his last event, he wants to make his bow from the sport at the All-England Club where he is a two-time singles champion.The 31-year-old went under the knife in an attempt
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Australian Open 2019: Nick Kyrgios weighs into Lleyton Hewitt feud, Bernard Tomic, Thanasi Kokkinakis

[ad_1] Nick Kyrgios has claimed he “didn’t see” Bernard Tomic’s inflammatory comments regarding Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt, while still reluctantly weighing into the toxic situation in a bizarre press conference.The Australian — who crashed out of the first round of the Open on Tuesday night to Milos Raonic in straight sets — gave long pauses and testy answers when asked about the Aussie tennis drama overshadowing Melbourne Park.But he
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Australian Open 2019: Lleyton Hewitt doubles, when does he play, Bernard Tomic feud

[ad_1] Davis Cup slugger Jordan Thompson has no problem with Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt taking a youngster’s place in the Australian Open men’s doubles draw.Fresh from laughing off Bernard Tomic’s plea to “go away”, Hewitt will saddle up for a 22nd Australian Open on Thursday, pairing with John-Patrick Smith.Hewitt, whose first campaign at Melbourne Park came in 1997 as a 15-year-old, claimed to be unfazed by Tomic’s recent rant and
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Australian Open 2019, Tennis brat Yulia Putintseva strikes again with a middle fingered salute to crowd

[ad_1] Yulia Putintseva knows a thing or two about creating controversy.On Monday she exchanged the frostiest of handshakes with Barbora Strycova at the conclusion of their round one match.And in her round two loss to Belinda Bencic she was equally as disagreeable at the net.MORE TENNIS NEWS‘SHOULD BE ASHAMED’: KYRGIOS SLEDGES HEWITT, ATTACKS AFL LEGENDWHILE KYRGIOS TAKES POT SHOTS, LLEYTON’S ‘FAVOURITE’ DIGS DEEP‘YOU DRINKING TEQUILAS ?’: NADAL’S HILARIOUS RESPONSE TO
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Australian Open 2019: Bernard Tomic responds to Lleyton Hewitt claim

[ad_1] If you thought the Lleyton Hewitt-Bernard Tomic saga was going to come to an end any time soon, you’ve obviously never watched a soap opera before.The reality is that Australian tennis is in a weird spot right now as their stars war, and the little known characters shine.So, despite five Aussies making it through to the third round of the Open, Hewitt’s Thursday night presser descended into an inevitable
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Australian Open 2019: Alexei Popyrin v Lucas Pouille third round preview, live scores, results, Aussie teenager’s story

[ad_1] It was a trip to Melbourne Park that inspired Alexei Popyrin to chase his tennis dreams. And now, 11 years later, the 19-year-old next big thing of Australian tennis might be on the brink of realising them.Popyrin will clash with world No.31 Lucas Pouille on Saturday night after sealing a passage into the third round of the Australian Open by dispatching ailing eighth seed Dominic Thiem.In the third round
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Australian Open 2019: Lleyton Hewitt exposes damning Nick Kyrgios truth

[ad_1] For all the fanfare celebrating Australia’s 15-year record for players through to the third round at the Aussie Open, the sad fact remains — Australian tennis may still needs its brats more than they need us.In a tumultuous week of damaging headlines for Australian tennis, top male and female stars Alex de Minaur and Ash Barty have done everything they can to settle the rocking ship.Coupled with the delightful
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Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal says women deserve to be paid as much as men or more if they draw bigger crowds

[ad_1] Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal believes female tennis players deserve to paid as much prizemoney as men — and even more if they sell more tickets.The gender pay gap has been a major talking point across the Australian Open, with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams fighting for equal prizemoney across all tournaments.Women are paid the same as men at all four majors, with the Australian Open singles champions set
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Australian Open 2019: live scores, results, Day 9 order of play for Tuesday 22 January, updates, video, Stefanos Tsitsipas

[ad_1] It may not be a changing of the guard but Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes his stunning win over Roger Federer can propel him to further glory at the Australian Open. Follow Day 9 live! The Greek prodigy made history on Sunday night, defeating six-time champion Federer 6-7(11) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(5) to advance to the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park.Aged 20 and playing in just his second Australian Open, Tsitsipas is the
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Tennis: Ash Barty’s Australia Open run proves popular with Aussie fans

[ad_1] AS Ash Barty has broken through to the Australian Open quarter finals, the first female to do so in a decade, there’s not much more the Aussie could do to endear herself to fans.Her determination and humility has won over the Australian public as she continues to roll through her home tournament.What a brilliant performance by Ashleigh Barty. And what a post match interview. Extraordinary mental fortitude on display