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Novak Djokovic delighted after elbowing out Donald Young

Novak Djokovic was delighted with his return to the grand slam arena after a long injury layoff, the Serb having dealt American Donald Young a 6-1 6-2 6-4 thrashing to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Wearing a compression sleeve on his serving arm, Djokovic showed no

Rafael Nadal eases into Australian Open second round

Rafael Nadal has booked his place in the Australian Open second round with a routine win over Victor Estrella Burgos. Twelve months ago, Nadal lost out in a dramatic final to Roger Federer, but the world number one dropped just three games on Monday as he secured a 6-1 6-1 6-1

Belinda Bencic stuns Venus Williams in first round

World No 78 Belinda Bencic dumped 2017 Australian Open finalist Venus Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the first round on Rod Laver Arena. Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic beat last year’s runner-up Venus Williams in the first round of the Australian Open that got underway on Monday, January 15. The World No 78 Bencic sent

Rafael Nadal loses to Richard Gasquet at Kooyong Classic

Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Richard Gasquet of France at the Kooyong Classic exhibition in Australia. He went down to Gasquet 4-6, 5-7. This was Nadal's first match in a while. He withdrew from the 2017 ATP Finals in London due to a right knee injury. However,

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery

Andy Murray has announced that he has undergone surgery in a bid to resolve his long-standing hip problem. The former world number one has not played competitively since Wimbledon and after an attempted comeback was halted after one exhibition match, the 30-year-old was left to consider his options. Murray has previously suggested

Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka pulls out of Australian open due to personal reasons as she continues to fight for the custody of her son Leo. After Serena Williams another Australian Open champion will not be competing at the first Grand Slam of the year with Victoria Azarenka pulling out of the

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