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Jordan Thompson lashes out after accusations of tanking

Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson has always been seen as a hard grafter, but he copped a roasting after a straight sets loss in an ATP Tour event in Memphis.

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Australia move into Davis Cup quarters

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt called on his doubles pairing John Peers and Sam Groth to make an statement and they responded with an emphatic victory to seal the Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic at Kooyong.

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Highlights: Aussies fire to 2-0 Davis Cup lead

Nick Kyrgios has his swagger back and Australia have a commanding 2-0 lead after a perfect opening day in their Davis Cup tie with the Czech Republic at Kooyong.

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Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

The 2017 edition of the Australian Open was a celebration of why champions choose their time to retire, not tennis fans or the media.

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The Fed Express stood tallest at the Australian Open

Roger Federer overcame his 35 years, his 100th Australian Open match, and a dogged Rafael Nadal to set up his record 18th Slam with a sensational 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory.

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Gracious Nadal still eyeing off 15th grand slam

Rafael Nadal sees no reason why he can’t push on for a 15th grand slam after being denied by Roger Federer in Sunday’s Australian Open final.

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Federer’s finest hour: Roger rallies to record 18th grand slam title

Roger Federer has pulled off a fairytale, winning his 18th grand slam and fifth Australian Open, taking out an epic final in five sets over Rafael Nadal after coming back from a break down late in the match.

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Whenever you’re ready, Rafa

Central umpire Pascal Maria was the highlight of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park when he charged Rafael Nadal with a time violation in the semi against Grigor Dimitrov.

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Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal live stream: How to watch the Australian Open men’s singles final online or on TV

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to battle for the 2017 Australian Open men’s singles title. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to live streaming online and watching the match on TV.

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Tell us your tip: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, who wins?

So, here we are! We’ve spent every minute of the last week crossing our fingers, toes and everything in between in the hopes of a Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal Australian Open final.

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Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal start time: Australian Open men’s singles final time, venue, date, key information

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet to contest the 2017 Australian Open men’s singles final at 7:30pm AEDT on Sunday 29 January 2017.

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Sisterly love prevails at the Australian Open ladies final

Angst. That’s the only way to describe watching Serena and Venus Williams play each other in tennis.

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Serena Williams, the Michael Jordan of tennis

Serena Williams says it’s crazy to have reached “Jordan status” after becoming the most successful women’s player in professional tennis history.

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Serena in straight sets claims 23rd slam, world No.1 again

Serena Williams has claimed her 23rd Australian Open title on Saturday night at Rod Laver Arena, defeating her older sister Venus in straight sets.

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Serena Williams vs Venus Williams live stream: How to watch the Australian Open women’s singles final online or on TV

It will be a sisterly battle in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open with Serena Williams taking on Venus Williams. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to live streaming online and watching the match on TV.

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Nadal through in a nailbiter, it’s a Roger vs Rafa final

Rafael Nadal has prevailed in an epic five-set affair at the Australian Open semi-finals to book a spot against Roger Federer in the final on Sunday evening.

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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Venus Williams of the United States acknowledges the crowd

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon in 2013 (Wiki Commons)

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Venus Williams of the United States acknowledges the crowd

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Weekly wrap: Tsonga battles past Goffin for Rotterdam title

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga has claimed his first ATP singles title in 18 months, battling past world number 11 David Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 in Rotterdam.

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What’s wrong with Dominic Thiem?

By Justin Ahrns, 15 Feb 2017
What’s wrong with Dominic Thiem?

Dominic Thiem had an outstanding start to 2016, reaching the semi-final of the French Open and recording a career-high ranking of seven in June.

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Nick Kyrgios and basketball: An unrequited love

By Anindya Dutta, 15 Feb 2017
Nick Kyrgios and basketball: An unrequited love

Nick Kyrgios’ eight-week suspension from the ATP for “perceived lack of effort” after the Shanghai Open last year, was followed immediately by a decision that attracted less attention at the time.

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Weekly recap: Zverev and Dimitrov win titles

By Justin Ahrns, 14 Feb 2017
Weekly recap: Zverev and Dimitrov win titles

The first week back on the ATP World Tour after the Australian Open and Davis Cup has seen Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Victor Estrella Burgos claim titles.

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Elina Svitolina vs Daria Gavrilova: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 3 tennis live scores

Daria Gavrilova will be out to reverse her fortunes and keep Australia alive in their Fed Cup tie against the Ukraine but standing in her way will be world No.13 Elina Svitolina. Join The Roar for live scores of the third rubber from 9pm (AEDT).

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Thompson or Tomic: Who should play Davis Cup in April?

Australia’s Jordan Thompson, coming off an Australian summer where he defeated David Ferrer and world number 37 Joao Souza, led Australia to a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic at last weekend’s Davis Cup tie in Melbourne.

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Elina Svitolina vs Ashleigh Barty: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 2 tennis live scores, blog

World No.13 Elina Svitolina will be looking to power the Ukraine to a Fed Cup victory, but standing in her way on Day 1 of the tie against Australia is Ashleigh Barty, who is in for a busy weekend. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the second rubber from 11:30pm (AEDT).

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Lesia Tsurenko vs Daria Gavrilova: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 1 tennis live scores, blog

World Group II action in the Fed Cup gets underway in the Ukraine with Lesia Tsurenko looking to get the hosts off to a victory in the first rubber over Australia’s top-ranked player at the tie, Daria Gavrilova.

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What Australian Open success means for Nadal in 2017

Coming off a disappointing end to his 2016 season which was cut short by a niggling wrist injury, Rafael Nadal played some of the best tennis Australia has ever seen him play at the 2017 Australian Open.

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Here’s the next big four in men’s tennis

Roger Federer’s stunning win at this year’s Australian Open was a magnificent and unexpected addition to his legacy.

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One slam wonders in men’s tennis

By Ritesh Misra, 7 Feb 2017
One slam wonders in men’s tennis

Winning a grand slam event is a magnificent feat of physical and mental strength. Playing and winning seven five-set matches over a period of two weeks against the top 128 players of the world is not an easy feat.

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Australia through to world group quarter-finals

By mastermind5991, 5 Feb 2017
Australia through to world group quarter-finals

With two dead rubber reverse singles matches still to be played this afternoon, Australia have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup.

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Australia vs Czech Republic doubles: Davis Cup rubber 3 tennis live scores

Australia’s doubles combination of Sam Groth and John Peers will be out to finish their Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek and Zdenek Kolar, taking an unassailable lead in the doubles. Join The Roar for live scores from 12pm – midday (AEDT).

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Some lesser known but unique tennis players

By Ritesh Misra, 4 Feb 2017

We all know a lot about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

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Nick Kyrgios vs Jan Satral Highlights: Australia vs Czech Republic Davis Cup rubber 2 scores, blog

Nick Kyrgios will be hoping for a relatively comfortable start to his 2017 Davis Cup campaign, taking on the Czech Republic’s Jan Satral in the second rubber at Kooyong. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 1pm (AEDT).

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2017 Davis Cup: Australia vs Czech Republic preview

The Australian Open may have just concluded last Sunday with Roger Federer winning his fifth title Down Under and 18th major title overall, but the Australian summer of tennis isn’t quite over – just yet.

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Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson

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Bernard Tomic mid swing

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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