Posts Tagged "Australian Open"

While critics are suggesting it might be time for Sam Stosur to call it quits, that’s the wrong answer to a complex issue.

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Dan Evans condemned members of Bernard Tomic’s courtside box as “complete idiots” after sending the last home hope crashing out of the Australian Open men’s singles.

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The Nick Kyrgios versus Andreas Seppi match on Wednesday night, and the affiliated Channel Seven cheerleading team, was one of the most uncomfortable and disheartening things I have seen in tennis – in fact sport – for years.

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Tomas Berdych believes Roger Federer’s jaw-dropping third-round Australian Open performance compares favourably with his all-conquering era at the top of the men’s game.

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Roger Federer will be hoping to build momentum when he takes on Czech Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Australian Open. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from around 8:30pm (AEDT).

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Qualifier Lukas Lacko has a tough task on his hand when he takes on world No.5 Kei Nishikori. Can the Slovak cause a major upset or will Nishikori go a step further in his quest for a maiden grand slam title? Join The Roar for live scores from 7pm (AEDT).

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Ashleigh Barty will continue her dream Aussie Open campaign against qualifier Mona Barthel in the third round. Can the Australian go a step further or will the German cause a major upset? Join The Roar from 7pm (AEDT) for live coverage.

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27th seed Bernard Tomic will be out to get back to his best in the third round of the Australian Open when he takes on the dangerous Englishman Daniel Evans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 5pm (AEDT).

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Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka kicks off round three at Melbourne Park against 29th seed Viktor Troicki of Serbia. Join The Roar for live scores from 2:30pm (AEDT).

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World No.1 and now outright favourite to take out his first Australian Open Andy Murray faces a tricky challenge in the third round, taking on big-serving American Sam Querrey. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from around 2pm (AEDT).

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Reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has been unconvincing thus far and needs to improve her game if she is to progress past Kristyna Pliskova. Join The Roar for live scores from 12.30pm (AEDT).

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Nick Kyrgios.

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Ah, the Australian Open. It’s one of the best times of the year – wall-to-wall tennis action. It really is my favourite individual sport. There’s only one downside, and that’s the inevitable slew of hot takes, which my boy Nick Kyrgios is usually stuck in the middle of.

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Nobody thought Denis Istomin could beat defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the at Melbourne Park – and that included the bespectacled 30-year-old from Uzbekistan.

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Nick Kyrgios’ defeat on Wednesday evening was such a great calamity that it made Mike Baird’s sudden resignation the following day almost predictable. It was as if the whole country woke up and said ‘I give up too’.

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Moments after Nick Kyrgios’ implosion was complete, as the 21-year-old was booed out of Hisense Arena by his home crowd, he smirked.

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For just the second time since 2010, someone other than Novak Djokovic will win this year’s Australian Open men’s singles title, following one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history.

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‘Athlete as role model’ sounds more like a painting by Monet than a cultural catch-cry.

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Jordan Thompson’s fighting spirit wasn’t enough to quell Austrian star Dominic Thiem in their second round Australian Open battle.

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Daria Gavrilova is refusing to get carried away with her Australian Open prospects despite working her way into the third round with hard-fought 6-2 1-6 6-4 win over Croatian teen Ana Konjuh.

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