Australian Open

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Djokovic Wins 5th Australian Open Title, Denies Murray His 1stDjokovic swung momentum in a close match with a service break in the eighth game of the third set, winning four straight points.
Rafael Nadal Bounced From Australian Open; Sharapova Advances To SemisRafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.
Twirl-Gate? Serena Unhappy With Interviewer's Request At Australian OpenSome called the request by a male presenter sexist. "I wouldn't ask Rafa or Roger to twirl," Serena Williams said Thursday, referring to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Rafael Nadal Blown Away By U.S. Qualifier's 'Amazing' SportsmanshipFor more than four hours, Tim Smyczek fought desperately for every point against Nadal at the Australian Open. Then, in the fifth set, he gave his opponent a break.
Liguori: Marathon Man Kei Nishikori Continues To Make History At US OpenTenth seed Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese player in the Open Era to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal with a five-set win over 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.
Grand Stan! Wawrinka Upsets Rafael Nadal In Australian Open FinalStan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival's injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday's final.
Nadal Eases Past Federer In Aussie Semis, Sets Up Final Against Wawrinka He completed his 23rd win in 33 head-to-heads, and ninth in 11 Grand Slam matches, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes against the 17-time major winner.
3-Time Defending Champ Djokovic Stunned By Wawrinka In Aussie QuartersNovak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka, potentially leaving the door ajar for a new major champion.
Tennis In A Sauna? 'Dangerous' Heat Wave Leads To Scares At Aussie OpenOne player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.
US Open Adds Day Of Rest Before Men's, Women's FinalThe U.S. Open tennis tournament is moving the women's final to Sunday and men's final to Monday in 2013, building in a day of rest ahead of each title match for the first time.
Liguori: A Classic Down UnderWhen was the last time any major sports match or game lasted close to six hours, outside of professional men's tennis?