Australian Open

Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Marathon Man Kei Nishikori Continues To Make History At US Open

Tenth 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.

09/03/2014

Stan Wawrinka celebrates after his victory against Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the Australian Open on Jan. 26, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Grand Stan! Wawrinka Upsets Rafael Nadal In Australian Open Final

Stan 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.

01/26/2014

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Switzerland's Roger Federer. (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

01/24/2014

Stanislas Wawrinka (R) of Switzerland celebrates winning in his quarterfinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

3-Time Defending Champ Djokovic Stunned By Wawrinka In Aussie Quarters

Novak 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.

01/21/2014

A ballboy faints in the heat, as Melbourne heads towards 43 degrees Celsius during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Tennis In A Sauna? ‘Dangerous’ Heat Wave Leads To Scares At Aussie Open

One 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.

01/14/2014

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US Open Adds Day Of Rest Before Men’s, Women’s Final

The 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.

12/14/2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup and the clock after winning championship point and playing in the longest grand slam final ever in his men's final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day fourteen of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Liguori: A Classic Down Under

When was the last time any major sports match or game lasted close to six hours, outside of professional men’s tennis?

01/31/2012

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Djokovic Wins Australian Open In Longest Final

This was the final act in Djokovic’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final — a sweat-drenched, sneaker-squeaking 5 hour, 53-minute endurance contest that ended at 1:37 a.m. Monday morning

WFAN–01/29/2012

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Federer Strolls Into Australian Open Quarterfinals

Federer’s quarterfinal will be his 1,000th tour-level match. He plays 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, whom he once expected to rise to No. 1.

WFAN–01/22/2012

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A Step In Right Direction For Woods At Aussie Open

Woods now has gone two full years since his last win at the Australian Masters, yet he headed south to Royal Melbourne for the Presidents Cup with reason for optimism.

WFAN–11/13/2011

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Setback For Woods At Australian Open

With a one-shot lead going into the third round — his first time atop any leaderboard in nearly a year — Woods trudged off the 18th green at The Lakes with a 3-over 75 and found himself six shots behind John Senden.

WFAN–11/12/2011

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Liguori: Analyzing The Men’s Seeds At The 2011 US Open

No surprise that the current top player in the world, Novak Djokovic, was named the top seed in the men’s draw, but the highest-seeded American player in the men’s draw will raise some eyebrows.

08/24/2011

Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates her 6-2, 6-1 win over Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the Women's Final at the US Open 2010 tennis tournament September 11, 2010 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stomach Injury Forces Defending Champ Kim Clijsters Out Of US Open

Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will not go for three in a row this year because of a stomach muscle injury.

WFAN–08/19/2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain walks off court with David Ferrer of Spain in his victory in their quarterfinal match during day ten of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australian Open: Nadal Loses, Ends ‘Rafa Slam’ Bid

Rafael Nadal’s bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open.

WFAN–01/26/2011