Australian Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning his men's final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain at the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Djokovic Wins 5th Australian Open Title, Denies Murray His 1st

Djokovic swung momentum in a close match with a service break in the eighth game of the third set, winning four straight points.

02/01/2015

Rafael Nadal addresses the press after losing his men's singles match against Tomas Berdych on Day 9 of the 2015 Australian Open on January 27, 2015. (Photo by Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Bounced From Australian Open; Sharapova Advances To Semis

Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

01/27/2015

Serena Williams reacts to a point in her second round match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia during day four of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Twirl-Gate? Serena Unhappy With Interviewer’s Request At Australian Open

Some 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.

01/22/2015

Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Tim Smyczek of the US after winning their men's singles match on Day 3 of the Australian Open on January 21, 2015. (Photo by William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Blown Away By U.S. Qualifier’s ‘Amazing’ Sportsmanship

For 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.

01/21/2015

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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