Novak Djokovic takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final with records on the line

CNN – It all comes down to this. With history and his place at the top of the world rankings on the line, Novak Djokovic faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Australian Open tennis tournament on Sunday. The winner will be named the new World No. 1; It will be a first for … Read more

Tennis great Roger Federer hangs from the ceiling wearing nothing but his underwear and swimming cap

Unfortunately, twenty-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer wasn’t at Melbourne Park for the Australian Open after retiring in September last year – and seeing what he’s been up to proves he can never be out of the tennis bubble. Instead, the 41-year-old immersed himself in the art world, with a sneak peek of a yet-to-be-released … Read more

Novak Djokovic takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final with records on the line

CNN – It all comes down to this. With history and his place at the top of the world rankings on the line, Novak Djokovic faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Australian Open tennis tournament on Sunday. The winner will be named the new World No. 1; It will be a first for … Read more

Novak Djokovic says his father ‘had absolutely no intention of supporting any kind of war initiative’

CNN – Novak Djokovic said his father, Crdjan, had “no intention” of supporting any kind of “warlike initiatives” after he was photographed with a group of Russian fans at the Australian Open. Djokovic reached his 10th Australian Open final on Friday after defeating American Tommy Paul in straight sets. Prior to the match, tournament organizers … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina to win a thrilling final at the Women’s Australian Open

CNN – Belarusian-born Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets to win a thrilling Australian Open final on Saturday, becoming the first player to compete under a neutral flag to secure a Grand Slam. Amid the conflict in Ukraine, Tennis Australia has asked both Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutrals. Sabalenka prevailed … Read more

Tennis Australia is under fire for not paying ballkids

Controversy erupted at the Australian Open earlier in the week when fans discovered children were not being paid for their services. About 2,500 children apply for the ball each year, and less than one in five of them actually succeed. Those who make the cut will then work under rigorous conditions and under the harsh … Read more

What prompted Frances Tiafoe to climb the ranks of tennis

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — On the shelf in Ray Benton’s office at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., are four Frances Tiafoe bobbleheads, each with a different color jersey and “Trust Your Coaching” emblazoned on them. Benton, a longtime tennis executive and executive director of the JTCC, makes sure kids … Read more