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# australian open

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# greece lightning
Djokovic breezes into Australian Open final meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas
The third seed will face either nine-time champion Novak Djokovic or American Tommy Paul in the decider.
# Steering clear
Djokovic's father to skip Melbourne semi-final after Russian-flag controversy
‘I had no intention of being caught up in this,’ said Srdjan Djokovic, who was pictured posing with a fan holding a pro-Putin flag.
# Wrap
Sabalenka, Rybakina march into Australian Open final showdown
The Wimbledon champion claimed a 7-6 (4) 6-3 victory on Rod Laver Arena.
# One Step Closer
Red-hot Djokovic crushes Rublev to make Australian Open semi-finals
The Serb’s bid for a 22nd Grand Slam title – and record-extending 10th Australian Open crown – continues.
# Melbourne
Tsitsipas powers past Lehecka into Australian Open semi-finals
Khachanov also through to last four after Korda retires.
# Dominant
'Very proud' Azarenka sets up Rybakina semi-final in Melbourne
Rybakina blasted her way into the semi-finals with a ruthless 6-2, 6-4 win over Jelena Ostapenko.
# Onwards
Rublev saves two match points to book Australian Open quarter-final spot, Djokovic coasts through
The fifth seed edged out Danish teen Holger Rune in a tense five-set clash on Monday.
# stunned
Garcia suffers shock defeat as 45th-ranked Pole reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final
Garcia became the latest title contender to fall at the Australian Open.
# Narrow win
Tsitsipas battles into Australian Open quarters but Swiatek, Gauff out
Greek player remains the highest remaining men’s seed at three.
# Last Eight
Pegula warns 'long way to go' for Australian crown despite Swiatek exit
Top two seeds in the men’s and women’s singles are out before the quarter-finals for the first time since the Open era began in 1968.
This month
January 2023
# Wrap
Sabalenka barrels into Australian Open last 16 as seeds prevail
Andrey Rublev advanced, and thanked his beaten opponent Dan Evans for giving him a banana mid-match.
# The Other Korda Kid
Seb Korda stuns 2021 and 2022 finalist Daniil Medvedev at Australian Open
The young American produced another upset, knocking out the seventh seed in straight sets.
# australian open
Andy Murray shows unbreakable spirit to win 5hr45m epic in 4am finish
Australian Open match was the longest of Murray’s whole career, and the third latest finish to a tennis match ever.
# Melbourne Park
Djokovic barrels into Australian Open third round as seeds fall
In the women’s draw, Tunisian number two seed Ons Jabeur was beaten 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 by Czech world number 86 Marketa Vondrousova.
# Ruud awakening
Second seed Ruud crashes out to boost Djokovic title charge at Australian Open
The Norwegian joined Rafael Nadal in making a stunning second-round exit.
# Young blood
Gauff edges Raducanu in battle of the prodigies to book third-round spot
The pair tussled for an hour and 42 minutes at the Australian Open.
# sizzle
Andy Murray earns epic five-set win to advance in Australian Open
Dan Evans defeated Argentinian Facundo Bagnis to book his place in the second round.
# Tennis
Kyrgios out of Australian Open as Gauff sets up Raducanu clash
The first Grand Slam of the year had lost several stars in the build-up.
# warning
Fans targeting Djokovic risk being kicked out of Australian Open
Djokovic will be back in Melbourne next week after being deported last year over his Covid vaccination stance.
# decision
Naomi Osaka becomes latest star to pull out of Australian Open
Osaka has not played a competitive match since September.
# Unavailable
World number one Carlos Alcaraz to miss Australian Open due to injury
The 19-year-old Spaniard suffered a muscle injury in his right leg during pre-season training.
Last month
December 2022
# Moving On
Australia deportation nightmare will stay with me forever: Djokovic
The 21-time grand slam champion is happy to be back in the country for the Australian Open.
# rivalry renewed
'Highly motivated' Nadal ready for Djokovic challenge in Australia
Spaniard brushes off suggestions this may be his last tilt at the season-opening Grand Slam.
# day 1
Smith struggles as Ireland's Conor Purcell sits in share of 10th at Australian Open
Cameron Smith was left frustrated after a difficult day in which he finished one-over par with four bogeys.
Last year
2022
# australian open
Serbia prosecutors argue Djokovic didn't use fake test in bid to enter Australia
Prosecutors have rejected suggestions that Djokovic used a fake positive test to try to reach the Australian Open last month.
# proud
Rafael Nadal savours record-breaking 21st grand slam title following retirement fears
Nadal fought back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win a record 21st grand slam title at the Australian Open.
# History in the making
Nadal stages stunning comeback to win record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title
The Spaniard came from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev in an epic Australian Open final.
# Nick of time
Nick Kyrgios lands first grand slam title by winning men’s doubles in Melbourne
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis defeated fellow Australians Matt Ebden and Max Purcell.
# hometown hero
Imperious Ashleigh Barty sweeps to Australian Open title
Barty beat Danielle Collins in straight sets to become the first Australian winner of the women’s singles title in 44 years.
# the temper trap
Daniil Medvedev loses cool with umpire on way to Australian Open final
The world number two launched into an extraordinary rant at Jaume Campistol but recovered to win in four sets.
# One to go
Nadal on brink of history after beating Berrettini to reach Open final
The Spaniard will face either Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
# History Maker
Top seed Barty crushes Keys to make Australian Open final
Barty is aiming to become the first Australian winner of the tournament since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
# Land down under
'An absolute knob' - Kyrgios' Open antics slammed, but he and Kokkinakis roar into doubles final
The wild cards defeated Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos overnight.
# Onwards
Medvedev rallies from brink of shock exit to book semi-final date with Tsitsipas
The pair were in action in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
# Tennis
Swiatek fights to set up Australian Open semi-final against Collins
Swiatek recovered from a set down while Collins ended Alize Cornet’s run.
# fun and games
Top seed Barty crushes Pegula to make Australian Open semis
The home favourite ‘had a lot of fun’ as she marched on in Melbourne.
# Down Under
Ailing Nadal outlasts Denis Shapovalov in dramatic Australian Open quarter-final
Madison Keys pulled off another big upset with a straight-sets, last-eight victory.
# statement
Australian Open director says supporters are ‘welcome’ to wear Peng Shuai T-shirts
Tennis Australia had been accused of prioritising commercial interests in China.
# Melbourne
Tsitsipas wins five-set thriller to reach quarter-final, second seed Sabalenka crashes out
Sabalenka lost an epic fourth-round clash to veteran Kaia Kanepi.
# Controversy
'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was among those to criticise the decision.