Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said the successful completion of the Australian Open despite the ongoing pandemic can serve as a blueprint for other sports.
Novak Djokovic used superb serving and his usual relentless returning and baseline supremacy to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch and beat a visibly frustrated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday for a third trophy in a row.
Naomi Osaka's victory over the 22nd-seeded American Jennifer Brady at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese third seed her fourth major crown at the age of 23.
The top-ranked Novak Djokovic was broken twice by Aslan Karatsev but managed to beat the world number 114-ranked racket 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
The Austrian finally cracked the big time when he produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win at Flushing Meadow.
Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic didn’t appear for the first set against young Italian Sinner at an exhibition in Adelaide, just hours after emerging from a two-weeks quarantine.
Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said the event will start on February 8, three weeks later than scheduled.
Victoria State sports minister says negotiations on the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne is at a "very complex" stage, but he remains confident it will go ahead in the early part of 20
Novak Djokovic admits he was on brink of defeat with dizziness and dehydration before coming through a five-set thriller against Dominic Thiem to clinch title – also his 17th Grand Slam – and return to world number one.
Sofia Kenin counter-punched her way back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win.
Djokovic twice fought back from a breakdown in the first set and after dominating the tie-breaker he never looked back, winning 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-3 as Federer, who needed a medical time-out, faded.
The 33-year-old was in virtuoso form to charge past the 27th seed 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in hot sunshine on Rod Laver Arena and make the round of 16 at Melbourne Park for a 13th time.
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