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.
Nobody beats Novak Djokovic at this stage of the Australian Open. At least, not until now. Djokovic is a seven-time champion at Melbourne Park, where he has never lost a final or semifinal he has contested.
The 38-year-old swatted aside Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to race into the second round, kickstarting his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title in immaculate style.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal urged organisers of the ATP Cup and Davis Cup Finals to consider a possible merger, saying it makes little sense to have two men’s team competitions on the tennis calendar.
After a 7-5, 7-5 defeat to Dominic Thiem in his tournament opener, six-time champion Roger Federer may find it tricky to qualify for the last four of the ATP Finals.
The British parliamentarian became famous for his eloquence, his loud ties and allowing Remain-leading politicians to table emergency debates about Brexit. Now he has left, will British politics ever be the same again?
US Open runner-up Medvedev, chasing his fourth ATP Tour title in a breakthrough 2019 season, will meet Germany's Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final.
Here are the photos making the news during the past few days. They show Vladimir Putin meeting Narendra Modi, Britain's PM Johnson after suffering a major parliamentary defeat over Brexit, and a joyous Grigor Dimitrov after defeating Roger Federer.
Grigor Dimitrov, 78th-ranked, delivered a stunning upset of Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals, fighting back for a 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 triumph over the Swiss star who had beaten him in all seven of their prior meetings.
Federer, a seven-time champion, was ousted from one of his favourite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old Andrey Rublev he had never faced.
Never before has a final in London lasted so long - it went into the twelfth game of the fifth set and then into the tiebreak.
The 37-year-old eight-time champion now meets defending champion Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam final.
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