Marcos Baghdatis broke four rackets

Marcos Baghdatis rage goes viral on YouTube

Whack. Whack, whack, whack. Whack. Whack. Four broken racquets, $1,250 worth of fines and more than 200,000 hits on video sharing website YouTube was all it needed for Marcos Baghdatis to enter Australian Open folklore.

Maria Sharapova had no problem reaching round three

Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova progress at Australian Open

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova claims her Australian Open chances have been enhanced rather than harmed by her gruelling three-set battle against Carla Suarez Navarro.

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Andy Murray overcame a first-set scare to see off Ryan Harrison in the first round on Day 2 of the Open.

Andy Murray distances himself from British failings

Andy Murray was quick to distance himself from British tennis' latest let-down after securing his place in the second round of the Australian Open.

British doubles pair progress at Melbourne Park

Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins advanced into the second round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open today with a hard-fought victory over Americans Ryan Harrison and Ryan Sweeting.

World number one Caroline Wozniacki went through to the third round of the Australian Open today with a hard-fought 6-1 7-6 (7/4) defeat of Anna Tatishvili.

Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters win through to third round

World number one Caroline Wozniacki believes parallels can be drawn between the mental approach required in tennis and golf having observed boyfriend Rory McIlroy at close quarters.

Rafa Nadal slugged it out on the Rod Laver Arena against German veteran Tommy Haas to win 6-4 6-3 6-4.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer progress at Australian Open

It may not have been as straightforward as Roger Federer's passage into the third round but Rafael Nadal was pleased to have avoided any major drama in progressing at the Australian Open today.

France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin

France's softly-spoken 'English gentleman' next hurdle for Scot

Having beaten a brash racket-throwing American in his first match, Andy Murray tomorrow faces a softly-spoken Parisian whose fellow countrymen regard him as an English gentleman. Edouard Roger-Vasselin's father, Christophe, a former player, had an English mother and French father. Born in London, he spent his first 15 years in Putney before moving to France.

Murray nice as pie as he seals victory Lendl-style

Andy Murray insists that Ivan Lendl, his new coach, is "a good fun guy" but there is clearly a time and a place for levity. In his victory speech on court in Brisbane 10 days ago Murray thanked "Mr Lendl", who was watching stone-faced in the stands. "That was just a one-off," Murray admitted here yesterday. "I don't think he liked it, to be honest."

Laura Robson sparked controversy by wearing a rainbow coloured headband

Laura Robson caught up in gay-rights storm

Laura Robson's first-round exit at the Australian Open may have only lasted 69 minutes, but that was long enough for the 17-year-old to find herself in the middle of a gay-rights storm.

Nadal has made moves to calm any rift

Rafael Nadal moves to diffuse rift with Roger Federer

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal today displayed their class on and off the court by easing into the second round of the Australian Open and then diffusing a potential rift over the governance of tennis.

Caroline Wozniacki powers through to second round

World number one Caroline Wozniacki dispelled any lingering doubt about her wrist injury by brushing aside the challenge of Anastasia Rodionova at the Australian Open today.

Roger Federer showed no sign of back trouble as he cruised into the second round of the Australian Open today with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory over qualifier Alexander Kudryavtsev.

Roger Federer back to his best in Australian Open victory

Roger Federer showed no sign of back trouble as he cruised into the second round of the Australian Open today with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory over qualifier Alexander Kudryavtsev.

Rafael Nadal swatted away the threat posed by American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov to reach the second round at the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal makes easy progress in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal swatted away the threat posed by American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov to reach the second round at the Australian Open.

Victoria Azarenka in a hurry at Australian Open

Victoria Azarenka led a quintet of leading players in cruising into the second round of the Australian Open today.

Bernard Tomic thrilled the Melbourne crowd by hitting back from two sets down to stun 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco on the opening day of the Australian Open.

Local favourite Bernard Tomic stuns Fernando Verdasco with comeback

Bernard Tomic thrilled the Melbourne crowd by hitting back from two sets down to stun 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco on the opening day of the Australian Open.

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