Murray required medical treatment shortly after the win as temperatures continue to soar beyond the 40C mark
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Saturday 21 January 2012
Novak Djokovic is hoping a routine first week at the Australian Open will have conserved his energy levels as he looks to retain his title in Melbourne.
Friday 20 January 2012
Two five-set contests in three days proved too much for John Isner on Friday and his exit left the United States without a single man standing in the last 16 of the Australian Open for the first time since 1973.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Bernard Tomic has had negative press aplenty – he's walked off court, berated officials and fallen out with Lleyton Hewitt – but can he now make happy headlines and sate desire for a home hero?
Thursday 30 June 2011
It is part of the charm of any sport that a contest apparently heading in only one direction can suddenly be transformed, often with no obvious explanation. While the Centre Court crowd were experiencing something similar yesterday, it happened twice in the same match on Court One before Novak Djokovic, seeded second, saw off the 18-year-old qualifier Bernard Tomic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to reach his fifth successive Grand Slam semi-final.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Contrast of the day. Walter Bartoli was his usual nervous presence courtside yesterday – what was the former doctor's bedside manner like? – with his constant fidgeting and frowning up in the players' box (his wife kept a spare seat between them).
Saturday 25 June 2011
Despite the consensus that there have only ever been four legitimate contenders, the men's tournament remains animated by plenty of colour and quality on the periphery.
Friday 24 June 2011
Thursday 23 June 2011
Fifth seed Robin Soderling came back from the brink of becoming the biggest casualty so far at this year's Wimbledon as he recovered from two sets down to beat Lleyton Hewitt in a thriller under the Centre Court roof.
Thursday 07 April 2011
Tuesday 25 January 2011
One of the spectators in Andy Murray's courtside box during his win over Jürgen Melzer had a funny turn here last night. Billy Connolly, who is on a tour of Australia, performed at Melbourne's State Theatre after spending the afternoon watching Murray, having accepted his fellow Scot's invitation to join his entourage in Rod Laver Arena.
Friday 21 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both won their first competitive matches of the year at the Qatar Open in Doha yesterday but the game's two best players progressed in contrasting fashions. While Nadal swept aside Slovakia's Karol Beck 6-3, 6-0, Federer was made to work for his 7-6, 6-3 victory over the Dutchman Thomas Schoorel.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Tuesday 29 June 2010
There seems only one way to beat Andy Roddick here, and that is deep in the fifth set. But the notion that there is also only one man who could beat him was dismissed in breathtaking fashion last night, when the son of a Taiwanese chicken farmer knocked out the No 5 seed as the afternoon heat finally ebbed into dusk.
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