The sports world–beyond just tennis–had plenty to say about the recent Australian Open titles won by Serena Williams and Roger Federer. Players, former players, reporters, and more chimed in on Twitter to offer congratulations. […]
It was a fitting end to an epic 2017 Australian Open. Roger Federer’s third five-set victory of the fortnight gave him Grand Slam title No. 18 and Aussie Open title No. 5, which he clinched by outlasting long-time rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 after three hours and 37 minutes. […]
What was a dream (for many) is now a reality. It will be Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer for the Australian Open title on Sunday night in Melbourne. A four-team panel previews the final and makes its predictions. […]
For the first time at the Australian Open since 2009 and for the first time overall since the 2011 French Open, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will be facing each other in a Grand Slam final when they collide on Sunday night at Melbourne Park. Nadal is leading the head-to-head series 23-11.
Little more than 24 hours after Roger Federer outlasted fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in a five-set Australian Open semifinal, Nadal withstood an amazing performance by Grigor Dimitrov to prevail 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4 in four hours and 56 minutes on Friday night. […]
Roger Federer is one win away from his first slam title since Wimbledon in 2012 after he outlasted fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open semis on Thursday night. Federer saved two break points that would have given Wawrinka a lead in the fifth before surviving in three hours and four minutes.
It can never be considered a complete surprise to see Rafael Nadal in the latter stages of a Grand Slam, but this bottom-half semifinal at the Australian Open could not have been anticipated by many when the fortnight began. It will be Nadal vs. Grigor Dimitrov on Friday. […]
Ricky Dimon of The Grandstand and Pete Ziebron of Tennis Acumen preview and pick the two semifinal matches set for Thursday and Friday at the Australian Open. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are one round away from a blockbuster final, but Stan Wawrinka and Grigor Dimitrov stand in their respective ways.
Rafael Nadal still has several roadblocks in his path to a 15th major triumph, but he overcome an especially large one–literally–during quarterfinal action on Wednesday night. The Spaniard took down No. 3 seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 in two hours and 44 minutes. […]
It will be an all-Swiss affair when friends and familiar foes Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer square off in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Federer emerged from a quarter of the draw that included Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.