Tennis

1:00 PM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Shooter McGavin never liked Happy Gilmore. “He’s a disgrace to the game,” he once argued. “The man is destroying golf. Kick him off the tour.” Gilmore, the flamboyant, failed hockey player turned unorthodox golf pro, a fictional character wonderfully portrayed by Adam Sandler in the 1996 film, was a
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1:30 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — After fending off four set points and being unable to convert the first six of his own, Rafael Nadal finally clinched a 28-minute and 40-second tiebreaker to get himself on course to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 14th time. And now, after
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9:47 PM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Fans at the Australian Open were asked by security to remove T-shirts featuring the slogan “Where is Peng Shuai?” which references the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Chinese former tennis player’s well-being and whereabouts. In November, Peng, the former world No. 14 singles player and part of a No. 1
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5:14 AM ET Alex De Minaur has reached the Australian Open’s round of 16 for the first time, the local hope winning his ninth straight set at Melbourne Park as he pushed aside Pablo Andujar. The 32nd seed beat the Spanish veteran and regular hitting partner Andujar 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in another commanding display as
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12:14 AM ET Maddison Inglis‘s breakout Australian Open campaign is over following a tough third-round loss to three-time quarterfinalist Kaia Kanepi. The local wildcard took the opening set on Rod Laver Arena before succumbing 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to the Estonian veteran in sweltering heat on Saturday. Despite her departure, Inglis will pocket a career-saving cheque
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8:25 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Standing on the court as her ever-so-slight lead slipped away and now just one point away from entering a third-set tiebreak, Naomi Osaka prepared for Amanda Anisimova‘s next serve during their third-round match at the Australian Open on Friday. Osaka, the tournament’s defending champ, had looked frustrated as she walked
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9:54 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com American Jessica Pegula advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Nuria Parrizas Diaz on Thursday. The tournament’s No. 21 seed recorded seven aces and 20 winners in the 91-minute clash. She’ll next face the winner of
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10:59 PM ET Samantha Stosur‘s decorated singles career is over after a second-round defeat in her farewell Australian Open at Melbourne Park. The 2011 US Open champion bowed out with a 6-2 6-2 loss to Russian 10th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Thursday. Stosur received a standing ovation from the Kia Arena crowd before departing after
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1:22 AM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal moved into the third round at the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over 126th-ranked German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Wednesday. Nadal didn’t get it all his own way in an afternoon match on Rod Laver Arena, needing five match points and
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10:10 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty is breezing through the Australian Open. Things could get a lot more interesting soon enough. Barty extended her streak of service holds to 48 games and moved into the third round at Melbourne Park for the sixth consecutive year by beating 142nd-ranked qualifier
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7:59 AM ET Emma Raducanu got her Australian Open campaign off to a winning note as she saw off Sloane Stephens in three sets in the first round. US Open champion Raducanu ended up winning 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in an entertaining match on day two of the first Grand Slam of the year. After Raducanu
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3:07 AM ET ESPN News Services The board of Tennis Australia issued a statement two days after nine-time champion Novak Djokovic lost a legal challenge against his visa cancellation to say that the entire saga would be subject to a review after the Australian Open. “We recognise that recent events have been a significant distraction
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9:28 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Garbine Muguruza extended her first-round success at Melbourne Park on Monday, and did so in straight sets. The 2020 Australian Open finalist and winner of the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon tournaments has never lost a first-round match in 10 years of competition at the
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