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Australian Open 2018: How Roger Federer finds an edge in media interactions where rivals see problems

Roger Federer, who will face the media every other day as long as remains in the Australian Open, has long used the obligatory interaction to process his matches.

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Australian Open: Rafa Nadal holds court before prospects battle in Melbourne

Nadal has yet to give up a set in his three matches so far and he has a similar record in his three previous meetings with his fourth-round opponent Diego Schwartzman.

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Australia Open 2018: Novak Djokovic shrugs off injury scare to advance

After holding serve to lead 2-1 in the second set, Novak Djokovic took a medical time-out and lay down at the Margaret Court Arena as a trainer worked feverishly on his lower back.

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Would give up being number one just to be back playing on the court, says Andy Murray

Andy Murray, who underwent a hip surgery, said that he would give up the title of World No. 1 just to be back on the court playing.

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Australia Open 2018: Roger Federer bests Richard Gasquet, enters fourth round in Melbourne

Roger Federer beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-2 7-5 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of Australian Open.

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Australian Open: Last American standing, Tennys Sandgren stoked with ‘silly’ run

Tennys Sandgren was tickled pink by his achievement after downing Germany's Maximilian Marterer 5-7 6-3 7-5 7-6(5) on Saturday.

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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova to reach fourth round

Sharapova's hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber in the third round.

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Australian Open 2018: Naomi Osaka ends local challenge with Ashleigh Barty beating

Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time.

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Australian Open 2018: Alexander Zverev collapses to defeat by South Korea’s Hyeon Chung

German wunderkind Alexander Zverev, tipped as a title contender, led by two sets to one but 58th-ranked Hyeon Chung was unflappable and roared back to win 5-7, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0.

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Leander Paes-Purav Raja stun Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares at Australian Open

Leander Paes and Purav Raja next face the pairing of 11th seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in the round-of-16.

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Simona Halep edges Lauren Davis in marathon thriller at Australian Open

Simona Halep served for the match thrice and was broken each time before coming through on the fourth attempt and on the first match point in a three hour and 44 minute marathon.

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Australian Open 2018: Drama-free Madison Keys flies under radar into fourth round

The stakes will be raised now as Madison Keys reached the business end of the tournament, with a first-ever meeting against French eighth seed Caroline Garcia looming on the horizon.

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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber revival meets Maria Sharapova roadblock as Melbourne cools

The only two former Australian Open champions in the women's draw clash in round three on Saturday.

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Australian Open: Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna reach third round

Sharan equalled his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the men's doubles third round at the Australian Open.

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Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov learning to manage the off-days

Dimitrov was not at his best against feisty young Russian Andrey Rublev, winning the Australian Open third round tussle 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-4 despite racking up 61 unforced errors.

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Coco Vandeweghe hit with $10k fine for obscene outburst

Vandeweghe was fined $10,000 for shouting an obscenity at her opponent in her first round match at the Australian Open on Monday.

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Australian Open: Physically extraordinary Novak Djokovic is battle ready, says Andre Agassi

Djokovic arrived in Australia with question marks over his elbow injury and has played two rounds in Melbourne wearing a compression sleeve on his serving arm.

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Australian Open heat policy could be dangerous: Alize Cornet

The Australian Open's extreme heat policy could be endangering the safety of players according to France's Alize Cornet after she suffered dizzy spells during her third round match.

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Birthday girl Petra Martic reaches last 16 of Australian Open

Petra Martic celebrated her 26th birthday in style by reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

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Ruthless Elina Svitolina ends Marta Kostyuk’s dream debut

Ruthless fourth seed Elina Svitolina gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis .

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Kyle Edmund outlasts Nikoloz Basilashvili in brutal heat

Britain's Kyle Edmund overcame Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in a brutal three-and-a-half hour contest.

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Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios to face childhood hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Rod Laver Arena

Nick Kyrgios has been elevated to the Rod Laver Arena for his meeting with childhood hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open on Friday.

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Australian Open 2018: Simona Halep fends off fitness fears, reaches third round

Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness with a brisk 6-2 6-2 demolition of Canada's Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of Australian Open.

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Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer subdues hard-hitting Struff

Roger Federer needed to knuckle down to end the feisty challenge of hard-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win in the second round of the Australian Open.

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Australian Open 2018: Players and fans swelter in Melbourne, brace for worse on Friday

Players were handed ice towels to cool down as temperatures soared on the courts at Melbourne Park, reaching 67 at Rod Laver Arena.

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Australian Open 2018: Young gun Alexander Zverev tested but moves to third round

Alexander Zverev endured a mid-match lapse but steadied to defeat Peter Gojowcyzk 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3.

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Australian Open 2018: Playing in heat was a risk, says Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils said playing Novak Djokovic in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday was a 'risk' to health and that the 25-second rule between points should have been relaxed.

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Australian Open 2018: Stan Wawrinka stunned by Tennys Sandgren in straight sets

Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren on Thursday, losing 6-2 6-1 6-4 on the Margaret Court Arena.

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WTA Finals to move to Shenzhen from Singapore in 2019

Shenzhen will take over from Singapore on the back of a bid which promised to build a new 12,000-seat downtown venue and double the prize money to $14 million.

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Birthday girl Angelique Kerber sets up mouthwatering Maria Sharapova clash

Angelique Kerber celebrated her 30th birthday on Thursday with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 win over Donna Vekic at the Australian Open.

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Australian Open 2018: Leander Paes, Purav Raja win in the opening round

Leander Paes and Purav Raja dispatched the pair of Nikoloz Basilashvili and Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-2 6-3 in their opening round.

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Australian Open 2018: Novak Djokovic survives Melbourne furnace to beat Gael Monfils

Novak Djokovic survived the Rod Laver Arena furnace to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils on Thursday.

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Australian Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza outfoxed by Hsieh Su-wei in second-round defeat

The Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza never got to grips with 88th-ranked Hsieh's unusual game style and looked totally perplexed by the end.

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Australian Open 2018: Powerful Bernarda Pera sends ninth seed Johanna Konta out

Johanna Konta tumbled out of the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a 6-4 7-5 upset in blazing sunshine on court two.

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Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova too hot for Anastasija Sevastova, reaches third round

Maria Sharapova easing past 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 7-6(4) to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

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Australian Open: Maria Sharapova gets patience test with Melbourne set to sizzle

Maria Sharapova takes on the Latvian 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the first match on the main showcourt so should escape the worst of the heat.

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