Djokovic makes victorious comeback at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 16 : Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic made a strong comeback to defeat Donald Young of the United States 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the men’s singles competition at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Tuesday. After more than six months on the sidelines due to an elbow injury, […]

ITF Juniors: Boys singles 2nd seed Sacchitt goes down to France’s Erhard

Kolkata, Jan 16 : France’s Mathys Erhard pulled off an upset of sorts beating second seed Indian Sacchitt Sharma 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) in the first round of the boys singles under-18 ITF Juniors tennis championship at the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad on Tuesday. Sacchitt secured the opening set by a close 6-4 in the first 45 […]

Halep, Sharapova, Kerber, Muguruza advance at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 16 : World No.1 Simona Halep of Romania and former top-ranked women tennis players, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Angelique Kerber of Germany, Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic progressed to the second round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday. Two-time French Open runner-up Halep of Romania had […]

Pressure will determine whether Djokovic is back – Wilander

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 16 : Novak Djokovic exceeded expectations on his return to grand slam action at the Australian Open on Tuesday but the Serb should brace for doubts to re-surface during tougher matches, according to former world number one Mats Wilander. Djokovic routed 63rd-ranked American Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-4 at Margaret […]

Sublime Federer breezes through Melbourne opener

By Martyn Herman MELBOURNE, Jan 16 : Defending champion Roger Federer was quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Swiss turned the evening clash on packed Rod Laver Arena into an exhibition as he struck 41 winners […]