Rafael Nadal Wins Australian Open and 21st Grand Slam Championship

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal broke the tie with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer by winning the 21st Grand Slam men’s singles title Sunday night. Nadal beat his longtime rivals Daniil Medvedev, a new generation member, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the Australian Open final. It was perhaps Nadal’s most surprising big victory. …

Ashleigh Barty Wins Australian Open Women’s Singles Champion

MELBOURNE, Australia – Ashleigh Barty defeated US Danielle Collins on Saturday night to end a 44-year wait by becoming the first Australian player to win the Australian Open singles title since 1978. Barty defeated Collins 6-3, 7-6 (2) in straight sets. Born and raised in Australia’s steamy state of Queensland, Barty has been in #1 …

Nick Kyrgios Targets Doubles Championship at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios lost early in the Australian Open singles tournament, but that didn’t stop him from gaining attention, as he often did at his hometown Grand Slam. Kyrgios and his close friend and Australian friend Thanasi Kokkinakis entered the doubles draw as a wildcard. They triumphed in the competition using a mix of skill and …

Nadal Beats Berretini to Return to Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE, Australia —Rafael Nadal beat Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian semi-final to advance in one game to the record-breaking 21st Grand Slam men’s singles title. Open. The 35-year-old Spanish star Nadal drew in the men’s record with longtime rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. However, neither Federer nor Djokovic played …

Audio Technology Helps Blind People Follow Australian Open Tennis

To hear more audio news from publications like The New York Times, Download Audm for iPhone or Android. Quick, resounding explosions ring in Michael Marshall’s ears as he listens to a tennis match at the Australian Open, followed by high and low clicks. Three hits from the left indicate that the ball lands close to …

Australian Open Final Four: Nadal vs. Berrettini and Medvedev vs.

MELBOURNE, Australia – No men’s singles semi-finalist has been this damaged at the Australian Open. All pushed to five sets in the heat at Melbourne Park this year. Rafael Nadal, who made his latest comeback, dropped more than 10 pounds and had to battle nausea and dizziness during his scorching victory over Canadian Denis Shapovalov …

Rafael Nadal Defeats Denis Shapovalov at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal had the opportunity to reintroduce tennis at this Australian Open, after missing a long-time passionate match. At 35, his last return from injury now finds him in the semi-finals, just two victories from breaking a triple tie with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to secure his 21st Grand Slam singles …

Jessica Pegula Applauds Buffalo Bills From Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan whose parents eventually bought the NFL’s Buffalo Bonds, Jessica Pegula had to adapt. But deep down now, quarterback Josh Allen’s praising his leadership virtues even as he competes in the Australian Open tennis tournament, and the court takes on an outfit that calls for red, white and …

Naomi Osaka Loses to Amanda Anisimova at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka, who nearly quit tennis last year, was knocked out in three sets at the Australian Open on Friday by unseeded American Amanda Anisimova 4-6, 6-3. , 7-6 (10-5). Osaka, 24, was returning to big tournament action in Melbourne after a long hiatus from the game …