1. Is Rafael Nadal Headed for an Early Australian Open Exit After 2nd-Round Scare?

    Rafael Nadal ’s second-round close call may be a symptom of an underlying prognosis: The 14-time Grand Slam champion is headed for an early exit at the 2015 Australian Open ...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 4,939 reads 54 comments

  2. What We Learned from Rafael Nadal's 5-Set Victory over Tim Smyczek

    Rafael Nadal advanced to Round 3 of the Australian Open at the expense of qualifier Tim Smyczek in one of the toughest matches of his career. The Spaniard was taken to five sets by the American, who fought valiantly throughout...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 1 month ago 1,749 reads 2 comments

  3. Why Nick Kyrgios Will Be a Surprise Challenger at Australian Open 2015

    The Australian Open is in full swing, and Nick Kyrgios is well on his way to being the tournament's surprise package. Fighting fit and confident, it's shaping up to be a memorable few days for the young starlet...

    Trevor Murray Written by Trevor Murray about 1 month ago 1,483 reads 9 comments

  4. Nadal-Smyczek Contest at Australian Open Epitomises Why 5-Setters Should Stay

    The great Rafael Nadal very nearly succumbed to another shock first-week defeat at a Grand Slam under the Wednesday evening lights of Rod Laver Arena...

    Matt McGladrigan Written by Matt McGladrigan about 1 month ago 5,405 reads 14 comments

  5. Rafael Nadal vs. Tim Smyczek: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal battled through a gruelling five-set clash with Tim Smyczek to progress into the third round of the 2015 Australian Open ...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 1 month ago 23,417 reads 118 comments

  6. Roger Federer Bamboozles Simone Bolelli with Sublime Drop Shot at Aussie Open

    Roger Federer moved into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, despite battling some hand pain , per BBC Sport. He certainly looked fine when he left Simone Bolelli no chance with a supremely disguised drop shot...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 1 month ago 5,106 reads 2 comments

  7. Andy Murray vs. Marinko Matosevic: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    Boo birds broke out when Andy Murray took the court for his second-round Australian Open match against native upstart Marinko Matosevic ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 1 month ago 990 reads 0 comments

  8. 2015 Australian Open: Players with the Most to Prove

    Andy Murray should have no problem handling the pro-Aussie crowd when he faces local Marinko Matosevic in the second round of the 2015 Australian Open...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 2,058 reads 9 comments

  9. Novak Djokovic vs. Aljaz Bedene: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    Four-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic got his 2015 account off to a strong start on Tuesday, beating Aljaz Bedene in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 2,563 reads 5 comments

  10. Australian Open 2015: 10 Bold Predictions at Melbourne After Day 1 Results

    Day 1 left a sour taste in the mouths of several seeded women in the 2015 Australian Open , none more sour than No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic who lost in three sets to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 1 month ago 11,235 reads 26 comments

  11. Roger Federer vs. Yen-Hsun Lu: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    Roger Federer put in a strong performance against a resilient Yen-Hsun Lu during the first round of the 2015 Australian Open , winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 7-5...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 month ago 7,462 reads 23 comments

  12. Rafael Nadal vs. Mikhail Youzhny: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    In pursuit of his second career Australian Open title, Rafael Nadal opened his 2015 tournament with a commanding straight-set victory over Mikhail Youzhny , 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, Monday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 6,792 reads 43 comments

  13. Andy Murray vs. Yuki Bhambri: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    Andy Murray got off on the right foot at the 2015 Australian Open on Monday, defeating a determined Yuki Bhambri in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3), to advance to the second round...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 1 month ago 1,612 reads 6 comments

  14. Australian Open 2015: Analysing Rafael Nadal's Draw

    Navigating a route to a Slam final can be unpredictable business. Analysing the path of Rafael Nadal , after a slow beginning to 2015 following surgery, may be nigh-on impossible...

    Will Medlock Written by Will Medlock about 1 month ago 4,416 reads 15 comments

  15. Australian Open 2015: Analyzing Roger Federer's Draw

    The tennis gods served Roger Federer a 140 mph serve right down the T, and it’s not even worth challenging. Wait? Is he signaling to the umpire for a replay? Clap. Clap...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 1 month ago 7,047 reads 24 comments

  16. Australian Open 2015: Championship Odds & Predictions for Top Contenders

    Despite being unseeded and ranked No. 41, Victoria Azarenka stands as much a chance of winning the 2015 Australian Open as No. 4 Petra Kvitova. At least that's what the oddsmakers think...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 10,642 reads 46 comments

  17. 2015 Australian Open: Top Storylines to Follow

    The 2015 Australian Open is pregnant with storylines . This tournament—this season —could be a watershed year with some of the all-time greats desperately holding on to the snowy cliff with the menacing youth standing above...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 1 month ago 3,281 reads 4 comments

  18. How Safe Are the Top Men's Seeds at the 2015 Australian Open?

    The top men’s seeds at the 2015 Australian Open are strong favorites, but certainly not a lock to win the year’s first major...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 6,412 reads 37 comments

  19. Roger Federer's Keys to Win the 2015 Australian Open

    Roger Federer has been on quite a roll the last few months. He won Shanghai and Basel last fall before completing one of the signature victories of his career: Switzerland's first Davis Cup title...

    Joe Kennard Written by Joe Kennard about 1 month ago 5,346 reads 15 comments

  20. Why Roger Federer Will Fall Short at the Australian Open Despite 1,000th Win

    Roger Federer hit the headlines yet again with his 1,000th career win on Sunday, but his form won't be enough to clinch the Australian Open . The Swiss star had a successful 2014...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 1 month ago 3,296 reads 29 comments

  21. Roger Federer Takes on Lleyton Hewitt on Tennis' Newest Surface—Water!

    We have Grand Slams on grass, clay and hard courts—could water be next? Well, no. Don't be so ridiculous. With that being said , Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt did play a novel game on speedboats in Sydney on Monday...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 1 month ago 9,238 reads 6 comments

  22. Stock Watch for Top Men's Tennis Players Ahead of the 2015 Australian Open

    The new year may be young, but success waits for no one. The first Grand Slam of the year starts on January 19, so an analysis of top players' stock in early 2015 seems timely...

    Will Medlock Written by Will Medlock about 1 month ago 25,186 reads 141 comments

  23. Why Novak Djokovic Is the Clear Favorite at the 2015 Australian Open

    When the first ball is struck in the blistering Melbourne heat, the 128-player field will begin clawing their way toward the final. The Australian Open is not just a test of tennis skill, but of mental endurance and physical fitness...

    Joe Kennard Written by Joe Kennard about 1 month ago 9,018 reads 58 comments

  24. Why Roger Federer Will Win a Grand Slam Tournament in 2015

    At 33 years old, world number two Roger Federer is playing better than most could have expected at this stage of his career. A 17-time Grand Slam winner already, Federer will continue to defy the odds and contend for Majors in 2015...

    Chris Kudialis Written by Chris Kudialis about 1 month ago 11,661 reads 45 comments

  25. What Rafa Nadal's Latest Defeat Means for Australian Open Hopes

    Rafael Nadal 's hopes of a strong showing at the Australian Open can be called into question after the Spaniard suffered a shock defeat to Michael Berrer in Round 1 of the Qatar Open on Tuesday...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 1 month ago 1,094 reads 15 comments