Aus Open day 12: ‘Absolute madness’ for Naomi Osaka, Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina take a break
Naomi Osaka maintained her perfect record in Grand Slam finals to win a fourth title at the Australian Open.
The 23-year-old defeated first-time Slam finalist Jennifer Brady of America 6-4, 6-3 to regain the title she won in 2019.
American Rajeev Ram and Czech Barbora Krejcikova won the mixed doubles title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Australian duo Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden.
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— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) February 20, 2021
Hughes flying the flag
— LTA (@the_LTA) February 20, 2021
Konta back in action
British No 1 Johanna Konta is set to play at next week’s Adelaide International. It will be her first competitive action since retiring from her opening contest at the Australian Open with an abdominal injury.
Monfils and Svitolina take a break
Tennis’ most high-profile couple is no more, for now at least.
Who’s up next?
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will do battle for the men’s title as the tournament comes to a close.
Djokovic is bidding to maintain his perfect record in finals in Melbourne with a ninth title while Medvedev, who is on a 20-match winning streak, is going for a first slam crown.
Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American Ram will look to retain their men’s doubles title when they take on Croatian Ivan Dodig and Slovakian Filip Polasek.
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The tennis great is amazed at the quality performances Nadal is producing.
Ashleigh Barty news: World No 1 having ‘a lot of fun’ after progressing to Australian Open semi-finals
The Australian is in touching distance of grabbing glory at her home Grand Slam.
Rafael Nadal news: Spaniard rejects Denis Shapovalov’s claims that he receives preferential treatment
Rafael Nadal feels “sorry” for young gun Denis Shapovalov.
Rafael Nadal news: John McEnroe believes the Spaniard can emulate Roger Federer’s comeback style
McEnroe thinks Nadal came Down Under to win.
Denis Shapovalov news: ‘I think it’s unfair how much Rafael Nadal is getting away with’
Shapovalov called umpire Carlos Bernardes “corrupt” during a feisty encounter.
Nick Kyrgios news: Australian doubles duo reach the semi-final in their home Grand Slam
A lively Aussie crowd ensured Kyrgios and Kokkinakis made it one step further to Grand Slam glory.
Denis Shapovalov news: ‘You guys are all corrupt!’ – Canadian accuses official of favouring Rafael Nadal
Losing to Rafael Nadal was a bitter sweet for Denis Shapovalov.
Novak Djokovic news: World No 1 has the backing of his Swiss sponsor, for now
Swiss sponsor waiting on Serbian to issue a statement before making a decision.
Rafael Nadal: Spaniard on stomach issue and being ‘completely destroyed’ during quarter-final win
Rafael Nadal battles his way into the Australian Open semi-final.
Novak Djokovic news: Australian Open chief rejects suggestions visa fiasco damaged event’s reputation
Australian Open receiving plenty of positive feedback, according to Craig Tiley.