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
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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.
Andy Murray shows reals signs of promise despite defeat to Andrey Rublev
There were certainly encouraging signs for Murray, who came through the physical test against the big-hitting fourth seed.
Angry Andy Murray loses to world number eight Andrey Rublev in Rotterdam
The three-time grand slam winner smashed his racket into the ground as he was beaten 7-5 6-2.
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WATCH: Turning his back on play, brilliant winners, racket smashing from Daniil Medvedev as he loses
Daniil Medvedev entertains, even when he loses.
‘I just don’t feel well here’ – Alexander Zverev’s Rotterdam woes continue as he bemoans early exit
Early exit for Alexander Zverev in Rotterdam.
As football’s VAR struggles continue, tennis celebrates 15 years of Hawk-Eye’s electronic line calling system
Hawk-Eye in tennis, some like it, some don’t.
Rafael Nadal vows he will continue to play tennis as long as he is ‘healthy and able to compete’
Rafael Nadal on retirement.
Tim Henman says ‘mesmerising’ Roger Federer ‘won’t just make up the numbers’ upon his return
Tim Henman on Roger Federer’s comeback.
Andrey Rublev expects ‘fun’ match against ‘true legend’ Andy Murray as Scot praises Russian’s work ethic
Andrey Rublev and Andy Murray sing each other’s praises.
Stefanos Tsitsipas explains how change in mindset helped him to turn things around in Rotterdam opener
Stefanos Tsitsipas shows some fight in Rotterdam win.