Gallery: 2018 Australian Open preview & training
The 2018 Australian Open is just around a corner so let’s whet your appetite with some preview and training pictures.
Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Memorial Cup
These are the trophies that the players will be competing for with the women’s champion walking away with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the men’s champion claiming the Norman Brookes Memorial Cup.
World No 1 Nadal will be top seed and is looking for only his second Australian Open title. His first and only success Down Under to date came in 2009 when he beat Roger Federer in five sets in the final.
The world No 2 and defending champion is looking for his fifth Australian Open title and the 20th Grand Slam trophy of his career. Will we see another Nadal v Federer final?
Six-time Australian Open winner Djokovic has struggled with injury, but he is hoping to put his woes behind him with a seventh title this year.
Women’s second seed Caroline Wozniacki claimed the biggest win of her career at the 2017 WTA Finals and wants to break her Grand Slam drought at the Australian Open.
The 2014 Australian Open winner is another player who has struggled with injury, but he is confident he can win a fourth Grand Slam.
The Russian is still making her way back following her ban and injury, but with no Serena Williams in the draw, you wouldn’t put it past Sharapova to win her second Australian Open title.
The Frenchman was a 2008 finalist, but was beaten in four sets by Novak Djokovic.
No surprise that Rafael Nadal is featuring on most of the posters around the Rod Laver Arena.
Meeting the ball boys and girls
Wawrinka takes some time out to meet those who will be on duty during the two-week tournament.
Frenchman Gasquet has slipped down the rankings, but he will be hoping to make it past the fourth-round stage for the first time in his career.
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Simona Halep reportedly halfway towards clearing her name
Simona Halep could be set to prove her innocence in a doping case.
One of legendary coach Nick Bollettieri’s final interviews as he reflected on his tennis legacy
Following Nick Bollettieri’s death, we can look back at one of his last interviews, as he spoke to Tennis365.
Gael Monfils to miss Australian Open, admits he is reconsidering retirement plan after birth of his daughter
Gael Monfils could “play a bit less” after becoming a father.
Novak Djokovic hailed as ‘person of principle’ and backed to win 10th Australian Open by Aussie legend
“Novak certainly adds gravy and gravitas to the whole thing.”
Roger Federer enjoying retirement as he takes trip to Rolex HQ and catches NBA game in New York
What’s Roger Federer up to these days?
Legendary coach Nick Bollettieri passes away: ‘You were a dreamer and a doer, and a pioneer in our sport’
The great Nick Bollettieri is with us no more.
Jamie Murray excited about Jack Draper’s rise: ‘It’ll be great to watch him next year’
Jack Draper set for big things, says Jamie Murray.
What to expect from the 2023 Australian Open season
Australia is the battle ground for the first Grand Slam of the year.
Stefanos Tsitsipas confident he will eventually get to No 1 in the world: ‘I’m here for the marathon’
Stefanos Tsitsipas has not given up on the world No 1 ranking.