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.
Novak Djokovic concedes he ‘deserved’ warning from umpire as anger issues continue
Serb continues to court controversy.
‘It will be strange without Rafael Nadal in the final,’ admits Novak Djokovic
Djokovic says he won’t underestimate Argentine.
Five players out of Roland Garros qualifying following positive coronavirus tests, officials confirm
Two players return positive tests.
Novak Djokovic survives Casper Ruud scare to advance into Italian Open final in Rome
Djokovic chasing title number 81.
Simona Halep holds off Garbine Muguruza to reach third Italian Open final
Halep is looking for a first title in Rome.
Rafael Nadal hopeful he can address the issues in his game before French Open
Nadal lost 6-2, 7-5 to Schwartzman in Rome.
Rafael Nadal beaten by Diego Schwartzman in Rome quarter-final
Nadal beaten in straight sets by Schwartzman.
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