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.
Winning ATP Finals undefeated a ‘great boost of confidence’ for Grand Slams, says Daniil Medvedev
Confidence high for Daniil Medvedev.
Andy Murray on the best-of-five-set matches debate: ‘People often mistake long matches for epics’
What are Murray’s views on best-of-five-set matches?
‘I want to climb up the Rankings,’ says Dominic Thiem as he eyes new highs after ‘outstanding year’
Dominic Thiem eyeing top two spots in the ATP Rankings.
Daniil Medvedev triumphs in ATP Finals as Australian Open uncertainty continues
Medvedev won the biggest title of his career.
Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming ‘great rivalries’
Russian completed an unbeaten week at The O2.
Daniil Medvedev is last man standing in London as he beats Dominic Thiem to win 2020 ATP Finals
Medvedev came from a set down to defeat Thiem.
End of Big Three era? A look at state of men’s game after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s ATP Finals exit
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have dominated men’s game.
Dominic Thiem on expanding Andy Murray’s one-man club against the Big Three: ‘It’s super special’
A milestone win for Dominic Thiem.
Australian Open dates to be set ‘as soon as possible’ amid Covid uncertainty
Tennis Australia’s Craig Tiley ‘confident we will have decisions soon’.
Daniil Medvedev on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal getting beaten at ATP Finals: ‘It’s super for tennis’
Big Two beaten twice at London’s O2 Arena.