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.
Roger Federer sends his fans into a frenzy with Twitter post ahead of his return to action
Roger Federer fans are counting down to his return to action in Doha next week and his tweet teasing his return instantly became a big hit.
Iga Swiatek’s perfect week as she claims her second WTA title
Iga Swiatek won her second career WTA title with victory over Belinda Bencic in the final of the Adelaide International.
Jamie Murray says quarantine threat on tour means players must be ready to adapt
The doubles specialist plans to travel to tournaments in Mexico and Miami next month without knowing what to expect on arrival.
Battle of the Brits event is back and this time with spectators
The Battle of the Brits events were a huge success during the Covid-19 crisis and now they are set to return with spectators.
The only way is up for Naomi Osaka as she looks to replicate hard-court success on clay and grass
Oli Jefford on the world being Naomi Osaka’s oyster.
Britain’s strength in depth in doubles highlights quality of structure
British tennis may be wondering who can replace Andy Murray, but they have a very different story to tell in the doubles arena.
Rafael Nadal pulls out of his next event due to ‘ongoing’ back problem
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ABN…
Lleyton Hewitt to be inducted into International Tennis Hall Of Fame
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt is the latest player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Five of the best men’s matches at the Australian Open featuring Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal, and more
The matches that made us sit up and take note.
Five of the best women’s matches at Australian Open featuring Naomi Osaka vs Garbine Muguruza, and more
Five of the best women’s singles matches at the 2021 Aus Open.