Novak Djokovic has played 1,098 tour-level matches, and he has been in several gruelling, physical encounters. But according to the Serbian, one battle was more exhausting than the rest.
“The final of the Australian Open in 2012 against Rafa. Five hours, 53 minutes. Probably hard to repeat that ever in my
© DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images Novak Djokovic creates more history on Sunday at the Australian Open. This article contains: Delpo, Laver among those to congratulate the Serbian
Novak Djokovic had
Novak Djokovic thrives on adversity by limiting its existence.
An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of rally length on break point in Djokovic’s six matches leading up to Sunday’s Australian Open final against Dominic Thiem shows that the Serbian plays shorter points when he is facing break point, and
What has changed more over the past 36 years? The way tennis is played or the way photographers ply their craft at tournaments?
Like the ‘greatest player of all time’ debate, there is no clear answer.
One man who has witnessed significant change in both is legendary Getty Images photographer Clive
Dominic Thiem entered his Australian Open clash against Rafael Nadal with a 0-5 record in Grand Slam matches against the Spaniard, but the World No. 5 produced his best tennis in pressure moments to secure victory and advance to his first semi-final at Melbourne Park.
“It's amazing to beat the current
After falling to Rafael Nadal in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios reflected on an emotional start to the season and the recent progress he has made on and off the court.
The 24-year-old pushed World No. 1 Nadal to a fourth-set tie-break in front of a
When Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios play, the tennis is almost always sensational. Throw in the Melbourne crowd and the opportunity to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final, and their clash on Monday in the fourth round of the Australian Open promises to be a blockbuster showdown.
“I'm super excited, honestly. Playing
Roger Federer was just two points from defeat in his third-round match at the Australian Open against John Millman in the early hours of Saturday morning. But the 20-time Grand Slam champion survived in a fifth-set tie-break, and now he’ll have a chance to continue his pursuit of a third
For one poor ball girl on Thursday night, the sight of Rafael Nadal’s fearsome forehand will be something she won’t forget in a hurry.
At 4-1 up in the third set, Nadal returned a forehand down the line, but wide, with Federico Delbonis serving at 15/40.
Hearing a line judge call
It was Friday afternoon at Melbourne Park. A new Grand Slam season means new belief and new opportunities, and the grounds were beginning to come to life as the 2020 Australian Open drew nearer.
As players descended on Melbourne in preparation for the first major of the new decade, there