de Minaur gets win on clay over Rafa

Alex de Minaur has become the first Australian to defeat Rafael Nadal on clay. He defeated the King of Clay 7-5, 6-1 in the second round at the Barcelona ATP 500. Embed from Getty Images The win came on the Pista Rafa Nadal. It just shows how dominant Nadal is on clay to have a…

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Heartbreak for Hunter as Olympic dream is in tatters

Former world no. 1 doubles player Storm Hunter has been hit with an Achilles injury in what will see her miss the Paris Olympics. Hunter had been named as a singles player ahead of the Billie Jean King Cup tie against Mexico in Brisbane but suffered the injury in the teams final hit out on…

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Saville returns to no. 1 ranked Australian

Daria Saville has fought her way back from injury, yet again, to take the top spot in Australian tennis. Saville has moved up the rankings with some good results, she could have moved up even more rapidly but for some close losses. Saville is currently sitting at no. 94. Arina Rodionova had climbed into the…

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de Minaur defends his Acapulco ATP 500 title

Australia’s Alex de Minaur has made Casper Ruud a runnerup for the second straight week. In doing so he defended his Acapulco title. Embed from Getty Images Just last week it was Jordan Thompson that claimed his first ATP title when the Australian defeated Ruud in Los Cabos. Second time around for Ruud he again…

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Thompson caps off a massive week in Los Cabos with two titles

Australia’s Jordan Thompson has won his maiden ATP singles title after defeating the no. 4 seed Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-6(4). Embed from Getty Images If that wasn’t enough, he then played and won the doubles semifinal and final with Max Purcell to see Thompson match the effort of Nick Kyrgios at Washington a few years…

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Birthday boy de Minaur charges into Rotterdam final

Australia’s Alex de Minaur celebrated his 25th brithday in style as he got revenge on Grigor Dmitrov after a year ago the Bulgarian ruined the Australians birthday. Embed from Getty Images A year ago de Minaur failed to convert two match points before Dmitrov took the win, also on a birthday match. After gaining revenge…

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Arina Rodionova breaks record as she enters top-100

Australia’s Arina Rodionova will enter the top-100 for the first time when the rankings are updated next week. At 34, she becomes the oldest player to reach that level for the first time. This follows a good performance in Hua Hin where she is now into the quarterfinals. It is just the second time that…

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Ebden and Bopanna claim AO doubles title

Australia’ Matt Ebden has won his first Australian Open doubles title alongside India’s Rohan Bopanna. Embed from Getty Images The pair defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori 7-6(0), 7-5. Going into the tiebreaker both teams had won the exact same number of points. It was then all Bopanna and Ebden. The second set was…

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An all-Australian mixed doubles final?

Jaimee Fourlis and Andrew Harris showed their defeat of no. 1 mixed double seeds Storm Hunter and Matthew Ebden was no fluke. Embed from Getty Images The Australian pairing has backed up that win with another win over a seeded pairing. This time they defeated no. 5 seeds Laura Siegemund and Sandar Gille 7-5, 7-5.…

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