Hijikata cashes in on wildcard

Embed from Getty Images Hijikata taking the match 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in 3 hours and 10 minutes. The Australian had reached the second round at the Australian Open earlier this year and in his only other Grand Slams singles lost first round at the US Open in 2022. Hijikata has of course tasted Grand…

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Sinner again the winner against de Minaur

Getty Images photo by Vaughn Ridley of Alex de Minaur in the Toronto Masters 1000 semifinal

Italy’s Jannik Sinner has taken the head to head record to 5-0 against Australia’s Alex de Minaur. In their first meeting back in 2019 it was Sinner that claimed the Next Gen ATP title, this time Sinner has claimed his first Masters level title at the expense of the Australian. Sinner had too much heat…

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de Minaur cruises into his first Masters 1000 final

Australia’s Alex de Minaur has overcome Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in convincing fashion to reach his maiden Masters level final. Embed from Getty Images The final score was 6-1, 6-3. The match was played in windy conditions which made it difficult for the players. de Minaur raced to a 3-0 lead before the Spaniard held…

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de Minaur finally steps up at a Masters

Australia’s Alex de Minaur has been an underachiever at Masters level tournaments, but he has finally had a breakthrough moment. Embed from Getty Images After defeating top-ten player Taylor Fritz in the third round, he has backed that up with a victory over Daniil Medvedev to reach the semifinals for the first time at this…

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Popyrin defeats idol to claim Umag title

Australia’s Alexei Popyrin won his second tour level title at the expense of Stan Wawrinka. The final score was 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. “All tournament I’ve been fighting battles that I don’t know how I won. This one tops it all,” said Popyrin in his on-court interview. “My quad was done at 2-1. I felt it…

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O’Connell last Aussie standing in singles at Wimbledon

Australia’s Christopher O’Connell is the last Australian still alive in the singles draws at Wimbledon. Daria Saville and Storm Hunter exited the Ladies tournament in the first round. On Friday Jason Kubler and Alex de Minaur lost their round two matches while it was O’Connell advancing after defeating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Next up…

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Thompson falls short in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Australia’s Jordan Thompson has lost the title match against local Tallon Griekspoor in the Netherlands. After taking the first set Thompson wasn’t able to hold off Griekspoor, losing 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-3. Griekspoor claimed the only break of serve in the final when taking the sixth game of the third set. That was enough to see…

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What might have been for Kokkinakis

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has seen his run come to an end at Roland Garros after a 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5) against the no. 11 seed Karen Khachanov. Embed from Getty Images After making the most of his wildcard, Kokkinakis found himself two sets to love down to the hard hitting Khachanov as they fought for…

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