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Becker leaps to defence of locked-down Djokovic

Boris Becker has come to the defence of former employer Novak Djokovic as the world No. 1 Serb ws slammed for suggesting that locked-down players be

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Hygiene the name of the game at Melbourne Park

In a sign of the times, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Open has announced a new partnership with Initial as the official hygiene partner for the 2021 event. “The

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De Minaur full of praise for ‘mate’ Kyrgios: watch video

Australian Alex de Minaur has praise his good mate Nick Kyrgios during an interview from hotel quarantine on Australian breakfast TV. “Nick’s one of the

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Lockdown Cup added to AO calendar

An extra WTA event for players serving the 14-day hard lockdowns in Melbourne is to be added to the calendar ahead of the Australian Open

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More AO Coronavirus cases confirmed

More Coronavirus  cases  including the newest highly contagious UK strain, also known as the “Kent Virus”  have been linked to the Australian Open. The Victorian

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Pella slams “silent” Nadal as lockdown hits second week

Rafael Nadal has copped a serve from Guido Pella, with the Argentine upset that the ATP No. 2 has remained silent during the current  Australian

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Low-profile Thiem: The AO show will surely go on

While Novak Djokovic holds quarantine court from his Adelaide balcony and Rafael Nadal focuses totally on COVID-limited limited training, Dominc Thiem is confident that the

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Bencic fears injuries after AO lockdown

Swiss player Belinda Bencic hopes organisers will make the situation fairer for those players confined to their rooms for 14 days. Bencic told reporters in

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COVID complexities deal Murray out of AO

Andy Murray’s chances of making a late arrival at the Australian Open were dealt a death blow on Friday, with the Scot giving up on

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Azarenka has hopes for ‘bubble in a bubble’ training

Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka is hopeful a protocol for players in ‘hard’ lockdown in Melbourne can be agreed to allow “a training bubble within