MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal took another step in his campaign to lift the Australian Open trophy on Wednesday with the top seed reaching the third round over Argentine Leo Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Mayer took a set off Nadal at the U.S. Open last autumn but was powerless on this occasion.
Nadal said that with temperatures in ...Read more
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Five-time champion Roger Federer made a running start to his Australian Open title defense on Tuesday, with the Swiss second seed hammering out a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 over Aljaz Bedene to glide into the second round.
The 36-year-old Swiss executed with ruthless efficiency just over 90 minutes with a dozen aces and 41 winners.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Belinda Bencic scored the first major upset of the Australian Open on Monday, beating 2017 finalist Venus Williams 6-3, 7-5 in a groundbreaking win for the 20-year-old Swiss.
Prior to their first-round meeting, Bencic had lost four matches against the 37-year-old Williams, failing to win even a set.
But all that changed...Read more