Maple syrup-drinking Pospisil stuns top seed Medvedev

CANADA’s Vasek Pospisil, who stunned fans by sipping maple syrup during the Montpellier ATP final at the weekend, continued his impressive form Wednesday when he defeated top seed Daniil Medvedev…

Lock wins maiden Doubles challenger title

Zimbabwean tennis ace, Benjamin Lock and his United states partner, Evan King capped off an incredible week by winning the doubles category of the Launceston Challenger in Australia. A perfect…

Lock and King storm into Launceston challenger final

ZIMBABWE Davis Cup player Benjamin Lock and his United States partner, Evian King stormed into the final of the Launceston challenger following a super tie break win. Benjamin Lock and…

Bananaman, Nadal’s kiss and a ‘crazy aunt’ – five Australian Open moments

FROM bushfire smoke to a memorable kiss and a controversial banana, the Australian Open was never short of incident. AFP Sports looks back at five memorable moments from the first…

Hugs, a guru and a favourite tree: Djokovic’s unusual route to the top

A STRICT vegetarian diet, spiritual guru and family hugging-sessions aren’t methods employed by most athletes, but they have helped Novak Djokovic turn himself into one of the best players ever…

Upsets roll as Muguruza, Kenin reach Australian Open final

UNSEEDED Garbine Muguruza fought back from behind in both sets to defeat racquet-smashing fourth seed Simona Halep on Thursday and set up an Australian Open final with surprise-package Sofia Kenin.…

Resurgent Muguruza sets up Halep clash in Australian Open semi-finals

UNSEEDED Garbine Muguruza underlined her return to form by reaching the Australian Open semi-finals for the first time Wednesday, setting up a clash with fellow two-time Grand Slam champion Simona…

Battling Jabeur sets new benchmark for Arab tennis

A STRAIGHT sets defeat at the hands of Sofia Kenin on Tuesday was hardly the script that Ons Jabeur deserved but the Tunisian’s passage to the quarter-finals of the Australian…

Del Potro undergoes second operation on injured knee

FORMER US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, out of action since June 2019, underwent surgery on his right knee in Miami on Monday. The Argentine posted a photo on…

‘Lucky’ Federer stages great escape to reach Australian Open semis

ROGER Federer admitted he was “incredibly lucky” after pulling off one of the greatest escapes of his career Tuesday, saving seven match points to beat Tennys Sandgren for a place…