Novak Djokovic battled through a five-set thriller with Dominic Thiem to maintain his dominance at the Australian Open on Sunday, claiming a record-eighth title and returning to world number one in the process.
An Australian Open that has seen the men’s establishment shaken by young talent comes to a fitting close today when defending champion Novak Djokovic takes on Dominic Thiem in an intergenerational decider.
America's Sofia Kenin stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza to win the Australian Open on Saturday, completing a surprise run where she has come from nowhere to win her first Grand Slam title.
Dominic Thiem won the new-generation battle with Alex Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) to reach his first Australian Open final on Friday and set up the ultimate test against Melbourne Park maestro Novak Djokovic.
World number one Rafael Nadal weathered a fierce storm from gutsy showman Nick Kyrgios on Monday to set up an Australian Open quarterfinal against Dominic Thiem and keep alive his quest for a 20th Grand Slam title.
Roger Federer flicked a switch after losing the opening set to crush Marton Fucsovics and book a record 15th Australian Open quarterfinal on Sunday, with unheralded American Tennys Sandgren his next hurdle.
Roger Federer faced down local battler John Millman 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(8) in a five-set thriller on Friday night to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open and restore some normality to Melbourne Park after a day of big upsets.
Novak Djokovic survived a scare to join Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round as heavy downpours caused chaos on Monday, forcing organizers to postpone a swathe of matches.
Defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic said that his rivalries with fellow ‘Big Three’ members Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have underpinned the success that has stamped him as one of the game’s greatest players of all time.
Australian Open top seed Rafa Nadal entered his third decade as a professional ranked No. 1 in the world and the 33-year-old Spaniard said he is surprised to be at the summit of the men’s game given his long and varied history of injuries.