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  • Nadal’s Australian Open goes true to his prediction

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych proved him right. Nadal, who…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Murray’s advice, Maria’s message

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray knows what it’s like to feel the burden of a country’s expectations. So he has some advice for Australian tennis fans. After beating teenager and local hope Nick Kyrgios…

  • Australian Open Show Court Schedules

    Wednesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia All Times EST Play begins on all courts at 7 p.m. Tuesday Rod Laver Arena Madison Keys, United States, vs. Venus Williams (18), United States Not before 8:30 p.m.…

  • Australian Open Results

    Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Andy Murray (6), Britain, def.…

  • The phone call that turned around Sharapova’s Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when…

  • Young players turn to ex-pros hoping for Slam breakthrough

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic won one Wimbledon title in his colorful tennis career, but the big-serving Croatian believes he might have won even more if he’d had an ex-player as his coach, like…

  • Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them. On the women’s side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Tuesday: Weather: Party sunny, cool. High of 19 Celsius (66 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 19,509; Night: 16,091; Total: 35,600. Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Winners: No. 6…

  • Murray beats local hope Kyrgios in 3 sets at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray ensured there would be no five-set comeback for local hope Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday night, beating the 19-year-old Australian 6-3 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal match at the…

  • What to Watch Wednesday at the Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Once upon a time, the story of women’s tennis was all about Serena and Venus Williams: The two sisters who rose from the concrete courts of Compton, California to play such…

  • Australian Open Results

    Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Women Quarterfinals Ekaterina Makarova (10),…

  • Australian Open Results

    Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Women Quarterfinals Ekaterina Makarova (10),…

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles…

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles…

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles…