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  • Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray,…

  • Australian Open Road

    Men Rafael Nadal (3) First Round — def. Mikhail Youzhny, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Second Round — def. Tim Smyczek, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-5. Third Round — def. Dudi Sela, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5. Fourth…

  • Australian Open Show Court Schedules

    Monday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia All Times EST Play begins on all courts at 7 p.m. Sunday Rod Laver Arena Dominika Cibulkova (11), Slovakia, vs. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus Serena Williams (1), United States, vs.…

  • Australian Open Results

    Sunday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, def. Kevin Anderson (14), South Africa, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic,…

  • Kyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Sunday: Weather: Sunny, high of 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 43,835; Night: 17,291. Total: 61,126. Men’s Seeded Winners: No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No.…

  • Emotional or not, Kyrgios puts on a show at Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios knows how to entertain a crowd. He hits shots between his legs and around the net posts. He smashes rackets. He argues with the chair umpire and interacts with…

  • Andy Murray advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray overcame a relentlessly athletic Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals. In a 3-hour,…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NFL-PATRIOTS Coach defends team practices FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick spent a considerable amount of time discussing pressure on Saturday, but it had nothing to do with the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots…

  • Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday The 23-year-old Romanian has moved through…

  • Tradition and trophies: What to Watch at the Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A place in the quarterfinals awaits the victors Monday when the fourth round is completed at the Australian Open and the second week begins in earnest at Melbourne Park. The women’s…

  • ‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard’s song requests

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. So much so, she notices when they’ve added a new song…

  • Berdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic. With his new fiancee Ester…

  • Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson. The 2009 Australian Open…