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  Roger Federer serves a ball towards the Jet D’Eau on a boat   in Geneva during a presentation ahead of the Laver Cup tournament that will take place   next September. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer is no longer chasing the top ranking and would rather be a contender at Grand Slams than battling Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to be wo(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his straight sets win over Rafael Nadal. Photograph: Sam Moody/EPA

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. What should have been the match of the tournament – of the young year, in fact – between the two best(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over Lucas Pouille. Photograph:Scott Barbour/Getty

Novak Djokovic left Lucas Pouille in a heap after three mercifully quick sets to reach his seventh Australian Open final – where he has never lost – a(...)

A roadside fire-danger sign signals severe and warns of a total fire ban in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph:  Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Searing 47 degree temperatures, power failures and fires afflicted southern Australia on Friday, with one blaze creating a smoke cloud so large it beg(...)

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova  at the Australian Open in Melbourne.  Osaka won, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Photograph: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/The New York Times)

If Naomi Osaka goes on to add the Australian Open title to the debut Slam title she won in Flushing Meadows four months ago, she might spare a passing(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Pliskova to reach the Au(...)

Teens jump off the jetty at Glenelg beach during a hot day in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

The South Australian city of Adelaide set a new record high temperature Thursday as the country continued to broil in an extended summer heatwave that(...)

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot during  his fourth round match against Daniil Medvedev. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If the guard is changing at the summit of tennis, it is doing so slowly and without conviction, as Novak Djokovic steps into the void left by the depa(...)

Shane Lowry with the trophy after winning the 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Neville Hopwood/EPA

“Come on, Offaly!” This wasn’t O’Connor Park in Tullamore, it was Abu Dhabi Golf Club. The cries from the crowd left Wayne Riley a little mystified,(...)

Novak Djokovic serves during his third-round match against Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Top seed Novak Djokovic regained his composure after a third-set meltdown to stave off the challenge of Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach t(...)

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