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Switzerland’s Roger Federer taking a selfie of himself with the Australian Open trophy at Government House in Melbourne.  Photograph: Fiona Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

An intriguing scenario is unfolding in the wake of Roger Federer’s sixth Australian Open triumph in which the ageless Swiss arrives at the 2020 Tokyo (...)

Roger Federer lifts  the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final against Marin Cilic at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This turbulent Australian Open has been about longevity, endurance and iced towels, three of the defining features of the modern game. The wonder of (...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning championship point in her women’s singles final against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

One drought was guaranteed to end in the Australian Open women’s final in Melbourne on Saturday, and relief came for Caroline Wozniacki. A dramatic 7(...)

Both Simona Halep (left) and Caroline Wozniacki are trying to win their first grand slam title. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Consistency has been the hallmark of Caroline Wozniacki’s career, so it might come as something of a surprise to learn that between her matches at the(...)

Roger Federer with Hyeon Chung after the Korean’s retirement in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/Afp

Defending champion Roger Federer was given a simple passage through to his 30th grand slam final when Chung Hyeon unexpectedly retired in the second s(...)

Simona Halep celebrates after her three-set win over Angelique Kerber. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki will do battle in the Australian Open final on Saturday with a first grand slam title and the world number one ran(...)

South Korea’s Hyeon Chung  celebrates after winning his quarter-final match against American Tennys Sandgren. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/EPA

It might be as well for the general contentment of the Australian Open that Tennys Sandgren did not complete his fairytale run to the semi-finals, whe(...)

Roger Federer after his straight sets win over Tomas Berdych. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

Roger Federer maintained his record of never having lost an Australian Open quarter-final by beating Tomas Berdych in Melbourne for the third consecut(...)

Tennys Sandgren was beaten in the Australian Open quarter-finals. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Tennys Sandgren accused the media of “demonising” him in a pre-prepared monologue following his Australian Open quarter-final defeat and refused to an(...)

Marin Cilic of Croatia and Rafael Nadal of Spain embrace after Nadal retired from their match at the Australian Open. Photo: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Rafael Nadal called for the tennis authorities to think about players’ long-term health after retiring from his quarter-final against Marin Cilic at t(...)

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