Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Alexander Zverev in their Australian Open quarter-final match. Agence France-Presse
Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic was made to toil before he could advance at the Australian Open on Wednesday as Serena Williams made serene progress in her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka brutally halted Serena’s latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title as defending champion Novak Djokovic declared himself fighting fit for the Australian Open final after ending the incredible run of Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev with his ‘best match’
Serena Williams’ long chase for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam trophy has been weighing on her mind ahead of next week’s Australian Open, admitted the 39-year-old seven-time Australian Open champion.
Eight-time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic served a reminder of why he is the greatest Australian Open champion in history in a clinical 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 demolition of Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, thus demonstrating that normal service had resumed
Mumbai Indians, armed with big-money signing Cameron Green, will bid for a record-extending sixth title when the Indian Premier League (IPL) starts on Friday, in what could be Chennai veteran MS Dhoni’s swansong. The 16th edition also returns to its pre-Covid glory days, with 74 matches scheduled at 12 venues over eight
Argentina captain Lionel Messi on Tuesday scored his 100th international goal for the reigning world champions as they romped to a 7-0 friendly win over outclassed Curacao. Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi opened the scoring against the Caribbean island minnows on 20 minutes in Santiago del Estero.
Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Ignacio Gonzalez battled past Roberto Rodriguez and Martin Nochese 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the final of the UAEPA 100-point open classification category of the Padel Championship at the 10th NAS Sports Tournament in Dubai on Tuesday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized