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No Joseph Parker post-fight handshake – Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua said he will command the respect of Joseph Parker after inflicting a punishing defeat on the New Zealander, but insists there will not be a post-fight handshake.

Roger Federer in right space as Australian Open rivals play catch up

Roger Federer says tennis is "definitely a lot of fun" as he embarks on an Australian Open shrouded in mystery over the fitness and mindset of his major rivals in the next fortnight.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic lead the cast of injured players

The Australian Open begins tomorrow in Melbourne, but the year’s first Grand Slam is being buffeted by an unusually long list of players who are nursing all sorts of injuries.

Nick Kyrgios player to watch at Aussie Open – Roger Federer

Defending champion Roger Federer sees temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios as a talented player and a threat at the Australian Open — if he can keep his focus.

Novak Djokovic returns from injury with win over Dominic Thiem at Kooyong

Former world number one Novak Djokovic marked his first appearance on the court since Wimbledon by trumping Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday at the Kooyong Classic.

Recuperating Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

Bidding for more time for full recovery to defend her title, Serena Williams, has reluctantly pulled out of this year’s Australian Open.

Injured Andy Murray out of Australian Open

Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Australian Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a hip injury, joining injured Japanese star Kei Nishikori on the sidelines.

Andy Murray fears for Melbourne after Brisbane withdrawal

Former world number one Andy Murray’s lingering hip issues forced him to withdraw from the Brisbane International on Tuesday with the Briton admitting he was unsure whether he could recover in time for the Australian Open.

Roger Federer cruises towards Australian Open with another Hopman Cup win

Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury.

Andy Murray pulls out of Brisbane tournament

Former world number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International in a major setback to his Australian Open preparations.

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina eyes Grand Slam success

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina believes she can become world number one in 2018 despite a host of challengers for the coveted top ranking.

Kevin Anderson wins Abu Dhabi exhibition event

Kevin Anderson won the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Saturday, joining a roll of honour that includes Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as its only previous winners.

Roger Federer ends memorable 2017 with win at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer ended a memorable 2017 the way he started it with a singles win at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday.

Australia doubts as Novak Djokovic pulls out of Qatar Open

Former world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday withdrew from next week's Qatar Open, casting doubt on his participation at the Australian Open later in January.

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Night fire razes five duplexes in Lagos

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Israel vows to destroy all tunnels in Gaza Strip in 2018

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