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America’s Tennys Sandgren dumps Stan Wawrinka from Australian Open

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren in the second round on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal dominant as big guns pull off great escapes

Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov pulled off great escapes to stay in contention.

Roger Federer dazzles under Melbourne lights

Defending champion Roger Federer dazzled under the Australian Open lights to waltz through to the second round with a straight sets win over Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday.

Venus Williams, Stephens Stephens tumble out of Australian Open

Venus Williams and US Open champion Sloane Stephens led a string of seeds sent tumbling out of the Australian Open Monday in a calamitous day for American players.

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 leads walking wounded at Australian Open

Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic headlines a list of walking wounded at the Australian Open, with the Serb desperate to get back to winning ways after six months out injured.

Rafael Nadal loses to Richard Gasquet in Kooyong

Rafael Nadal, world number one lost his first match of the year 6-4, 7-5 to Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the Kooyong Classic on Tuesday.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic to test injuries at Kooyong

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will use the Kooyong Classic starting Tuesday as a convenient emergency stop to gain much-needed match practice as the pair return from injury in time for the Australian Open.

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.

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.

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Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar mourns victims of Maiduguri blast

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