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  • Aussie Assault: Dominant Duo Purcell, Saville Take Aim At 2020
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    It was Friday afternoon at Melbourne Park. A new Grand Slam season means new belief and new opportunities, and the grounds were beginning to come to life as the 2020 Australian Open drew nearer. As players descended on Melbourne in preparation for the first major of the new decade, there was still work to be done for those battling in qualifying. For those rising the FedEx ATP Rankings on the Challenger circuit, a berth in a Grand Slam main draw is a significant prize. In the fading sunlight of Court 8, that dream became a reality for Max Purcell. Competing in...
  • Federer Records 99th Melbourne Win, Books Millman Clash
    Roger Federer improved to 41-0 in the first two rounds of the Australian Open on Wednesday night, moving past Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena. The six-time champion started and finished with a flourish to extend his unbeaten ATP Head2Head record against Krajinovic to four matches. Federer ripped 42 winners to break serve seven times throughout the one-hour, 32-minute encounter. “I am very happy. It is a great start to the season so far,” said Federer. “I am feeling really relaxed out on the court. I trained hard and you hope it pays off and not that it was...
  • Thursday Preview: Medvedev Hopes To Maintain Magic, Nadal Back In Action
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    Outside of the Big Three, fans might look to Daniil Medvedev as the next favourite at the Australian Open. The World No. 4 will try to show why that’s the case on Thursday in the second round. Medvedev will play Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez. The 22-year-old Martinez had never won a tour-level match before beating German Dominik Koepfer in the first round, and he will try to spring the upset against the two-time ATP Masters 1000 champion, who won more matches (59) and reached more finals (9) than anyone on the ATP Tour in 2019. That puts the pressure squarely on Medvedev,...
  • Djokovic Opens Up On Love For Bali
    After 17 years on Tour, there are few world-class destinations that Novak Djokovic hasn’t been to. The World No. 2 managed to visit a new locale in his off-season by traveling to Bali and made it clear that it wouldn’t be his last time in Indonesia. ”It's one of the most special places in the world,” Djokovic said after his second-round win at the Australian Open on Wednesday. “Honestly, I was blown away by how kind and genuine people are. The energy of that island, it's very special.” But Djokovic wasn’t there to check out Bali’s world-famous beaches and rice terraces. Djokovic...
  • Fernando, Let’s See If You Can Move This Car
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    The fact that Fernando Verdasco is still among the elite of the ATP Tour at 36 years of age is no coincidence. A look behind the scenes reveals his meticulous attention to and hard work on what he considers his most prized asset; his fitness. The result is that after so many seasons on the ATP Tour, he is still among the Top 50 in the FedEx ATP Rankings and winning Grand Slam matches, as he did on Tuesday against Evgeny Donskoy in the first round of the Australian Open, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1. The Madrid native, who has competed at 67 consecutive...
  • Paul Survives Dimitrov Comeback For Career-Best Slam Showing
    American Tommy Paul hung on to beat Grigor Dimitrov and make his first third round at a Grand Slam on Wednesday at the Australian Open. The 22-year-old led 6-4, 7-6(6) but Dimitrov served for the match at 5-4 in the fifth and was two points away, at 30/0, from reaching his seventh third round in Melbourne. But Paul, who was playing in only his second five-set match, won four consecutive points to break Dimitrov and advance 6-4, 7-6(8), 3-6, 6-7(3), 7-6(10-3). "That was the biggest push in the match. I felt from dead to, I felt like I had energy," Paul said of when...
  • Hurkacz: 'The Type Of Kid You Want To Date Your Daughter'
    Poland's Hubert Hurkacz hopes his peers consider him “thoughtful and kind to others.” If the impression he's made on his coach is any indication, the 22-year-old is off to a positive start with his ATP Tour colleagues. Craig Boynton started working with Hurkacz in March at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Boynton has been impressed with Hurkacz's work ethic and personality, particularly his willingness to practise for three and a half to four hours without complaint and without checking his phone. “He's always eager to work, always eager to learn, always wants the next exercise. 'What are we doing next?...