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Everything you need to know about Roger Federer
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Everything you need to know about Roger Federer

Federer, aged 36, won his 20th Grand Slam at Melbourne Park IMAGE: An emotional Roger Federer poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open final. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Factbox on Switzerland's Roger Federer, who beat Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win a record-extending 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday:   Born: Aug. 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. (Age: 36) Grand Slam titles: 20 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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The ladies rock Melbourne Park in shorts

At this year's Australian Open, the ladies brought back shorts centrestage. Women's tennis: Gosh! how its look has changed over the years. From floor-grazing skirts and long sleeves to skirts and shorter skirts. And even shorter and tighter skirts in recent times. At this year's Australian Open, the ladies brought back shorts centrestage. Laxmi Negi glances at the ladies who have rocked Melbourne Park. By their shorts, folks, not shots :))   IMAGE: Kristina Mladenovic sports a jumpsuit.
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The Australian Open will miss these stars

Laxmi Negi tells us about the stars we will miss at Melbourne Park this fortnight. The Australian Open has always been a glorious curtain-raiser for the tennis season. This year, the Aussie Open is making headlines for the number of big-name players who will miss the action because of injury. Former World No 1s Andy Murray and Serena Williams have pulled out of the season's first Grand Slam. Other prominent names who have pulled out are Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka and our very own Sania ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Bhambri qualifies for Australian Open  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Federer still the man to beat at Melbourne Park

No such queries hang over his fitness this year and if bookmakers are to be believed the other 127 men in the draw will be fighting for the scraps from the evergreen Swiss's plate. IMAGE: Roger Federer during a practice session ahead of the 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images It might be argued that 36-year-old fathers of four have no business winning Grand Slam titles but try telling that to Roger Federer as the evergreen Swiss bids to claim a ...
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Australia impatient for home champion at Melbourne Park

Nick Kyrgios now carries the burden of Australia's expectations 'The Australian public are crying out for a tennis hero' IMAGE: Nick Kyrgios reacts. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images For a tournament branded the 'happy Slam' by Roger Federer, the Australian Open has given little cheer to home players.   Forty years have passed since Chris O'Neil held the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup aloft as the last Australian women's champion in 1978. Add another two years for Mark Edmondson's 1976 ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Kyrgios bows out defeated but wins over Australia  Rediff.com1 month ago Tennis round-up: Kyrgios gets Brisbane title boost ahead of Australian Open  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Tomic unlikely to play for Australia again: Hewitt

'For me, he's made some mistakes and it'll be a long way back. He's digging a big hole for himself that he may never get out of.' IMAGE: Bernard Tomic during a practice session for the Australian Open. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images Controversial Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic is unlikely to play for his country again in the Davis Cup, captain Lleyton Hewitt said.Australia host Germany in the World Group first round of the team competition this weekend in Brisbane, with Tomic ...
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Cilic blames closed roof for slow start against Federer

'I think that it was just little bit difficult to adjust, especially the beginning of the match' IMAGE: Marin Cilic of Croatia poses with the runners-up trophy after losing the 2018 Australian Open. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic queried the decision to close the roof at Rod Laver Arena for the men's final on Sunday and said it had contributed to his slow start in defeat to Roger Federer.   Having prepared for the match exposed to the elements ...
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Cilic stronger for bitter-sweet Slams experience

Marin Cilic has experienced the highs and lows of playing in a Grand Slam final and says he is primed to be at his physical best for Sunday's Australian Open decider.The world number six is the first Croatian man or woman to appear in the final at Melbourne ...
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Australian Open: Mischa Zverev served hefty fine to cure plague of first-round pull-outs

The plague of tennis players retiring hurt or ill in the first round of grand slam tournaments was largely absent at the Australian Open this year for a very good reason -- as Mischa Zverev has found out to his cost. The German player, ranked 35th in the ...
 DNA4 weeks ago Halep hopes 'lucky' dress brings first Slam  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Sports Shorts: Serena to play Fed Cup tie vs Netherlands

A summary of sports events and sportspersons, who made news on Tuesday. IMAGE: Serena Williams hasn't played a WTA tournament since she won the Australian Open title last year and skipped this year's opening Grand Slam. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters Former world number one Serena Williams will return to the tennis courts next month in the United States' Fed Cup first round tie against the Netherlands, the United States Tennis Association said on Tuesday. Williams has not played a WTA ...
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