Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on 17 February 2021. Aslan Karatsev was the breakthrough player of this year’s Australian Open, where he made the semi-finals as a qualifier. The Russian upset three seeded opponents during his dream run — Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Grigor Dimitrov.  Karatsev hasContinue Reading

You’ll forgive Craig Tiley if he’s sprouted an extra gray hair or two in recent months. The Tennis Australia CEO had been tasked with the formidable challenge, after all, to host a global sporting event amidst a global pandemic. His plan was ingenious, really, though even Tiley anticipated a fewContinue Reading

After declaring Novak Djokovic‘s stunning 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 Australian Open final victory against Daniil Medvedev a ‘masterpiece’, coach Goran Ivanisevic says that it’s only a matter of time before the Serb and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal overtake Roger Federer in the Grand Slam titles battle. Djokovic’s 18th major championshipContinue Reading