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MELBOURNE (AFP) – An imperious Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis. The Serbian world number one dominated the Spanish second seed to win his 15th Grand Slam title in just 2hr 4min on Rod Laver Arena. It […]

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Osaka wins Australian Open

So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too.

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Feisty Rafa gains final

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Rafael Nadal said he has surprised himself with his outstanding level of tennis at this year’s Australian Open after crushing Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final on Thursday. The Spanish world number two handed the rising star a ruthless tennis lesson, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0, in just 106 minutes. Greek 14th seed Tsitsipas had […]

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Former PH bets shine in PNP Cup

The Table Tennis Association of North District (TATAND)-Joola captured the men’s and women’s team titles in the recent 2019 Philippine National Police (PNP) Cup National Invitational Table Tennis Championships held at the PNP Gymnasium in Camp Crame, Quezon City. TATAND-Joola, composed of ex-national player Julius Esposo, John Russel Misal, Charlie Lim and Philip Uy, blasted […]

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Osaka faces Kvitova in Aussie Open final

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Fourth seed Naomi Osaka outgunned Karolina Pliskova Thursday to set up an Australian Open final against Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova. The 21-year-old Japanese star overcame the seventh seed, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, to reach a second straight Grand Slam decider after her breakthrough triumph over Serena Williams at last year’s US Open. […]

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Djokovic breezes into semifinal after Nishikori retires

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semifinals in a hurry Wednesday as an ailing Kei Nishikori retired when losing 6-1, 4-1 after just 51 minutes.

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