Grand Slam

With No Djokovic, Zverev Stepping Up to Star At Night

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 19, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) The tennis stars come out at night at the Australian Open, and for the second time in three days, World No. 3 Alexander Zverev is featured in the final match of the day […]

Medvedev Moves One Win Closer To Second Straight Major

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 18, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) With top seed Novak Djokovic withdrawn from the Australian Open 2022, all eyes are now on Daniil Medvedev. The 25-year-old second seed from Moscow is aiming to become the first Russian since Marat […]

Murray Returns To Australian Open For First Time Since 2019

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 18, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Great Britain’s Andy Murray has been a five-time finalist in the Australian Open. He has history in the year’s first major going back to 2006. The last time he played in Melbourne in […]

Australian Open 2022: Let The Tennis Begin

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 17, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Australian Open 2022 launched in Melbourne Park Monday – and for the first time in a fortnight, the focus centered on tennis on the court and not in the courtroom. By all accounts, […]

With Djokovic Deported From Australia, The Focus Returns To Tennis

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 17, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic has left Australia, 11 days after he arrived – unvaccinated – with a medical exemption from Tennis Australia to compete in this year’s Australian Open. News of Djokovic’s deportation emerged shortly […]

Australian Open To Celebrate AO Pride Day On 24 January

AO Press Release, January 14, 2022 Australian Open 2022 is set to showcase inclusion and diversity with the launch of the very first AO Pride Day on Monday 24 January. Designed to be a joyful celebration of the diverse LGBTQ+ community, AO Pride […]

With No Djokovic Resolution, Australian Open Draw Goes On

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 13, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) The start of the 2022 Australian Open has been anything but the “Happy Slam,” as the year’s first major is often called. Instead, it’s been more like the “Limbo Slam,” with everyone’s attention focused on […]