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From The42 'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything' Andy Murray

'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything'

Andy Murray had announced before the Australian Open that he planned to retire after Wimbledon.

From The42 Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title Another One...

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.

From The42 'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist Glory Glory

'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist

The 21-year-old compared her slam victories following Saturday’s success in Melbourne.

From The42 Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one Ace

Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one

The win means Osaka reaches the No 1 ranking spot.

From The42 Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final Take A Bow

Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final

The world number one continued his quest for a record seventh title as he overcame Lucas Pouille.

From TheJournal.ie Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar Heatwave

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

From The42 Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final Vamos Rafa

Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

The Spaniard will face either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouile in the Melbourne Park decider.

From The42 Kvitova makes first Grand Slam final since knife attack Second Career

Kvitova makes first Grand Slam final since knife attack

Czech star will face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final.

From The42 Epics take their toll as Nishikori injury puts Djokovic one step closer to Australian Open record Worn Out

Epics take their toll as Nishikori injury puts Djokovic one step closer to Australian Open record

Meanwhile, Lucas Pouille set up a semi-final meeting with the world number 1 and hailed the influence of his coach Amelie Mauresmo.

From The42 Williams wilts at match point as Pliskova powers into Australian open semis Falling Short

Williams wilts at match point as Pliskova powers into Australian open semis

The Czech star will face Naomi Osaka in the final four.

From The42 Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final Relentless

Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final

The Spaniard is aiming to become the third man in history to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

From The42 Tearful Kvitova downs Barty to make Australian Open semis Bouncing Back

Tearful Kvitova downs Barty to make Australian Open semis

It was Kvitova’s best Grand Slam performance since being injured in a terrifying knife attack.

From The42 Stefanos Tsitsipas: Federer conqueror books place in 'fairytale' Slam semi-final Australian Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Federer conqueror books place in 'fairytale' Slam semi-final

Greece’s rising star beat Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets.

From The42 World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat Hard Lines

World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat

Simona Halep is taking the positives as she bows out of the Australian Open while Williams advances to the quarter-finals.

From The42 Busta apologises for angrily storming off as Nishikori advances to last eight in Australia Busta Up

Busta apologises for angrily storming off as Nishikori advances to last eight in Australia

The Spaniard was booed off after a mammoth, five-hour match.

From The42 Djokovic survives scare to advance to Australian Open quarter-finals In The Hunt

Djokovic survives scare to advance to Australian Open quarter-finals

The Serb triumphed in an exhausting match against Daniil Medvedev.

From The42 Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters Down Under

Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathers momentum.

From The42 'It made me feel better': Zverev loses his cool in Raonic defeat New Racket Please This post contains videos

'It made me feel better': Zverev loses his cool in Raonic defeat

The German smashed his racket to pieces during his fourth-round defeat at the Australian Open.

From The42 Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit Tension This post contains videos

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit

It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.

From The42 20-year-old Tsitsipas knocks defending champion Federer out of Australian Open Melbourne Park

20-year-old Tsitsipas knocks defending champion Federer out of Australian Open

Tsitsipas, seeded 14, becomes the first Greek in history to reach the quarter-finals of a Slam.

From The42 3-time Slam champion Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into quarter-finals Australian Open

3-time Slam champion Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into quarter-finals

American Danielle Collins had never won a Grand Slam match before this year but defeated Kerber.

From The42 Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action War Of Words

Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action

He also denied that he had threatened the Australian Davis Cup captain’s family.

From The42 Serena and Djokovic relentlessly march on Down Under but there are scares elsewhere Australian Open This post contains videos

Serena and Djokovic relentlessly march on Down Under but there are scares elsewhere

Osaka and Svitolina were put through their paces.

From The42 Tomic brands Hewitt a 'liar' as feud continues No Love Lost

Tomic brands Hewitt a 'liar' as feud continues

Lleyton Hewitt accused Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family, but the 26-year-old says the former world number one is lying.

From The42 Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on Aussie Open

Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on

In their first meeting since 2015, Sharapova overpowered the Dane.

From The42 Record late show as Muguruza secures 3am win over Konta Snoozefest

Record late show as Muguruza secures 3am win over Konta

Some fans succumbed to sleep during the three-set battle.

From The42 Ukrainian star Svitolina stumped by relationship question on court after Australian Open win Awkward This post contains videos

Ukrainian star Svitolina stumped by relationship question on court after Australian Open win

‘We are here for tennis, so that’s why it was a bit strange. I didn’t really expect to be asked that.’

From The42 Raonic survives four-hour marathon with Wawrinka as Osaka powers into third round Australian Open

Raonic survives four-hour marathon with Wawrinka as Osaka powers into third round

Milos Raonic had to dig deep in a four-set victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka at Melbourne Park.

From The42 Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki Onwards

Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki

The pair will now move on to the third round of the Australian Open.

From The42 Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump Emotional

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.

From The42 Federer and Wozniacki stay on track as other top players crash out Wrap

Federer and Wozniacki stay on track as other top players crash out

South African fifth seed Kevin Anderson was defeated by young American Frances Tiafoe.

From The42 Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career Claim

Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career

Serena Williams, who is seeking an eighth Australian Open title, revelled in her 6-0 6-2 demolition of Tatjana Maria in Melbourne.

From The42 Murray's fightback falls short in possible farewell match at Australian Open Australian Open

Murray's fightback falls short in possible farewell match at Australian Open

The 31-year-old battled valiantly but suffered an emotional defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut in Melbourne.

From The42 Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart Australian Open

Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart

Maria Sharapova was in a ruthless mood following her demolition of Harriet Dart in round one of the Australian Open.

From The42 Nadal happy with new serve after comfortable win Man At Work

Nadal happy with new serve after comfortable win

The Spanish ace looked good in beating a local wildcard.

From The42 'It hurts me as his long-time friend, colleague, rival': Djokovic sympathises with 'legend' Murray Knows The Score

'It hurts me as his long-time friend, colleague, rival': Djokovic sympathises with 'legend' Murray

As Andy Murray prepares for his last Australian Open, Novak Djokovic has sympathy for his friend given his own struggles with injury.

From The42 Emotional Murray reveals Australian Open could be his last tournament Injury Problems This post contains videos

Emotional Murray reveals Australian Open could be his last tournament

Murray has been plagued by a hip injury over the last two years and broke down in tears during a news conference in Melbourne.

From The42 Tearful Federer pays tribute to former coach Peter Carter, who died tragically in 2002 Never Forgotten This post contains videos

Tearful Federer pays tribute to former coach Peter Carter, who died tragically in 2002

Federer’s former trainer, Peter Carter, died in a car crash the year before the Swiss won his first grand slam.

From The42 'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam Sent Packing

'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut came from a set down to beat the world number one in the semi-final.

From The42 'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes Novak Djokovic

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes

The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.

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