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From The42 'Kid was depressed': World number one Osaka on struggling to deal with fame Tennis

'Kid was depressed': World number one Osaka on struggling to deal with fame

The Japanese star defeated Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 in Stuttgart on Thursday.

From The42 'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post In Defence Of

'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post

The Wallabies star is facing the sack by Rugby Australia for saying that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.

From The42 'It's a start' - Murray announces tentative return to court on social media Baby Steps

'It's a start' - Murray announces tentative return to court on social media

A persistent hip issue forced the Scot to go under the knife, but the former world number one appears to be on the mend.

From The42 Murray pain-free after hip operation but unsure if he can compete again In Limbo

Murray pain-free after hip operation but unsure if he can compete again

The former world number one says he would love to return to the court, but doesn’t know if it’s possible.

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 Roger Federer wins 'special' 100th title in Dubai to complete elite centurion duo 100 Not Out

Roger Federer wins 'special' 100th title in Dubai to complete elite centurion duo

The 20-time Grand Slam champion joins Jimmy Connors as the only two men to have won 100 titles.

From The42 Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat Mexican Standoff

Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat

Nick Kyrgios was victorious but prompted criticism from the Spaniard at a post-match press conference.

From The42 Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach Defeat This post contains videos

Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach

Playing as world number one without a full-time coach, Osaka crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

From The42 World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success Shock

World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success

The Australian Open champion enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 alongside Sascha Bajin but the two have parted ways.

From The42 Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery as tennis career hangs in the balance Under The Knife

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery as tennis career hangs in the balance

‘Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.’

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Andy Murray watches on as peers pay tribute to his career and character Possible Farewell This post contains videos

Andy Murray watches on as peers pay tribute to his career and character

Murray says he will give it his ‘best shot’ to play in another Australian Open, but admits today might have been his last match at the tournament.

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 Heartbreak and disbelief after Murray announces imminent retirement Reaction

Heartbreak and disbelief after Murray announces imminent retirement

American star Andy Roddick led the tributes to the former world number one.

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 Pro players among 83 arrested by police in tennis match-fixing probe Cracking Down

Pro players among 83 arrested by police in tennis match-fixing probe

A player who competed in last year’s US Open is among the 28 professionals arrested by Spanish authorities.

From The42 Bernard Tomic sees off Nick Kyrgios with audacious underarm serve You've Been Served This post contains videos

Bernard Tomic sees off Nick Kyrgios with audacious underarm serve

The pair were facing off in an exhibition ahead of the Australian Open.

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 Roger Federer claims bragging rights over Serena Williams in Hopman Cup duel Fed Express

Roger Federer claims bragging rights over Serena Williams in Hopman Cup duel

The two 37-year-olds were facing each other on the court in an official match for the first time.

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.

From The42 'I want to go out on my own terms': Andy Murray quells talk of retirement after injury-ravaged season NOT FINISHED YET

'I want to go out on my own terms': Andy Murray quells talk of retirement after injury-ravaged season

Injury-affected three-time grand slam champion Murray is driven by a desire to get back to his best before calling time on his career.

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