Author: Tony Fairbairn

Marin Cilic Advances To Semi-Finals After Nadal Retirement In Melbourne

Tony Fairbairn- 23/01/2018

Marin Cilic (zimbio) Marin Cilic advanced to the Semi-Finals after Rafael Nadal retired due to an upper leg injury. The Croatian was 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) ...

Hyeon Chung Makes History As He Stuns Djokovic In Melbourne

Tony Fairbairn- 22/01/2018

Hyeon Chung (zimbio) Hyeon Chung became the first South Korean to reach a grand slam Quarter-Final after he stunned six time Australian Open Champion Novak ...

Rafael Nadal Downs Schwartzman In Four Sets For Quarter-Final Berth

Tony Fairbairn- 21/01/2018

Rafael Nadal (zimbio) Rafael Nadal downed a stern Diego Schwartzman as he sealed a spot in the Quarter-Finals with a 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3 victory. ...

Tomas Berdych Dominates Del Potro For Australian Open Second Week

Tony Fairbairn- 20/01/2018

Tomas Berdych (zimbio) 19th seed Tomas Berdych produced one of his best performances yet as he dominated Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 6-3 6-1 to ...

Angelique Kerber Destroys Sharapova In Comprehensive Win

Tony Fairbairn- 20/01/2018

Angelique Kerber (zimbio) Angelique Kerber destroyed Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-3 to make the second week of the Australian Open. The German won 86% of her ...

Nick Kyrgios Survives Tsonga Test As Dimitrov Clash Looms

Tony Fairbairn- 19/01/2018

Nick Kyrgios (zimbio) Nick Kyrgios survived a massive test from Jo-Wilfred Tsonga as he beat the Frenchman 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(5) to set up a ...

Rafael Nadal Dominates Dzumhur For Schwartzman Showdown

Tony Fairbairn- 19/01/2018

Rafael Nadal (zimbio) Rafael Nadal dominated Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-3 6-1 to set up a fourth round clash with Diego Schwartzman at the Australian Open. ...

Tennys Sandgren Stuns Struggling Wawrinka For Maiden Third Round Appearance

Tony Fairbairn- 18/01/2018

Tennys Sandgren (zimbio) Tennys Sandgren will make an appearance in the third round of a grand slam for the first time after he stunned a ...

Juan Martin Del Potro Battles Past Khachanov and Cramps To Make Third Round In Melbourne

Tony Fairbairn- 18/01/2018

Juan Martin Del Potro (zimbio) Juan Martin Del Potro battled past big hitting Russian Karen Khachanov and some cramps as he advanced to the third ...

Lacklustre Grigor Dimitrov Survives McDonald Scare

Tony Fairbairn- 17/01/2018

Grigor Dimitrov (zimbio) A lacklustre Grigor Dimitrov survived a major scare as he edged out Mackenzie McDonald 4-6 6-2 6-4 0-6 8-6 to advance to ...

Rafael Nadal Downs Stubborn Mayer To Advance In Melbourne

Tony Fairbairn- 17/01/2018

Rafael Nadal (zimbio) Rafael Nadal dispatched a stubborn Leonardo Mayer to advance to the third round at the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 7-6(4) ...

Victoria Azarenka Gains Huge Custody Case Win

Tony Fairbairn- 16/01/2018

Victoria Azarenka (zimbio) Former grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka is one step closer to returning to the WTA tour after she won her custody battle ...

Garbine Muguruza Eases Past Ponchet Despite Fitness Worries

Tony Fairbairn- 16/01/2018

Garbine Muguruza (zimbio) Garbine Muguruza eased past Jessika Ponchet 6-4 6-3 to advance to the second round in Melbourne despite fitness worries before the match. ...

Andrey Rublev Battles Past Ferrer As Kohlschreiber Continues Horror Form

Tony Fairbairn- 15/01/2018

Andrey Rublev (zimbio) Andrey Rublev battled past David Ferrer in hot Melbourne conditions, 7-5 6-7(6) 6-2 6-7(6) 6-2 to advance into the second round of ...

Pressure Mounts As Main Draw Places At Stake

Tony Fairbairn- 13/01/2018

Casper Ruud (zimbio) On day five of Australian Open Qualifying, 28 main draw places are at stake for the 56 men and female competitors. So ...

Daniil Medvedev Battles Past De Minaur To Capture Maiden ATP Title

Tony Fairbairn- 13/01/2018

Daniil Medvedev (zimbio) Russian qualifier, Daniil Medvedev captured his first ATP World Tour Title after battling past Australian sensation Alex De Minaur 1-6 6-4 7-5 ...

Alex De Minaur Eases Past Erratic Paire For Maiden ATP Final

Tony Fairbairn- 12/01/2018

Alex De Minaur (zimbio) Alex De Minaur only dropped two games in the last two sets as he eased past Benoit Paire 4-6 6-1 6-1 ...

Alex De Minuar Reaches Back To Back ATP Semi-Finals With Impressive Victory Over Lopez

Tony Fairbairn- 11/01/2018

Alex De Minaur (zimbio) Aussie teenager Alex De Minaur reached back to back ATP Semi-Finals with an impressive 6-4 6-4 victory over Feliciano Lopez at ...

ATP Sydney: Defending Champion Gilles Muller Edges John Millman

Tony Fairbairn- 10/01/2018

Gilles Muller (zimbio) Second seed and defending champion Gilles Muller edged out John Millman 7-6(5) 6-4 to advance to the Quarter-Finals in Sydney.  The world ...

Australian Open Qualifying: Sam Groth Plays Last Singles Match As Seeds Continue To Struggle

Tony Fairbairn- 10/01/2018

Sam Groth (zimbio) Sam Groth played his last ever singles match at Melbourne Park today after he lost 6-4 3-6 7-6(3) to top seed Taylor ...