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Five women's Grand Slam champions are on court Sunday in Melbourne.

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Novak Djokovic is still winning despite the injury.

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More seeds fell at the Australian Open on Friday.

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After Andy Murray called his 4am Australian Open finish a "farce", BBC Sport looks at why tennis matches finish so late and how it impacts the players.

1 hour 52 min

Britain's Heather Watson is out of the Thailand Open after a three-set defeat by Chinese seventh seed Wang Xinyu in the quarter-finals.

4 hours 57 min

Kyrgios manages to escape conviction after court dismisses charges

5 hours 4 min

Nick Kyrgios had suffered severe depression, suicidal ideation and insomnia in the past, a psychologist told a court on Friday when the Australian tennis star pleaded guilty to pushing a former girlfriend to the ground two years ago.

5 hours 26 min

The Australian tennis star avoids a criminal conviction over the incident in Canberra in 2021.

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Nick Kyrgios had suffered severe depression, suicidal ideation and insomnia in the past, a psychologist told a court on Friday when the Australian tennis star pleaded guilty to pushing a former girlfriend to the ground two years ago.

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David Goffin, Gregoire Barrere, and Federico Coria were all crowned champions during this week’s strong competition on the ATP Challenger Tour. From the indoor hard courts of Western Europe to the clay courts of Chile, all three Challenger winners on Sunday were players from the Top 100 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

In Belgium, home favourite Goffin dropped just one set all week to capture the BW Open. The former World No. 50 made the best possible use of a wild card after suffering an illness in Melbourne that forced him to miss the season’s first Slam. In the championship match, the top seed converted six of 13 break points to down World No. 69 Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-1.

“Winning in Belgium is so nice for me,” Goffin said. “I know that I’ve won big tournaments but winning at home is so special… This final had a great level, similar to an ATP 250.”

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A major independent investigation into Alexander Zverev has found insufficient evidence to substantiate published allegations of abuse. As a result, no disciplinary action will be taken by ATP.

Commissioned by ATP in October 2021, the investigation looked into allegations of domestic abuse made by Zverev’s former girlfriend, Olya Sharypova. While the primary focus of the investigation related to alleged abuses taking place at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai in 2019, its scope also included purported misconduct in other locations, including Monaco, New York and Geneva, as referenced in public reporting.

The investigation was carried out by The Lake Forest Group (LFG), a third-party investigator, led by founder and chief executive G. Michael Verden and Jennifer Mackovjak. Both Verden and Mackovjak are licensed private investigators with more than 60 years of combined experience in the field, including in professional sports. LFG was directed to conduct the...

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Novak Djokovic claimed a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday when he won the Australian Open, extending his lead in the ‘Big Titles’ Race’ over Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The Serbian defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the championship match at Melbourne Park to claim his 66th ‘Big Title’, which encompasses trophies at Grand Slam championships, the Nitto ATP Finals, ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and Olympic singles gold medals.

Djokovic is seven ‘Big Titles’ clear of his biggest rivals. Nadal owns 59 of them and Federer, who retired at last year’s Laver Cup, completed his career with 54.

Djokovic has won one ‘Big Title’ for every 3.2 events played (66/210), while Nadal has earned one for every 3.5 tournaments he has played (59/208). The only other players who have won a 'Big Title' at a greater rate than once per five events played are Federer (4.4, 54/240) and Pete Sampras (4.9, 30/147).

It was a historic fortnight Down...

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took to social media to congratulate Novak Djokovic on winning his record-extending 10th Australian Open title.

Djokovic now owns 22 Grand Slam trophies, tied for most men's singles majors in history alongside Nadal. Federer, who retired at last year's Laver Cup, completed his career with 20 Slams.

"Congrats Nole, to you and your team for this great achievement," Nadal wrote on Instagram. "Enjoy the moment ! 👏🏻"

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3 days 19 hours

He may have stepped on court as an ATP Tour competitor for the final time, but Roger Federer is finding plenty to keep himself busy in retirement.

Last week, the Swiss great attended Paris Fashion Week, where he rubbed shoulders with some fellow global icons, K-Pop stars Blackpink.

Blackpink, a four-piece musical group from South Korea, has rocketed to international fame since releasing their debut album in 2016. It is unclear how familiar Federer is with their work, however, as the Swiss great admitted it was his children who had prompted him to post about the encounter on Instagram. “My kids said this was a definite IG post,” he wrote.

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After the ecstasy and emotion of Novak Djokovic’s record-extending 10th Australian Open triumph on Sunday, celebrations of the Serbian’s historic achievements rolled over to Monday morning in Melbourne.

Djokovic lifted his 22nd Grand Slam crown to tie Rafael Nadal’s record of major titles with a straight-sets victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Rod Laver Arena. Just hours after fulfilling his media duties deep into the night, Djokovic headed to the gardens of Government House, the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, for the 2023 champion’s photoshoot with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.

“The morning after always feels great,” Djokovic said on Instagram. “Holding this wonderful trophy once again, for the 10th time, I’m very grateful for all the support that I’ve been getting over the past few weeks, here in Melbourne but also around the world.”

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The 2023 Australian Open saw a host of thrilling storylines play out, from Novak Djokovic capturing a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title to #NextGenATP American Ben Shelton reaching the quarter-finals on tournament debut in Melbourne.

Now the dust has settled, ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings following the first Grand Slam of the season.

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No. 1 Novak Djokovic, +4 (Joint Career High)

The Serbian has returned to No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time since last June after he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win a record-extending 10th Australian Open crown. The 35-year-old’s rise from World No. 5 to World No. 1 is the biggest jump to the top of the men’s tennis...

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Novak Djokovic has made plenty of Pepperstone ATP Rankings history in the past, holding the record for weeks in top spot (373) and year-end No. 1 finishes (7). On Monday, the Serbian will rewrite the record books again.

After winning his 10th Australian Open title Sunday, Djokovic will return to World No. 1 and in doing so make the biggest jump to the top of the men's tennis mountain between two editions of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in history (since 1973). The Serbian will climb from World No. 5 to World No. 1.

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The four-place ascent is a bigger jump than the three-spot climb previously made by Carlos Alcaraz (12 September 2022), Pete Sampras (11 September 2000), Andre Agassi (5 July 1999) and Carlos Moya (15 March 1999).

 Player  Ranking Jump  Date
 Novak Djokovic  No. 5-No. 1  30 January 2023...
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This week on the ATP Tennis Podcast...

JILL CRAYBAS ON NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S MENTAL STRENGTH - "Everything he went through last year, to be able to overcome all that, the amount of mental strength that he has, I don’t know where he gets it from, but it’s just phenomenal what he’s able to produce after everything he’s gone through."

PETER MARCATO ON NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S TENTH AUSTRALIAN OPEN TITLE - "Novak Djokovic won his first title here in 2008 and in 2023 he’s playing like he was in 2008. It was personal this year, a man on a mission and the emotion that came out after a performance which was clinical in the end, showed how much it meant to him."

TENNIS AUSTRALIA CEO CRAIG TILEY ON THE LENGTH OF TENNIS MATCHES - "Most people are saying that points are lasting longer, but actually the...

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The baseline is his domain.

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for a record tenth time on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. The baseline is where he repeatedly took control over the fortnight in Melbourne, and Tsitsipas was simply the last man standing at the back of the court to be knocked over.

Djokovic finished the tournament ranked No. 1 in baseline points won at a staggering 55.8 per cent (423/757). Only 16 players managed to be win greater than 50 per cent of their points from the back of the court.

Tsitsipas came into the final having won a respectable 49.8 per cent (320/642) of his baseline points. That win percentage got well and truly roughed up against the Serbian in the final, plummeting all the way down to 39.2 per cent (49/125). No matter what else happened around the baseline battle, that win percentage proved too low for Tsitsipas to carry to victory.

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4 days 20 hours

Novak Djokovic says winning a 10th Australian Open to equal Rafael Nadal's record 22 Grand Slam men's titles is "the biggest victory" of his life.

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Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defend their Australian Open women's doubles title by beating Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara.

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Novak Djokovic says he does not feel any different "in terms of stress" as he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final.

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Twelve months ago, nothing went right for Aryna Sabalenka in Australia. A year on, she's a Grand Slam champion in Melbourne.

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Australian wildcards Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler beat Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski to win the Australian Open men's doubles title.

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Aryna Sabalenka wins her first Grand Slam singles title by fighting back to beat Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final.

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Aryna Sabalenka wins her first Grand Slam singles title by fighting back to beat Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final.

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Alfie Hewett says there was "a lot of baggage" behind his tears after beating Tokita Oda to win his first Australian Open men's wheelchair singles title.

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Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka meets Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final at Melbourne Park on Saturday.

6 days 20 hours

The BBC will stream live coverage of both days of Great Britain's Davis Cup qualifier against Colombia from 3-4 February.

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Czech players Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova extended their Grand Slam winning streak to 24 matches with a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara to claim the Australian Open women's doubles title on Sunday.

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Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata have ensured an Australian Open trophy has remained in home hands, storming to a shock straight-sets win in the men's doubles final.

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Aryna Sabalenka dropped the first set but came roaring back to win the Australian Open title. Here are the key takeaways from an epic final.

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Alfie Hewett claimed his first Australian Open men's wheelchair singles title on Saturday as he beat 16-year-old Tokita Oda 6-3, 6-1.

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The 2023 Australian Open tennis tournament concludes for the women tonight, with reigning Wimbledon champion and 22nd seed Elena Rybakina taking on first-time Slam finalist and 5th seed Aryna Sabalenka. Join our reporters on the ground in our live blog.

5 days 22 hours

Aryna Sabalenka's undefeated run in 2023 has carried her to the Australian Open title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Elena Rybakina.

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Novak Djokovic is hunting a record-equaling 22nd major title riding a nine match winning streak against Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is in career-best form. Here's how either juggernaut can win the men's final -- and become the new ATP world No. 1.

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Novak Djokovic's father, Srdjan Djokovic, said he does not want to be a "disruption" to the match after he posed with a group of supporters of Russian president Vladimir Putin earlier this week.

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Alexander Blockx of Belgium beat American Learner Tien 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (9) to win the junior boys championship at the Australian Open on Saturday.

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Will Aryna Sabalenka's red-hot start to 2023 include winning her first-ever Grand Slam final or will Elena Rybakina's recent Wimbledon victory spur her to a second major title? Here's how either star can become a first-time Australian Open champion.

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Serena Williams also won 10 majors after turning 30

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Djokovic and Nadal are tied on 22-22 at the top of the all-time men’s standings

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The story of the final day of action from Melbourne Park.

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Djokovic and Nadal both have 22 grand slam singles titles at the top of the men’s all-time standings

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Djokovic and Nadal both have 22 grand slam singles titles at the top of the men’s all-time standings

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The Serbian defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his 10th title in Melbourne a year after being deported.

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Djokovic triumphed 6-3 7-6 7-6 in Melbourne to equal Rafael Nadal’s men’s singles grand slam titles record

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Follow live reaction as Djokovic triumphed 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 over Tsitsipas to equal Rafael Nadal’s men’s singles grand slam titles record

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The Serbian joins Rafael Nadal at the top of the all-time men’s standings with his 10th Australian Open crown.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas was beaten by Novak Djokovic in straight sets and afterwards declared his opponent the greatest men’s player in tennis history

22 min 25 sec

Five women's Grand Slam champions are on court Sunday in Melbourne.

22 min 25 sec

Novak Djokovic is still winning despite the injury.

22 min 25 sec

More seeds fell at the Australian Open on Friday.

12 hours 57 min

Serena said if she was a guy she'd still be playing.

12 hours 57 min

Could Novak Djokovic have had a torn hamstring during his Australian Open title run?

2 days 9 hours

Alexander Zverev gets cleared.

4 days 15 hours

Novak Djokovic continues to pile up big titles and big records.

5 days 9 hours

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Australian Open final.

5 days 9 hours

The best match of the tournament came at the very end.

6 days 21 hours

Novak Djokovic is back again in a 10th Australian Open final.