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3 min 17 sec

Novak Djokovic wins a record-extending 10th Australian Open and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam men's title by seeing off Stefanos Tsitsipas.

21 min 17 sec

There will be a new Australian Open women's champion Saturday night in Melbourne.

21 min 17 sec

Novak Djokovic looks unstoppable again at the Australian Open.

21 min 17 sec

Will there be a new Australian Open champion this week or can Victoria Azarenka win No. 3?

21 min 17 sec

Ten years later, Victoria Azarenka is back in the Australian Open semifinals.

21 min 17 sec

Novak Djokovic's hamstring is OK and an American man will be in the semifinals!

21 min 17 sec

The women's quarterfinals begin Tuesday in Melbourne with four seeds.

21 min 17 sec

The world No. 1 was shown the exit at the Australian Open.

11 hours 15 min

Netflix's Break Point chronicled the clay-court exploits of Casper Ruud during the 2022 season, culminating in his meeting with Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros final. Court Philippe Chatrier was a fitting venue for the Norwegian's first major final, played on a surface on which he has won eight of his nine ATP Tour titles.

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Ruud claimed his first tour-level trophy in Buenos Aires in 2020, then broke into the Top 10 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings behind five 2021 titles, including four on clay. In 2022, he rose to a career high of World No. 2 with a big helping of hard-court success. While he won three more titles on the dirt last season, Ruud also reached marquee finals at Miami, the US Open and the Nitto ATP Finals to flash his hard-court credentials at the highest level.

View Ruud's Break Point Player...

16 hours 33 min

If you’re looking for players who can add to the next generation of top-level American tennis talent, chances are you can find them competing at this week's Cleveland Challenger.

The indoor hard court event has been a stepping stone for Americans such as Sebastian Korda, Jenson Brooksby (‘21 Cleveland finalist), J.J. Wolf, Brandon Nakashima, Maxime Cressy (‘19 Cleveland champion) and Marcos Giron. All six of those men are currently Top-60 players.

The Cleveland Open has also earned visits from Miomir Kecmanovic, Yoshihito Nishioka, and 2022 Next Gen ATP Finals participant Dominic Stricker, who triumphed at last year’s edition.

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“We’ve had an exceptional alumni base that we’ve built in only four years,” tournament director Alex Guthrie said. “We had 17 players in the main draw of the Australian Open [that have been...

17 hours 39 min

Netflix's Break Point showcased the biggest moment of Taylor Fritz's ATP Tour career, when the American won the 2022 BNP Paribas Open title in his native Southern California. By claiming the Indian Wells crown, Fritz followed in the footsteps of his idol, Pete Sampras, who won the ATP Masters 1000 event twice.

The victory also made Fritz the No. 1 American in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings — an honour he still holds today, and one that Sampras held for much of his legendary career.

View Fritz's Break Point Player Profile

Long before he was chasing the biggest titles in the game, Fritz was just cutting his teeth at the professional level and hoping for an opportunity to meet the man who spent 286 weeks as World No. 1. In a 2018 interview, Fritz recalled a special birthday surprise from...

19 hours 39 min

Last week, Tommy Paul enjoyed the best run of his career at the Australian Open, where he reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final. The 25-year-old is looking to maintain his momentum this week in the 2023 Davis Cup Qualifiers, where he leads the United States against Uzbekistan.

Paul takes on the host nation's No. 2 Khumoyun Sultanov in his opening singles match on Friday in Tashkent after his countryman Mackenzie McDonald opens against Uzbekistan's top player Sergey Fomin. The singles matchups will then be reversed on Saturday afternoon, after the solitary doubles match of the best-of-five-rubbers tie, with the winner qualifying for September’s Davis Cup Finals Group Stage.

Sultanov is ranked No. 480 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings and Fomin at No. 366, but despite his higher ranking Paul knows he needs to stay focused in unfamiliar conditions in the Uzbekistani capital. Yet the American admitted he may have at least one source of outside help as he prepares...

22 hours 25 min

Twenty-four nations will start their quest to be crowned 2023 Davis Cup Finals champion this week when 12 qualifying ties take place around the world from 3-5 February.

Cameron Norrie and Daniel Evans will try to deliver for Great Britain in its tie against Colombia, with #NextGenATP star Jack Draper and Top 5 doubles pair Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury rounding up the squad.

Croatia has reached the championship match in 2021 and the semi-finals last year. They are at full strength once again for their tie against Austria, with singles stars Marin Cilic and Borna Coric and doubles duo Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in action. Former World No. 3 Dominic Thiem will lead Austrian hopes in his first Davis Cup appearance since 2019.

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Tommy Paul, Mackenzie McDonald, Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek make up a strong United States team for its tie against Uzbekistan, while two-time Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev headlines for Germany against...

1 day 13 hours

Netflix’s Break Point highlights rising stars in the sport who are pushing to reach the top of tennis’ mountain and dethrone all-time greats like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

A legend who provides insight into what it takes to do so is former World No. 1 Andy Roddick, who competed against Nadal and Djokovic for a large chunk of his career. ATPTour.com looks at insight the American provided in the new tennis series.

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Roddick Spoke To The Difficulty Of Facing Legends
“When you’re playing against the greats, it really humbles you. You respected their abilities, you knew what they accomplished. But with Rafa, the game plan is very clear,” Roddick said in Episode 2. “You’re not going to get into extended rallies. His physicality and what he does so well...

1 day 15 hours

Although his trip to the Cleveland Open involved spending a night inside the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Alex Michelsen is making the best of his second ATP Challenger Tour appearance.

On Tuesday, the 18-year-old wild card was calm, cool, and collected as he defeated former World No. 8 Jack Sock 7-6(3), 6-4 at the Challenger 75 event in Cleveland, Ohio.

“I was feeling good throughout the match and I did everything well,” Michelsen said. “I executed the game plan very well. I knew he was going to come out firing. His serve and forehand are obviously fantastic, that’s how he got to Top 10 in the world. But I stuck to the game plan and it worked well. Best win of my life so far.”

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Michelsen, who hails from Southern California, is a senior in high school and is set to graduate from an online school this...

1 day 15 hours

Maxime Cressy is famous for his unique serve-and-volley tactics, an old-school style that stands out in the modern game. The Paris-born American also has a distinctive approach to the mental side of the sport, utilising a mindset that meshes with his aggressive play.

"My mentality is definitely unique," Cressy told the ATP Tour in a recent on-camera interview, crediting his volleyball-playing mother and his two older brothers for helping develop his competitive spirit. "I put a lot of emphasis on what I can control, on my serve, on being the most efficient serve-and-volley player.

"This is what scares my opponents the most, to be focussed on myself and not on them."

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With full confidence in his approach, the 25-year-old has never shied away from setting lofty targets. After transforming himself from a "bench player" at UCLA to one of college tennis' best, he sees no reason not to aim for the stars on the ATP Tour.

"My main goal is to be...

2 days 14 hours

As we turn the page from the first month of the 2023 ATP Tour season, we look back at some of the key takeaways from the Australian Open. From the dominant performances of champion Novak Djokovic and finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas to the first-week odyssey of Andy Murray, there was no shortage of storylines at the year's first Grand Slam.

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1. Djokovic Sets The Standard
The Serbian left Melbourne as World No. 1, reclaiming the top spot in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time since last June. The honour is reward for a scintillating stretch of results dating back to Wimbledon: Djokovic is 38-2 since the start of the grass-court Slam, winning six of his seven tour-level events in that span.

The 35-year-old carried his red-hot 2022 form into the new year, peaking in the later rounds of the Australian Open. Despite a hamstring injury he suffered in Adelaide limiting his movement in the opening rounds, Djokovic dropped just one...

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Michael Mmoh was one game away from qualifying for the 2022 US Open. Although he'd already played at Flushing Meadows three times, this was still another opportunity to compete in the main draw at his home Slam. But things suddenly went south after Mmoh was up 6-2, 5-2 on Gilles Simon. The American won just one more game and suffered a heartbreaking 6-2, 5-7, 1-6 loss.

Despite the defeat, Mmoh turned it into a lesson learned. After his loss to the Frenchman, Mmoh won 13 of his next 14 ATP Challenger Tour-level matches and was crowned champion at the Cary and Fairfield Challengers. The 25-year-old claims he sought after books and a psychologist to help him gain a new perspective.

“I think I put pressure on myself to do well during that US Open hard-court swing,” Mmoh told ATPTour.com. “I thought I was playing well at certain moments but I just wasn't winning matches. Against Simon, I was up 6-2, 5-2, probably played the best two sets of the whole year to that point....

3 min 17 sec

Novak Djokovic wins a record-extending 10th Australian Open and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam men's title by seeing off Stefanos Tsitsipas.

21 min 17 sec

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.

2 hours 51 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.

6 hours 25 min

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

16 hours 15 min

British number two Dan Evans says it does not matter if Great Britain have to win "ugly" in their tricky Davis Cup qualifier in Colombia.

18 hours 3 min

Dan Evans is selected to play Davis Cup doubles for Great Britain for the first time.

1 day 2 hours

Heather Watson is through to her first quarter-final since 2021 with a three-set win over South Korea's Han Na-lae at the Thailand Open.

2 days 17 hours

British number six Heather Watson comes from behind to beat Yulia Putintseva in the first round of the Thailand Open.

2 days 19 hours

Former world number two Alexander Zverev will not face disciplinary action following an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse.

4 days 6 hours

After 35-year-old Novak Djokovic beats another young pretender to win a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title, BBC Sport analyses how he is staying ahead of the rest.

6 hours 3 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.

8 hours 25 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.

1 day 21 hours

The director of the Australian Open said Novak Djokovic won the Grand Slam event with a hamstring tear and that nobody "can question his athleticism."

2 days 22 hours

The ATP said Tuesday that an investigation it commissioned in 2021 to look into claims of domestic abuse against Alexander Zverev found "insufficient evidence."

3 days 23 hours

Now that the Australian Open is over, Bill Connelly ranks the top 10 men's and women's tennis players, and makes Grand Slam predictions for the rest of the year.

4 days 3 min

After winning the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, making the largest jump to the top in 50 years, while Aryna Sabalenka's first major title moved her up from No. 5 to a career-best No. 2 in the WTA rankings.

4 days 13 hours

Novak Djokovic's latest Australian Open triumph tied him with Rafael Nadal for the most Slams in men's tennis. It's time he's considered the greatest to ever hold a racket.

4 days 21 hours

Novak Djokovic has won the Australian Open with a 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. He now has 22 Grand Slam titles, tied with Rafael Nadal for the most by a man.

4 days 22 hours

Novak Djokovic won yet another Australian Open crown Sunday -- and he did it in convincing fashion from the outset.

5 days 45 min

The 2023 Australian Open tennis tournament concludes tonight, with nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic striving to win his 22nd Grand Slam. In his way? No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Join our reporters on the ground in our live blog.

5 hours 56 min

Kyrgios manages to escape conviction after court dismisses charges

18 hours 3 min

Matches will be played at an altitude of 2,600 metres and with pressureless balls.

1 day 1 hour

Watson will now face Chinese seventh seed Xinyu Wang in the last eight

2 days 1 hour

Tournament director Craig Tiley has discussed the extent of Djokovic’s injury as he won a 10th Australian Open title and 22nd grand slam

2 days 18 hours

The German was accused of domestic abuse by his former girlfriend, Olya Sharypova, in 2020

2 days 20 hours

The 30-year-old says the paradise location of Hua Hin is helping her find her best tennis

2 days 21 hours

A decision about Russian and Belarusian players competing at Wimbledon has not yet been made

3 days 2 hours

Watson claimed victory in a match which featured 14 breaks of serve.

3 days 2 hours

More than 900,000 spectators watched the event in Melbourne across three weeks of competition

3 days 5 hours

Djokovic’s 10th Australian Open title set up the next challenge: storming into the French Open and winning a record-breaking 23rd grand slam title on Nadal’s home court

21 min 17 sec

There will be a new Australian Open women's champion Saturday night in Melbourne.

21 min 17 sec

Novak Djokovic looks unstoppable again at the Australian Open.

21 min 17 sec

Will there be a new Australian Open champion this week or can Victoria Azarenka win No. 3?

21 min 17 sec

Ten years later, Victoria Azarenka is back in the Australian Open semifinals.

21 min 17 sec

Novak Djokovic's hamstring is OK and an American man will be in the semifinals!

21 min 17 sec

The women's quarterfinals begin Tuesday in Melbourne with four seeds.

21 min 17 sec

The world No. 1 was shown the exit at the Australian Open.