He may have lost to Rafael Nadal, but no less of an authority than the world No.1 believes Aussie teen Thanasi Kokkinakis “has all the ingredients” to rise to the top.
Roger Federer took on Blaz Kavcic in the unfamiliar surrounds of Hisense Arena on Thursday, but showcased his typical brilliance in a comprehensive straight-sets win.
Defending women’s singles champion Victoria Azarenka made all the right adjustments against the unpredictable Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on Thursday night.
Milos Raonic is 23 years old, now the eleventh best player in the world and armed with the base experience and maturity to launch an assault on the elite few.
Six years after she was the No.1 player in the world, Jelena Jankovic’s push back towards the summit of women’s tennis is gathering momentum.
Nirupama Vaidyanathan doesn't possess the most spectacular Australian Open record, but the background to her breakthrough win for Indian tennis makes good reading in her autobiography 'The Moonballer'.