Tennis

3:03 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal stayed on track for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title with a topsy-turvy 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 win over Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday at Melbourne Park. Nadal had several medical timeouts in the four-hour match, appearing
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12:00 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Madison Keys had just won her first WTA title since 2019 with a dominant run at Adelaide earlier this month, and Jessica Pegula didn’t hesitate to shoot her friend a congratulatory text: “Comeback season,” Pegula typed with her thumbs. “She’s back.” Keys received the message, literally and figuratively, and now
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1:00 PM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Shooter McGavin never liked Happy Gilmore. “He’s a disgrace to the game,” he once argued. “The man is destroying golf. Kick him off the tour.” Gilmore, the flamboyant, failed hockey player turned unorthodox golf pro, a fictional character wonderfully portrayed by Adam Sandler in the 1996 film, was a
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1:30 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — After fending off four set points and being unable to convert the first six of his own, Rafael Nadal finally clinched a 28-minute and 40-second tiebreaker to get himself on course to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 14th time. And now, after
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9:47 PM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Fans at the Australian Open were asked by security to remove T-shirts featuring the slogan “Where is Peng Shuai?” which references the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Chinese former tennis player’s well-being and whereabouts. In November, Peng, the former world No. 14 singles player and part of a No. 1
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5:14 AM ET Alex De Minaur has reached the Australian Open’s round of 16 for the first time, the local hope winning his ninth straight set at Melbourne Park as he pushed aside Pablo Andujar. The 32nd seed beat the Spanish veteran and regular hitting partner Andujar 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in another commanding display as
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2:56 AM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Daniil Medvedev didn’t mind the crowd reaction this time. The No. 2-ranked Medvedev rolled to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Botic van de Zandschulp in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday, two days after a challenging second-round win over Nick Kyrgios. Medvedev,
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