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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# australian open

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# on top down under
Dominic Thiem outlasts Alexander Zverev to reach Australian Open final
He becomes the first Austrian player to qualify for the final of the competition.
# Down to two
'Barty Party' over as Kenin reaches maiden slam final against Muguruza
Sofia Kenin became the first American other than a Williams sister to progress to the Australian Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 2005.
# Monkey off the back
Thiem ends Nadal hoodoo in Australian Open thriller
Rafael Nadal felt the heat as Dominic Thiem beat the world number one for the first time at a Grand Slam.
# Take a Bow
Unbelievable scenes as Roger Federer saves 7 match points in 'miracle' escape
The six-time champion produced a remarkable escape.
# Ace
Ash Barty beats Kvitova to end 36-year wait
The home favourite proved too good for Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
# art v artist
Navratilova and McEnroe slam 'ventriloquist' Court as she's honoured in Australia
The 24-time Grand Slam winner has often attracted controversy over her views on race and homosexuality.
# Tennis
Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.
# Man at Work
Kyrgios comes through five-setter to book Nadal clash
Despite taking a medical time-out with a hamstring injury in the first set, the home favourite beat Karen Khachanov in five to face the Spaniard.
# Legend
Federer waits until the midnight hour to win four-hour epic
Swiss superstar reels off six tie-break points in a row to book his spot in fourth round of Australian Open.
# Wave Goodbye
Wozniacki, Williams both in tears as Dane calls time on career
The former world number one announced in December that this would be her final tournament.
# Upset
Serena Williams suffers shock loss at Australian Open, ending record bid
She was sensationally knocked out in the third round by China’s Wang Qiang.
# remorse
Kyrgios apologises to team for being 'a bit of a d***head'
The Australian hurled expletives to his players’ box during his second-round win at the Australian Open.
# australian open
Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down
Elsewhere, there were victories for big guns Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Melbourne today.
# Oz
Kyrgios seals first-round win at Australian Open after 'emotional couple of months' with bushfires
The 24-year-old enjoyed a straight sets victory over Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
# australian open
Monfils nursing injury after hurting hand playing computer game
The men’s tenth seed gets his Australian Open campaign underway on Tuesday.
# poor air conditions
'I just couldn’t breathe anymore' - Tennis player abandons Australian Open match played in thick smoke
Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic had a coughing fit on court at Melbourne Park and was forced to retire.
# No Show
US Open champion and Canadian teen star withdraws from Australian Open
Bianca Andreescu will not have the chance to secure back-to-back grand slams, withdrawing with a knee injury.
# on schedule
Smoke delays unlikely at Australian Open, say organisers
Novak Djokovic suggested postponing the start of the tournament if conditions did not improve.
# Setback
Murray to miss Australian Open with injury
The 32-year-old suffered a pelvic problem playing for Great Britain in the Davis Cup last month
# playing conditions
'My eyes are stinging' - Golfers complain as Australian Open shrouded in bushfire smoke
New Zealand’s Ryan Chisnall even wore a face mask during the tournament’s opening round in Sydney.
Murray to make Grand Slam return after fearing his career was over
The former world number one is working his was back from hip surgery and has been confirmed for the Australian Open.
# Andy Murray
'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything'
Andy Murray had announced before the Australian Open that he planned to retire after Wimbledon.
# another one...
Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title
Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.
# Glory Glory
'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist
The 21-year-old compared her slam victories following Saturday’s success in Melbourne.
# Ace
Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one
The win means Osaka reaches the No 1 ranking spot.
# Take a Bow
Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final
The world number one continued his quest for a record seventh title as he overcame Lucas Pouille.
# Heatwave
Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar
Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.
# vamos rafa
Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final
The Spaniard will face either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouile in the Melbourne Park decider.
# second career
Kvitova makes first Grand Slam final since knife attack
Czech star will face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final.
# worn out
Epics take their toll as Nishikori injury puts Djokovic one step closer to Australian Open record
Meanwhile, Lucas Pouille set up a semi-final meeting with the world number 1 and hailed the influence of his coach Amelie Mauresmo.
# Falling short
Williams wilts at match point as Pliskova powers into Australian open semis
The Czech star will face Naomi Osaka in the final four.
# relentless
Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final
The Spaniard is aiming to become the third man in history to win each of the Grand Slams twice.
# Bouncing Back
Tearful Kvitova downs Barty to make Australian Open semis
It was Kvitova’s best Grand Slam performance since being injured in a terrifying knife attack.
# australian open
Stefanos Tsitsipas: Federer conqueror books place in 'fairytale' Slam semi-final
Greece’s rising star beat Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets.
# Hard Lines
World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat
Simona Halep is taking the positives as she bows out of the Australian Open while Williams advances to the quarter-finals.
# busta up
Busta apologises for angrily storming off as Nishikori advances to last eight in Australia
The Spaniard was booed off after a mammoth, five-hour match.
# in the hunt
Djokovic survives scare to advance to Australian Open quarter-finals
The Serb triumphed in an exhausting match against Daniil Medvedev.
# Down Under
Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters
Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathers momentum.
# new racket please
'It made me feel better': Zverev loses his cool in Raonic defeat
The German smashed his racket to pieces during his fourth-round defeat at the Australian Open.
# Tension
Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit
It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.