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Shang Juncheng becomes first Chinese man to win a match at the Australian Open in the Open Era | CNN

CNN  —  Seventeen-year-old Shang Juncheng made Australian Open history by becoming the first Chinese man to win a match at Melbourne Park in the Open Era. The qualifier secured a 6-2 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 win against world No. 74 Oscar Otte in what became a comfortable victory for the youngster. Shang twice saved break points …

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Ash Barty to mentor wildcard Gadecki at Australian Open | CNN

Reuters  —  Retired Australian Open champion Ash Barty is returning to Melbourne Park for this year’s event to mentor local hope Olivia Gadecki, who received a wildcard for the season’s first Grand Slam. Former world number one Barty called time on her career last March, shortly after ending her country’s 44-year wait for a home …

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With 25 million players worldwide, padel is only tipped to get ‘bigger and bigger’ by tennis star Andy Murray | CNN

CNN  —  It’s believed to be a sport that started with a siesta. The intense heat in Acapulco, Mexico meant businessman Enrique Corcuera would take a nap at his family home each afternoon. His daughter Viviana, meanwhile, would irritate him by hitting tennis balls against the walls of the house. That prompted Corcuera to build …

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Andy Murray wins epic five-set battle with No. 13 seed Matteo Berrettini at Australian Open | CNN

CNN  —  Andy Murray won an epic five-set battle with No. 13 Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday in the opening round of the 2023 Australian Open. The three-time grand slam winner had to save match point in the final set and rallied in the deciding tiebreak to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-7(7-9) 7-6(10-6) in the Rod …

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Australian Open Day Two: Order of play and how to watch Novak Djokovic and Ons Jabeur begin their tournaments | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic is the odds on favorite for the men’s title at the Australian Open this year and he will begin the tournament against Spain’s Roberto Carballés Baena, seeking a record-equaling 22nd grand slam and 10th Australian title. Meanwhile, women’s world No. 2 Ons Jabeur is in action in the match beforehand, as …

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Former champion Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open | CNN

CNN  —  Two-time champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Australian Open, tournament organizers announced on Sunday, without elaborating on the reason. “Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Australian Open. We will miss her at #AO2023,” the Australian Open tweeted. Former world No. 1 Osaka was not listed to play in warm-up tournaments in …

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Rafael Nadal says ‘a part of his life left’ when Roger Federer retired | CNN

CNN  —  Rafael Nadal admitted that “a part of his life left” with Roger Federer when his great rival retired from tennis – with both players left an emotional wreck on court after the Swiss played his last ever competitive match in September at the Laver Cup. The two, who between them have won 42 …

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Jon Rahm continues blistering form with second-straight PGA Tour title at The American Express | CNN

CNN  —  Sunday was the start of Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit. In the golfing calendar, it marked a continuation of the year of Jon Rahm. The Spaniard edged American rookie Davis Thompson to clinch a one-shot win at The American Express in La Quinta, California, sealing his second successive victory on …

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‘Maybe they knew something we didn’t’: New Netflix series goes behind the scenes on golf’s most controversial year | CNN

CNN  —  Heated arguments, high stakes, and maximum tension; Netflix’s “Drive to Survive” docuseries delves behind the curtain into the turbulent careers of Formula One drivers. Now, the show’s producers are going behind the scenes with a very different kind of driver. Set to premiere on the streaming service in February, “Full Swing” promises an …

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Australia to overturn Djokovic visa ban, paving way for Australian Open return | CNN

Sydney CNN  —  Australia will overturn a three-year ban on tennis player Novak Djokovic entering the country, paving the way for the former world No. 1 to contest the 2023 Australian Open. Djokovic confirmed the news in his press conference Wednesday after defeating Andrey Rublev at the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, adding that he …

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