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Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu set up tantalizing second round Australian Open clash with opening wins | CNN

CNN  —  Two of tennis’ most exciting young players, Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu, will face off in the Australian Open second round after they both won their opening matches on Monday. The 18-year-old Gauff comfortably beat the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniaková, winning in straight sets 6-1 6-4. Elsewhere, Raducanu allayed some of her injury …

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Djokovic can’t forget being deported but ready to move on in Australia | CNN

Reuters  —  Novak Djokovic will never forget how it felt to be deported from Australia earlier this year but the Serb said his willingness to return for next month’s Grand Slam at Melbourne Park shows the depth of feeling he has for the country. Djokovic was deported on the eve of the 2022 Australian Open …

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Nick Kyrgios’ late United Cup withdrawal surprises Australia teammates | CNN

Reuters  —  Nick Kyrgios’ late withdrawal from the inaugural edition of the United Cup took his own teammates by surprise on Wednesday as they were left in the dark until minutes before their pre-tournament news conference. Kyrgios, who is ranked 22nd in the world and reached this year’s Wimbledon final, was set to lead Australia …

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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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