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Australian Open: Dimitrov crushes Goffin to ease into semi-finals

Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday eased past Belgian David Goffin 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes to march into the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Dimitrov, unbeaten in 2017, recently won the fifth title of his career after defeating Japanese Kei Nishikori at the Brisbane International.


Australian Open: Federer crushes Zverev to book semi-final date with Wawrinka

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer became the oldest player to qualify for the semi-finals of the Australian Open following an easy win against Germany's Mischa Zverev on Tuesday. Federer, who has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles, needed barely an hour and a half to eliminate Zverev 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 in style.

Federer is now the oldest tennis player, at 35 years and 174 days, to reach the Australian Open semi-finals, surpassing American Arthur Ashe.


Australian Open: Coco Vandeweghe sets up all-American semi-final with Venus Williams

Reigning French Open champion Garbine Muguruza bowed out of the Australian Open going down to unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe 4-6, 0-6 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

World Muguruza was never really at the races today and was overwhelmed by the 31 winners produced by the plucky American.


Australian Open: Wawrinka eases past Tsonga to advance to semi-finals

Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka defeated Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-3 in all ill-tempered Men's Singles quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

In what was the first meeting between the two players at any Grand Slam outside the French Open, Tsonga was hoping to end a run of three consecutive defeats he had suffered against the Swiss since they played in Madrid in 2013.


Australian Open: Sania Mirza to face Rohan Bopanna in Mixed Doubles Quarter-finals

Sania Mirza set up a showdown with Rohan Bopanna in the Australian Open Mixed Doubles quarter-finals after she and Ivan Dodig defeated Alexander Peya and Zheng Saisai 2-6, 6-3, 10-6 on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Rohan Bopanna and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski mounted a great fight back to win against Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan to win 6-4, 5-7, 10-3.

The quarter-final pits the two Indians who represented the country in mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympics against each other. At the Rio Games, Sania-Bopanna lost the bronze medal play-off tie.


Australia's Jordan Thompson set to make Davis Cup debut

Twenty-two-year-old Jordan Thompson, from New South Wales, will make his debut for Australia when the team takes on Czech Republic in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group opening round tie on hardcourt at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club next week.

Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt today named Thompson alongside world No.13 Nick Kyrgios, big-serving Sam Groth and world No.9 doubles specialist John Peers in the four-man side for the opening round tie from 3 to 5 February.


Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna advances to Mixed Doubles quarter-finals

Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski advanced to the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Australian Open after beating Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan 6-4, 5-7 (10-3) in their second round tie.

The unseeded duo of Bopanna and Dabrowski clinched the first set without much fuss but went down in the second before bouncing back in the third set tie-breaker in a match that lasted one hour and 16 minutes.


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