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Novak Djokovic rolls to 9th Australian Open title, 18th career Grand Slam
"So novak djokovic is a nine time australian open champion. He is never lost. A final on the rod laver arena. He's an eighteen. Time grand slam champion closing the gap on roger federer and rafael nadal to just two major titles and he's on twenty one match australian open winning streak
Osaka claims 4th Slam trophy by beating Brady in Australia
"Nail me soccer is kept intact her perfect record in grand slam finals now full full four after beating the American hope Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open women's final the first step was hard fought but the second more of a celebration for Osaka as she powered her way to a six four six three victory that took an hour and seventeen minutes to complete she slammed down sixteen big winners as she took control of the match and secured her second Australian title to go with her two US opens Brady only landed forty eight percent of the big first serves putting it behind on so many points I'm Graham like us
Naomi Osaka routs American Jennifer Brady to win Australian Open, fourth Grand Slam title
"Naomi Osaka made quick work of American Jennifer Brady to claim her fourth career Grand Slam title. It's her second and Melbourne 6463. The 23 year old joins Monica Salis and Roger Federer as the only players to win their first four Grand Slam finals. Sock is now 12 and no. One she reaches the quarter finals of a major. The wind will move the former number one player in the world back up to number two in the world rankings. Brady settles for runner up But the 25 Year old is the first former college player to reach a Grand Slam finals since
Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev Meet for the Title
"The crusade for the men's singles crown comes to an end tomorrow. And when the undisputed king of rod laver arena novak djokovic takes on russian number-one neil medvedev the world number one djokovic. Gunning for a history-making ninth championship in melbourne. While the russian authors seeking his twenty first consecutive win and first major title to preview the match. I'm joined by not edwards and commentator. Nick mcardle nick at the start of in fact two weeks before this we had you on the show podcast and you picked this matchup is that what led you to make that cole way back. Then let's say lucked out. Let's be honest that wasn't necessarily total. Total fluke made many wrong picks before but coming in you know we talk about the twenty one matches in a row for osaka. It's twenty in a row for daniil. Medvedev the non includes a win over novak djokovic close twenty twenty i think medvedev has really come into his own as someone expects himself not only to go deep. Atp events which we've seen the last couple of years but now to really do at at the grand slam so the drop laid out for him. I think he's played to each match to the level now. Can he bring an eight time. Grand slam australian open champ. Seventeen time major winner novak djokovic. Can he meet that level in a final thoughts really eighty s. What i love most is after medvedev bates itsy pass in that semi final is that he said stride away. All the pressure is on novak. He just load him up because he's plight fonsi before and never lost and it sorta. But i love how he just playfully. Put that out there and look. I think he'll come at. He'll show you'll be a little bit nervous. But i think he's just going to swing freely and that backhands i mean. Gosh they both have terrific backhands. But it's going to be like jock itch playing a twenty five year old vision of himself. It's going to be such an interesting match. I really count. Wait for the all similar. It can not just in court croff necessarily but as personalities both very eloquent and sort of personable somewhat chiming in front of the camera but they do have this white line fever as we know totally. I love those points that you've made and i think medvedeva's become more comfortable without. We sought the us open a couple years ago in the crowd. Really got against him and he used that as fuel which i think djokovic has have that in the past that in the past for sure for sure for jovic against rafa roger. He's felt that too. I really think that it is an opportunity for medvedev lake. Nona saying just swing for the fences and the scary thing is when he swings for the fences. Oftentimes the ball goes in. And i really think he's going to use that experience of beating novak in london last year at the atp finals. He'll really be geared up by that. Yeah i think so too. And i'm really looking forward to. I think the one area that novak can probably try to exploit daniels is that netplay. He's not very good. Let's let's be honest when it comes to netplay so if he can drawer him in a little bit and maybe draw that out. I think that puts pressure on daniel. Bit amid gets off to a flying start is going to be hard to stop.
Serena stopped: Osaka beats Williams in Australian Open SF
"Serena Williams quest for an increasingly elusive record equalling twenty fourth major has been thwarted yet again an error plagued Williams falling six three six four the third stayed nine AM you'll soccer who advance to her second Australian Open final Williams my twenty four unforced errors during the match but apart from a nervous start it really was a sucker's heavy hitting that dominated the battle a reward is a showdown with American Jennifer Brady who advanced to her first grand slam final winning a nail biting three set battle with Caroline a look at that securing the victory on her fifth match point nine Graham like us
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady to Claim Her 4th Grand Slam Title
"Naomi Osaka is now ofour time major champion. The 23 year old defeated 25 year old American Jennifer Brady 6463 in the Australian Open final. This was Osaka's fourth major title in less than three calendar years and Brady's first major final appearance. Afterwards, Osaka was very humble. We played in the same use of the U. S open so a couple months ago and I told everyone that would listen that you're gonna be a problem and I was right courtesy of Australian Open radio. Brady said Osaka is an inspiration. She also thanked many people, including the limited fans in attendance at Rod Laver. I mean, it was special to play in front of fans in my first Grand Slam finals, so hopefully You know, standing on this stage next time with this girl over here, But tonight, it wasn't meant to be, And hopefully there's many
Serena Williams loses to Naomi Osaka in Australian Open semifinals
"Serena Williams still on 23 major titles, losing her also open semifinal to Naomi Osaka last night, 6364. It's now been four years since Serena last Wanna slam, keeping her one away from Margaret Court's All time Mark Osaka now faces American Jennifer Brady in the final on Saturday. Novak Djokovic is safely in the men's final after a straight set win over Ruslan
Muchova upsets Barty and will face Brady in Australian semis
"Jennifer Brady has won through to her second consecutive grand slam semi final following up on her U. S. open round last year by reaching the final four in Australia for the first time she did it at the expense of fellow American Jessica Gola coming back from a set down to win six one in the third row what is a show that was surprised ME finalist Karolina Buka who came back from a set down to beat top seed ash Barty the mainstay states Stefano such a bus came back from two sets down to beat Rafael Nadal in five he next faces a full state Danil Medvedev on Graham like us
Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in 2021 Australian Open
"Williams ousted in straight sets by Naomi Osaka in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Osaka admits that she had to overcome nerves early. Oh, she's really like nervous and scared. I think in the beginning and then I sort of East my way into it. Osaka faces American Jennifer Brady, the U. C L. A player Reaches her first Grand Slam final.
No. 3 Naomi Osaka defeats No. 10 Serena Williams to advance to Australian Open final
"From one court to another, where we also had domination dancing. Did your son go over Serena Williams, Shaky and moments quickly got steady on speech, Serena had a major again. I owe me Osaka once she got going against Serena that there was no stopping her right? Mark Robbins. J. The women's final is set. Naomi Osaka will be there. The third seed, three time Grand Slam winner knocked out the legend Serena Williams and straight sets 6364. And afterward, Serena acknowledged the Rod Laver Arena crowd, but she wouldn't commit to saying it was a final Goodbye. I don't know if I was ever say farewell wouldn't tell anyone. So for Osaka beating the legend, in fact, merely competing with Serena is legendary. I don't know if there's any little kids out here today, but I was a little kid watching her play an Just to be on the court. Playing against here for me is a dream. Well, sokka will be an American Jennifer Brady In the final. Brady beat Carolina will hold a in three sets to earn a spot in her first Grand Slam
Australian Open: Naomi Osaka Ousts Serena Williams
"American tennis superstar serena williams came just a couple of matches shy of a record. She was hoping to get a twenty four. Th grand slam title at the australian open but williams ended up being defeated by japan's naomi. Osaka at the semifinals. Osaka has not lost an official match since last february after this last win she spoke about how she went from being a little kid. Looking up to serena williams to playing against her on the court so she says it's a dream come. True osaka is twenty. Three williams is thirty.
Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams at Australian Open
"23 Grand Slam singles championships one more, and she ties Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. It's not going to happen at the Australian Open, the first of the two women semifinals matches is over, and William says just lost to Naomi Osaka. Soccer advances in straight sets, 63 and 64 and will face the winner of the upcoming semifinal between American Jennifer Brady Carolina moved. AVA Steelers general
Serena Williams' quest to make history now goes through Naomi Osaka
"Are set at the Australian Open in Melbourne, the first Grand Slam of the year and the one match certain to get the best TV ratings takes place tonight at seven when number three seed Naomi Osaka meets number 10 Serena Williams four years ago at age 35 Serena want in Melbourne for her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, one shy of the record held by Margaret Court, but she hasn't won one sense beaten in her Last nine Grand Slam tournaments four times in the finals, including a 2018 when Osaka beater to win the US Open the on Lee time the two have met in a grand slam until tonight, Osaka still idolizes Serena said after her quarterfinal win that she's still watches old over matches. Serena's thoughts on Osaka, you know, I think she's a very strong player and You know, I feel like she does everything well, she's a good serve. She has a great return. She you know she's strong on both sides. And so she's a great competitors, and she's cool. She's a cool cat. It'll be interesting man. The winner of tonight's match will be an overwhelming favorite to win the final against either number 20 to see Brady or unseated. Markova meant
Rafael Nadal Is Out of the Australian Open
"At the Australian Open 20 time Grand Slam singles champion Rafi on the Dow will not win his 21st major title at this Australian Open. Nadal, who won the first two sets of his quarterfinals match against Stepan, most cc boss today lost the last 37664 and 75 Since he passed into the semifinals. Rafael Nadal is out the
Serena Williams beats Halep at Australian Open
"Wake up call from the land down under was right, 6363. Serena Williams at the Australian Open tennis tournament knocks off number two seed Simona Halep in straight sets early this morning, it sets the stage for a massive clash with Naomi Osaka. The wind for Williams puts her on track for a record tying 24th Grand Slam title. It's 6
Hsieh Su-Wei to Face Naomi Osaka at Australian Open
"Open Tennis play underway on day eight Italy 25 year old Jessica Pegula against Jennifer Brady in an all American quarterfinal match. The goal is first Grand Slam quarterfinal 39 year old Serena Williams Chasing her record tying 24th major singles trophy, She goes up against Simona Halep in another quarterfinal match. Naomi Osaka opposes 35 year old Shea Su Wei, the oldest woman to make her Grand Slam quarterfinal debut. Now your
Serena Williams and Others Talk About Valentine’s Day at Australian Open 2021
"Even in the absence of crowds love was well and truly in the air on day. Seven of the australian open which coincided with valentine's day our reporter alexia mitchell february. Fourteen baby herself has more on the skull. Bored there's nothing plays more than love but what about off the call. Love is all the time. They're you know in the intel us because you know we are playing in such a they in day out. We have to practice. They they out. You put lots of hours of work so if there is no love for tennis. You're not doing that. You're not Working hard You're not enjoying the high and the low moments so for sure. The you know everyone who's competing have some kind of love for tennis. It doesn't matter whether you're a grand slam contend. Luckily lina or twenty three time. Major champion lex serena williams. Love is the universal language. I think if i didn't love wouldn't be sitting here wouldn't be in australia if i didn't love what i do I think that love is one of the single greatest things in the world. You can have and repels you to be your best and when in your job whether it's playing tennis whether it's doing something else about miller ranch narzo there are different ways. Love can be expressed right now. Tennessee is maybe a great opportunity that After almost we're going on a year of hardship all around the world It's been more than a year here in australia with the fires i I hope that The love for the sport that we as players have the fans of hadn't been able to enjoy to this poynton. I know that we're all grateful or appreciative to have had them with us Supporting and you know we. We love playing in front of a crowd and we love being able to play tennis all around the world iga xiang tech maybe the reigning champion in the city of love but she's found herself in melbourne with at valentine. I guess love is important. Not only tennis but basically in life. But i feel like i didn't have any time left. I don't know Focus on that so long then this man with the smoothest name in tennis it felix. Oj a herpes. Romantic with reckitt in hand. I think love is fuel right. love is Is fuel to get up every day and you can almost name passion as well when you're passionate In love or in your work and your job or whatever you're doing in my sport and my case i think the report Gets me going and tough moments Gave me up when there's hard practices to do and it really keeps me going.
Aus Open Day 6 - Silent, subdued, but intriguing
"Think today day six over the twenty twenty one australian open the first fully crowd list day. I think today was the new year's eve house party that you feel you have to gauge new year's eve show up. You do the rounds for a couple of hours and then you sneak off to a bedroom and go to sleep or it's just the hangover the day after we sit there and just drink cups of tea and no answer any calls the hanger day off to the the banging nights out the ends in where you're just gonna sort of pick up pieces and clear mass. Yes i came. That may be works better. And wait for your next party in a day's time it's the regroup day. It's fresh as week when you when in my case you have one thing and you're saying that's it you can just have a normal week and then you gotta do again the next night but so what you do. Is you just insert little arrests days. Yeah don't understand human beings. The enjoyed fresh week genuinely look back and say i enjoyed freshers week. I didn't understand human level so they walk among us. Catherine apparently say it's not but i didn't enjoy today i just dino it it just i mean there were no crowds. We need the. We're going to be crowds that that was a shame How how much. How much was the fact that there were no quarrel to contributing factor. To the fact that today was a was a bit of a dump squib. I mean this has been the dump squib hof of proceedings burnett. We've we've we've made to conceal that on the podcast. You know there have been highlights will will big those up as best we can on today's pod but how. How much was it the crowd. I think it was definitely parts of it in that. You know we're all. I did feel a bit of a downer just because yesterday was so exhilarating and and it has been such a lovely failing to have crowd noise again. Because we've we've been went out and delivered this last week so that that was in the back of mind. I mean there were moments. I compensated in the way that i would've done with the crowd and then there was silence and i had to say oh i forgot. There's nobody here quite open because it's you might as well just be honest and admit it's weird. It is weird at the same time. I feel like for people like us certainly me anyway. I shouldn't speak few too. But i just i'm so i love watching sport so much when it's when it's tied and when the stakes are high the not having the crowd gives me something else and we. We definitely tapped into that at the us open and through some of the other events because kind of we. We didn't have any choice. It's either embrace that or be down about it all and if you actually listen and watch especially today as this was the first match i've ever seen of nadal at a grand slam. We had the two but at a grand slam especially with the little question marks about the back and all that sort of thing and being being pushed as hard as come pasha possibly push him. I loved just watching dow compete in this role style without any cut-away as to the crowd or anything just so pule to be out to. I felt like a like a sneaked into private match and could just watch. And and so i got something from that and i was intrigued by some of the matches exhilerated. Not really and it is. It is more pure than other slam tennis or any tennis that we've seen without crowds because they weren't prepared for this. There's no attempt to conceal the empty seats. There's no crowd noise track on standby it is exposed before your eyes and is
Novak Djokovic Beats Taylor Fritz but Is Hurt at Australian Open
"Its aunt around four. At the aussie. Open four serena williams jet to set points to beat anesthesia. Pot up a seven six six to the thirty. Nine year old the serena williams again seeking to tie the record at twenty four grand slam titles. Not so easy on the men's side. For the reigning champion novak djokovic won the first two sets then suffered a fall and was clearly in some pain dropped two sides then ultimately won the fifth beating taylor fritz in a match that just ended a little while ago so he is able to move
Serena Williams into Australian Open fourth round, where a new test awaits
"Serena williams has locked in her fifteenth fourth round appearance since two thousand and one incidentally the same year her opponent anastasia popova was born tested in the first set. The twenty three time grand slam champion clicked into gear in the second to win seven. Six six to williams has road tested a new return stance this week but she has mixed feelings about it. It's very hard to move away from something that works well for you and for me. Change is the single most difficult thing in my life. I don't embrace change very well. But i know the importance of it so i hate my new return but it works and i think is for the best and i love it but i'm still you know getting used to it and sometimes i wanna go back to the old way but I feel like this is a better. I'm more consistent with my return and have better results. Williams next task is arena. Saba linka in the belarussians. First round of sixteen appearance but former australian plant lease smiley isn't convinced williams has what it takes watching her play. Today she was down a break early. She didn't really look all that great to me. You know. I covered one of the really matches and she looked pretty good. Hit a couple of two hundred caddies but today she wasn't quite there and it's interesting when you get older you'll good is still really good that you bad is not as good you know really the differential between you. Good in bed is greater. And i think serena is finding that as she gets a little bit older and i think she's going to have a hassle with several anchor in the next round the belarussian seventh sade sailed into the fourth round regulation straight-sets. We know the american and late.
Australian Open to go without fans
"A look now at the sports news with James where the Corona virus is having them practice. Well, it's his Yeah, because of that lock down in Victoria in Australia that we've been hearing about the program this morning from tomorrow. The Australian Open will have to continue without fans for five days. Serena Williams was on her way to winning a third round match when the day Decision was made. Actually, I didn't know it all until the match was over, So I think that's good that I didn't know. But it's rough. It's gonna be a rough few days for think everyone that will hopefully get through. It will be interesting to see how that one pans out follow
Australian Open 2021: Tournament won't have fans over the next five days as Melbourne enters COVID-19 lockdown
"Down under even though They've entered this five day lockdown because of Corona virus. They will move forward with the tournament even though the city of Melbourne is now Taking some major steps. And in implementing major restrictions. This is pretty amazing, but this is this is what's happening Friday morning in Melbourne. The state has an active case. Uh, I'm an active case number of 19. That's it, 19. Because they have 19 cases of coronavirus. They're implementing some major restrictions and placing their stay back into lockdown. For a minimum of five days. And so fans are not allowed to attend the Australian Open until at least Get to the quarterfinals.
Venus fights ankle injury, falls in straight sets
"Here We have lost the number of Grand Slam champions. Patrick of it's over twice. A Wimbledon champion was defeated today by Saronic Astaire of Romania lost 61 in the third set in that one Bianca and Rescue who's playing her first Grand Slam tournaments since winning the U. S Open in 2019, Because of all the injury she's had she's gone out of the hands of shade Su way of Chinese Taipei. We've also had defeat on the men's side for Stanford drinker today, So yeah, a lot of big names have gone but some of the bigger names like Serena Williams are still in the tournament. She was a comfortable win it. Yeah. How did she look? Serena, you know, 1st 1st round you look fine. Second round. How was she? She's looking like a favorite early doors. David. She does She looks I would say the best. She's looked in a number of years. I mean, these are two very straightforward when she's only lost five games in four sets so far. Today was against me in a stand of it, so you would expect it to win that one relatively comfortably. But she did, And she's turning 40 this year is Serena Williams. And yet she really does look like she could make some headway in this draw Her sister Venus, unfortunate She won't She lost for the winning just one game today, but turned her ankle and injured and me halfway through a match against sorrow. Ronnie You really wonder whether it might have been better off for it to retire, But she's showed incredible resilience and encourage in order to carry on play. But Venus Williams is
Ash Barty does not lose a game as she begins Australian Open campaign in ruthless fashion
"Won our first round match Love and love Serena Williams taken on Nina's story, Malkovich Of Serbia. Serena up 41 In the first set, the men's top seed Novak, joke of it plays his second round match against American Frances Tiafoe at 7 25 in the NFL. Russell Wilson is not happy. With
Australian Open to go ahead despite Covid-19 case: Organizers
"Say the Australian Open tournament will begin as normal next week, despite Wednesday's announcement that hundreds of players and support staff must self isolate. Thursday's warm up matches were canceled after a security guard at a hotel in which athletes were quarantined, tested positive for covert 19 His Sharma to Leon. We were expecting big names for warm up events here in Melbourne Park today. This was a chance at some more practice ahead of the main event on Monday, badly needed really, for many of the players who were cooped up in hotel quarantine when some positive cases were detected on the planes that brought them here in Australia. None of that is happening today. With more than 500 players, officials and coaches now having to isolate they now have to return and negative test to be able to get back to the competition.