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Angelique Kerber now aims to dislodge Serena Williams from World No1 spot

Australian Open verdict: what must Andy Murray do to beat Novak Djokovic? — Andy Murray has no doubt he is good enough to beat Novak Djokovic on the biggest stages in world tennis. He did it at Flushing Meadows and Wimbledon to win his two slam titles. He beat Roger Federer to win Olympic gold.

Andy Murray: I’ll be on next flight home after defeat to Novak Djokovic — Andy Murray rushed from the scene of his latest disappointment against the best player in the world, Novak Djokovic, here on Sunday night to be with his pregnant wife, Kim, in Surrey. After one of the shortest press conferences of his garlanded career, Murray went straight to the airport for the first available flight home and is due to arrive at Heathrow on Monday evening.

Novak Djokovic claims 11th Grand Slam title in Melbourne — Novak Djokovic is Australian Open champion for the sixth time, equalling Roy Emerson's record, but it is unlikely he will be spending much time analysing a final in which he eked out a sub-par 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) win over Andy Murray in Melbourne on Sunday night.

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win the 2016 Australian Open final — Related: Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray: Australian Open final - live! Novak Djokovic once again proved too strong for Andy Murray at Melbourne Park, resisting a spirited fightback from the Scot to claim his sixth Australian Open title. Djokovic's 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-X) victory took his haul of majors to 11, drawing him level with Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver.
Feb 01, 2016

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win the 2016 Australian Open final

Andy Murray desperate to break Novak Djokovic’s aura of invincibility in final — Damon Runyon would have loved modern tennis, with all its seductive - some would say corrupting - betting options but, if he were allowed on the premises, even he would struggle to frame an attractive price for either combatant in the final of the 2016 Australian Open on Sunday.
Jan 30, 2016

RT @guardian: Andy Murray desperate to break Novak Djokovic’s aura of invincibility in final | Kevin Mitchell via @guardian_sport

Angelique Kerber's stunning Australian Open win over Serena Williams - in pictures — All the best photographs from the Rod Laver Arena where Angelique Kerber overcame Serena Williams to win her first grand slam.

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to clinch Australian Open title — Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams to claim a first major title at the Australian Open, denying the world No1 her seventh crown in Melbourne and the chance to pull level with Steffi Graf on 22 grand slam victories. Related: Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber: Australian Open final - live!

Andy Murray confident of beating Novak Djokovic to win Australian Open — Andy Murray has said he has "a very good shot" of beating Novak Djokovic at the fourth attempt in the Australian Open final on Sunday, "if I play my best tennis".

Andy Murray takes rational approach to facing the mighty Novak Djokovic — If there is a tennis equivalent of hell, it surely is being dragged back to the scene of serial pain inflicted by a rival who is not only a week younger but roughly $50m richer, eight grand slam titles better off and regarded by every sane critic as the best player in the world now and for the foreseeable future.
Jan 29, 2016

Andy Murray takes rational approach to facing the mighty Novak Djokovic. This is lovely from @kevinmitchell50…

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Feb 06, 2016

Judy Murray shapes the destiny of her boys and her girls | Daily Mail Online A lovely piece by @marthakelner…

Feb 06, 2016

Here comes the knight | Comment | Voices | The Independent Don't think I'll ever get this weird image out of my head…

Feb 06, 2016

Ok, what does WASP stand for in the TV scorecard for #NZvAUS ?

Feb 06, 2016

Milne leaps on boundary to take spectacular left-handed catch to stun Wade. But no better than bloke in the crowd earlier #NZvAUS

Feb 05, 2016

Some people hit a level of rudeness on here they could only dream of in real life, playing out their Clint Eastwood fantasies. Sad

Feb 05, 2016

@RedDan99 You're an expert on which alphabet belts matter, are you?

Feb 05, 2016

Not a lot of people in Oz know Lucas Browne is fighting Chagaev for the WBA title. Not many know who he is. Shame, He seems an upfront guy

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