The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday


Venus Williams, Federer through to semifinals in Australia

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15 Last update: about 7 hours ago

It was a long time coming for Venus Williams, who reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal but her first at the Australian Open in 14 years. CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to her first major semifinal,...

Nadal holds off Zverev to reach fourth round at Australian Open

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 17:44 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back - for now. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, still recovering from a couple of...

Murray, Wawrinka advance to fourth round at Australian Open

Friday, 20 January 2017, 12:50 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the Round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding any chance of an upset against Sam...

Djokovic out in second-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:37 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbekistan wild card Denis Istomin. Djokovic was aiming to be the first man to win the...

Murray, Federer advance to third round at Australian Open

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 14:36 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

When Andy Murray tumbled to the court, clutching his right ankle, the top of the men's draw at the Australian Open momentarily took on a new complexion. Top-ranked Murray, a five-time runner-up...

Six-time champions Djokovic, Williams open with wins

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 12:11 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

There was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round. He lifted when he most needed...

Murray, Kerber win their first major matches as top seeds

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:52 Last update: about 8 days ago

In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes and frequently yelled during a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2...

Djokovic beats Murray to successfully defend Qatar title

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 08:43 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Qatar Open title by beating top-seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the final on Saturday. The dramatic match showcased the best of men's tennis...

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