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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Undercooked Nadal keeping calm and carrying on

Jan 19th 2015
* Spaniard to play American Smyczek in second round (Adds details, quotes, byline)

Tennis-Rod Laver Arena is really imposing, says smiling Hradecka

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - For about 20 minutes on Monday, Lucie Hradecka felt that playing on Rod Laver Arena was so overwhelming that she was never going to be able to nail a first serve or return anything that Ana Ivanovic blasted at her.






Tennis-Nadal answers doubts, Ivanovic ousted at Australian Open

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A relieved Rafa Nadal felt the confidence come flooding back in a first-round romp at the Australian Open on Monday after former world number one Ana Ivanovic crashed out on the opening day at Melbourne Park.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray begins tough quest with Bhambri win

Jan 19th 2015
* Warm conditions had affected the ball and court says Murray

Tennis-Nadal crushes Youzhny to reach second round

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal enjoyed a welcome dose of confidence in dismantling Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2 6-2 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day two of the Australian Open on Tuesday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fifth seed Ivanovic bundled out by Hradecka

Jan 19th 2015
* Three other women's seeds sent packing early (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Murray safely into second round after Bhambri win

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Sixth seed Andy Murray overcame some frustrating moments in the third set to advance to the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) victory over India's Yuki Bhambri on Monday.






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Jan 19th 2015
Jan 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11405 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9875 3 (3) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 6585 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5370 5 (5) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5025 6 (6) Andy Murray(Britain) 4675 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4660 8






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Jan 19th 2015
Jan 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 8016 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 7335 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6571 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6360 5 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4845 6 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4810 7 (7)






Tennis-Djokovic downplays concerns over illness, ready to go

Jan 18th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic pronounced himself fit and raring to go in search of his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday after overcoming a bout of illness that had prompted social media users to suggest he was in doubt for the tournament.






Tennis-Kyrgios flying Australian flag at home grand slam

Jan 18th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A first-week choke by leading woman Sam Stosur and a grudging loss by ageing men's warrior Lleyton Hewitt has generally been the blueprint for the home players at the Australian Open, but teenage talent Nick Kyrgios may be poised to buck the trend of local underachievement.






Tennis-Raonic, Bouchard carry hopes of Great White North

Jan 18th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic may represent the best hopes of Canada's first grand slam singles champion but their relative successes have had little impact upon each other, according to Raonic.






Tennis-Stan 'the Man' not daring to dream at Melbourne Park

Jan 18th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - One of the first orders of business for Stan Wawrinka on his return to Melbourne Park last week was to see the photo of himself holding the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup on the 'Walk of Champions' under the Rod Laver Arena centre court.






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 18th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day one of the Australian Open on Monday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Injured Del Potro out of Australian Open

Jan 18th 2015
* Decision to ensure he can play almost full year (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Wrist concerns force Del Potro out of Australian Open

Jan 18th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a lingering wrist injury that he was concerned could cause him further damage if he played the season opening grand slam.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Troicki crushes Kukushkin to win Sydney title

Jan 17th 2015
* Kukushkin doubtful for Australian Open tie (Adds detail, quotes)






Tennis-Sydney International men's singles final result

Jan 17th 2015
Jan 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Sydney International Men's Singles Final on Saturday Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-2 6-3






Tennis-Murray unfazed by "extremely difficult" draw in Australia

Jan 17th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The draw has done few favours for Andy Murray at Melbourne Park, but the Briton believes he has put in the off-season work to be rewarded at the Australian Open.