2020 Australian Open - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2020 Australian Open


Kyrgios plays down Nadal feud: 'I don't really dislike him'

Jan 26, 2020 - 11:43 AM

'At the end of the day, we're two different tennis players,' Nick Kyrgios says of his running feud with world No.1 Rafael Nadal

RIFT. Australia's Nick Kyrgios (left) says he has 'respect' for Rafael Nadal despite their personal differences. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Alex Eala seeded 4th in 2020 Australian Open juniors

Jan 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Filipino teen tennis star Alex Eala kicks off her first juniors Grand Slam of the year at 4th seed

4TH SEED. Alex Eala aims to make it far in the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Nadal shows caring side with kiss for blushing ballgirl

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:26 AM

Rafael Nadal hits a ballgirl on the head with a fearsome shot, but the world No. 1 rushes over and gives her a kiss for good measure

BIG SHOT. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal wins more fans over. Photo by William West/ AFP

Nadal aims to keep heat on Federer Slams record

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Rafael Nadal steps up his Australian Open bid to tie Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams

HIGH STAKES. Rafael Nadal may be favored to advance, but he's not immune to Grand Slam shocks. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Monfils injures hand playing computer game

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:46 PM

After a freak accident while playing a computer game, French tennis star Gael Monfils doesn't feel quite right yet heading into the Australian Open

GETTING BETTER. Despite the injury, Gael Monfils hopes to get his campaign going on Tuesday. Photo by Darren ENgland/EPA-EFE

'Can't let this slide': Anger grows over smoke haze play at Open

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:35 PM

'The more I think about the conditions we played in... the more it boils my blood,' says British player Liam Broady as the Australian Open qualifiers continue despite toxic smoke from bushfires

MAKING A STAND. Liam Broady says the officials’ decision to continue play is like 'a slap in the face.' Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record quest

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:02 PM

Facing a set of young challengers, Serena Williams goes for another shot at tying Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Bushfire smoke disrupts Australian Open buildup

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Dramatic scenes of players dropping to their knees and choking due to the smoke forced Australian Open organizers to suspend action in the qualifying rounds

HEALTH CONCERNS. Players like Eugenie Bouchard of Canada needed medical attention during the qualifiers. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

Alex Eala earns slot in 2020 Australian Open juniors main draw

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Philippine tennis star Alex Eala lands at No. 9 in the world juniors ranking to secure a slot in the Grand Slam juniors tournament

MILESTONE. Alex Eala kicks off 2020 within the top 10 junior tennis players in the world. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook