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Australian Open 2019: What's new at Melbourne Park this year?

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Final set tie-break In a departure from tradition, the Australian Open will for the first time ever employ a final set tie-break in 2019. The tie-break will be a first-to-10 points affair rather than the usual first to seven, meaning all four of the grand slams have different ways of concluding matches
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2019 Australian Open odds, picks, predictions: Dialed-in tennis expert says Novak Djokovic is primed for an upset

2 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Sean Calvert called John Isner winning the Miami Open at 100-1 odds
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Australian Open 2019: Five to watch in the women's draw

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Serena Williams will be raring to go, while Simona Help, Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber all have designs on the title in Melbourne After her indefensible outburst at last year's US Open final, the American will be under intense scrutiny in Melbourne. There is bound to be plenty of noise around Williams and it might not be easy for her to stay focused on her game. However, she has reached two grand slam finals since returning from giving birth and the seven-times Australian Open champion will be raring to go after missing last year's tournament. Related: Australian Open 2019: Five to...
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Australian Open 2019: heat and tie-break rule changes - explained

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Why is the heat policy changing and have we seen the last of the fifth-set marathons? The key questions answered Australian Open organisers faced criticism last year after several players complained about the extreme heat policy not providing enough protection in sweltering conditions. Gaël Monfils said that he felt like he was dying when he faced Novak Djokovic in 39C heat, Alize Cornet needed treatment after lying down on the court in her defeat by Elise Mertens and Simona Halep spent four hours in a Melbourne hospital after the roof remained off Rod Laver Arena during the women's final...
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