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Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil at the Rio Open on Tuesday, winning 6-4, 6-1 in his first clay-court match of the season.
People thronged him to get a selfie with his recently won trophy at the Australian Open. Leander Paes, however, didn't flinch one bit. Looking dapper in a blue shirt and black trousers, Leander obliged. He finally settled down for a chat sipping on masala tea.
Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis. The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won.
Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or US Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafa Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme.
Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Sunday.
Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since 2006 on Sunday by clinching the Australian Open mixed doubles crown with fellow veteran Leander Paes of India.
Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends.
At the age of 41, most tennis players watch grand slam finals with their feet put up and a beer in hand. Leander Paes continues to play them. With a tennis arsenal that he himself describes as average, it's his feet that stay his greatest asset.
For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts.
Novak Djokovic once again stood tall at the Australian Open as he reached his fourth final in the past five years with another five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of Melbourne Park last year.
Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th grand slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Martina Hingis as they defeated Su-Wei Hsieh and Pablo Cuevas in straight sets at Melbourne on Friday.
Britain's Andy Murray stormed into his fourth Australian Open final with a commanding four-set win over Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a grudge Australian Open final between the world's top two players on Thursday, with the Russian desperate to break 10-year jinx against her arch-rival.
Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title.
Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday.