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By Looking to Asia, the Australian Open Found Itself

Advertisement MELBOURNE, Australia — Nicknamed the “Happy Slam” by Roger Federer, the Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, drawing the biggest names in tennis and record-breaking crowds from across the Pacific region. Though now known as a premier event, it was not so long ago that the Open was…

Marin Cilic Reaches Final of Australian Open

That will put him behind only Rafael Nadal and Federer. He has maintained a fairly low profile while other top players, like Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, have been sidelined by injuries for long periods. “Having more attention or not, I don’t mind,” Cilic said in an interview after Thursday’s match. “I’m still…