Tags: Djokovic, Novak

Back From Tennis Purgatory, Lucas Pouille Defies Even His Own Expectations

MELBOURNE, Australia — At the start of this year’s Australian Open, the French tennis player Lucas Pouille was a man severely overlooked. He had come to Melbourne, after all, on the heels of a 2018 season that dripped with disappointing losses, trying more than anything else to simply recapture a sense of joy on the…

On Tennis: Djokovic and Nadal Are Set for Another Epic Duel Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia — With the benefit of hindsight it is easy to see that these past two weeks at the Australian Open have been nothing more than a warm-up for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Maybe we should have kept from wasting time on the men’s side and gone straight to the showcase, the final…

Not-So-Hidden Cameras Take Australian Open Viewers on an Intimate Tour

MELBOURNE, Australia — After losing a close third-round match to Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open last week, Petra Martic kept her emotions in check as she walked off the court of Margaret Court Arena. But once she was out of sight of the crowd, in the tunnel connecting the arena to the locker room,…