Australian Open Tennis Championships

Spain's Rafael Nadal gestures at a press conference after losing to Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 27, 2019 - 9:16 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lesser experienced players than Rafael Nadal have felt destroyed by the kind of defeat Novak Djokovic inflicted on him in the Australian Open final. Nadal secured his spot in Sunday's championship match by conceding just six games in an overwhelming semifinal win over 20...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 8:34 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so flawless, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance. Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another outclassed opponent — just a guy, really — and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one of his...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy aloft after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 27, 2019 - 7:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: SUNDAY'S WEATHER Partly cloudy, high of 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit). SUNDAY'S RESULTS Men's singles final: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 2 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Men's doubles final: No. 5 Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 27, 2019 - 6:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so pretty much perfect, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance. Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another outclassed opponent — just a guy, really — and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 27, 2019 - 5:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final Sunday night. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic raised his major trophy total to 15, behind only Roger Federer's 20...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 5:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 9:02 p.m. Novak Djokovic has taken a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Rafael Nadal in a surprisingly lopsided start to the Australian Open final. The top-ranked Djokovic is potentially just one set from a men's record...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a forehand to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 27, 2019 - 4:26 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 8:22 p.m. Novak Djokovic won 13 of the first 14 points of the Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal and took the first set 6-3 in 36 minutes. Top-ranked Djokovic is aiming for a men's record seventh...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, poses for a photo with Serbia's Novak Djokovic ahead of the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 27, 2019 - 3:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic is serving first in the Australian Open final against No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal. This is their 53rd meeting on tour, and the first at Melbourne Park since Djokovic...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, right, and compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbet celebrate after defeating Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australia's John Peers in the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 3:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not long after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut completed their career Grand Slam in men's doubles, the Frenchmen were already turning their attention to the next goal. And that's gold. Mahut and Herbert beat Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia 6...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic takes a selfie with spectators as he practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of his men's singles final against Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 27, 2019 - 1:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The showdown between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final is their 53rd meeting on tour. Djokovic will be trying to win the hard-court tournament for the record seventh time. He's also bidding for a 15th Grand Slam trophy overall and...
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