Victor Hanescu(47) vs [3]Roger Federer(3) H2H: Federer leads 5-0 TRENDS: Hanescu has lost 4 of last 5 on Grass, lost 15 of last 16 when Opponent is a Top 10 Player, lost 18 in a row when priced as Heavy Underdog ($6.00+) Federer has won 19 of last 20 when Opponent is a Big Server, ...

The National Selection Panel today announced a 17-man squad for the VB Tour of India. The Australian squad is: Michael Clarke (c) Shane Watson (vc) Jackson Bird Ed Cowan Xavier Doherty Moises Henriques Phillip Hughes Mitchell Johnson Usman Khawaja Nathan Lyon Glenn Maxwell James Pattinson Peter Siddle Steve Smith Mitchell Starc Matthew Wade David Warner ...

Past Australian Open first round statistics? In the men’s singles, only three players seeded in the top 15 have been eliminated in the first round in the past five years of the Australian Open. That’s just three hiccups in 75 games. They were Robin Soderling in 2010 when seeded 8, Radek Stepanek in 2010 when ...

AUSTRALIA has named four fast bowlers for the third Test, leaving young all-rounder Glenn Maxwell as the 12th man. A surprisingly green SCG pitch and last week’s huge victory in Melbourne means that five frontline bowlers will take the field for the home side. Maxwell, an off-spinner and dangerous batsman, was chosen in the 13-man ...

THE fist pump was back, so too the dogged determination, as Lleyton Hewitt kickstarted his Australian summer with a fighting first round win at the Brisbane International. The former world No.1 displayed all the guts that has been the hallmark of his career as he overcame fellow 31-year-old, Russian world No.162 Igor Kunitsyn, 6-3 4-6 ...

JUST when Rafael Nadal’s knee had recovered, a stomach virus has forced the Spaniard to delay his return to tennis by another couple of months. Nadal announced Friday that he will miss next month’s Australian Open and probably won’t play again until the end of February, saying he needed time to recover from a stomach ...

WORLD No.3 Serena Williams says her foot injury is “better” ahead of the Australian summer of tennis after touching down in Brisbane this morning. Williams arrived on her Emirates flight from Dubai this morning and appeared in happy spirits despite the long haul trip. While she pulled out of an exhibition match in Thailand due ...

AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke says his side has set the standard it must play at ahead of next year’s back-to-back Ashes campaigns after its thumping series win against Sri Lanka today. It took less than eight sessions for Australia to dismantle the tourists at the MCG, securing an innings and 201-run victory in the Boxing ...