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SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - After staging a remarkable comeback in 2013, Spanish buccaneer Rafa Nadal has his eye on more grand slam silverware this year and is shaping up as the biggest threat to Novak Djokovic's Australian Open reign.
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - If players, pundits and bookmakers are to be believed, Serena Williams has already sewn up her sixth Australian Open title and the other 127 women in the draw may as well pick up their racquets and head home.
Jan 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Semifinals matches on Friday Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) 6-7(4) 7-5 6-3 1-Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) beat 4-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-4 6-2
SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro underlined his status as a dark horse for next week's Australian Open by hammering Dmitry Tursunov to reach the final of the Sydney International on Friday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal will battle the bad boy of Australian tennis Bernard Tomic and a partisan crowd in the first round at Melbourne Park as he bids for a 14th grand slam title.
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - First round draw for the men's singles at the Australian Open that begins in Melbourne on Monday (prefix denotes seeding): 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) v Bernard Tomic (Australia)
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - First round draw for the women's singles at the Australian Open that begins in Melbourne on Monday (prefix denotes seeding): 1-Serena Williams (U.S) v Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams will play Australian wildcard Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the Australian Open as she bids for her 18th grand slam title and sixth at Melbourne Park.
MELBOURNE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro continued his encouraging buildup to the Australian Open by reaching the semi-finals of the Sydney International on Thursday, but women's contender Petra Kvitova was stunned by a Bulgarian qualifier in the last four.
MELBOURNE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boris Becker's first priority will be to help Novak Djokovic gain a "mental edge" when the pressure rises at the grand slams, the Australian Open champion said in Melbourne on Thursday.
Jan 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Women's Singles Semifinals matches on Thursday 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-4 6-2 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3