The big drama is finally over. Novak Djokovic is deported and will miss the Australian Open. There are no winners here but Djokovic’s image has been tarnished by his own actions. (ESPN)
This will not make the headlines. But Novak Djokovic will be replaced by Salvatore Caruso, who is ranked 150 in the world.
Despite COVID-19 and substantial losses in the last two years, Australian Open has increased total prize money by approximately 5%. You can read TFS’s Australian Open 2022 Prize Money update here.
Thanasi Kokkinakis wins his first ATP title in Adelaide beating Arthur Rinderknech in the final. Kokkinakis will play qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round at the Australian Open. (Yahoo Sports)
Madison Keys won her first title since 2019 by beating Alison Riske in Adelaide (ESPN)
Are Daniil Medevdev and Alexander Zverev favorites for the Australian Open title? Has Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from his elbow surgery to compete at the highest level?
Aslan Karatsev finally gets a sponsor, Hydrogen. Now we can all go back to discussing his big calves.
Andy Murray reached the finals at the Sydney International. He lost to Aslan Karatsev in straight sets but it was a good week for the Brit. He beat Reilly Opelka, David Goffin, and Nikoloz Basilashvili. This win will improve his ranking and he will not have to rely on wild cards to get into tournaments. (Yahoo Sports)
Andy Murray has turned down millions of dollars by refusing to play exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia (Sky Sports)