Stefanos Tsitsipas, a 21-year-old from Greece who upset Federer a year ago in Australia en route to his first Grand Slam semifinal, said he had trouble breathing after an indoor practice session when he first arrived in Melbourne.
"But is he playing for the ranking?"
Federer drew attention to the air quality index accepted by the International Olympic Committee, standing at 300 PM (particulate matter), while in tennis it's a conservative 200 (PM). Maybe getting all the way to the finish line in Auckland will put her more at ease the next time she plays with a trophy at stake. I'm coming into the first Grand Slam of the year with a smile on my face. I think every sequence had different circumstances in life, in different situations, that have made me the person and the player I am today.
He said: "I've got to really make sure I get out of the gates quick".
"I think everyone's kind of on the same page". I managed to get back, nearly win the match. "We do have three indoor arenas in which we can compete". "We are speculating if that would happen, but if we had to work it out we would".
Seven-time Australian Open victor Serena Williams will begin another bid for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title when she plays Anastasia Potapova on Rod Laver Arena. Soon, they'll all be competitors again.
For Williams, that would mean winning a record 24th Grand Slam title, which has so far proven hard to reach despite having been nearly four times since returning to the circuit after giving birth to his daughter Alexis Olympia.
Petra Kvitova, the runner-up in Melbourne previous year who has struggled with her breathing at times in Australia, said she had been concerned when she arrived in the city.
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Unlike the lead-up to her recent Slam appearances, she has been able to train without being hampered by injuries. "A good Australian Open is to win it", Medvedev said on Saturday. The 39-year-old Venus Williams and 15-year-old Coco Gauff will meet in a rematch of their Wimbledon first-round encounter. Dominic Thiem (has) twice (played) finals in French Open. Defending champion Osaka is the No. 3 seed. "From what she told me, I believe she learned a lot from that experience at the U.S. Open".
At 38, crowd favourite Federer still has the tools to add to his all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
The 24-year-old, however, heads into his home Grand Slam seemingly more reserved after spearheading efforts to raise funds for bushfire-ravaged Australia, a disaster that he admits has impacted him deeply.
As usual, the Australian Open basically comes down to this: will Djokovic win, or will someone else?
Djokovic and Federer are in the same half of the draw, setting up a potential semifinal meeting.
Unlike his main rivals, Federer, who won his last Grand Slam in 2018 at Melbourne Park, opted out of the inaugural ATP Cup to spend more time with his family before launching his 22nd season on Tour.
"Medvedev, to me, is the guy that has the best chance of winning it right now", McEnroe said during a conference call.
"And one more thing - I've always felt like this - the older you get, I think the more bad days you can have, the days you feel exhausted, the days you don't want to get out of bed, the days where you have no incentive".