In a matter of hours Ben McLachlan went from the outhouse to the penthouse — and one of the tennis world’s biggest penthouses at that.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic survived the Rod Laver Arena furnace to beat Gael Monfils and reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios's new-found calm remained intact despite a night of bizarre distractions.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Defending champion Roger Federer moved smoothly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets win over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open.
Otago tennis fans will be able to cheer for one of their own at the Australian Open today.
Queenstown's Ben McLachlan has won his way into the second round of the Australian Open.
Former champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a winning return to the Australian Open as she wore down Germany's Tatjana Maria to take her place in the second round.
Coco Vandeweghe's petulant standoff over a shortage of bananas was the low point on a horror day for the US at the Aussie Open as a raft of American players fell out of the season's first grand slam in the first round.
A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for tougher tests down the road.
Belinda Bencic has sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open by dumping last year's finalist Venus Williams out in the first round.
Roger Federer says a 36-year-old should not really be considered a favourite for the Australian Open, although when the man in question is himself, no one was taking him seriously.
Jack Sock, last year's ASB Classic champion, appears unlikely to receive a six-figure appearance fee after his disinterested and disappointing first round exit this week.
Roberto Bautista Agut's Auckland reign goes on. Bautista Agut has now won nine consecutive matches on Stanley Street, dating back to his 2016 triumph here.
Clear your Friday night schedule.
Roger Federer is the "clear favourite" to retain his Australian Open title over an injury-riddled field when the first grand slam of the season starts next week in Melbourne, tennis analysts say.
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov made some big plays, but plenty of mistakes too.
Michael Venus fell at the first hurdle in the ASB Classic on Monday night, beaten 6-2, 6-1 by world No 20 Roberto Bautista Agut.
Once again tonight, Michael Venus gets a chance to touch the void.
World number 14 Julia Goerges won her third successive tournament as she blasted her way to a 6-4 7-6(4) victory over Caroline Wozniacki to seal the Auckland Classic title today.