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Australian Open: Old guards still dominate, push new breed to second best

Australian Open: Old guards still dominate, push new breed to second best

January 29, 2015

MELBOURNE, Jan 29 — The threat of the new breed sweeping away the old order failed to materialise at the year’s first Grand Slam in Australia as the established stars reasserted their dominance. Much has been made about the generational advance of younger players with Japan’s Kei Nishikori, Canadian rocket-server Milos Raonic and Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov hailed as the standard-bearers among the men. But while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal fell by the wayside, the old order of... Read more

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