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Geoff Ogilvy has been largely missing from the PGA Tour the last four years. The 2006 U.S. Open champion has been in his native Australia working on a golf course design. But after sitting through more video calls than he can remember, Ogilvy realized that playing golf is the best job he ever had.

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open championship has returned him to No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the computerized rankings for men’s tennis. Aryna Sabalenka’s first Grand Slam title moved her up from No. 5.

Novak Djokovic has claimed his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). The victory in Sunday's final at Melbourne Park also allows Djokovic to return to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

Tommy Paul has reached his first Grand Slam semifinal and ended the surprising run of Ben Shelton by winning their all-American matchup Wednesday at the Australian Open. Paul is the first man from the United States to make it to the final four at Melbourne Park since Andy Roddick in 2009. He will face 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals Friday.

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Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-2, 6-4 win over former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. The match on Rod Laver Arena featured a rare rain delay of about 20 minutes while the roof was closed.

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Ben Shelton joins Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda to give the U.S. three men in the quarterfinals in the Australia Open for the first time since 2000. Also reaching the men's quarterfinals were Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev.

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has eliminated No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek in straight sets to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time. The 22nd-seeded Rybakina used her big serving to unsettle Swiatek and got the better of their baseline exchanges to win 6-4, 6-4 in about 1 1/2 hours. 

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Tennis, in particular, and sports, in general, can’t help but reflect society. And that means athletes, spectators and the folks who run leagues and events must contend with and perhaps confront whatever the prevailing global touchpoints are at any given time. The Australian Open, the Grand Slam tournament that began this week in Melbourne, is offering reminders of that.

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Rafael Nadal has started the defense of his Australian Open title with a bit of a struggle along the way to a four-set victory over a cramping Jack Draper. Nadal was not in peak form but did manage to beat Draper 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Monday's action.

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