Osaka & Djokovic Win Australian Open, Brady Zero Chance Of Retiring, Davis Requests Trade
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Monday, January 28, 2019
In the Australian Open, 21-year-old Naomi Osaka defeated Petra Kvitova to win her second grand slam tournament. She won last year's US Open over Serena Williams in an uncomfortable way after Williams argued with the chair umpire for accessing her point and game penalties. Williams heated exchange with the umpire overshadowed Osaka's first grand slam win, but now she's on top of the world becoming Japan's first player to achieve a #1 ranking.
In the men's final, Novak Djokovic captured his 15th career Grand Slam championship (breaking a tie with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson for most career Australian Open titles) by defeating long-time rival, Rafael Nadal. In his 53rd matchup with Nadal, #1 ranked Djokovic easily won in 3 sets
Super Bowl Sunday storylines continue all week, and New England quarterback Tom Brady is getting his share of attention. One of the ongoing questions for him is whether he'll retire after the game. On an ESPN segment, Brady shut down that line of questioning and emphatically said, 'zero' chance of retiring. He continued, 'I've said that for a long time. I feel like I'm asked that a lot, and I feel like I repeat the same answer. But no one believes me.' If the Patriots win on Sunday, Brady, at 41 years old, will become the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowls titles.
New Orleans Pelicans forward, Anthony Davis, has requested a trade. His agent said, 'Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship.' Davis' agent, Rich Paul, also represents LeBron James, and according to reports, the Los Angeles Lakers would be very interested in acquiring Davis in a trade.