SportsDay Live: Monday, January 14, 2013
Welcome to SportsDay live for Monday, January 14. Today is a truncated version of the blog as we will be handing over to our colleagues from The Age who will cover that great summer soap opera, the Australian Open tennis.
But before that happens we hope to have the winners of this week's Baggy Green lotto with the announcement of the one-day squad for the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Brisbane on Friday (don't tell Mickey Arthur I wrote that).
Today's back page by our resident Scot, Jim Morrison, has done well to avoid Andy Murray and the Scottish Premier League.
And no cricket, either. I wonder why.
We do, however, have a Linda Pearce back-page double.
And Pat Rafter says his feud with Bernard Tomic has been "taken out of proportion."
Well, at least it has not be taken out of context.
Snooker: A good omen for Sam Stosur perhaps? A top-ranked Australian survives a first-round scare against Chinese opponent in significant tournament.
Reigning champion Neil Robertson started the defence of his Masters snooker title by winning the last three frames to beat China's Ding Junhui 6-5 in a tense first round clash at London's Alexandra Palace.
The Australian appeared to be heading for an early exit as Ding established a 5-3 lead on Sunday after several sizeable breaks in the event's opening match.
Tennis: Bernard Tomic has officially regained his Australian No.1 status following his breakthrough success in Sydney.
Tomic soared 21 places in the rankings to No.43 in the world on Monday, leapfrogging Marinko Matosevic, who slipped one spot to 49th.
With his confidence sky high and fuelled by adrenaline, Tomic says there is no limit to how far he can go at the Australian Open starting on Monday.