On Monday in Melbourne, Kobe Bryant was honored and remembered by fans and players after news of his death in a helicopter crash. Here are the Top 5 photos from Day 8 of the Australian Open. (All photos from Getty Images.)
An emotional Nick Kyrgios entered Rod Laver Arena for his fourth round against Rafael Nadal in a yellow Lakers jersey. He lost to Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) and would do his press conference in a black Lakers jersey, saying that if anything, he was more motivated to be better by the sad news.
Tennis fans all over the world are mourning the sudden loss of the NBA legend. The retired Lakers star and his daughter Gianna were killed along with seven others on Sunday morning in California.
Stan Wawrinka is into his fifth quarterfinal appearance in Melbourne, after fighting off Daniil Medvedev, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Wawrinka elevated his game in the fourth set tiebreaker and continued to gain momentum to defeat the Russian.
Coco Gauff took to the court for her doubles match with Caty McNally sporting "RIP Kobe", "RIP Gigi", "Mamba Mentality", "#8" and "#24" on her pink Nike shoes. The 15-year-old and McNally are into the quarterfinals.
Bob and Mike Bryan took a third-round loss to No. 4 seeds Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig. The six-time champions said their goodbyes to Melbourne, as their 2020 farewell tour carries on. "We're gonna really miss coming down here,” Mike Bryan told the crowd.