Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Tennis

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Phil Lutton Roger Federer disposed Marinko Matosevic in straight sets, shattering any dreams that might have been.

Tennis

Azarenka through to Brisbane open finals

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02:  Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves in her match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland during day five of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Victoria Azarenka has booked a place in the final of the Brisbane International

Cricket

Jordan Silk takes wonder catch as Sydney Sixers down Brisbane Heat at the Gabba

Jordan Silk

Phil Lutton It was the catch of the summer. Sir Viv Richards reckons it was one of the best he's ever seen – and you'd suspect he's seen a few.

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Roger Federer enjoys pace of Brisbane International surface

roger federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

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Tennis

Brisbane International: Roger Federer eases into quarter-finals after putting on a masterclass

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

Tennis

Ashleigh Barty backed to have fun against Maria Sharapova

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton Ashleigh Barty's coach Jason Stoltenberg expects her to play without fear against career grand slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, in the biggest match of the 17-year-old's career.

Tennis

Barty's father not the typical tennis dad

Ashleigh Barty

Phil Lutton Rob Barty needs to lift his game. His teenage daughter Ashleigh may be a rising star but as an overbearing tennis dad, he's dragging the chain badly.

Maria Sharapova to meet Ashleigh Barty at Brisbane International

Digitally altered image. Ash Barty set to face Maria Sharapova.

Phil Lutton The good news for Maria Sharapova is that the shoulder seems fine. The bad news for local teenager and underdog extraordinaire Ashleigh Barty is that the shoulder seems fine.

Tennis

Stars back for Australian tennis season

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce and Phil Lutton, Brisbane Another season, a familiar issue for Serena Williams: how to repeat the extraordinary success achieved in the year almost gone?

Golf

Adam Scott enjoys a green and gold year

Phil Lutton dinkus

Phil Lutton It had been so long, the jacket so close to being slipped on Australian shoulders, that the rest of the golfing world seemed to annually share the sense of longing (then anguish).

Cricket

Ashes First Test report card

Mitchell Johnson.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton runs the rule over both sides to come up with his first Test report card from The Gabba.

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Cricket

Michael Clarke plays a straight bat to questions on eve of first cricket Test

Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton The skipper's on edge - and play hasn't started yet, writes Phil Lutton in Brisbane.

Michael Clarke gives little away on Ashes eve

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton A terse Michael Clarke has given away little in his final press conference before the Ashes opener, dead-batting questions about the composition of the team and whether his side can win their first...

Cricket

Chris Rogers keen to make his mark on Gabba Test

Shane Watson and Chris Rogers.

Phil Lutton Of the current Australian opening partnership, it's fair to say Chris Rogers has enjoyed somewhat of a lower profile than the man at the other end, David Warner.

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen on 99 but showing no sign of nerves for Ashes

kevin pietersen

Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that switch-hits between confidence and arrogance.

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Cricket

Kevin Pietersen is as colourful as ever on eve of 100th Test

Kevin Pietersen.

Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You can detest him if you feel strongly enough. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that effortlessly switch-hits between...

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.

Cricket

Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Australian spinner Nathan Lyon may have put paid to seasonal musings about playing four quicks at the Gabba, with the New South Wales tweaker claiming two wickets in an impressive late cameo against...

Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd to play central role for campaign

David Warner

Phil Lutton Australia's cricketer whisperer, Dr Michael Lloyd, hasn't managed to split the Ashes squad into ''assassins'' and ''warriors'' like his English counterpart Dr Mark Bawden.

Cricket

Aussie batsman David Warner masters cricket's mind games

David Warner.

Phil Lutton David Warner believes series of sessions with sports psychologist has him primed to fire in Ashes opener.