Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Tennis

Roger Federer confident of Australian Open success despite loss to Lleyton Hewitt

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer insists he can still be a force at the Australian Open despite his loss in the Brisbane International final to a resurgent Lleyton Hewitt.

Tennis

Lleyton Hewitt beats Roger Federer in final of Brisbane International tennis tournament

C'mon: Lleyton Hewitt kisses the trophy after beating Roger Federer in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Australian played aggressive, confident tennis and rattled Federer from the start.

Tennis

Bulldog Lleyton Hewitt downs Roger Federer in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his finals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 5, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The early clues for Lleyton Hewitt's stunning 6-1 4-6 6-3 upset of Swiss great Roger Federer in the Brisbane International decider lay in the opening game on Pat Rafter Arena.

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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

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Marinko Matosevic

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

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Phil Lutton Federer far too strong for Matosevic in Brisbane clash

Tennis

Top 10 ball in Tomic's court - Roche

Bernard Tomic

Phil Lutton TONY ROCHE is keeping the faith that one of Australia's great sporting jigsaws, Bernard Tomic, can put it all together and fulfil his destiny as a long-term world top 10 player.

Tennis

Tomic can make top 10: Roche

Bernard Tomic

Phil Lutton Australian Davis Cup mentor believes youngster can put it all together and fulfil his destiny.

Pain-free Hewitt takes it one Stepanek at a time

Lleyton Hewitt

Phil Lutton Veteran begins another home summer with ambitions to rock the boat of some big names.

Stosur stumbles at first outing after op

sam stosur

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton PERHAPS by belatedly revealing her secret November ankle surgery on the eve of the Brisbane International, Sam Stosur was buying a little public understanding should the early stages of her...