Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Reversal of fortune stings but McNamee has carved new niche

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Richard Hinds Once, at the Australian Open, you would find Paul McNamee prowling the corridors wearing a well-cut suit, running the tournament with the effortless authority of a Vegas floorwalker.

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Sam's sitcom no joke as Tomic takes lead role

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Richard Hinds With apologies to James Duckworth, whose continued presence provides the welcome gift of cricket-related weather jokes, this Australian Open is now the Bernie Show.

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Peaking nicely

Bernard Tomic

Richard Hinds ONE set down. Court surface hotter than a well-used wok. A tall, troublesome, big-serving opponent firing bullets from the fourth floor.

No middle ground as Open inevitably hits annual flat spot

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Richard Hinds The middle Sunday at the Australian Open is, traditionally, flatter than Geoff Boycott's vowels. It is the day after the Great Australian Hope has been eliminated in a heavily promoted...

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Another step for Tomic in battle for hearts and minds

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Richard Hinds One set down. Court surface hotter than a well-oiled wok. A tall, troublesome, big-serving opponent firing bullets from the fourth floor.

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Getting bang for your buck never guaranteed, even on centre court

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Richard Hinds As of Thursday afternoon, after four months, the women's final was still not sold out.

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Federer or Nadal? It's going to the fifth set

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Richard Hinds ROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal have created such fascination during their parallel careers. How does the Swiss turn a backhand into a symphony? If a nuclear bomb exploded on the first day at Roland...

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