Venus fights on to enter quarter-finals

Martin Parry 10:36 PM   Venus Williams displayed her fighting qualities to stay alive at the Australian Open.

For Kyrgios, pressure comes with the territory

Andy Murray

Andy Murray 8:36 PM   It looks like the whole of Australia is waiting for Tuesday's match – me against Nick Kyrgios. I saw on the television on Monday morning that Channel 7 had a "Countdown to Nick" clock running along the bottom of the screen, counting off the minutes until we step on court.

Kyrgios: pudgy kid who became a star

The entertainer: Nick Kyrgios rises to the big occasion, says coach Todd Larkham.

Linda Pearce 8:13 PM   Todd Larkham was running a private tennis club in Canberra a decade ago when his attention was drawn to the pudgy nine-year-old playing in a junior tournament. Larkham, a former UK-based pro turned coach, could scarcely believe what he saw.

Kyrgios wakes to live a dream, his way

Nick Kyrgios signs autographs after his practice session on Monday.

Greg Baum 7:35 PM   After a short hit-up, Nick Kyrgios waved to the six-deep crowd entreating him for autographs from one side of the practice court, also peering over a hoarding from an adjacent court, and made to leave through a gate on the other side. On his face was an impish smile.

Stan Wawrinka sets up revenge match against Kei Nishikori

Carefully does it: Stan Wawrinka hits a return to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain in their fourth-round encounter.

Matt Murnane 7:01 PM   Stan is still the man, at least for now, and the reigning Australian Open champion says he is satisfied with the under-the-radar path his title defence has taken heading into a redemption match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Nishikori grinds down Ferrer to reach quarters

Kei position player: Japanese star Kei Nishikori is through to the final eight.

6:42 PM   Kei Nishikori matched his career-best performance at Melbourne Park by grinding down David Ferrer 6-3 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

Williams sets up quarter-final showdown against Cibulkova

Serena shout: Serena Williams celebrates her win over Garbine Muguruza.

Michael Chammas 6:34 PM   Serena Williams has reached the quarter-final of a grand slam for just the second time in her last five appearances at a major, setting up a showdown with last year's Australian Open runner-up, Dominika Cibulkova.

Will Nick Kyrgios be a champion or another Gael Monfils?

Nick Kyrgios: The next big thing or a false messiah?

Linda Pearce 6:28 PM   For all the questions that Nick Kyrgios has already answered during his exhilarating run to the Australian Open quarter-finals, in the locker-room, apparently, others remain. Four-time major winner Jim Courier senses a peer sentiment that combines immense respect for the 19-year-old's outrageous talent with uncertainty about what will happen next.


Kyrgios' coach recommends he maintain the rage

2015 Australian Open , Hisense arena - Australian Nick Kyrgios playing against Italian Andreas Seppi

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios' coach Todd Larkham has urged him to maintain the rage in Tuesday night's centre court blockbuster with Andy Murray, crediting his second set dummy spit against Andreas Seppi for helping keep his Australian Open dream alive.


Kyrgios is one to replace 'Big Four', says Courier

Jim Courier tips rising Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios to be among the world's best.

Jon Tuxworth 10:00 PM   Grand slam champion Jim Courier believes Nick Kyrgios is one of the young guns capable of replacing the Big Four when they call it quits, adamant he has the big game and the big match mentality to step up.

Champion Wawrinka through to quarters

One step closer: Stan Wawrinka.

5:05 PM   Defending champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after a hard-fought win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Kyrgios didn't F-bomb crowd but member of his team

Michael Chammas dinkus Dinkus

Michael Chammas 5:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios was berated on social media for allegedly swearing at a member of the crowd during his match on Sunday night, but his mother has revealed that the expletive was actually directed at a member of his team.

Williams into last eight at Aust Open

Serena Williams was again taken to three sets.

4:22 PM   World No.1 Serena Williams has come back from a set down for the second straight match at the Australian Open, beating Spaniard Garbine Muguruza to advance to the quarter-finals.

Coldest Open ever? Not even close

It was a cool, wet day at the Australian Open on Monday, but by no means a record.

Marc Moncrief 4:11 PM   There is perhaps only one thing Melburnians love talking about in January more than the tennis: the weather.

She got there eight hours early to reserve a seat, but walked out after one set

Nick Kyrgios lets his temper flare during his five-set thriller against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton 2:10 PM   His mum can't confiscate his phone when he smashes racquets anymore, nor can she survive the tension of an epic match.

Cibulkova excelling again at Australian Open

Dominika Cibulkova celebrates her win.

1:50 PM   For the second straight year, diminutive Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova is making a run deep into the Australian Open.

Tomic brands scheduling 'ridiculous'

Tame exit: Bernard Tomic reacts during his match against Tomas Berdych.

Linda Pearce 1:22 PM   Bernard Tomic has branded as "ridiculous" the first-week Australian Open scheduling he claims has also been questioned in the men's locker-room, adding some sarcastic criticism of tournament director and Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley to an outspoken sequel to a comparatively tame fourth-round exit.

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From the court of Sir Flipper

Sir Nick Kyrgios?

Greg Baum 1:19 PM   Our Sir Prince Flipper, that Australian nonpareil, wasn't at Melbourne Park on Monday, nor Her Majesty, His Missus. That was a bit of a surprise, because there can be no more Australian place on Australia Day than the Australian Open (see, three in one sentence).

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Murray: I never had the belief to win grand slams like Kyrgios

Impressed: world No.6 Andy Murray admires Nick Kyrgios' confidence.

Michael Chammas 12:50 PM   Andy Murray knows all about the pressures of a home grand slam, but he admits he never shared the same belief Nick Kyrgios possesses to win a major as a teenager.

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