Kyrigos rocking the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 1:11 AM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Nishikori into world's top four, Murray out

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Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis.

Nadal wins Argentina Open, equals Vilas' record

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory.

Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco to win the Argentina Open, claiming his first title since Roland Garros in 2014 and nabbing a slice of tennis history as well.

Safarova wins Qatar WTA title

Lucie Safarova got back-to-back tournament wins for the first time in her career.

Lucie Safarova continued her fine start to 2015 by claiming her first ever victory over Victoria Azarenka to win the Qatar Open title in Doha on Saturday.

Masur says Australia can win Davis Cup

Been there, doing that: Pat Rafter (left) and Wally Masur. Masur said he felt obliged to step in after encouraging Rafter to become TA’s performance director.

Linda Pearce   In the early days of Wally Masur's five-year stint as Australia's Davis Cup coach from 2001, the former world No.15 was so enthusiastic about the prospects of a marquee squad that included Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, and a young Lleyton Hewitt that he made what he now calls a "bizarre" declaration to then-captain John Fitzgerald about what endless glories could lie ahead.

Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

Roger Federer celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Championships tennis tournament in Dubai.

Swiss tennis maestro shows his enduring class, beating the world No.1 to win the Dubai Championships.

Nadal advances to Buenos Aires final

Rafael Nadal.

Reigning French Open champion Rafael Nadal reached his first final of the year by overpowering Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 on Saturday at the ATP Argentina Open.

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios said he was totally gutted to have to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup tie.

Chris Dutton   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

Another Woodbridge eyes sporting career

Matt Murnane   Zara Woodbridge, the daughter of Australian tennis doubles champion Todd, has taken another step towards forging her own career as a professional sportsperson.

Tomic advances in Mexican Open

Bernard Tomic.

Bernard Tomic has beaten eighth-seeded German Benjamin Becker to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Federer blows Verdasco away in Dubai

Roger Federer won 20 straight points against Fernando Verdasco.

Six-time winner Roger Federer hit the "go" button after trailing 4-1 in the first set at the Dubai Classic, eventually winning 20 straight points on his way to the quarter-finals.

Wally Masur confident Nick Kyrgios will be fit to take on Czechs

Nick Kyrgios' persona is nothing like the reputation of his home town of Canberra.

Linda Pearce   The majority of Australia's extended Davis Cup squad will gather in Prague from various points around the globe on Thursday, with interim captain Wally Masur expecting spearhead Nick Kyrgios to be fit to play.

Kyrgios the king of a new Davis Cup generation

Nick Kyrgios will be tasked with leading Australia's new generation into its Davis Cup future.

Chris Dutton   Davis Cup captain Wally Masur has endorsed Nick Kyrgios as the new leader of Australia's Davis Cup hopes.

Happy birthday: Lleyton Hewitt savours prospect of winnable Davis Cup tie

Birthday boy: Lleyton Hewitt at the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Linda Pearce   Lleyton Hewitt has such an exceptional tennis memory that there is significance in his inability to recall the last time Australia had such a good chance of winning a world group Davis Cup tie as that presented by next week's first-round fixture against a depleted Czech  team in Ostrava.

Roger Federer caught up in India-Pakistan cricket rivalry

Good and bad: A Facebook pic of Roger Federer with an India cricket shirt has not been received well by Pakistan fans.

Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans when he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of the defending World Cup champions in a marketing photo-shoot.

Nadal's rant leads to changes at Rio Open

"No tennis tournament should end at this time": Nadal.

Tariq Panja   Rafael Nadal's rant about playing tennis into the early hours of the morning at the Rio Open has hit the mark: Organisers are promising it won't happen again.

Australia at full strength for Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios has been named in Australia's Davis Cup squad.

Australia have named a full-strength team for next month's Davis Cup World Group first round tie against the Czech Republic.

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Stosur, Dellacqua dumped from Qatar Open

Early exit: Samantha Stosur.

Australia's singles representation at the WTA's Qatar Open has come to an abrupt end on the opening day with loses to Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua.

Understrength Czechs to face Australia in Davis Cup

Tomas Berdych will not play for the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup tie with Australia.

The Czech Republic will be without Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek in the first round of the Davis Cup against Australia.

Karlovic cruises in Delray Beach final

Ivo Karlovic.

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, never dropping a service game all week, defeated American Donald Young 6-3 6-3 on Sunday to win the Delray Beach Open.