With his bulging biceps and beefy chest, Rafael Nadal does not resemble a man with fragile joints.
LINDA PEARCE 8:51pm To the growing cast of eastern European tennis players competing under the Australian banner, add another foreign name: Daria Gavrilova.
FLETA PAGE 1:37pm Nick Kyrgios has further hosed down any suggestions of a 'feud' with Canadian rapper Drake, having declared the rapper's concert with Lil Wayne as the "best concert ever" on Twitter.
Simon Briggs 9:14am How do you judge greatness? The question is always there, hovering in the background, when we talk about the Yin-and-Yang struggle between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Ben Rothenberg Muting tennis spectators has been one of the most revered rules in sports, but many top players say they would be ready for a new sound.
Samantha Stosur has advanced to the second round of the Connecticut Open with a hard-fought victory over Japan's Kurumi Nara.
Danielle Rossingh Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal won't be able to defend his title at this year's final major because of a wrist injury, he says.
Casey Dellacqua's US Open preparations have taken a hit after she was knocked out in the first round of the Connecticut Open.
Serena Williams finished her last U.S. Open tune-up in style by blowing away Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-1 to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Roger Federer's hopes of adding to his record grand slam haul got a boost as he beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-3 1-6 6-2 to win the Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday in the last key U.S. Open tune-up event.
Serena Williams has won her first Cincinnati title at the sixth attempt with a convincing 6-4 6-1 victory over Ana Ivanovic, just a week out from the defence of her US Open crown.
Five-time champion Roger Federer continues his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic.
Spain's David Ferrer brushes aside Julien Benneteau to reach the Cincinnati Masters final.
Serena Williams moved within one win of a second pre-US Open hardcourt title on Saturday, reaching the Cincinnati Masters final with a 2-6 6-2 6-4 victory over Caroline Wozniacki.
Roger Federer calmly worked through a second-set deficit to defeat Andy Murray 6-3 7-5 on Friday for a place in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters.
France's Julien Benneteau won 12 of the last 15 games to stun Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 1-6 6-1 6-2 in Cincinnati on Friday and reach the first Masters semi-final of his career.
World number one Serena Williams stormed into the semi-finals with a 58-minute thrashing of Jelena Jankovic.
Li Na's grand slam future is up in the air after an injury-hit season and the loss of her inspirational coach, tennis great Martina Navratilova said on Friday.
Defending champion Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova booked quarter-final berths at the Cincinnati Masters.
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was shocked for the second week in a row as Spain's Tommy Robredo knocked the top seed out of the Cincinnati Masters.
Andy Murray battled more than two hours against the huge serve of John Isner on Thursday, finally dispatching the American 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 7-6 (7-2) to reach the Cincinnati ATP Masters quarter-finals.
World number one Serena Williams continued her march towards a first Western and Southern Open title, easing into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati tournament with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of 13th seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.
Bernard Tomic and Jarmila Gajdosova have received Australia's wildcard entries into the US Open getting underway in New York on August 25.
John Jeansonne No need for Roger Federer loyalists to be alarmed by the man's advancing age, or to look for any hints that he has had his fill of elite tennis.
Bernard Tomic is among eight men receiving wild-card invitations for the US Open's main draw.
World number one Serena Williams won a tense battle of U.S. Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Tuesday, suffering a humbling 6-1 6-4 opening-round loss to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Wimbledon giant-killer Nick Kyrgios will team up with Casey Dellacqua this summer as Australia attempt to end their long-standing Hopman Cup title drought this summer.
Marinko Matosevic has lived up to his `Mad Dog' moniker with an on-court meltdown following his first-round win at the Cincinnati Masters.
Wimbledon giant-killer Nick Kyrgios will team up with Casey Dellacqua this summer as Australia attempt to end their long-standing Hopman Cup title drought.
He's known as Marinko "Mad Dog" Matosevic, and the Australian tennis player lived up to his nickname during his opening round match at an ATP tournament in the US overnight.
Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt has opened his Cincinnati Masters campaign with a three-set win over Austria's Jurgen Melzer.
Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the U.S. Open.
TORONTO- Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had one more surprise in his bag of upsets, beating Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (3) to cap a scintillating march to the Rogers Cup title on Sunday.
Venus Williams upset little sister Serena 6-7(2) 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to register the first win over her top ranked sibling in five years.
Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra tennis gun Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to bone stress in his left arm.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued to travel the upset route into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup, taking out twice former champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 on Friday, after the eighth seed squandered a 3-0 lead in the final set.
Serena and Venus Williams will clash in the semi-final of the Toronto Masters after the American sisters battled through three-setters in the quarter-finals on Friday.
World number one Serena Williams cruised into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup with a 7-5 6-4 win over Lucie Safarova on Thursday but the Montreal tournament lost two of her potential title rivals when Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova were knocked out.
Steve Keating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed world number one Novak Djokovic a shock 6-2 6-2 third round defeat on Thursday as the Rogers Cup was rocked by upsets and surprises.
CHRIS DUTTON Todd Larkham says Nick Kyrgios needs to cope with self-imposed pressure to continue his rapid rise.
Andy Murray made light of an absence from the ATP tour of more than a month to defeat promising Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in less than an hour on Wednesday in the second round of the Toronto Masters.
Samantha Stosur has been dispatched by world No.1 Serena Williams in straight sets at the Toronto Masters.
Steve Keating Gael Monfils let Novak Djokovic know his honeymoon was over and it was time to get back to work by forcing the world number to battle for a 6-2 6-7 (4) 7-6 (2) second round win at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
Britain's 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made light of an absence from the ATP tour of over a month to defeat promising Aussie teenager Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour on Wednesday in the second round of the Toronto Masters.
Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have made winning starts to their Toronto Masters campaigns in Montreal, but both face an uphill battle in the second round.
Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios claimed another career first with an opening round decision over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with twice grand slam winner Andy Murray.
In her first warm-up event for the US Open that begins in three weeks, Williams rolled to the title and served notice she was on form after a Wimbledon exit that due to a virus left her struggling to hit a serve in a women's doubles match.
The inaugural $1 million ATP Israel Open that had been scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv next month has been cancelled by the governing body of men's tennis because of the conflict between Israel and Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip.
Todd Woodbridge and Wally Masur say Nick Kyrgios should prepare for the toughest period of his career
CHRIS DUTTON Two Australian tennis greats have warned Nick Kyrgios to brace for the toughest period of his career as he aims to continue his boom rise up the rankings when he resumes playing in Toronto this week.
Rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios seems to have found a new admirer in Novak Djokovic, impressing the world No.1 during a practice hit-out for this week's ATP Toronto Masters.
CHRIS DUTTON Canberra will be in the "box seat" to host Davis Cup tennis when its new $27 million facility is finished next year, with officials already starting to lobby Tennis Australia for the rights to host the country's best players.
Two-time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has snapped a four-year WTA title drought by outlasting Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the WTA Washington Open.
World number one Serena Williams climbed out of an early hole to beat third-seeded German Angelique Kerber 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 to win the WTA Stanford title.
WASHINGTON, Aug 3 AFP - Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic has captured his sixth ATP title at the Washington Open, defeating Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-4 in the tour's first all-Canadian final.
Top seed Serena Williams won the final eight games to rout Andrea Petkovic in the semi-final at the Stanford Classic in California on Saturday.
Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil will meet in an all-Canadian final at the Citi Open in Washington on Sunday.
LINDA PEARCE Thanasi Kokkinakis admits he was envious of what his great mate Nick Kyrgios achieved at Wimbledon last month.
LINDA PEARCE Ajla Tomljanovic kept her secret for many months. The fact that she had applied for Australian residency in January.
Lleyton Hewitt has been knocked out of the Washington Open by big-serving Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic.