Murray's Davis Cup win to fuel Australian Open bid

10:18 AM   Fresh from leading Britain to a long-awaited Davis Cup title, Andy Murray is already looking ahead to adding more grand slam silverware to his collection next year.

Andy Murray beats David Goffin to win Davis Cup for Britain

Andy Murray celebrates winning his singles match against Belgian David Goffin to claim the Davis Cup for Britain.

Martyn Herman   Andy Murray sealed Britain's first Davis Cup title for 79 years with a brilliant 6-3 7-5 6-3 defeat of Belgium's David Goffin in a fever-pitch atmosphere at Ghent on Sunday.

Magnificent Murrays put Britain on brink of Davis Cup title

Britain?s Andy Murray celebrates winning the doubles Davis Cup final tennis match with his brother Jamie in four sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, against Belgium?s Steve Darcis and David Goffin at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Martyn Herman   The magnificent Murrays, Andy and Jamie, put Britain within touching distance of a first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years with a doubles victory over Belgium duo David Goffin and Steve Darcis in Ghent

Britain on brink of historic Davis Cup win

Nearly there: Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during his match with Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans.

Martyn Herman   Britain is within reach of its first Davis Cup title since 1936 and, if they win, they should be forever grateful to the unbeaten Andy Murray.

Davis Cup fans not deterred by security

Britain's Andy Murray hits a return during a practice session for the Davis Cup final in Ghent, Belgium.

Martin Rogers   Three Scotsmen walked into a pub here on Thursday and, no, that's not the start of a joke.

Stosur sees hope amid the gloom

Sam Stosur is preparing to go around for a 13th time at the Australian Open.

Linda Pearce   If Sam Stosur was preparing to join Lleyton Hewitt in retirement, the 2011 US Open champion would be leaving Australian women's tennis in a parlous state.

Tomic moving on to top-10 hopes

Top 10 goals: Bernard Tomic.

Bernard Tomic says he is fully committed to Australia's Davis Cup team despite Monday night's no-show at the Newcombe Medal.

Groth wins Newcombe Medal

This year the 193-centimetre Sam Groth won Challenger titles in Taiwan and Manchester, and reached the third round at Wimbledon.

Linda Pearce   Sam Groth's best season just got better still, with the late-blossoming 28-year-old awarded the 2015 Newcombe Medal, his name added to an honour role that includes three-time winner Sam Stosur, Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios.

Season over. Djokovic's finest.

Novak Djokovic

Linda Pearce   What started for love and flourished with dedication has left Novak Djokovic convinced he has much more to achieve from a career that is at its peak. An 11th title closed his best-ever season, if not the debate about where it sits among the finest there has been.

British Davis Cup team delays travel plans

Andy Murray is part of Britain's Davis Cup team.

The British Davis Cup team have delayed travelling to Belgium amid ongoing security fears, but the players remain committed to playing in the final in Ghent.

Djokovic beats Federer to win ATP World Tour Finals

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a forehand during the men's singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 22, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Martyn Herman   Novak Djokovic ended a magificent season by beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday.

Djokovic outclasses Nadal in London

Respectful rivalry: Novak Djokovic shakes hands at the net after his straight-sets victory against Rafael Nadal.

Eleanor Crooks   A year after the final that never was, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will play off for the trophy at the ATP World Tour Finals.


Kyrgios takes backseat as 12-year-old Poulos rises

Kyrgios played two doubles matches for the Canberra Velocity.

Chris Dutton   Nick Kyrgios was the marquee man, but it was a 12-year-old junior who stole the show for the Canberra Velocity.

Nadal puts troubled season behind him

Winning form: Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over David Ferrer.

Linda Pearce   The last week of Rafael Nadal's season was always going to be more about next year than this one, and so regardless of his semi-final result at the ATP World Tour Finals, the Spaniard will leave London with renewed optimism for a future that, in mid-2015, had begun to look rather bleak.

Wawrinka knocks out Murray, Nadal still unbeaten

Frustrated: A dejected Andy Murray reacts during his match against Stan Wawrinka.

Martyn Herman   Andy Murray can focus fully on next week's Davis Cup assignment in Belgium after Stanislas Wawrinka sent him packing from the ATP World Tour Finals

Federer remains unbeaten at season finale

Roger Federer celebrates a point in his singles match against Kei Nishikori.

Linda Pearce   Six-time champion Roger Federer has maintained his unbeaten status at the ATP World Tour Finals, ending Kei Nishikori's season with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 result to advance to the semi-finals with a perfect 3-0 record in group play.

Kyrgios will use McEnroe's comments as 'inspiration'

Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios says John McEnroe's comments are inspirational.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra kids help world No.30 Nick Kyrgios rediscover his love for tennis.

Kyrgios winds back the clock with Velocity

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 14:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates a point against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles second round match on day 4 of Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 14, 2015 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne   World No.30 Nick Kyrgios has returned to play in the Asia-Pacific Tennis League.

Weary Djokovic more man than machine

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia wipes his face.

Linda Pearce   Novak Djokovic. Human after all? A glorious season, but a draining one, with an 80-6 win/loss record and 10 titles - so far. It must surely take a toll.

Tennis, the ageing game

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce   Roger Federer is not concerned about the future of men's tennis, for he believes the next five years are secure, at least.