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'Dasha' Gavrilova joins the growing tennis import club

Although Daria Gavrilova's residency status is unclear, her potential has been apparent for some time.

Linda Pearce To the growing cast of eastern European tennis players competing under the Australian banner, add another foreign name: Daria Gavrilova.

Nick Kyrgios' 'tattoo' is actually sports tape

Australia's Nick Kyrgios

Rose Powell Everyone is talking about Kyrgios, and especially his "tattoo".

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Wimbledon: The final four men

Roger Federer looms as a genuine threat yet again

Wimbledon is only one tournament, but in many minds it is the biggest, tennis' grandest stage. So let the speculation begin that cracks in the wall of dominance enjoyed by the group known as the Big...

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Andy Murray knocked from his throne in straight sets

Andy Murray

Linda Pearce The reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been dethroned, going down in straight sets to Grigor Dimitrov.

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Locker Room: Raiders bloodlines, but rugby to the core

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Chris Dutton They come from 'royal' Canberra Raiders bloodlines, but Tom Evans and Jordan Fulivai will be leading the ACT at the Australian schoolboys rugby union championships in Sydney this week.

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Roger Federer: 'This is the best time of my life'

Simon Briggs At times, it feels as though Federer carries a magical force field that repels ordinariness. Even when it comes to the elemental business of carrying on his family line, the man is one in a million.

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Woodies to receive tennis' highest honour

Todd Woodbridge (left) and Mark Woodforde after winning the men's doubles at the 2000 French Open.

Legendary Australian doubles pair Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde will receive the International Tennis Federation's highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award.

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Andy Murray appoints Amelie Mauresmo as new coach

Andy Murray has appointed former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has appointed Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.

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Andy Murray splits with coach Lendl

London Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl after two years.

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Australian Open: Great expectations

Switzerland's Roger Federer

Linda Pearce You might call it a dream tennis day, and it was, so we will. First, sitting with Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena for a strictly-few-minutes chat that stretched nicely beyond.

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The rebuilding of Rafa

Rafael Nadal.

Simon Cambers Nadal has made a remarkable recovery from serious injury. Already No. 1 in the world and with a fierce hunger to add to his 13 grand slam tournament wins, he is threatening to overtake everyone who...

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Rafael Nadal deserves his place in the great debate

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Simon Cambers The Spaniard is close to becoming the best player of all time, writes Simon Cambers.

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Bouchard a member of Canada's 'royal' family

Eugenie Bouchard

Emma Quayle Eugenie Bouchard is the player Casey Dellacqua must get past to play in a quarter-final, and one of the tour's big improvers.

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French with a royal connection

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

Emma Quayle Eugenie Bouchard is the player Casey Dellacqua must get past to play in a quarter-final.

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2014 Australian Open - Day 10 updates

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits The four remaining quarter-finals in the men's and women's draws will be completed. Will we see yet more upsets after some of the bigger names departed in the middle rounds of the tournament?

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Graf tips Williams to break title record ... if her body holds up

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Melissa Murphy Steffi Graf's career ended with 22 grand slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries.

Rafael Nadal returns to world tennis No.1 position

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal will return to No.1 in the world tennis rankings after his semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych retired hurt at the China Open on Saturday, capping an astonishing comeback for the 13-time...

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No Grand Slams? No worries, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce As Roger Federer acclaims his Spanish rival Rafael Nadal's recovery from the depths of knee injury despair to the No.

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Freed-up Nadal eyes history

Rafael Nadal

Linda Pearce Newly re-crowned world No.1 plans to play on until the 2016 Rio Olympics, at least.

Andy Murray nearly late for royal honour after drugs test

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was awarded an honour by Prince William on Thursday -- though the tennis star nearly missed his big day at Buckingham Palace due to a drugs test.