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Andy Roddick says he tried to fight Novak Djokovic in US Open locker room

Retired American tennis player Andy Roddick has lifted the lid on his feud with world number one Novak Djokovic, revealing the two players almost came to blows in a locker room bust-up.

Nick Kyrgios into US Open second round

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during his men's singles first round match on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has made an explosive start to the US Open, eliminating two-time semi-finalist Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round.

Fired-up Nick Kyrgios flirts with disqualification in victory over Mikhail Youzhny

Close to forfeiting: Nick Kyrgios.

John Jeansonne and Darren Walton On the opening day of US Open swordplay, a swashbuckling young Australian nearly skewered himself with emotional outbursts. But 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios survived to fight another day.

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Nick Kyrgios to exploit Mikhail Youzhny's brain fades in US Open clash

Nick Kyrgios must seize on any brain fades from US Open specialist Mikhail Youzhny.

Darren Walton Nick Kyrgios knows he must seize on any mid-match brain fades from US Open specialist Mikhail Youzhny to have any hope of repeating his magical run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Roger Federer ready to fill the void left by Rafael Nadal's absence

The master of finesse: Roger Federer in action this week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Simon Briggs 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.

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Roger Federer aging gracefully, still playing tennis at elite level

Still got it: Swiss ace Roger Federer.

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.

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10 things you should know about Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios.

Tom Decent He's Australia's new golden boy, so here are some things you should know about Nick Kyrgios.

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Sentimental favourite Federer goes for 'just one more moment'

This is the second time that Roger Federer (above) and Novak Djokovic are meeting in a grand slam final.

Linda Pearce Roger Federer is a student of history, as well as a prolific maker of it, but was neither aware, nor did he particularly care that on Sunday he could become the oldest man to win a Wimbledon singles...

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Nadal's time, springtime in Paris

Rafall? Can Rafael Nadal arrest his slump in time for Roland Garros?

Christopher Clarey This is all Rafael Nadal's fault, of course. If he had not been superhuman on clay for the last decade, tennis analysts would not be twisting themselves into knots trying to determine the hows and...

Four found dead in fire at home owned by James Blake

James Blake

The bodies of four people have been found after a fire destroyed a million-dollar Florida mansion owned by former tennis star James Blake.

Francis Tiafoe, the improbable tennis prodigy

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Liz Clarke With no other place to call home, he slept as a child at a tennis club where his dad worked as a maintenance worker. Now Francis Tiafoe is the sport's most buzzed-about prospect.

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Stanislas Wawrinka puzzled after Australian Open success

Stanislas Wawrinka leaves court after his first-round defeat.

Linda Pearce Stan Wawrinka’s first grand slam match as a grand slam champion has ended with a shock grand slam exit.

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Australian greats defend Bernard Tomic

Former tennis player John Newcombe

Linda Pearce and Michael Chammas Former Australian greats have defended Bernard Tomic's retirement one set into his opening round Australian Open match against world No.

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US men in tennis slam humiliation

New York In a historic flop for American men's tennis, no player reached the fourth round of the US Open, or any Grand Slam this year, with the loss of last man standing Tim Smyczek in New York.

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Lleyton Hewitt tipped for more US Open success

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia returns a shot during his men's singles third round match against Evgeny Donskoy of Russia.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's former coach, Darren Cahill, is optimistic about the 2001 champion's prospects of continuing his improbable march at the US Open

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Fit Hewitt 'in a good place'

Lleyton Hewitt into the third round of the US Open, defeating Del Potro

Linda Pearce Former world number one upsets sixth seed Juan Martin De Potro in five sets.

Americans fall on hard times

Linda Pearce As much as Australia yearns for its next grand slam men's champion, 11 years after Lleyton Hewitt's Wimbledon success, the also-once-mighty US has fallen on similarly hard times: no genuine grand...

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Men fall behind as women lead way on court for star-spangled banner

John Isner looks on during his men's singles third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Linda Pearce The US has had no genuine grand slam contender since 2003 champion Andy Roddick.

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Slim pickings for Newcombe Medal judges

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce With the prestigious Newcombe Medal up for grabs, how do the contenders shape up?

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Novak Djokovic handles extreme hot weather and opponent to advance to third round of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic keeps himself hydrated during his match against Leonardo Mayer.

Mike Hedge Defending champion takes another step toward his fifth Australian Open title.