Andy Roddick

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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.

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Novak Djokovic gracious after Australian Open exit

Novak Djokovic

After midnight, after four hours of extraordinary effort, after losing something precious and probably irreplaceable, Novak Djokovic had a quick shower and gave a lesson in humility.

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Swiss fights history to avoid a flop

Rafael Nadal

Jake Niall Like many before, the men's final could turn into a smashing for the irrepressible Rafael Nadal.

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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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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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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.

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Tomic, not guilty - at least this time

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce History had much to do with the boos that greeted an injured Tomic

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Tomic: I made right decision

Bernard Tomic speaks to the media on Wednesday.

Michael Chammas and Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic insists he risked being out of the game for up to four months if he had played on through a groin injury.

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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Three

Casey Dellacqua.

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open goes into the second round with another day of brutal heatwave conditions forecast to hit Rod Laver Arena and its surrounds.

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Fighting spirit a winner for Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis despite Australian Open losses

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Chris Wilson Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has won so much with the biggest loss of his young professional tennis career.

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Sharapova hires Jimmy Connors as coach

Maria Sharapova.

Maria Sharapova hired former world number one and eight-time Grand Slam title winner Jimmy Connors as her new coach on Saturday, just a day after splitting with Thomas Hogstedt.

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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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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Trying times waiting to see the best of Bernie

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce He has the talent, but Bernard Tomic is not making the most of his prodigious gifts.

Going for it

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Linda Pearce Sam Stosur heads into the US Open, the one grand slam she has won, without a coach.

Sam strikes out on own

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce When a triumphant Samantha Stosur was hauled up into the players' box to celebrate her maiden grand slam title at the 2011 US Open, her first embrace was with her emotional coach David Taylor, with...

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One five-set epic later, Tomic marches into the unknown

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic is building an enviable five-set record. His next US Open opponent, British qualifier Dan Evans, noted as much when the Australian’s gruelling win over Albert Ramos appeared headed for...

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Tomic turns it around

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic is building an enviable five-set record.