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Australian tennis juniors just ace on the world scene

Omar Jasika of Australia celebrates with the trophy

Australia's new-found domination of tennis junior grand slams is reward for a decade of planning and old-fashioned tough love.

Murray wastes no time in setting up Djokovic showdown

First-class service: Andy Murray cruised into the quarter-finals of the US Open.

Darren Walton Andy Murray was too smart, too respectful to say he was finally returning to championship-winning form ahead of his US Open quarter-final showdown on Wednesday with Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer named top US Open seeds

Eyes on the ball: Novak Djokovic.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No.1 for the US Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No.2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

Australian Open champion Li Na faces uncertain future

Well liked: China's Li Na was a very popular winner of this year's Australian Open in Melbourne.

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.

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Andy Murray sticks with Amelie Mauresmo for US Open

Besieged: Andy Murray is feeling the pressure.

Simon Briggs Much of the confusion surrounding Andy Murray's ground-breaking coaching deal with Amelie Mauresmo was resolved on Wednesday after Murray posted some intriguing photographs on his Facebook page.

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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...

Tension mounts in the Andy Murray camp

Andy Murray's title defence at Wimbledon ended in the quarter-finals.

Simon Briggs The confusion surrounding Andy Murray's coaching set-up grew deeper on Friday as it emerged that Dani Vallverdu, one of the most influential figures in the Scot's backroom staff over the past four...

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Pat Cash tips Nick Kyrgios as future tennis star

On the rise: Australia's Nick Kyrgios is earning praise from legends of the game.

Linda Pearce Pat Cash rates blossoming teenager Nick Kyrgios as Australia's most talented prospect since dual grand slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, the 1987 Wimbledon champion also revealing that a recent...

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French Open: Andy Murray beats Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets

Relieved: Andy Murray.

After a nervous, sleepless night in Paris, Andy Murray overcame Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets to move to the fourth round of the French Open.

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Andy Murray douses fiery Verdasco to reach French Open quarter-finals

Great Britain's Andy Murray.

Andy Murray put a lid on a boiling Fernando Verdasco to defeat the Spaniard and reach the French Open quarter-finals.

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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 stunned by Radek Stepanek at Queen's

Andy Murray

Andy Murray's reign as Queen's Club champion ended in stunning fashion on Thursday as Czech veteran Radek Stepanek clinched a shock 7-6 (12-10) 6-2 win over the world number five.

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Andy Murray considering John McEnroe as coach

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has not ruled out seven-time grand slam title winner John McEnroe as his next coach.

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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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Foul-mouthed Murray swears he is not the worst offender

Andy Murray.

Allan Kelly Andy Murray admits he can be foul-mouthed on the tennis court, but when it comes to swearing there are a lot worse offenders around than him, he believes.

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Andy Murray in fine fettle despite Rafael Nadal's suggestion that old guard is in decline

Simon Briggs Rafael Nadal may be gunning for a mind-boggling ninth French Open title, yet he seems increasingly keen to discuss his sporting mortality.

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Rafael Nadal creates history by regaining year-end No.1

Rafael Nadal

This time last year, as the world's best tennis players faced each other in London at the season-ending finale, Rafael Nadal couldn't even practice.

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No time to rest on his laurels

Novak Djokovic is always striving to be better.

Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic is pushing his limits chasing a fifth Australian Open title.

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Federer has at least one more major in him, says Edberg

Roger Federer speaks to coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session.

Greg Baum Swiss still motivated to win on big occasions, says man who will be in his corner.

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No roses when 'courting' Lendl, just plenty of competitive spirit

Andy Murray

Andy Murray A COUPLE of days before the Australian Open started, someone asked me what it was like in my first few practice sessions with Ivan Lendl, if I was trying to impress him.