John Fitzgerald


Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

David Polkinghorne Two Aussie tennis greats say Australia will never replicate its golden era.


Celebrations won't stop the fireworks on court

Foot Faults dink for Australian Open

Linda Pearce and Emma Quayle After lengthy negotiations the Australia Day fireworks will be moved 3.5 kilometres down the road.


Federer is hoping to overcome a lopsided rivalry against Nadal

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Linda Pearce Federer will be trying to turn around a lopsided rivalry, writes Linda Pearce.

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Kyrgios, Kokkinakis two young blokes to make us proud

Nick Kyrgios.

Peter FitzSimons The pity of it? It is that 18-year-old Canberran Nick Kyrgios made his big-time debut on the Australian stage so late on Thursday night, when too many would have missed it.

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Rafter to stay at the helm

Pat Rafter

New York Pat Rafter has made a long-term commitment to the Davis Cup captaincy.


Hewitt's darkest day

Lleyton Hewitt

Tom Wald Lleyton Hewitt re-opened the debate surrounding his playing future after suffering one of the most disappointing days of his Davis Cup career.


Coach just trying to fire up Tomic

Tony Roche (left) and Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce An animated courtside exchange between Bernard Tomic and Australian coach Tony Roche during the dire finale to Australia's Davis Cup tie against Germany has been downplayed by Tennis Australia.

Linda Pearce

Harsh but fair as Rafter wrangles difficult team


Linda Pearce When Bernard Tomic was told of his disciplinary dumping from Australia's Davis Cup team for next year's opening round zone tie in Taiwan, he asked for the reasons why. Really?

Tomic nabs title, now for Open

Bernard Tomic kisses his winner's trophy after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final.

Daniel Lane, Sydney Australian continues his impressive showing, sealing a breakthrough victory in the Sydney International.


Fitzgerald gives teenage prodigy Kyrgios the nod

SPORT - Australian Open Boys singles champion Nick Kyrgios back in Canberra today and showing off his trophy, Watson. Canberra                                                                                                                                                                               29th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Canberra whiz-kid Nick Kyrgios has the power game and the determination to translate his junior success to the senior ranks, former Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald says.


Greener grass still a long way off

Darren Walton Triple Wimbledon champion John Newcombe is banking on Pat Rafter sticking it out for the long haul to help dig Australian tennis out of its deepest and darkest hole.

Fragile Jarmila a contrast to serene Jelena

Jarmila Gajdosova

Linda Pearce AUSTRALIAN No.2 Jarmila Gajdosova has an 18-16 combined win-loss record at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. At the Australian Open, it is 0-7.

Australia go down to Chile in Davis cup

Daniel Pace Australia may have failed in their campaign to reach the Davis Cup's elite group of 16 for next year but captain John Fitzgerald is still full of optimism.

Ball and Guccione pull off stunning win

Australian battlers Chris Guccione and Carsten Ball have clinched a memorable Davis Cup doubles win over Chile in Antofagasta.

Stats lie for Guccione

Daniel Pace They say statistics never lie but they were certainly deceiving for Chris Guccione as Australia slumped to a 2-0 deficit in their Davis Cup tie against Chile.

Fitzgerald backs Guccione to lead

Daniel Pace Australian captain John Fitzgerald is confident Chris Guccione can lead his Davis Cup tennis team to an improbable victory over red-hot favourites Chile.

Tomic still hoping for Davis Cup debut

Talented teenagers Bernard Tomic and Brydan Klein could still make their Australian Davis Cup debuts against Chile this week.

Aussies are Davis Cup underdogs in Chile

Australia's new-look Davis Cup squad is enjoying its status as massive underdog for this weekend's tie against Chile, according to Peter Luczak.

Smeets joins Australian Davis Cup squad

Australian captain John Fitzgerald has drafted Robert Smeets into his squad for next week's Davis Cup showdown with Chile in Antofagasta.

Rookies win Davis Cup selection

Darren Walton Rookies Carsten Ball and Sam Groth have been named in the four-man Australian Davis Cup team for next week's World Group playoff with Chile.