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Out! Get rid of the line judges, says John McEnroe

John Branch At every match at Wimbledon, a team of line judges, dressed in matching white pants, striped shirts and blue jackets, stand stoically in formation around the court.

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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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Bernard Tomic injury creates Davis Cup dilemma

Bernard Tomic's scratching continued his second-round hoodoo in New York.

Darren Walton Bernard Tomic's latest setback has presented Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter with a major selection dilemma ahead of Australia's upcoming World Group playoff against Uzbekistan.

Mikhail Youzhny defends Nick Kyrgios outburst at US Open

Close to forfeiting: Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios's vanquished opponent defended the teenager's on-court conduct after the Australian flirted with disqualification from the US Open on Monday.

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Nick Kyrgios' anger almost gets him tossed out of US Open

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Chris Wilson Warning Mr Kyrgios: you'd better behave if you want to continue to beat the world's best.

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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Umpires? I thought you said vampires: Ernests Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis.

Ernests Gulbis sunk his teeth into a Wimbledon press conference on Monday when he happily answered questions on vampires, not realising that he was being quizzed for his opinions on umpires.

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Lleyton Hewitt departs Wimbledon, perhaps for the last time

Lleyton Hewitt shows his exhilaration after levelling the game against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at two-sets all.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt is not sure if his farewell wave at Wimbledon was for now, or forever, noting that, at 33, and after so many injuries, he is just one more mishap from “hanging up the bats”...

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Rafael Nadal on Nick Kyrgios defeat: 'Everything is a little bit easier when you are arriving'

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Linda Pearce Rafael Nadal was reluctant to declare Nick Kyrgios the next big thing in tennis, even as John McEnroe was suggesting that the wildcard who had beaten the world No.

World applauds Nick Kyrgios' shock Wimbledon win over Rafael Nadal

Australia's Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Caroline Zielinski As the world responds to an astounding Wimbledon upset, it appears the Australian teen behind the win is still in shock himself.

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Nick Kyrgios success reminds Pat Cash of Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis celebrates his upset win over Pete Sampras 6-4, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-3).

Linda Pearce As Pat Cash watched Nick Kyrgios upstage Rafael Nadal on the world's most famous court, the 1987 Wimbledon champion was reminded of a long-ago match at faraway Melbourne Park.

Go you good thing! Nick Kyrgios is the real deal

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Peter FitzSimons Many of us did in the wee hours, expecting to find the 19-year-old from Canberra, Nick Kyrgios, either on the edge, or already in the abyss in his round-of-16 Wimbledon match against the finest...

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The Nick Kyrgios miracle shot

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Linda Pearce In a match, and a tournament, that Nick Kyrgios will never forget, came a shot that he may never repeat.

Nick Kyrgios knocks Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in four sets

Nadal and Kyrgios

Linda Pearce Australia's world number 144 Nick Kyrgios caused one of the greatest Wimbledon sensations when he sent world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal crashing to a shock defeat.

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Nick Kyrgios: Slaying Rafael Nadal has made the world his oyster

Nick Kyrgios made the quarter-finals in his first Wimbledon.

Damien Murphy Australia woke to a new sporting champion on Wednesday and if Nick Kyrgios charmed Wimbledon, back home he turned the world into a very nice place.

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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Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon title over Eugenie Bouchard

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Linda Pearce Three years after the maiden grand slam title that it was thought would be the first of several, Petra Kvitova has claimed her second Wimbledon crown.

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Two down for Petra Kvitova, after overwhelming Eugenie Bouchard, so how many more Wimbledon tennis titles?

Twin triumphs for Petra Kvitova

Linda Pearce The inevitable talk following Petra Kvitova’s 6-3, 6-0 final brilliance against Eugenie Bouchard was about how many more Wimbledon titles she might now win.

Weight of a nation eases as Andy Murray defends Wimbledon title

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Danielle Rossingh Andy Murray's ninth Wimbledon might be his easiest.

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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.