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Kyrgios should aim for top 30 by end of the year, says tennis legend John Newcombe

Chris Dutton John Newcombe has challenged Nick Kyrgios to aim for a spot in the world's top 30 by the end of the year.

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China ready to stage fifth grand slam, says John Newcombe

Jon Pierik Tennis great says the sport should consider adding a fifth blue-chip event.

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Roger Federer must go back to serve and volley game, says John Newcombe

Roger Federer.

Jon Pierik Tennis great says he would like to see Federer regain the drive to regularly serve and volley.

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John Newcombe wants Bernard Tomic to train harder

Bernard Tomic.

Australian tennis great is hoping enigmatic youngster doesn't end his career wondering what might have been.

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Nick Kyrgios can 'cause havoc' against world No.1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon: Scott Draper

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios has the on-court weapons to end Australia's Grand Slam drought and lead an era of success as he prepares for the biggest match of his young career - a clash against world No.

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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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Locker Room: Raiders bloodlines, but rugby to the core

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Chris Dutton They come from 'royal' Canberra Raiders bloodlines, but Tom Evans and Jordan Fulivai will be leading the ACT at the Australian schoolboys rugby union championships in Sydney this week.

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Marinko Matosevic says female tennis coach not for him

Marinko Matosevic

Liam FitzGibbon London: If Andy Murray's appointment of Amelie Mauresmo sparks a trend of men hiring female coaches, don't expect Marinko Matosevic to jump on the bandwagon.

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Pat Cash: Bernard Tomic needs a break

Exit: Bernard Tomic after losing in Florida last week.

Linda Pearce Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash believes Bernard Tomic's longer-term tennis interests and mental health would be best served by the controversial 21-year-old taking an extended break from the game.

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The sounds of summer: cicadas, cricket and 'C'mon!'

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Malcolm Knox Australia's days at Melbourne Park are in the habit of ending a week before Australia Day. But this year - this year - was going to be different, until the brightest young home-grown hopes, Bernard...

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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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Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are emerging in unison

Nick Kyrgios

Jake Niall Duo will share considerable weight of tennis nation that has struggled with diminished station.

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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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As tournaments go, they just don't get any hotter

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland attempts to deal with the heat.

Peter Hanlon Mother Nature provided the biggest controversy at the 2014 Australian Open.

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Stan the man before Rafa injury

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Jake Niall Rafael Nadal's back was to the wall before it was manipulated by a trainer.

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Australian Open: Nadal did not want to forfeit final due to injury

Rafael Nadal sits gingerly during a break between games.

Jake Niall Spaniard says he does not want discussion of his back injury to detract from Stan Wawrinka's win.

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Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

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

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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.

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Hewitt still has major 'stuff to give'

Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Australian intends to continue on for an 18th lap of international circuit in 2014.

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The young and the restless, changes in junior tennis

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce Controversial changes to Australia's junior tennis competitions could cost the sport talented youngsters.