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Hewitt to counsel Tomic over boycott

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt plans to speak with Bernard Tomic about the Queenslander's decision to boycott Australia's second Davis Cup tie this year, and perhaps prompt a rethink.

Lleyton keen to bring Tomic back to cup

Bernard Tomic plays Florian Mayer of Germany at the Sydney International on Wednesday.

Linda Pearce In tit-for-tat with Rafter, Tomic declares he will not be back until world group play-off round.

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Agassi hails Hewitt's reign at the top

Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt.

Darren Walton Monday marks 10 years since Lleyton Hewitt relinquished the top ranking in men's tennis.

Rafael Nadal into French Open final

Spain's Rafael Nadal

Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic eighth French Open title on Friday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7 (3-7) 9-7 in a pulsating semi-final.

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Nadal, Ferrer in French Open final

Rafael Nadal.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic eighth French Open title Friday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in a titanic semi-final.

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Federer edges past Connors for most Grand Slam match wins

Roger Federer.

Roger Federer has set a new record of 234 Grand Slam match wins to reach the French Open last 32, where he was joined by top seed Novak Djokovic whose date with tennis destiny edged a little closer.

Djokovic confident of defending his title

Novak Djokovic

Linda Pearce, London Novak Djokovic says he has moved on from the disappointment of narrowly missing a non-calendar grand slam at Roland Garros.

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Djokovic, Federer through as big names fall at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic.

Linda Pearce, London Titleholder Novak Djokovic and six-time champion Roger Federer moved smoothly through to the Wimbledon second round on an opening day that counted sixth seed Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams among...

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Tough at the top: Federer

Roger Federer believes it will take a supreme mental and physical effort for anyone to break the top trio's ''incredible'' grand slam dominance.

Guccione, Hewitt win through in Sydney

Darren Walton Chris Guccione has scored an impressive straight-sets victory over sixth seed Tomas Berdych to join fellow Aussie Lleyton Hewitt in the second round in Sydney.

Gulbis, Del Potro to clash in Auckland

Exciting Latvian Ernests Gulbis set up an intriguing clash with top seed Juan Martin Del Potro after a three-set victory at the Heineken Open on Tuesday.

Guccione grabs Sydney wildcard

Big-serving Australian left-hander Chris Guccione has been awarded the third and final men's wildcard for next week's Sydney International.

Klein bundled out of Brisbane event

Laine Clark Fifth seed Tomas Berdych has proven too good for Australian wildcard Brydan Klein at the Brisbane International, demolishing the local in straight sets.

Granollers replaces Nadal for Cup final

Marcel Granollers will replace injured world No.1 Rafael Nadal when Spain travel to Argentina to contest the Davis Cup final.

Monfils sets Vienna clash with Gonzalez

Frenchman Gael Monfils has defeated Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 at the Austrian Open to set up a quarter-final clash with second seed Fernando Gonzalez.

Ferrero upsets Karlovic in Vienna

Former world No.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero has upset fourth seeded Croat Ivo Karlovic 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to advance to the second round of the Austrian Open.

Chinese stars crash out in Beijing

John Weaver Olympic semi-finalist Li Na and compatriot Peng Shuai have crashed out of the China Open in the first round, on a disastrous day for the host nation.

Nadal to face Murray in US Open semi

Jim Slater World No.1 Rafael Nadal has advanced to his first US Open semi-final with a 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-2 victory over American Mardy Fish at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Nadal to take tennis No.1 from Federer

Rafael Nadal is marking a changing of the guard in tennis with a victory in Cincinnati, which will insure he replaces Roger Federer atop the rankings.

Nadal closes in on Federer with title

Scott Williams Rafael Nadal lifted Spanish hopes of a dramatic change at the top of world tennis with his Toronto Masters victory on Sunday.