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Bigger may not be better in land of tennis giants

Peter Hanlon The population of the tennis world's Land Of The Giants is greater than ever before.

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Swiss fights history to avoid a flop

Rafael Nadal

Jake Niall Like many before, the men's final could turn into a smashing for the irrepressible Rafael Nadal.

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Lleyton Hewitt continues charge towards Brisbane International title

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt was the last Australian man to win a tournament in the season's opening week, and he could yet repeat what he achieved as an emerging superstar in his home town of Adelaide 14 years...

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Lleyton Hewitt still flying the flag for Australian tennis

Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt was the last Australian man to win a tournament in the season's opening week.

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Lleyton Hewitt reaches his first final in Australia since 2005

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce So often in the past 16 years, the story has been about Lleyton Hewitt's will/fight/heart/grit/determination, and Saturday's courageous 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 semi-final victory over second seed Kei Nishikori...

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Lleyton Hewitt fights back to earn place in final against Roger Federer

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates his win against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their two-and-a-half hour long men's singles semi-final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, January 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Jason Reed  (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Linda Pearce So often in the past 16 years, the story has been about Lleyton Hewitt's will/fight/heart/grit/determination.

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Lleyton Hewitt's US Open adventure continues

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce The former No.1 has advanced safely into the fourth round, with the romantic possibility of going even deeper still.

16 again, Hewitt is walking familiar ground

Marching on: Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's progress is no surprise to one of his boyhood idols, Mats Wilander.

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Djokovic looms as Hewitt closes in on quarter-finals

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt. Into the fourth round of the US Open for the first time since 2006. A surprise to many is no shock to one of his boyhood idols, Mats Wilander.

The highs and lows of men's and women's tennis - not a good year for Australia

FILE - In this July 8, 2012 file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, kisses the trophy after defeating Andy Murray, of Britain, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England. For the seventh time, Federer reigned supreme at the All England Club, winning the grass-court title and his 17th Grand Slam crown overall. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes a look at the highs and lows of men's and women's tennis in 2012.

Don't cry for me: Del Potro unfazed by Hewitt's steely self-belief

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Tennis. Australian Open tennis Practice sessions today.
Lleyton Hewitt.

Robert Grant LLEYTON HEWITT'S intense self-motivation on court might annoy a lot of his rivals - but not Argentinian star Juan Martin del Potro.

Live Tennis Commentary: 2013 Australian Open - Day Five

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Will Brodie A huge crowd pours into Melbourne Park as the world's best players try to negotiate the second round of 2013's first grand slam tournament.

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Czechs win longest match in Davis Cup history

Stanislas Wawrinka.

Dave James The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol on Saturday beat Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland in the longest ever Davis Cup rubber, a clash which took 7 hours and two...

Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic fills Safin gap

It was almost a case of "don't mention the Russian" as the field for this week's AAMI Classic presented itself at Kooyong on Tuesday.

Safin out of Kooyong Classic

Marat Safin withdrew from an eight-man exhibition tournament at Kooyong, the former home of the Australian Open, and was replaced by Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia.

Safina eyes world No.1 tennis ranking

Darren Walton Dinara Safina is thankful to still have her brother around but says she can do without his help as she sets about claiming the world No.1 tennis ranking.

Slovakia beat Russia for Hopman Cup

Justin Chadwick The Slovak Republic has won a third Hopman Cup in Perth, beating Russia 2-0 in the final of the mixed teams tennis tournament.

Russia to meet Slovakia in Hopman final

Justin Chadwick Russia secured a berth against Slovakia in the Hopman Cup final with a 2-1 tie win over France on Thursday night.

Germany beat US 2-1, Russia down Taiwan

James Blake's bid for a third Hopman Cup title will have to wait after the United States slumped out of contention with a 2-1 loss to Germany on Wednesday.

Safin declares he won the fight

Justin Chadwick A bruised and battered Marat Safin declared he "won the fight" that left him sporting two black eyes and an injured thumb from an altercation in Moscow.