Mardy Fish


Slim pickings for Newcombe Medal judges

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce With the prestigious Newcombe Medal up for grabs, how do the contenders shape up?


Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Two

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open is into its second day and characteristic heatwave conditions are forecast for Melbourne with the temperature tipped to reach a high of 43 degrees.

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Players defend drug testing system and updates after Serbian is banned

Marin Cilic

Jim Slater Bernard Tomic and other tennis players have defended the sport and the tour's updating of anti-doping information on Wednesday following the drug cases involving world No.


Olga Puchkova defaults after hitting line judge with ball

Jim Slater Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro advanced with ease Thursday at the ATP and WTA Washington Open while Olga Puchkova hit a ball into a line judge and defaulted.


Samantha Stosur beats Svetlana Kuznetsova in Ohio

Samantha Stosur.

Former US Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-1 7-5 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday.


ATP chief Brad Drewett dies, age 54

Brad Drewett

Australia's Brad Drewett, the president of the ATP, died on Friday at the age of 54 following a battle against motor neurone disease, the governing body of men's tennis announced.

Breakthrough win puts Tomic up against Djokovic in Toronto

Tennis Bernard Tomic has snapped a seven-match losing streak to set up a second-round showdown with Novak Djokovic at the Toronto Masters.


Federer wins to book clash with Tomic

Roger Federer

Four-time champion Roger Federer crushed Alex Bogomolov 6-3, 6-2 to confirm a third-round date with Bernard Tomic at the Cincinnati Masters.


Federer crushes Tomic

Bernard Tomic

Four-time champion Roger Federer has defeated Australia's Bernard Tomic to earn a spot in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.


Free passage for Federer

New York World No.1 Roger Federer advanced to his 34th consecutive grand slam quarter-final without touching a racquet on Monday when American Mardy Fish withdrew from their US Open match for health reasons.


Berdych sends Federer crashing out

Roger Federer

Roger Federer's dream of becoming the first man in 87 years to win six US Opens was destroyed by big-swinging Czech Tomas Berdych.

Stosur stands alone in seeding

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Rankings dip means lone seed could meet any player in top eight as early as fourth round.

Seeded Stosur in company of one

APIA International Sydney tennis centre Sydney Olympic Park.
Sam Stosur Australia vs Jie Zheng of China 
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Linda Pearce BERNARD TOMIC'S regression last year will leave the world's No.9 Samantha Stosur as the only seeded Australian for a second consecutive grand slam.


Matosevic on a roll in Indian Wells

Marinko Matosevic.

Indian Wells, California Australian storms into third round of Indian Wells tournament in California.


Matosevic out, Stosur wins

Samantha Stosur

Indian Wells, California Marinko Matosevic misses out on clash with Novak Djokovic but Samantha Stosur rolls on.


Tomic to set focus on grass

Bernard Tomic

Darren Walton, Paris Bernard Tomic is happy to leave the red dirt of Paris behind for greener pastures in England.


Hewitt hopes for slice of luck

Darren Walton LLEYTON HEWITT is hoping Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's finger injury is as troubling as the Frenchman first feared after being thrust into a nasty first-round Wimbledon showdown with the world No. 5.

Nadal, Serena make winning starts

Rafael Nadal

Two-time winner Rafael Nadal and four-time champion Serena Williams have reached the Wimbledon second round.

Fish wins, but heart not in it to speak to media

Mardy Fish has made a winning return to tennis following his operation to treat a frightening heart condition, but immediately felt unwell after coming off court.


Andy faces great expectations

Andy Murray of Britain reacts to breaking the serve of Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the fourth set of their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 30, 2012.            REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Darren Walton One earth-moving outcome, two aftershocks and three giant steps for Andy Murray have home hopes at fever pitch that Britain's agonising 76-year wait for a men's grand slam tennis champion could be...