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Bernard Tomic out of Davis Cup with injury

Bernard Tomic.

Australia's long-awaited return to the Davis Cup World Group could be short-lived, with Bernard Tomic requiring hip surgery and set to be out of action for up to three months.


Australian junior tennis a melting pot

Naiktha Bains

Peter Hanlon Behind Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis a multicultural melting pot is on the rise.

Davis Cup: Lleyton Hewitt, Pat Rafter enough to worry favourites France

Pat Rafter

Darren Walton French Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clement admits his talent-packed line-up is feeling a little anxious about next week's hosting of Pat Rafter's Australian underdogs.


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.


Slim pickings for Newcombe Medal judges

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


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.


Matthew Ebden to hit top, former coach tips

Rising fast: Matthew Ebden will be Australia's No. 1, says Peter McNamara.

Linda Pearce Peter McNamara warns against an over-investment in Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.


Matthew Ebden will be No 1: McNamara

Matthew Ebden

Linda Pearce Experienced Australian coach Peter McNamara has warned against an over-investment in the prospects of boom teenagers Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis, while predicting that his former client,...


Sam Stosur set for big 2014 start, with Perth Hopman Cup

Sam Stosur.

Brad Elborough Sam Stosur will jetset into Perth on Boxing Day to begin her preparations for the Hyundai Hopman Cup and her tilt on returning to the world's top 10.


Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic to lead Aussie assault

Bernard Tomic.

Untried pairing of Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic are the latest double act hoping give Australia a hot start to another sizzling summer of tennis down under.

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'Hopefully this year will be different': Sam Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Brad Elborough Samantha Stosur has made no secret of her 2014 goals – to return to the top 10 in the world of women's tennis.


Australia must sweep Italy to remain alive in Hopman Cup

Sam Stosur

Brad Elborough, Perth Australia needs a clean sweep of its Hopman Cup tie with Italy in Perth on Tuesday to keep its title hopes alive in the mixed team tournament.


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.


Time on my side, says Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic has a big game on Tuesday and it may all end there.


Australian Open: Bernard Tomic, ask not what the game can do for you

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Andrew Webster There's every chance Bernard Tomic wasn't watching ESPN in the lead-up to the NFL play-off between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots around lunchtime on Sunday, but that doesn't mean he...

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Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Benjamin Becker in round one at the Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios keeps his eyes on the ball during his match against Benjamin Becker on Tuesday.

Jake Niall Rising Australian teenage star defeats experienced German Benjamin Becker.


Six-man Wimbledon team Australia's largest in a decade

Matt Reid.

Australia will field its largest men's singles contingent at Wimbledon in a decade next week after Matt Reid and James Duckworth booked spots in the main draw through qualifying.


Tomic, Stosur to play Hopman Cup

Bernard Tomic at Perth Arena

Brad Elborough Australia has its best chance of winning the Hopman Cup in more than a decade.


Kyrgios starts slam career in grand style

Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand in his Men's Singles match against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chris Wilson Canberra junior Nick Kyrgios produced a sensational grand slam debut with a straight-sets victory at the French Open.