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Fired-up Nick Kyrgios flirts with disqualification in victory over Mikhail Youzhny

John Jeansonne and Darren Walton On the opening day of US Open swordplay, a swashbuckling young Australian nearly skewered himself with emotional outbursts. But 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios survived to fight another day.

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Nick Kyrgios to exploit Mikhail Youzhny's brain fades in US Open clash

Nick Kyrgios must seize on any brain fades from US Open specialist Mikhail Youzhny.

Darren Walton Nick Kyrgios knows he must seize on any mid-match brain fades from US Open specialist Mikhail Youzhny to have any hope of repeating his magical run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Mikhail Youzhny defends Nick Kyrgios outburst at US Open

Close to forfeiting: Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios's vanquished opponent defended the teenager's on-court conduct after the Australian flirted with disqualification from the US Open on Monday.

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Lleyton Hewitt loses US Open thriller to Mikhail Youzhny

Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt is out of the US Open after suffering a sapping five-set fourth-round loss to Russian 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny.

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Testing times for injury-prone Nick Kyrgios require attitude shift, says Pat Rafter

Nick Kyrgios has been selected as Australia’s second player for the tie against Uzbekistan.

Linda Pearce Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has warned that potentially challenging times lie ahead for Australian wonderboy Nick Kyrgios.

Seeded players feel the US Open heat

Andy Murray cramps up during the US Open.

Lynn Zinser For most seeded players in the US Open, the opening matches are a chance to work out a few wrinkles, shake off some rust and become used to the swirling winds, the warm conditions and the speed of...

Nick Kyrgios into US Open second round

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during his men's singles first round match on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has made an explosive start to the US Open, eliminating two-time semi-finalist Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round.

US Open first round winner Samantha Stosur wants time wasters punished

Samantha Stosur during her first round win.

Unlike countryman Nick Kyrgios, Samantha Stosur waited until after her first-round US Open win to create a stir.

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Kyrgios ready to be Australia's No. 1 player as he continues his US Open charge

Nick Kyrgios is set to become Australia's No. 1 player.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is set to rocket up the rankings and become Australia's No. 1 player.

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Nick Kyrgios the hottest ticket in New York

Nick Kyrgios returns a shot against Andreas Seppi.

Nick Kyrgios is already being afforded top billing in New York, but the teenager's coach says Australian tennis's new Kid Dynamite is still years away from reaching his peak.

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Pat Rafter backs Nick Kyrgios for US Open success

Nick Kyrgios during his second-round match against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton Australian tennis great Patrick Rafter has backed teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios is make a charge to the world's top 10 "purely on talent", adding he's been tough on the Canberra star to help him...

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Patrick Rafter urges Lleyton Hewitt to play on in 2015

Pat Rafter and Colin Barnett at the site of Australia's Davis Cup tie in Cottesloe.

Tennis legend Pat Rafter hopes Lleyton Hewitt will play on next year, but says it's crucial for Australia to get back into the Davis Cup World Group for this to happen.

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Nick Kyrgios targets his world No. 1 goal and says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leading man

Ace performance: Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios targets his goal of being the world's best, but says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leader.

US Open: Aussies cop horror draw

Samantha Stosur is the only realistic hope to make the second week of the US Open.

Darren Walton Australia's tennis stars have been handed horror draws for the US Open starting on Monday, with former women's champion Samantha Stosur the only realistic hope of reaching the second week.

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Nick Kyrgios ready to make a brand new start of it in New York

Master blaster: Nick Kyrgios playing in a Canadian Open match against Andy Murray.

Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios loves New York. The city that never sleeps is the ideal fit for the teenaged showman whose remarkable senior tennis awakening came recently on the sedate lawns of the All England Club.

Nick Kyrgios feeling weight of expectation before US Open tilt

Nick Kyrgios will be the first Australian in action on day one at Flushing Meadows.

Nick Kyrgios admits he's feeling the pressure that comes with being billed as the hottest prospect in men's tennis.

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Nick Kyrgios hopes strong US Open will secure seeding for home grand slam

Nick Kyrgios is a young star on the rise.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios wants a seeding for next year's Australian Open as he prepares for the US Open.

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Nick Kyrgios' anger almost gets him tossed out of US Open

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Wilson Warning Mr Kyrgios: you'd better behave if you want to continue to beat the world's best.

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Ross Triffitt's close shave a salute to Nick Kyrgios

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Nathan Beuman Tennis ACT boss Ross Triffitt may not pull off the "racing stripes" hairdo as well as Nick Kyrgios, but he hopes his act of charity will help him unearth Canberra's next tennis star.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashes out of Cincinnati in first round

Jo-Wlifred Tsonga struggles.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Tuesday, suffering a humbling 6-1 6-4 opening-round loss to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny two days after winning the Rogers...