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Pete Sampras says each decade has its great players

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Linda Pearce Pete Sampras says he had rejected several coaching approaches since his retirement.

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I'd still be serve-volleying, says tennis great Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras

Rafael Nadal might have had a say in it, but former world No.1 Pete Sampras maintains he'd still be serve-volleying if he was playing on today.

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Rafael Nadal 'in his prime' with more majors to come, says Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras suspects it is inevitable Rafael Nadal will match his grand slam tally.

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Reclusive Pete Sampras to present rich 2014 Australian Open prize

Pete Sampras hits up on centre court at Rod Laver Arena.

Linda Pearce Dual champion Pete Sampras will make a rare grand slam appearance to present the Australian Open men's trophy in January, when a total prizemoney purse of $33 million will be shared among the world's...

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Nick Kyrgios success reminds Pat Cash of Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis celebrates his upset win over Pete Sampras 6-4, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-3).

Linda Pearce As Pat Cash watched Nick Kyrgios upstage Rafael Nadal on the world's most famous court, the 1987 Wimbledon champion was reminded of a long-ago match at faraway Melbourne Park.

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Andy Murray knocked from his throne in straight sets

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Linda Pearce The reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been dethroned, going down in straight sets to Grigor Dimitrov.

Roger Federer sets up Wimbledon final with Novak Djokovic

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Seven-time champion Roger Federer demolished Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 6-4 to reach his ninth Wimbledon final on Friday where he will face old rival Novak Djokovic for the 35th time.

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Philippoussis praises Kyrgios, criticises Tomic

Mark Philippoussis was plagued by knee injuries during his career, which nevertheless included two grand slam finals.

Linda Pearce Mark Philippoussis rates Nick Kyrgios as the finest Australian prospect since his own days.

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Beaten in the Wimbledon final by Novak Djokovic, was this Roger Federer's last hurrah?

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Linda Pearce As Roger Federer walked across the footbridge from Wimbledon’s centre court to the players’ lawn in the hour after his finals defeat, he was flanked by his four-year-old identical twin...

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Rafael Nadal survives fright on parade of champions at Wimbledon

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Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesdayafter Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket.

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Lleyton Hewitt departs Wimbledon, perhaps for the last time

Lleyton Hewitt shows his exhilaration after levelling the game against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at two-sets all.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt is not sure if his farewell wave at Wimbledon was for now, or forever, noting that, at 33, and after so many injuries, he is just one more mishap from “hanging up the bats”...

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Nadal defies Djokovic, and belief, once again

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Christopher Clarey After all the consecutive victories and the confidently clenched fists, after the new hires and the new attitude, the 2014 French Open was just another red-clay rerun for Novak Djokovic.

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Nadal's time, springtime in Paris

Rafall? Can Rafael Nadal arrest his slump in time for Roland Garros?

Christopher Clarey This is all Rafael Nadal's fault, of course. If he had not been superhuman on clay for the last decade, tennis analysts would not be twisting themselves into knots trying to determine the hows and...

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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to claim ninth French Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal moments after defeating  Serbia's Novak Djokovic to claim the 2014 French Open in Paris.

Danielle Rossingh Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start against Novak Djokovic to win a record-extending ninth French Open title.

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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Men's final

Men's Australian Open final

Jason Phelan Spain's Rafael Nadal faces Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open men's final.

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Wawrinka joins famous faces on Melbourne Park's Champions' Walk

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Linda Pearce Swiss admits that few in his homeland thought he could reach these heights.

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Australian Open: Nadal did not want to forfeit final due to injury

Rafael Nadal sits gingerly during a break between games.

Jake Niall Spaniard says he does not want discussion of his back injury to detract from Stan Wawrinka's win.

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Stanislas Wawrinka 'surprised' by crowd's hostility towards Rafael Nadal

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Linda Pearce Stanislas Wawrinka admits he was surprised by the Melbourne Park crowd's hostility towards Rafael Nadal for taking an off-court medical timeout.

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Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open final

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Linda Pearce What Rafael Nadal has called his unluckiest grand slam has defeated him once more.

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Nadal ready for new Swiss challenge

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his semifinal match against Roger Federer.

Jake Niall Rafael Nadal remains the master of Roger Federer, despite a blistered left hand, despite Federer's new racquet, coach and game plan.

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