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Nick Kyrgios the hottest ticket in New York

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.

Bernard Tomic injury creates Davis Cup dilemma

Darren Walton Bernard Tomic's latest setback has presented Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter with a major selection dilemma ahead of Australia's upcoming World Group playoff against Uzbekistan.

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open with wrist injury

No US Open title defence: Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open with a wrist injury.

Danielle Rossingh Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal won't be able to defend his title at this year's final major because of a wrist injury, he says.

Rafael Nadal's body creaks under the strain as he pulls out of US Open

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With his bulging biceps and beefy chest, Rafael Nadal does not resemble a man with fragile joints. However, looks can be deceptive: Nadal's thunderous style places his body under extreme strain every...

Roger Federer ready to fill the void left by Rafael Nadal's absence

The master of finesse: Roger Federer in action this week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Simon Briggs How do you judge greatness? The question is always there, hovering in the background, when we talk about the Yin-and-Yang struggle between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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Nick Kyrgios won't fear Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, says former Canberra pro Alun Jones

Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Jon Tuxworth Ex-Canberra professional Alun Jones says Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to pull off a massive upset against Rafael Nadal.

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Rod Laver says Nick Kyrgios will not beat Rafael Nadal

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Linda Pearce Rod Laver will have none of this talk about Nick Kyrgios as a future top-five player or major championship winner.

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Rod Laver says Nick Kyrgios will not beat Rafael Nadal

Linda Pearce Rod Laver will have none of this talk about Nick Kyrgios as a future top-five player or major championship winner.

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Nick Kyrgios can 'cause havoc' against world No.1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon: Scott Draper

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios has the on-court weapons to end Australia's Grand Slam drought and lead an era of success as he prepares for the biggest match of his young career - a clash against world No.

Slow burn: Roger Federer takes swipe at Rafael Nadal

Swiss timing: Roger Federer says players must make a greater effort to speed up play.

Roger Federer took a thinly-disguised gibe at old rival -- and potential Wimbledon semi-final opponent -- Rafael Nadal on Thursday when he demanded play be speeded up at the Grand Slams.

Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal.

David Polkinghorne Australia's wonder boy Nick Kyrgios faces second seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

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Rafael Nadal on Nick Kyrgios defeat: 'Everything is a little bit easier when you are arriving'

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Linda Pearce Rafael Nadal was reluctant to declare Nick Kyrgios the next big thing in tennis, even as John McEnroe was suggesting that the wildcard who had beaten the world No.

World applauds Nick Kyrgios' shock Wimbledon win over Rafael Nadal

Australia's Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Caroline Zielinski As the world responds to an astounding Wimbledon upset, it appears the Australian teen behind the win is still in shock himself.

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Canberra's Nick Kyrgios ready to beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios is into the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Nick Kyrgios is oozing confidence ahead of the biggest moment of his career against Rafael Nadal.

Nick Kyrgios believes he can beat Rafael Nadal in Round of 16 at Wimbledon

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Linda Pearce When Nick Kyrgios says he can beat Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon fourth round, he believes it, for that is his nature, and one of his great strengths.

Nick Kyrgios knocks Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in four sets

Nadal and Kyrgios

Linda Pearce Australia's world number 144 Nick Kyrgios caused one of the greatest Wimbledon sensations when he sent world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal crashing to a shock defeat.

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Rafael Nadal win means world is Nick Kyrgios' oyster, says celebrity agent Max Markson

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David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' Wimbledon victory over Rafael Nadal will open the door for million-dollar contracts.

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French Open: Rafael Nadal crushes Dusan Lajovic to set up David Ferrer clash

No sweat: Rafael Nadal.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal dismantled unseeded Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year's...

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Rafael Nadal sails into French Open quarterfinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal.

Naila-Jean Meyers, Paris Rafael Nadal, an eight-time French Open champion, often makes his clay court tennis look easy, but rarely has he had it this easy here.

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French Open: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic eager to renew hostilities

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot during a practice session on day twelve.

Andy Murray will draw on the experience of being a grand slam champion, while Ernests Gulbis is to rely on his "unhealthy diet full of ketchup" as they attempt to prevent a Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic...