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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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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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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.

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.

Nick Kyrgios knocks Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in four sets

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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.

Nick Kyrgios: Slaying Rafael Nadal has made the world his oyster

Nick Kyrgios made the quarter-finals in his first Wimbledon.

Damien Murphy Australia woke to a new sporting champion on Wednesday and if Nick Kyrgios charmed Wimbledon, back home he turned the world into a very nice place.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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Rafael Nadal into Barcelona Open quarter-finals

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World number one Rafael Nadal maintained his quest for a ninth Barcelona Open title with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 over Ivan Dodig on Thursday, racking up his 42nd win in 43 matches at the tournament.

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Rafael Nadal to face Kei Nishikori in Madrid Masters final

World number one Rafael Nadal will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in Sunday's Madrid Masters final after he romped past fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-3 on Saturday.

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Rafael Nadal edges Andy Murray in Rome Masters quarter-finals

World No.1 Rafael Nadal dug deep to maintain his chances of defending his Rome Masters tennis title with a gutsy come-from-behind 1-6 6-3 7-5 win over Andy Murray on Friday in the quarter-finals.

Rafael Nadal impresses at French Open

Rafael Nadal has cruised through to the third round.

Dave James Rafael Nadal handed out a brutal French Open lesson to highly-rated Dominic Thiem on Thursday as Roland Garros took a breather from the shocks that rocked the tournament.

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Andy Murray in fine fettle despite Rafael Nadal's suggestion that old guard is in decline

Andy Murray.

Simon Briggs Rafael Nadal may be gunning for a mind-boggling ninth French Open title, yet he seems increasingly keen to discuss his sporting mortality.