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Roger Federer to honour Rod Laver at charity event

Roger Federer is keeping mum about Rod Laver’s specific involvement in his big night out at Melbourne Park next month to mark the 10th anniversary of his charity foundation and first Australian Open...

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Roger Federer plays idol Rod Laver

Sam Lienert Roger Federer traded shots with Australian legend Rod Laver on Wednesday night before beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Roger Federer and Rod Laver trade shots for charity

Charity match at Melbourne Park.

Two of the greatest ever tennis players, Rod Laver and Roger Federer, traded a few shots for the first time, with the usually unflappable Swiss champion admitting he was nervous.

Sharapova hits Rod Laver

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RAW VISION: Maria Sharapova hits Rod Laver Arena for the first time in her return to the Australian Open.

Tennis museum wanted for Tennyson

Tony Moore Tennis Queensland president Ken Laffey dreams of a stand-alone museum at the Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson.

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Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

David Polkinghorne Two Aussie tennis greats say Australia will never replicate its golden era.

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Third-seeded Maria Sharapova bows out of the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova.

Linda Pearce Within 24 hours of the Serena Williams boilover, Rod Laver Arena farewelled Maria Sharapova.

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Azarenka threepeat is on, says an expert

Pumped: Victoria Azarenka.

Linda Pearce As her rivals drop, Victoria Azarenka's favouritism to win the women's singles title grows.

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Agnieszka Radwanska will need to block out new 'queen of scream' Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka.

Michael Chammas The biggest test for Agnieszka Radwanska in her Australian Open quarter-final against reigning champion Victoria Azarenka could be her ability to shut out her opponent's grunting, which has...

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David Ferrer brushes off bump with linesman over towel

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Michael Chammas Spaniard David Ferrer could find himself in hot water after pushing an official during his four-set quarter-final loss to Tomas Berdych.

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Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova reaches her second grand slam semi

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova has marched into the semi-finals at the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets victory over Romanian Simona Halep.

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Foot Fault: Stanislas Wawrinka gets bent out of shape over no massages

Stanislas Wawrinka

Michael Chammas Stanislas Wawrinka took aim at Australian Open officials just hours after his gruelling five-set victory over Novak Djokovic.

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2014 Australian Open - Day 10 updates

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits The four remaining quarter-finals in the men's and women's draws will be completed. Will we see yet more upsets after some of the bigger names departed in the middle rounds of the tournament?

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Roger Federer in double-bounce controversy

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Darren Walton Roger Federer admitted he was unsure if he'd won a key point after a double-bounce in his stirring Australian Open quarter-final victory over Andy Murray.

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'I suffered a lot': Rafael Nadal plays through pain barrier with blistered hand

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Rafael Nadal says he needs to quickly improve his misfiring serve - hampered by a large blister on his left hand - or face defeat in the Australian Open semi-finals.

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Roger Federer knew it bounced twice, says Andy Murray

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Roger Federer says he was unsure if he’d won a key point after a double bounce in his stirring Australian Open quarter-final victory over Andy Murray, but Murray was convinced.

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Celebrations won't stop the fireworks on court

Foot Faults dink for Australian Open

Linda Pearce and Emma Quayle After lengthy negotiations the Australia Day fireworks will be moved 3.5 kilometres down the road.

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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Women's semi-finals

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits It's officially the pointy end of the tournament. The women's semi-finals highlight the day session on Rod Laver Arena.

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Federer is hoping to overcome a lopsided rivalry against Nadal

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Linda Pearce Federer will be trying to turn around a lopsided rivalry, writes Linda Pearce.

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