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Bernard Tomic in rankings slide after losing to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon

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Linda Pearce Not so long after Bernard Tomic’s sights were set on the world’s top 10, his post-Wimbledon reality will be a sobering retreat to triple figures.

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Carlos Berlocq stuns top seed Tomas Berdych in Portugal

Argentinian Carlos Berlocq.

Argentina's Carlos Berlocq rallies to overhaul Czech top seed to take out his second career title.

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Tomas Berdych through to Kooyong final

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic

World No.7 Tomas Berdych is continuing his impressive warm-up for next week's Australian Open by booking his place in the final of the AAMI Classic.

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Tomas Berdych taking the tweet approach

Tomas Berdych.

Linda Pearce The new Twitter cult figure that is Tomas Berdych comes as a quirky, amusing contrast to the slightly dour, aloof Czech who has occupied the mid-to-lower rungs of the world's top 10 for more than...

Australian Open: Tomas Berdych v Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka wins through to the 2014 Australian Open men's final, beating Tomas Berdych in four sets. Age photographer Joe Armao was centre court to capture another night's action.

Stanislas Wawrinka: Tomas Berdych's choking in tie-breakers part of a pattern

Tomas Berdych

Sam Lienert Australian Open finalist Stanislas Wawrinka says it is nothing new for his semi-final victim, Tomas Berdych, to choke at key moments.

IMG says Bernard Tomic split was 'mutual'

Bernard Tomic.

Global management company IMG has confirmed its split with Bernard Tomic, just as the troubled Australian tennis star scored his first back-to-back match wins since January.

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Mark Woodforde urges Marinko Matosevic to keep mind on job after early success

Emotionally, Marinko Matosevic is still too erratic, but, potentially, the world No.58 belongs among the seeds he has shown he is able to beat

Linda Pearce Ask Mark Woodforde about coaching Marinko Matosevic, and he searches for the right words. What he eventually offers reveals the frustration of knowing what Matosevic is capable of achieving, but yet...

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Novak Djokovic survives Wimbledon friendly fire

Novak Djokovic.

Top seed Novak Djokovic has survived a testing centre court examination at the hands of close friend and veteran serve-and-volleyer Radek Stepanek to reach the Wimbledon third round.

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Australia's Wimbledon Black Wednesday revisited

Bernard Tomic was beaten in four sets.

Linda Pearce It was all going so well, seven Australians having won singles matches at the All England Club for the first time since 1999. But Wednesday was a wipeout.

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Bleak Wimbledon day for Australia

Marinko Matosevic suffered over five long and crazy-emotional sets.

Linda Pearce So much for that, then. The grim green-and-gold-themed sequel to what the tennis world 12 months ago dubbed Wimbledon’s “Black Wednesday’’ dimmed the lights on the first five...

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Berydch fumes as Hawk-Eye goes blind in dark

In the dark: Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

Former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych believes his third round match against Marin Cilic on Friday should have been halted when it became so dark that the Hawk-Eye review system stopped...

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Djokovic, Dimitrov survive Wimbledon scares

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Linda Pearce Having been cleared of what he suspected was a dislocated shoulder, Novak Djokovic’s plans for a second Wimbledon title remains safely on course in place.

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Andy Murray onside at Wimbledon after easing through first week

Andy Murray urges himself on after winning a point against Spain's Roberto Bautista.

Linda Pearce The first question Andy Murray was asked at Wimbledon this year was how it felt to have the hopes of a despondent World Cup nation on his shoulders.

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Tomic makes encouraging start at Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic plays a backhand during his first-round match against Evgeny Donskoy.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic has an awful lot riding on his performance this Wimbledon, and will be relieved to have made a positive start towards defending the points he earned by reaching the round of 16 last...

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Australia Day at Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic plays a backhand during his first round match against Evgeny Donskoy.

Linda Pearce With five first round winners already, two more will provide the nation’s biggest round two presence at the All England Club since 1999.

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Bernard Tomic happy to be back at Wimbledon after a difficult year

Feeling good: Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic is at his best in Australia, and at Wimbledon, where the former quarter-finalist returns on Monday feeling better about his game and his body than he has since his double hip surgery...

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Canberra's Nick Kyrgios faces tough early Wimbledon draw

Liam FitzGibbon Seeded players loom large in the second round for Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios.

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Australians draw winnable first rounds at Wimbledon

A general view of Wimbledon as qualifying matches were in progress.

Linda Pearce Winnable first rounds for Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon could precede far more difficult assignments in the second for three of Australia’s 11 main draw players,...

Suarez Navarro claims maiden WTA title

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro claimed her first WTA title on Saturday when she beat Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 at the Portugal Open.