Tony Roche

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Fit Roger Federer says he's keen to play and do his charity show

Linda Pearce Roger Federer has felt no after-effects from his hot and busy week

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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.

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Courting the eighties kings

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis.

Simon Briggs Where Lendl has gone come Edberg and Becker, as titans of the past link with current greats, writes Simon Briggs.

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Time on my side, says Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic has a big game on Tuesday and it may all end there.

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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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Roche serves up Tomic training invite and urges hard work

Linda Pearce Renowned Australian coach Tony Roche has issued an open invitation to Bernard Tomic to join pre-season training at Lleyton Hewitt's Sydney home, while stressing the need for the 21-year-old to make a...

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Slim pickings for Newcombe Medal judges

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce With the prestigious Newcombe Medal up for grabs, how do the contenders shape up?

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Hewitt's outstanding year recognised with Newcombe Medal

John Newcombe poses with Lleyton Hewitt after the latter was awarded the Newcombe Medal on Monday night.

Linda Pearce One of Lleyton Hewitt's last full seasons earns him a first Newcombe Medal.

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Party boy Bernard Tomic ready to knuckle down for Australian Open

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Night owl declares himself ready to submit to the daily discipline of a pre-season.

Richard Hinds

Look at the rap sheet, Tomic deserves a serve

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Richard Hinds As a testament to Tony Roche's sanguine nature, when he mentored Ivan Lendl, the Czech was the more expressive of the pair.

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No rift with coach: Tomic

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Tomic has dismissed reports of a rift, and rumours of a strained relationship with Pat Rafter.

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Top 10 ball in Tomic's court - Roche

Bernard Tomic

Phil Lutton TONY ROCHE is keeping the faith that one of Australia's great sporting jigsaws, Bernard Tomic, can put it all together and fulfil his destiny as a long-term world top 10 player.

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Tomic can make top 10: Roche

Bernard Tomic

Phil Lutton Australian Davis Cup mentor believes youngster can put it all together and fulfil his destiny.

Pain-free Hewitt takes it one Stepanek at a time

Lleyton Hewitt

Phil Lutton Veteran begins another home summer with ambitions to rock the boat of some big names.

Stosur stumbles at first outing after op

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Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton PERHAPS by belatedly revealing her secret November ankle surgery on the eve of the Brisbane International, Sam Stosur was buying a little public understanding should the early stages of her...

Eagle gets nod as coach

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Linda Pearce, Brisbane Queenslander appointed Davis Cup coach as part of a strategic overhaul.

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Hewitt to counsel Tomic over boycott

Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt plans to speak with Bernard Tomic about the Queenslander's decision to boycott Australia's second Davis Cup tie this year, and perhaps prompt a rethink.

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Hewitt plans to reach high with 'Looch' at his side

Kooyong Classic. Lleyton Hewitt as he plays Milos Raonic.9 January 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will spend the year travelling with his pal Peter Luczak, the promoted hitting partner who will effectively co-coach the dual grand slam champion in tandem with the more stay-at-home...

The home stretch

Reaching out: Lleyton Hewitt stretches for a shot at Kooyong on Wednesday.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt gets ready to look towards the day when he will finally call it quits.

Lleyton keen to bring Tomic back to cup

Bernard Tomic plays Florian Mayer of Germany at the Sydney International on Wednesday.

Linda Pearce In tit-for-tat with Rafter, Tomic declares he will not be back until world group play-off round.