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As tournaments go, they just don't get any hotter

Peter Hanlon Mother Nature provided the biggest controversy at the 2014 Australian Open.

Roger Federer trick shot hits Marinko Matosevic as Michael Jordan watches on

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In one of the more bizarre sights from this year's US Open so far, Roger Federer hit a between-the-legs return straight into the back of retreating opponent Marinko Matosevic as NBA great Michael...

Marinko Matosevic no match for 'the greatest' Roger Federer

Starstruck: I wanna be like Mike ... Marinko Matosevic with Michael Jordan after his match.

Darren Walton Australian tennis battler Marinko Matosevic rued his wretched luck after falling victim to "the greatest player of all time" at the US Open.

How Vermont reserves got Sam Groth's tennis career back on track

Sam Groth playing for Vermont reserves in 2011.

Linda Pearce Sam Groth remains in contact with a number of his Vermont football pals, who this weekend will contest Eastern Football League finals for beer money while Groth plays for much higher stakes at the US...

Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth continue successful start for Australians at US Open

Tomic will face  Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer in the next round.

Bernard Tomic and big-hitting Sam Groth have joined Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua in the second round of the US Open on another banner day for Australians at Flushing Meadows.

Casey Dellacqua enjoying seeding perks at US Open tennis

Casey Dellacqua made a safe passage through to the second round at Flushing Meadows.

Ever humble, Casey Dellacqua says she doesn't feel like a grand slam seed.

Eugenie Bouchard cruises at US Open, Aussies stay perfect

Eugenie Bouchard tosses the ball as she serves to Olga Govortsova.

Powerful Canadian upstart Eugenie Bouchard launched her US Open campaign with a bang, blasting past Olga Govortsova of Belarus in under an hour on Tuesday to sprint into the second round.

Ashleigh Barty unfazed by US Open exit

Asleigh Barty

Australian teenage tennis prodigy Ashleigh Barty believes she's on the right track despite ending 2014 without a grand slam victory.

US Open first round winner Samantha Stosur wants time wasters punished

Samantha Stosur during her first round win.

Unlike countryman Nick Kyrgios, Samantha Stosur waited until after her first-round US Open win to create a stir.

Teenagers Cici Bellis, Borna Coric gatecrash US Open

Catherine Bellis

Teenage upstarts Cici Bellis, ranked at 1,208, and Borna Coric, the men's number 204, made stunning Grand Slam debuts on Tuesday, rocking the sleepy US Open out of its early slumbers.

Seeded players feel the US Open heat

Andy Murray cramps up during the US Open.

Lynn Zinser For most seeded players in the US Open, the opening matches are a chance to work out a few wrinkles, shake off some rust and become used to the swirling winds, the warm conditions and the speed of...

Mikhail Youzhny defends Nick Kyrgios outburst at US Open

Close to forfeiting: Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios's vanquished opponent defended the teenager's on-court conduct after the Australian flirted with disqualification from the US Open on Monday.

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Nick Kyrgios' anger almost gets him tossed out of US Open

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Wilson Warning Mr Kyrgios: you'd better behave if you want to continue to beat the world's best.

Battlers in brave wins at US Open

Matthew Ebden plays a forehand during his first-round match against Tobias Kamke of Germany.

Lost in Nick Kyrgios' latest on-court fireworks were against-the-odds wins also for Matt Ebden and Anastasia Rodionova.

Fired-up Nick Kyrgios flirts with disqualification in victory over Mikhail Youzhny

Close to forfeiting: Nick Kyrgios.

John Jeansonne and Darren Walton On the opening day of US Open swordplay, a swashbuckling young Australian nearly skewered himself with emotional outbursts. But 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios survived to fight another day.

Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm attacked by bees

Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent.

Nick Kyrgios into US Open second round

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during his men's singles first round match on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has made an explosive start to the US Open, eliminating two-time semi-finalist Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round.

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Nick Kyrgios to exploit Mikhail Youzhny's brain fades in US Open clash

Nick Kyrgios must seize on any brain fades from US Open specialist Mikhail Youzhny.

Darren Walton Nick Kyrgios knows he must seize on any mid-match brain fades from US Open specialist Mikhail Youzhny to have any hope of repeating his magical run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

How Tomas Berdych is shaking up tennis fashion

Hawaiian with hibiscus flowers: Tomas Berdych at the French Open.

Ravi Ubha Female tennis players have garnered much attention from the fashion-conscious in recent years, but at the US Open this week, eyes are sure to dwell on Tomas Berdych who plays Australia's Lleyton...

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Ross Triffitt's close shave a salute to Nick Kyrgios

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Nathan Beuman Tennis ACT boss Ross Triffitt may not pull off the "racing stripes" hairdo as well as Nick Kyrgios, but he hopes his act of charity will help him unearth Canberra's next tennis star.