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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios puts Australian Open wildcard ahead of sis's dessert

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios is dreaming of a grand slam wildcard but he traded big serves for slam dunks, lamb souvlaki and family fun on Christmas Day before setting his sights on the Australian Open.

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Kyrgios hoping to use Brisbane as a springboard into the Sydney International and Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  The Honourable Hugh Delahunty MP, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Nick Kyrgios of Australia after a hit out of the new look Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park on December 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. 
Australian Open 2014, the roof will be fixed in an open position while the stadium remains under a construction phase. In 2015 Margaret Court Arena will feature a fully retractable roof, making the Australian Open the only Grand Slam event with three retractable-roofed stadiums.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios wants to make an immediate impact as he starts his campaign to break into the world's top 100.

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Australian Open 2014: Nick Kyrgios glad for chance in home grand slam

Sport: Asia-Pacific Tennis League, North Woden Tennis Courts, Canberra. Canberra Velocity men v Stanmore Wyverns. Nick Kyrgios of Canberra Velocity. 16th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Teenage star Nick Kyrgios will unleash months of injury frustration to launch his Australian Open dreams on Tuesday, admitting he feared last week a shoulder problem would shatter his home grand slam...

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Impressive Australian Open performance puts Nick Kyrgios in mix for Davis Cup singles spot

Australian Open Tennis Day 4 Melbourne Park ,  Nick Kyrgios during his match against Benoit Paire on Margaret Court Arena tonight
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 16th of January 2014

Chris Dutton Boom Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios is set to shoulder Australia's Davis Cup hopes.

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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios to qualify for the Australian Open due to injury rest

Sport: Asia-Pacific Tennis League, North Woden Tennis Courts, Canberra. Canberra Velocity men v Stanmore Wyverns. Nick Kyrgios of Canberra Velocity. 16th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios will back his ability to win a last-minute qualifying tournament for the Australian Open.

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Pat Rafter backs Nick Kyrgios for US Open success

Nick Kyrgios during his second-round match against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton Australian tennis great Patrick Rafter has backed teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios is make a charge to the world's top 10 "purely on talent", adding he's been tough on the Canberra star to help him...

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Kyrgios ready to be Australia's No. 1 player as he continues his US Open charge

Nick Kyrgios is set to become Australia's No. 1 player.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is set to rocket up the rankings and become Australia's No. 1 player.

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Canberra in box seat to host Davis Cup at new $27 million tennis facility in Lyneham

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Chris Dutton Canberra will be in the "box seat" to host Davis Cup tennis when its new $27 million facility is finished next year, with officials already starting to lobby Tennis Australia for the rights to host...

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Family is all nerves as Nick Kyrgios shoots for No.1

Nick Kyrgios' brother Christos and mother Nill are following every step of his progress.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has declared his goal to become the world's best player but his mum is too scared to watch and his brother is too nervous to eat before his third-round match at...

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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.

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Nick Kyrgios' rise has Tennis ACT to bid for Davis Cup matches in Canberra

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Tennis ACT hopes Nick Kyrgios' surge into the fourth round of Wimbledon will help it secure a Davis Cup tie next year and give the sport an unprecedented boost in Canberra.

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How a chubby Canberra kid with ample talent made it big

Nick Kyrgios as a ballboy in Canberra at age 4

Chris Dutton He's the chubby kid from Canberra who has rocketed to international fame overnight, but Nick Kyrgios' family is still come to grips with his rise to stardom.

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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios aims at Wimbledon, French Open after being hit by injuries

Back on track: Nick Kyrgios is aiming at getting into the French Open for the second time and Wimbledon for the first.

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios says a horror injury run "brought me back to earth", declaring he's in the best form of his short career and ready to stop a rankings slide.

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Sponsors queue up for a piece of tennis sensation Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' management claims the Canberra teenager can build a global brand to rival the game's greats.

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Nick Kyrgios confident he can go five sets

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Davis Cup rookie Nick Kyrgios insists he has the stamina to play five-set tennis.

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Velocity loses Nick Kyrgios but gains Chanelle Scheepers

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne The Canberra Velocity men's team has lost a superstar but the women's squad will boast a marquee signing on Monday.

Golf

Golfer Nikki Campbell may quit at end of year

Chris Dutton Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is considering quitting the sport at the end of the year to focus on family.

Golf

Injury-hit Jones faces surgery

Chris Dutton Injury has ruined Canberra golfer Brendan Jones' dream of winning the Australian Open.

Tennis

Velocity to stake claims for Fed Cup spot

Chris Dutton The Canberra Velocity are adamant they can show they are capable of playing Federation Cup in coming years.

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Rookie draft a spur to Velocity

Chris Dutton Canberra Velocity had to draft in a 14-year-old rookie to help kick-start its Asia Pacific Tennis League campaign.