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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ruffels sets his course for success

Ryan Ruffels

Chris Dutton He's the 15-year-old from a family of tennis stars but former Royal Canberra member Ryan Ruffels has set his sights on a career in golf.


Nick Kyrgios can be a top 100 player, says Todd Woodbridge

Chris Dutton Todd Woodbridge says Nick Kyrgios' fearless style can catapult him into the world's top 100.


Nick Kyrgios has sights set on top 100

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios believes he can match it with the best players in the world.


Kyrgios delight at Ferrer draw

Australian junior tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Canberra teen declares clash with world No.4 David Ferrer is the ''best possible draw'' to make a mark at US Open.


Injury-hit Jones faces surgery

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


Welsford puts down the bag and picks up clubs again

Damon Welsford during the first round on Day 1 of the Australian Open Golf at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. 10th November 2011
Photograph by Dallas Kilponen

Chris Dutton Damon Welsford sacrificed his own game to become a caddy and a stint carrying Nikki Campbell's clubs in Japan has reinvigorated his passion for golf.


Boost for Millar before Japan trip

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Chris Dutton Matt Millar will use the confidence gained from his first top-10 finish at a major tournament this year to launch his bid to win a spot on the lucrative Japan tour next week.


Millar picks himself up for next tilt at overseas riches

Chris Dutton A ''disaster'' in Japan has shattered Matt Millar's confidence and the Canberra golfer is desperate to regroup for a top-10 finish at the Australian Open and vie for a spot on the lucrative European...