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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Australian Open: 'Nick Kyrgios likely as a wildcard' says Todd Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Todd Woodbridge says Canberra's Nick Kyrgios could be granted an Australian Open wildcard as early as next week.

Tennis

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios in fitness race for Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the first 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)

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios faces a race to be fit for the Australian Open in two weeks.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios to play world number 81 Benjamin Becker in Australian Open

Pat Cash and Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Even as a boy, Nick Kyrgios played tennis like a man.

Tennis

Rafael Nadal win means world is Nick Kyrgios' oyster, says celebrity agent Max Markson

Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' Wimbledon victory over Rafael Nadal will open the door for million-dollar contracts.

Tennis

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray predicts Nick Kyrgios will be a star

Nick Kyrgios will play at Wimbledon after receiving a wildcard.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios has earned a Wimbledon wild card and praise from Andy Murray.

Tennis

Nick Krygios gets good news on injury with Sydney in his sights

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios has had positive news about his injured shoulder and could play in the International Sydney qualifiers.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios still in limbo as injury cloud hovers

David Polkinghorne It will be the Australian Open or bust for emerging Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios this summer.

Tennis

Kyrgios favoured by 'dream draw'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand during his match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during day three of the AAMI Classic at Kooyong on January 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne Canberra's teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has declared his dodgy shoulder ready for his Australian Open debut.

Tennis

'The Stalk' a formidable opponent for Nick Kyrgios

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  Benoit Paire of France plays a backhand in his first round match against Frank Dancevic of Canada during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne At 1.96 metres tall and just 80 kilograms, it's not hard to understand why Benoit Paire is nicknamed ''The Stalk''.

Tennis

Masur tips Kyrgios to light up Open stage

Australian Open 2014- Day 3. Nick Kyrgios from Australia practicing on court 9. 15th of January 2014.  The Age news Picture by Joe Armao

David Polkinghorne Australian tennis great Wally Masur has backed Canberra's Nick Kyrgios to "light it up'' on the world stage.

Tennis

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.

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.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios feat moulds tennis dream for ACT

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

David Polkinghorne Tennis Australia wants to use young gun Nick Kyrgios' rise through the tennis ranks to turn Canberra into the claycourt capital of Australia.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis may battle for Davis Cup singles spot

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis may be forced to do battle with each other for a Davis Cup singles berth.

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

David Polkinghorne Royal Canberra is in a ''state of limbo'' on whether to host another elite tournament.

Tennis

Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

David Polkinghorne Two Aussie tennis greats say Australia will never replicate its golden era.

Tennis

Kyrgios needs to pick brains: Masur

David Polkinghorne Wally Masur says young Canberran Nick Kyrgios will be a top 10 player.

Tennis

Masur tips wildcard for Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Wally Masur is confident fellow Canberran Nick Kyrgios will get a wildcard for this summer's Australian Open.

Tennis

Masur shoulder ends prospect of Kyrgios duel

Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne It was the match Canberra had been waiting for.

Golf

After injury, Jones ready to attack 2014

Brendan Jones

David Polkinghorne Brendan Jones is hoping his injury layoff can coincide with good mate Adam Scott reinvigorating Australian golf.