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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Injured Nick Kyrgios ready to recharge and get back to his explosive best

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed the pain in his left forearm was so bad that he almost couldn't hit a backhand shot at the Malaysian Open this week.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios' debut grand slam record better than Federer, Djokovic and Murray

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' debut grand slam record is better than three of the men who have dominated tennis for the past decade.

Tennis

Burnt out Nick Kyrgios to recharge for Australian tennis summer

Nick Kyrgios is emotionally drained after a long season.

Chris Dutton An emotionally drained Nick Kyrgios will prematurely end his debut season as a professional next week.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios and royal mum, Nill, can claim tennis crown at Malaysian Open

Nill and Nick Kyrgios at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios plans on ending the year with a crown to match his mum's royal one in Kuala Lumpur.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios hopes to propel Australia to new era of Davis Cup success

Team Australia: Nick Kyrgios, Chris Guccione, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth of Australia pose for a team photo following the draw for the Davis Cup world group play-off between Australia and Uzbekistan.

Chris Dutton Teenage star Nick Kyrgios hopes to spearhead an era of Davis Cup success, declaring the fierce individual rivalry will drive Australia to recapture its golden period of success.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals assistant coach Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to chase WNBL goal

Chris Dutton New Capitals assistant Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to pursue his WNBL coaching passion.

Tennis

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.

Tennis

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...

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios targets his world No. 1 goal and says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leading man

Ace performance: Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios targets his goal of being the world's best, but says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leader.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson aims for WNBL success and 2016 Olympic Games despite another surgery setback

Frustrating period: Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Basketball champion Lauren Jackson says she has to learn how to trust her body again.

Tennis

Coach Todd Larkham believes the sky's the limit for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios' Canberra-based tennis coach Todd Larkham.

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham says Nick Kyrgios needs to cope with self-imposed pressure to continue his rapid rise.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios escapes Australian bubble to focus on US Open

Nick Kyrgios will head to the US to prepare for the US Open.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't feel the pressure to prove himself to anyone and is keen to escape the popularity bubble of Australia to relaunch his career overseas.

Tennis

Todd Woodbridge and Wally Masur say Nick Kyrgios should prepare for the toughest period of his career

Nick Kyrgios will resume playing in Toronto this week.

Chris Dutton Two Australian tennis greats have warned Nick Kyrgios to brace for the toughest period of his career as he aims to continue his boom rise up the rankings when he resumes playing in Toronto this week.

Tennis

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...

Tennis

Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle team up to coach tennis star Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle will form a tag-team coaching partnership to guide Nick Kyrgios.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios embarrassed by the hype, but wants to be a Wimbledon champion

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios says he's embarrassed by the hype that has followed his Wimbledon campaign and has noticed fans "stare and point" since arriving home last week.

Tennis

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.

Tennis

Kyrgios should aim for top 30 by end of the year, says tennis legend John Newcombe

Tennis great John Newcombe.

Chris Dutton John Newcombe has challenged Nick Kyrgios to aim for a spot in the world's top 30 by the end of the year.

Canberra sport

Canberra's golden stars can inspire a generation of international dreams, says Patty Mills

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills says a golden generation of athletes can put Canberra on the map as one of the best sporting cities in Australia.

Basketball

Patty Mills eyes mega-deal after NBA triumph

Patty Mills celebrates the NBA title win.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills' NBA championship blitz has launched him on to the recruitment radar of some of the leagues' biggest teams, with reports linking the Canberra basketballer to a massive pay rise and a move...