David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Tennis

Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios wins Sarasota Open in injury comeback

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has returned to the world stage with a bang, beating Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in straight sets at the Sarasota Open on Monday, 7-6 (12-10) 6-4.

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

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

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Nathan Hart joins Cycling Australia high-performance unit

Nathan Hart is hoping to ride his way into Glasgow contention.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nathan Hart has spent the past month rubbing shoulders with Australian cycling royalty and hopes training every day alongside Anna Meares and Shane Perkins will help get him to where he...

Tennis

Coach confident Nick Kyrgios can create court continuity

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios's coach says he needs to be back playing continuously in lower tier challenger events before returning to Grand Slams.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios cleared of elbow nerve damage

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis starlet Nick Kyrgios has been cleared of nerve damage in his right elbow.

Tennis

Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

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

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.

Swimming

Swim team culture no longer toxic, says optimistic Coutts

David Polkinghorne Alicia Coutts says the Australian swimming team's much-maligned culture was ''so much better'' last year.

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.

Golf

Jones' call to chance his arm

David Polkinghorne Brendan Jones will fly to Japan on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to finish off a stop-start season.

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.

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 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.