Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Golf

Adam Scott makes room for another jacket

Phil Lutton Australian athletes can be dainty souls now and then. Footballers feel so aggrieved after an inconsequential loss they simply couldn't dream of facing an interview.

Golf

Adam Scott enjoys a green and gold year

Phil Lutton dinkus

Phil Lutton It had been so long, the jacket so close to being slipped on Australian shoulders, that the rest of the golfing world seemed to annually share the sense of longing (then anguish).

Tennis

Stars back for Australian tennis season

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce and Phil Lutton, Brisbane Another season, a familiar issue for Serena Williams: how to repeat the extraordinary success achieved in the year almost gone?

Tennis

Ashleigh Barty backed to have fun against Maria Sharapova

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton Ashleigh Barty's coach Jason Stoltenberg expects her to play without fear against career grand slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, in the biggest match of the 17-year-old's career.

Tennis

Barty's father not the typical tennis dad

Ashleigh Barty

Phil Lutton Rob Barty needs to lift his game. His teenage daughter Ashleigh may be a rising star but as an overbearing tennis dad, he's dragging the chain badly.

Maria Sharapova to meet Ashleigh Barty at Brisbane International

Digitally altered image. Ash Barty set to face Maria Sharapova.

Phil Lutton The good news for Maria Sharapova is that the shoulder seems fine. The bad news for local teenager and underdog extraordinaire Ashleigh Barty is that the shoulder seems fine.

Tennis

Brisbane International: Roger Federer eases into quarter-finals after putting on a masterclass

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

Roger Federer enjoys pace of Brisbane International surface

roger federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

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Tennis

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Marinko Matosevic

Phil Lutton Roger Federer disposed Marinko Matosevic in straight sets, shattering any dreams that might have been.

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Phil Lutton Federer far too strong for Matosevic in Brisbane clash

Tennis

Serena Williams too good for Maria Sharapova ... again

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton It's difficult to feel terribly sorry for Maria Sharapova. On most fronts, she's aced life, given her fame, fortune and success on the tennis court, which has seen her win all four Grand Slam titles...

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Tennis

Azarenka through to Brisbane open finals

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02:  Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves in her match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland during day five of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Victoria Azarenka has booked a place in the final of the Brisbane International

Tennis

Roger Federer confident of Australian Open success despite loss to Lleyton Hewitt

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer insists he can still be a force at the Australian Open despite his loss in the Brisbane International final to a resurgent Lleyton Hewitt.

Tennis

Lleyton Hewitt beats Roger Federer in final of Brisbane International tennis tournament

C'mon: Lleyton Hewitt kisses the trophy after beating Roger Federer in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Australian played aggressive, confident tennis and rattled Federer from the start.

Tennis

Bulldog Lleyton Hewitt downs Roger Federer in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his finals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 5, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The early clues for Lleyton Hewitt's stunning 6-1 4-6 6-3 upset of Swiss great Roger Federer in the Brisbane International decider lay in the opening game on Pat Rafter Arena.

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Roger Federer to play Brisbane International tennis tournament

Roger Federer will grace Pat Rafter Arena in January.

Phil Lutton Roger Federer will make an early start to his quest for a fifth Australian Open title after agreeing to play the Brisbane International for the first time.

PGA

Snedeker adds more firepower to PGA field

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Brandt Snedeker of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.   Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP

Phil Lutton The Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast has added another big name, with world number nine Brandt Snedeker joining Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler as one of the headline acts for the November...

Golf

Scott plans big Australian summer as launching pad for majors assault

Ready: Adam Scott wearing his US Masters blazer.

Phil Lutton First Royal Pines, then the world. Adam Scott wants to add the only Australian major missing from his collection before launching an audacious bid to join a group of legends in winning golf's grand...

Golf

Adam Scott circles as Rickie Fowler cards 63 in Australian PGA Championship

Adam Scott

Phil Lutton Adam Scott looms as a huge danger behind American Rickie Fowler at the Australian PGA Championship.

Golf

Jason Norris revives golf fortunes after bad luck run

Jason Norris

Phil Lutton Jason Norris' love-hate relationship with playing in Queensland extend beyond the course.