Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Tennis

Pushy parents a curse and a blessing

Richard Hinds Behind the scenes, the relationship with the ugly tennis parent is more disturbing and complex.

Tennis

Bad sport: some of the best kids have the worst parents

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Richard Hinds Allegations that a ‘‘hitting partner’s’’ job description was taken rather too literally. John Tomic spending more time in the Spanish courts than son Bernard did on the court.

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Federer or Nadal? It's going to the fifth set

Richard Hinds ROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal have created such fascination during their parallel careers. How does the Swiss turn a backhand into a symphony? If a nuclear bomb exploded on the first day at Roland...

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Confident Scott off to brilliant start

Richard Hinds At his last start on the US PGA Tour, Adam Scott had incorrectly set the alarm clock on a new mobile phone, almost missed his first round tee-time and shot a very ruffled 75.

Golf

Great Scott: Aussie Adam leads the way at British Open

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Richard Hinds Adam Scott turned 32 last Monday and, somewhat strangely, his parents gave him a golf bag. That is about the only thing that has not gone to plan for the Queenslander at Royal Lytham and St Annes so...

Golf

Straight shooter likes his chances

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Richard Hinds, Lytham For Adam Scott, major championships have proven far too elusive to suggest he should win. But at the British Open venue that suits his game better than any other, and with Scott looking almost...

Golf

Scott shines on day one at the Open

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Richard Hinds At his last start on the US PGA Tour, Adam Scott had incorrectly set the alarm clock on a new mobile phone, almost missed his first round tee-time and shot a very ruffled 75.

Golf

Adam Scott one shot off lead

Adam Scott on the fifth hole at the British Open.

Richard Hinds Adam Scott could hardly have a better chance to win the British Open victory. After opening rounds of 64-67, the Australian was just one shot behind the surprise leader, American Brandt Snedeker, and...

Golf

My collapse will be compared to Norman's: Scott

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Richard Hinds Even as the magnitude of his capitulation was still sinking in, Adam Scott was aware his calamitous four bogey finish to the British Open would be considered one of the most ignominious collapses in...

Golf

Scott squanders his chance at major glory

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Richard Hinds Evoking painful memories of some of Greg Norman's infamous collapses, Australian golfer Adam Scott has squandered a four-shot back-nine lead to hand the British Open to South African Ernie Els.

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Shades of Norman, but all to play for

Ernie Els kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open.

Richard Hinds, Lytham Adam Scott aware his four-bogey finish one of the most ignominious collapses.

'Enough is enough': the fall of cycling's superhero

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Richard Hinds Finally, Lance Armstrong has stopped saying it ain’t so.

Tennis

Murray finally delivers in grand style

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Richard Hinds It is tempting to declare this a shameful day for English sport. To claim that, 76 years after that country produced its last male grand slam winner, even cross-border rival Scotland has one.

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Look at the rap sheet, Tomic deserves a serve

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Richard Hinds As a testament to Tony Roche's sanguine nature, when he mentored Ivan Lendl, the Czech was the more expressive of the pair.

Golf

Scott takes positives out of Lytham meltdown

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Richard Hinds After Adam Scott held a four-shot lead with four holes to play at this year's British Open, he somehow blew his chance to win a first major, but handled the post-round inquisitions about his game and...

Masters of their domain

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Richard Hinds Adam Scott's appetite for success might be gauged by performance at Australian Masters

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Scott puts frustrating year behind him with panache

Richard Hinds There must be times when Adam Scott feels like a concert violinist playing the bongos.

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Yellow jacket will serve as bright reminder of ability to stay cool

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Richard Hinds There must be times when Adam Scott feels like a concert violinist playing the bongoes. There is such a fierce spotlight on the things he cannot do - putt with sufficient reliability, win a major -...

Is winning the way to win us over?

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Richard Hinds Rough diamond Bernard Tomic is not the first to ruffle feathers.

Reversal of fortune stings but McNamee has carved new niche

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Richard Hinds Once, at the Australian Open, you would find Paul McNamee prowling the corridors wearing a well-cut suit, running the tournament with the effortless authority of a Vegas floorwalker.