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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Larkham backs Kyrgios to learn from mixed fortunes at French Open

David Polkinghorne Todd Larkham thinks rising Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios suffered a classic let-down in the French Open.

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Kyrgios' family celebrates win as cheeky shot goes viral

Nill Kyrgios (Nicks mum) celebrates her son's win

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' mother Nill was almost hoarse after watching her son advance to the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday morning.

Wimbledon live 2014: Milos Raonic v Nick Kyrgios

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David Polkinghorne Australia's Nick Kyrgios is set to face the Canadian who sent him home from the French Open, Milos Raonic, in the quarter final of Wimbledon 2014.

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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.

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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.

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Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios wins Sarasota Open in injury comeback

Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios won the Sarasota Open final.

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.

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Nick Kyrgios wins through to Savannah Challenger final

Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to France's Gael Monfils during their Davis Cup first round tennis match France vs Australia on February 2, 2014, at The Vendespace in Mouilleron-le-Captif, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun presses claims for French Open berth.

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Nick Kyrgios wins in Savannah, claims back-to-back Challenger events

Nick Kyrgios fought back to take the Savannah Challenger final.

David Polkinghorne Has Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios done enough to get a French Open wildcard next month?

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Kyrgios like Hewitt, says Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has been compared with Lleyton Hewitt.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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''.

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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.

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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.

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Kyrgios needs to pick brains: Masur

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

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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.

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Masur shoulder ends prospect of Kyrgios duel

Nick Kyrgios

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

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Criticism of mate Tomic hurts Kyrgios

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David Polkinghorne Canberra's emerging tennis star Nick Kyrgios grew up fighting to the end and never giving his opponent a free point.

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Court stars of the future

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios will make his grand slam debut at the French Open this weekend, but fellow Canberran Annerly Poulos is out to beat him.