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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra's Nikki Campbell happy to share US Open stage with child prodigy Lucy Li

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is unsure what she was doing when she was 11 years old, but she knows it wasn't playing in a US Open.


Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Western and Southern Open

Nick Kyrgios came to the attention of the tennis world when he made the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis gun Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to bone stress in his left arm.


Nick Kyrgios in most important phase of his career: John Fitzgerald

Canberra teen tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios doesn't need a high-profile coach, says John Alexander.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Tennis players and fast cars, but Nick Kyrgios keeping feet grounded


David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios is unlikely to fall for racy lifestyle of some fellow Australian players.


Nick Kyrgios can help Bernard Tomic, says Alun Jones

Bernard Tomic will soon be lower in the rankings than Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Alun Jones believes Nick Kyrgios could drag Bernard Tomic back up the ATP rankings with him. 


Wimbledon star Nick Kyrgios returns to Canberra to hero's welcome

Canberra Times - News - July 6 2014
Nick Kyrgios at the airport after returning from Wimbledon 
Photo Elesa Kurtz

David Polkinghorne And falls straight into his family's arms.


Canberra star Nick Kyrgios confident he'll avoid Bernard Tomic's traps

Nick Kyrgios speaks to the media on his return to Canberra on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios is confident he will avoid the pitfalls that have seen Bernard Tomic's career go off the rails.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Kyrgios favoured by 'dream draw'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand during his match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during day three of the AAMI Classic at Kooyong on January 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne Canberra's teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has declared his dodgy shoulder ready for his Australian Open debut.


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.


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.


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.


Masur shoulder ends prospect of Kyrgios duel

Nick Kyrgios

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


Budding star Kyrgios aims to catch Rafter's attention

Nick Kyrgios in action in the quarter-finals of the Australian under-18 Championships. Kyrgios had a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Harry Bourchier at Melbourne Park on Thursday, December 6. Photo: Jason Lockett (Tennis Australia).

David Polkinghorne Bernard Tomic's Davis Cup career might be in limbo, but Canberra's Nick Kyrgios sees the next two weeks as a chance to show Australia captain Pat Rafter he is a player of the future.


Open's a shut case for Jones

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  Brendan Jones of Australia aknowledges the crowd after finishing his round during round four of the 2012 Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club on December 9, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne An administrative bungle has cost Canberra golfer Brendan Jones a shot at qualifying for the US Open.


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.


Kyrgios ready, willing and stable

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand in his junior boys' final match against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during the 2013 Australian Open Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Todd Larkham says Nick Kyrgios is at least a top-100 prospect as youngster makes French Open debut.