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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios embarrassed by the hype, but wants to be a Wimbledon champion

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios says he's embarrassed by the hype that has followed his Wimbledon campaign and has noticed fans "stare and point" since arriving home last week.

Tennis

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios ready to beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios is into the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Nick Kyrgios is oozing confidence ahead of the biggest moment of his career against Rafael Nadal.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios can 'cause havoc' against world No.1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon: Scott Draper

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios has the on-court weapons to end Australia's Grand Slam drought and lead an era of success as he prepares for the biggest match of his young career - a clash against world No.

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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios aims at Wimbledon, French Open after being hit by injuries

Back on track: Nick Kyrgios is aiming at getting into the French Open for the second time and Wimbledon for the first.

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios says a horror injury run "brought me back to earth", declaring he's in the best form of his short career and ready to stop a rankings slide.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios escapes Australian bubble to focus on US Open

Nick Kyrgios will head to the US to prepare for the US Open.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't feel the pressure to prove himself to anyone and is keen to escape the popularity bubble of Australia to relaunch his career overseas.

Tennis

Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle team up to coach tennis star Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle will form a tag-team coaching partnership to guide Nick Kyrgios.

Tennis

Family is all nerves as Nick Kyrgios shoots for No.1

Nick Kyrgios' brother Christos and mother Nill are following every step of his progress.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has declared his goal to become the world's best player but his mum is too scared to watch and his brother is too nervous to eat before his third-round match at...

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Nick Kyrgios' rise has Tennis ACT to bid for Davis Cup matches in Canberra

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Tennis ACT hopes Nick Kyrgios' surge into the fourth round of Wimbledon will help it secure a Davis Cup tie next year and give the sport an unprecedented boost in Canberra.

Tennis

How a chubby Canberra kid with ample talent made it big

Nick Kyrgios as a ballboy in Canberra at age 4

Chris Dutton He's the chubby kid from Canberra who has rocketed to international fame overnight, but Nick Kyrgios' family is still come to grips with his rise to stardom.

Tennis

Kyrgios should aim for top 30 by end of the year, says tennis legend John Newcombe

Tennis great John Newcombe.

Chris Dutton John Newcombe has challenged Nick Kyrgios to aim for a spot in the world's top 30 by the end of the year.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Raiders bloodlines, but rugby to the core

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Chris Dutton They come from 'royal' Canberra Raiders bloodlines, but Tom Evans and Jordan Fulivai will be leading the ACT at the Australian schoolboys rugby union championships in Sydney this week.

Canberra sport

Canberra's golden stars can inspire a generation of international dreams, says Patty Mills

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills says a golden generation of athletes can put Canberra on the map as one of the best sporting cities in Australia.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios gets French Open wildcard

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios has been granted a wildcard to this month's French Open.

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.

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Nick Kyrgios faces his biggest challenge in US Open

David Ferrer and Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton It's the $20 million grand-slam mismatch at the US Open which could launch Nick Kyrgios to stardom and earn him a Davis Cup berth.

Tennis

Velocity to stake claims for Fed Cup spot

Chris Dutton The Canberra Velocity are adamant they can show they are capable of playing Federation Cup in coming years.

Tennis

School's out forever, as Kyrgios eyes top spot

Sport.  Asia Pacific Tennis League Round 4 Canberra Velocity Vs Hunter Raworth Tigers. Canberra Velocity player Nick Kyrgios lines up with his forehand during the match at the National Sports Club in Lyneham. 18 November 2012.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios hopes the end of his school years will give his tennis career a timely boost as he aims to become the best junior in the world.

Tennis

Cramps deny Canberra teen an Open slot

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Debilitating cramps shattered Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open dream but the Canberra teenager is adamant he has shown he's ready to regularly play against and beat adult men.

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Kyrgios has sights on Open season

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Australia's new tennis boy wonder is on a steep learning curve to be the country's next senior star.

Canberra's Kyrgios claims first grand slam title at French Open

Chris Dutton Canberra junior Nick Kyrgios has claimed his first major title by winning the boys French Open doubles title at Roland Garros in Paris last night.