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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Australia's wonder boy Nick Kyrgios faces second seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

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 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Rafael Nadal win means world is Nick Kyrgios' oyster, says celebrity agent Max Markson

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David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' Wimbledon victory over Rafael Nadal will open the door for million-dollar contracts.

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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. 

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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.

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Nick Kyrgios to play world number 81 Benjamin Becker in Australian Open

Pat Cash and Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Even as a boy, Nick Kyrgios played tennis like a man.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Kyrgios waits on Cup call-up

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David Polkinghorne His sights might be set on winning his Sydney Tennis International semi-final, but Nick Kyrgios' ears are pricked listening for the phone.

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Nick's win no fluke: Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Kyrgios' French Open heroics put him on verge of the Davis Cup team, says Todd Woodbridge.

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Larkham backs Kyrgios to learn from mixed fortunes at French Open

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 29:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia  plays a backhand in his Men's Singles match against against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day four of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

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