David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

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

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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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.

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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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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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Kyrgios in search of third grand slam, but with new partner

Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios has a hat-trick of major tennis titles in his sights but he'll have to do it without his usual doubles partner at next week's US Open.

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Criticism of mate Tomic hurts Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

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

Nick Kyrgios

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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Canberra connection rides all the way to final with great Scot

Andy Murray.

David Polkinghorne JIM CULLENS lays no claim to Andy Murray's tennis ability, but the great uncle of the Wimbledon finalist did teach him to ride a bike.

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Kyrgios eyes hat-trick of doubles titles

11th July 2012, Canberra Times , Sport story by David Polkinghorne, Photo by Karleen Minney. Canberra's teen tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios is home again after a triumphant campaign at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios has won back-to-back grand slam titles and dined with the Queen, but he looked like your regular teenager relaxing and playing computer games at his Watson home yesterday.