Lleyton Hewitt

It’s a matter of do as I say, not as I do, for the protected species Roger Federer

EXTREME weather conditions at the Australian Open aren’t something new, but scheduling conflict drama for tennis’ biggest stars might be.

Tennis

Last Aussie standing Kyrgios tops Tsonga in 4-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Nick Kyrgios won the last five points of the tiebreaker to beat 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 …

Tennis

Baseline: Doubles Take: Home faves Barty, Dellacqua face test

<i>Here’s your daily Australian Open doubles coverage as the second round kicks off, the first round finishes and the mixed event begins.</i><p>“Rusty” is …

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Classy response ‘shames’ AFL great

He was sick. He was dizzy. He felt like he was going to collapse — but he didn’t. Another thing he didn’t do was give up — but maybe he should …

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Australian Open 2018: Eerie coincidences in Gavrilova record time

The new Australian Open record for the latest start to a match has come about because of a number of eerie coincidences.<p>2:01<p>Kyrgios overcomes unruly …

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Baseline: Doubles Take: Hewitt returns to the court (again)

In the final tournament of his career, Sam Groth is playing doubles with Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt. (AP)<p><i>It’s Day 2 of doubles</i> …

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Future bright for Alex De Minaur as he channels hero Lleyton Hewitt

Despite an early Australian Open exit for the 18-year-old, the influence of his idol will stand him in good stead in years to come<p>Alex De Minaur followed Roger Federer into the press conference room here at Melbourne Park on Tuesday night, a brush with greatness for the young Australian. The packed …

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Six juicy matches to watch on Tuesday | Australian Open 2018

It’s the first round. The nerves will be flying. It’s ‘go time’ Down Under to kick off Australian Open 2018.<p>Players must win seven matches to win the …

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Australian Open: Lleyton Hewitt follows in Harry Hopman's footsteps as he leads the next generation

When Lleyton Hewitt burst onto the scene in the late 1990s as a teenager with his cap worn in the style of Bart Simpson, a violently pumping fist and …

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Bernard Tomic quotes through the years: From hungry, young kid to possible lost cause

IT’S sometimes easy to forget Bernard Tomic wasn’t always the cash-counting tennis millionaire with little interest in fulfilling his potential.

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Daniil Medvedev wins over Sydney crowd with hilarious speech

Daniil Medvedev was supposed to be the villain after beating Alex De Minaur in the Sydney final, but he won over fans with a brilliant victory speech.<p>…

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Australian Open 2018: guide

Seven’s Summer of Tennis continues with the<b> Australian Open</b> from January 15 – January 28, 2018 at Melbourne Park.This year, Seven’s commentary team …

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Australian Open 2018: A to Z of first grand slam of the year - blubbering wrecks, gobby girlfriends and questionable dress sense

A is for...Australia Day<p>Show me another major sporting event that breaks for a ten-to-15 minute delay for a fireworks show? Yes, that's the situation the elite tennis stars have to face at the opening slam of the year every year without fail on January 26. Annoyingly for Stan Wawrinka and Rafael …

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Australian Open: Alex de Minaur should have a cool nickname, help us decide what it should be

Alex de Minaur is a kid on the rise.<p>The 18-year-old Australian has just made his first ATP final, courtesy of a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over Frenchman …

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Cruz Hewitt shows off impressive tennis skills

Lleyton Hewitt's nine-year-old son Cruz looks to be following in his father's footsteps and eyeing a tennis career of his own.<p>Lleyton and Cruz were …

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Sports Friday: Crocmedia name lives, Why Golf changed channels, Cricket crowds, Tennis climax

Share Email Comments<p><b>Sports Friday: A round-up of sport broadcasting news.</b><p>Cricket Crowds: TEN and Nine<br>The Big Bash League has been delivering big …

Hopman Cup

Murray and Serena planning for future

It’s clear that Andy Murray and Serena Williams wanted to play the Australian Open, almost no matter the risk. That’s why they both traveled far and …

Tennis

Novak Djokovic has perfect reaction to unbelievable Rafael Nadal winner

Rafael Nadal was in splendid form during the Tie Break Tens exhibition event as he answered speculation about his condition ahead of the Australian …

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Tie Break Tens: Rules, draw and how to watch pre-Australian Open tennis event

TENNIS superstars including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios continue their Australian Open preparations in an exciting new short-format …

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Double fault: Monfils joins Agassi on WTC exit list

French Tennis star Gael Monfils has pulled out of Tuesday night’s matchup with American Frances Tiafoe after losing to South Australia’s Thanasi …

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De Minaur Continues Run Of Form In Sydney

One of the stories of the Australian summer is continuing this week at the Sydney International. Alex de Minaur, the 18-year-old Aussie who reached …

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Nick Kyrgios makes hilarious admission about Brisbane victory

Nick Kyrgios has revealed the hilarious way he warmed up for his victory in the Brisbane International final.<p>Kyrgios claimed his maiden ATP title on …

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Nick Kyrgios cops a ball right in the mouth in Fast 4 tournament in Sydney

AUSSIE tennis star Nick Kyrgios is a big talker on the court but he was momentarily lost for words when he copped a shot right in the mouth on Monday …

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Wawrinka says he's ready for Aussie Open, knee not a worry

Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka says he's ready for this year's tournament beginning next Monday after being sidelined from competitive …

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios wants a Davis Cup title for Australia, and says the campaign will give him energy in 2018

A deep run at the Australian Open beckons, but it is Davis Cup success that will motivate Nick Kyrgios most this year.<p>Casting aside any concerns over …

Tennis

Lleyton Hewitt winds back the clock with incredible winner

Lleyton Hewitt has produced a piece of absolute magic at Sydney's Fast4 showdown, leaving fans and commentators in awe.<p>The 36-year-old teamed up with …

Tennis

Infirmity and age pose threat to quality at Australian Open trainwreck

Long list of absences including Serena Williams and Andy Murray means less-known talent could bring some unwelcome surprises in Melbourne<p>Hard to believe, isn’t it, but we will soon celebrate the 16th anniversary of a very strange tennis match. In late January 2002 the innocuous, double-fisted Swede …

Sports

Is the spate of ATP injuries a coincidence, or the wave of the future?

“Andy Murray should follow Roger Federer’s example,” the headlines read last July in London, after Great Britain’s best player limped out of …

Tennis

Kyrgios dispatches Dimitrov to reach Brisbane final

Nick Kyrgios came from a set down on Saturday to beat top seed Grigor Dimitrov and advance to the final of the Brisbane International. Kyrgios had …

Nick Kyrgios

Is Andy Murray’s career truly over?

Andy Murray’s been sidelined since the U.S. Open last year with a hip injury. Rather than opt for surgery, he’s been rehabbing the hip with little …

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