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Magnificent Nick Kyrgios, let’s have some more of the same

Magnificent Nick Kyrgios, let's have some more of the same

16 hours ago

It took 214 minutes for Nick Kyrgios to turn a two-set deficit into a spine-tingling five-set success over Roger Federer’s conqueror Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Sunday night. The 19-year-old Australian, and his fast growing band of fans, will long remember the 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 8-6 victory that has set up a […]

Bollettieri has sound advice for Kyrgios

Bollettieri has sound advice for Kyrgios

2 days ago

Master coach Nick Bollettieri predicts Nick Kyrgios will be among the best in the tennis world, but how far he goes will depend on “what’s between his ears”. When Bollettieri speaks, wise men listen. The 83-year-old American has been instrumental in the great careers of Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, […]

How could Federer possibly lose to Seppi?

How could Federer possibly lose to Seppi?

3 days ago

There’s nothing harder to watch than a sporting legend and arguably the greatest ambassador for tennis of all time like Roger Federer bowing out of the Australian Open with hardly a whimper. The scoreline reads 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 to Italian Andreas Seppi in a tick under three hours, but that doesn’t tell the story […]

Serena comes from behind to win, Lleyton loses from the front

Serena comes from behind to win, Lleyton loses from the front

4 days ago

Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt trod vastly different Australian Open paths at Melbourne Park yesterday. Williams was down 3-5, 15-40 and in strife against Russian Vera Zvonareva, but won that game and the next nine in succession to coast home 7-5 6-0 in 85 minutes. Hewitt led 6-2 6-1 and 1-0, and was in total […]

Drop Hewitt from Davis Cup? I can’t see it happening

Drop Hewitt from Davis Cup? I can't see it happening

5 days ago

Todd Woodbridge kick-started an eventful third day at the Australian Open by declaring on Channel Seven Lleyton Hewitt shouldn’t play singles against the Czech Republic at Ostrava on March 6-8. Woodbridge, doubles legend and a former Cup selector, gave his singles nod to Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios, but would have Hewitt teaming with Sam […]

Keep playing Lleyton to show the young Aussie talent the way

Keep playing Lleyton to show the young Aussie talent the way

6 days ago

When Lleyton Hewitt played in his first Australian Open, Ze Zhang was a nine-year-old in short pants going to school in Nanjing, China. Last night at Rod Laver Arena, Hewitt celebrated a record 19th year at the Open with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4 win over Zhang to face Germany’s Benjamin Becker in the second […]

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