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Can Roger Federer emulate the longevity of Ken Rosewall?

Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall was just two months shy of his 40th birthday when he reached the last of his Slam finals – the 1974 US Open – by far the oldest in the sport’s history.

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Federer slays Nadal to claim Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival.

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Matty Johns and Nick Kyrgios locked in a heated dispute

Rugby League legend Matthew Johns has publicly lambasted Nick Kyrgios for his performance and behaviour at the Shanghai Masters.

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Kyrgios fined $40k for Shanghai walk-off

Nick Kyrgios has been fined almost $A40,000 by the ATP on Wednesday after walking off the court during his opening match at the Shanghai Masters a day earlier.

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Nick Kyrgios calls it quits in Shanghai walk-off

Nick Kyrgios faces the prospect of another season-ending ban after branding an official “a joke” before sensationally quitting his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters.

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Nadal praises Kyrgios after Beijing rout

Rafael Nadal is urging Nick Kyrgios to “keep going” after consigning the combustible Australian to an explosive straight-sets loss in the China Open final.

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Nick Kyrgios into China Open final, set to face Nadal

Nick Kyrgios has kept alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals by beating Alexander Zverev to reach the final of the China Open in Beijing.

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Alexander Zverev joins Federer, Nadal in ATP World Tour Finals

Youngster Alexander Zverev has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time after a stunning 2017 season.

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Roger Federer too good for Nick Kyrgios in Laver Cup

Nick Kyrgios had one match point but it was Roger Federer who ultimately prevailed 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 11-9 to clinch the inaugural Laver Cup for Europe.

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Australia out of Davis Cup after semi-final loss to Belgium

Steve Darcis has proved to be Australia’s Davis Cup nemesis yet again as Belgium sealed a place in November’s final against France with a 3-2 win in Brussels.

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Kyrgios: I’ve saved my best for Australia

Nick Kyrgios has vowed to keep delivering for Australia in the Davis Cup following his dramatic five-set victory over Steve Darcis in Brussels.

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Belgium vs Australia live stream: How to watch the Davis Cup semi-final online or on TV

Australia’s Davis Cup campaign continues as they travel to Belgium for a semi-final. The tie, played over three days, starts on Friday, September 15 at 10pm (AEST) and this is The Roar’s ultimate guide to live streaming all five matches online and watching them on TV.

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Sweet sixteen: Nadal dominates Anderson to win US Open

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has claimed a 16th grand slam title and his third US Open with a dominant, straight-sets victory over South African Kevin Anderson in the final.

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Stephens beats Keys for maiden US Open title

Sloane Stephens has dominated her close friend Madison Keys 6-3 6-0 to win the US Open women’s tennis final, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery.

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2009 all over again as Del Potro upsets Federer at US Open

Juan Martin del Potro made sure there will be no US Open match-up between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this year with the Brazilian winning their quarter-final in four sets.

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Rafael Nadal vs Andrey Rublev: US Open live scores

There’s only one match in the way of a dream semi-final at the US Open, but it’s a dangerous one for No.1 seed Rafael Nadal when he faces youngster Andrey Rublev. Join The Roar for live scores from around 3:30am (AEST).

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Venus Williams of the United States acknowledges the crowd

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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, at the Australian Open.

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Rafael Nadal

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Maria Sharapova of Russia

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John Millman

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Roger Federer

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A historical perspective of the ATP World Tour Finals

The ATP World Tour finals will be played in London from November 12 to 19, in what will be the fourth stage of change.

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The ATP Race to London is over

By Ritesh Misra, 7 Nov 2017
The ATP Race to London is over

The year end Nitto ATP finals is a much-awaited elite tennis event played by the top eight ranked players of the preceding 12 months.

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Paris Masters 2017 preview and history

By Ritesh Misra, 30 Oct 2017
Paris Masters 2017 preview and history

The draw for the Paris Masters has been released, and with world number two Roger Federer opting out after winning his eighth Basel tournament, here is the preview of the prestigious event.

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Inaugural Next Gen ATP finals preview

By Ritesh Misra, 27 Oct 2017
Inaugural Next Gen ATP finals preview

Recognising the need to prepare champions for the future, the ATP has started a Top 21-and-under event of eight youth players. 

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Love him or hate him, Kyrgios has our attention

There is only one word to describe Nick Kyrgios: polarising.

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Wimbledon’s trio of unlikely destroyers

By Ritesh Misra, 18 Oct 2017

Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Boris Becker are among Wimbledon’s three most dominating players. Yet relative unknowns Sergiy Stakhovsky, George Bastl and Peter Doohan are the unlikely trio who had shock wins over these fearsome champions at the All England Club.

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Preview of Paris Masters 2017

By Ritesh Misra, 16 Oct 2017
Preview of Paris Masters 2017

With Roger Federer’s win over Rafael Nadal at Shanghai, next on the ATP tour is Basel and immediately after that the Paris Rolex Masters and the year ending Nitto ATP Finals.

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Totally ‘Heedless’ Nick: Which angry cartoon character is he really like?

Our Nick has done it again.

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What an amazing year of tennis!

By Beardan, 9 Oct 2017
What an amazing year of tennis!

Rafael Nadal’s win in the China Open continues an amazing year for the Spanish champion, and an unforgettable year for tennis.

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Does Stan Wawrinka compete with the big 4?

By Ritesh Misra, 7 Oct 2017
Does Stan Wawrinka compete with the big 4?

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray – these players are popularly known as the Big 4 of tennis, having won 19, 16, 12 and 3 Glad Slams respectively.

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The rise of Ashleigh Barty

By David Holden, 2 Oct 2017
The rise of Ashleigh Barty

At a time when Australian tennis is looking for a role model, Ashleigh Barty might just be the one.

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Preview of Shanghai Masters and China Open

By Ritesh Misra, 30 Sep 2017
Preview of Shanghai Masters and China Open

US Open Champion and World Number 1 Rafa Nadal with 9465 points has a comfortable lead over second ranked Roger Federer, who has 7505 points.

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Laver Cup 2017 review

By Ritesh Misra, 28 Sep 2017
Laver Cup 2017 review

The inaugural Laver Cup, between teams Europe and World, was played from September 22-24 in Prague. The teams were captained by legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

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Nick Kyrgios is too much a team player

By Pat Hornidge, 26 Sep 2017
Nick Kyrgios is too much a team player

Nick Kyrgios has always intrigued me as a tennis player, mostly because he basically admits that he doesn’t want to be a tennis player.

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Jean Rene Lacoste and the Four Musketeers

By Ritesh Misra, 23 Sep 2017
Jean Rene Lacoste and the Four Musketeers

The history of the Lacoste clothing line dates back to the 1920s, when the American press nicknamed Jean Rene Lacoste ‘The Crocodile’ after he said he had been promised a crocodile-skin suitcase if he won an important match.

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Heartbreak for Australia as Belgium advance to Davis Cup final

Australia will have to wait at least another twelve months for another shot at Davis Cup glory after they blew a 2-1 lead to go down to Belgium in the Davis Cup semi-finals on Monday morning (AEST).

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Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson

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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts after scoring a point against John Millman, of Australia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York.

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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Jordan Thompson US Open

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John Millman returns a shot at US Open.

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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts after scoring a point against John Millman, of Australia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York.

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Roger Federer hits a ball at the US Open.

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