A first-week choke by leading woman Sam Stosur and a grudging loss by ageing men`s warrior Lleyton Hewitt has generally been the blueprint for the home players at the Australian Open, but teenage talent Nick Kyrgios may be poised to buck the trend of local underachievement.
Former World No.1 tennis star Lleyton Hewitt said Friday he wasn't concerned about rankings despite staring at the prospect of a huge drop in the pecking order if he fails to defend his Brisbane International title next week.
An emotional Lleyton Hewitt dedicated his International Premier Tennis League win to fellow Australian Phillip Hughes on Wednesday as the tragic cricketer`s funeral injected a sombre note into the glitzy event.
The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday.
Gael Monfils said Sunday he was confident of playing strongly in the tour next year after beating Roger Federer at the Davis Cup and winning three times at a fast-paced tennis tournament in the Philippines.