Lleyton Hewitt in 2004. No one who has ever watched Lleyton play one of his epic matches comes out a hater.
Sport is a dominant thread in Australia’s cultural DNA. But it’s also divisive.
Tennis player Andy Murray employs former great Ivan Lendl as his coach.
Just because you were good at sport does not mean you can coach without furthering your qualifications and experiences.
Is Nick Kyrgios too difficult – and different – to become an Australian hero?
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Examining our sporting heroes reveals much about ideas of national identity and who is accepted.
Once again, tennis fans are discussing what might be best to “help” Nick Kyrgios overcome his issues.
Humans have three basic needs that drive motivation - without them our performance is likely to suffer.
Cathy Freeman was criticised for flying the Aboriginal flag at the 1994 Commonwealth Games but the same act at the Sydney 2000 Olympics was hailed as a moment of reconciliation.
Athletes are increasingly expected to be good role models. But we don’t usually expect them to sacrifice their chance of winning to help others.
Tennis star Nick Krygios has withdrawn himself from possible selection for the Rio Olympics, citing ‘unfair’ treatment by the AOC.
Three potential Olympians have been sent "please explain" letters from the Australian Olympic Committee, but there is little ethical justification for this.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios used an on-court sexual insult against an opponent in a recent match.
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If a misogynistic atmosphere is allowed to prevail in men’s individual and team sports, then all the platitudes about sport being a socially positive force stand exposed.
This is what sexism looks like.
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Leave debates about on-court banter aside and focus on the victim here.
At Wimbledon 2015 there have been widely published, powerful criticisms about Nick Kyrgios’ conduct, both on court and in press conferences. Much of that advice is well intended, with the hope that a behaviourally…
Nick Kyrgios’ blistering serve has attracted the attention of tennis fans around the world.
A big serve proved its value as part of Australian wild card Nick Kyrgios’ game yesterday, with 37 aces in his fourth round Wimbledon victory over world number one Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios, the first player…