Bernard Tomic stakes claim as Australia's next talisman

For all Bernard Tomic knew as he stepped out to play Uzbeki Denis Istomin, this would be the day he formally succeeded Lleyton Hewitt as the pre-eminent Australian presence on a tennis court. At first, he was an only vaguely apparent heir. But gradually he came into his inheritance, winning 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4.
For all Bernard Tomic knew as he stepped out to play Uzbeki Denis Istomin, this would be the day he formally succeeded Lleyton Hewitt as the pre-eminent Australian presence on a tennis court. At first, he was an only vaguely apparent heir. But gradually he came into his inheritance, winning 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4.
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NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat. NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat.
FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP. FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP.
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20 Jan 16 World number one golfer Jordan Speith is the proud new owner of a US$8.5 million ($12.3 million) Dallas mansion, compete with indoor basketball court.
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20 Jan 16 Mexican soccer fans have long used a term which they argue is harmless and has been culturally misunderstood. But it hasn't washed with FIFA who have fined the country's federation for...
20 Jan 16 Outsourcing giant takes Tax Office work to south-east Asia.
Samara Weaving has come a long way since her days in Summer Bay.
20 Jan 16 Samara Weaving has come a long way since her days in Summer Bay.
The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was welcomed to the White House by a Marine Corp honour guard on a freezing Washington, DC, morning, before sitting down for a 90-minute meeting followed by lunch with the President, Barack Obama.
20 Jan 16 The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was welcomed to the White House by a Marine Corp honour guard on a freezing Washington, DC, morning, before sitting down for a 90-minute meeting...
Sean Lake expects to feel a
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One group is drinking nearly three quarters of all alcohol in Australia.
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20 Jan 16 Imagine if you were told of well-paid work in a new country, far from your impoverished home. Once you arrived, you learned the only way to make the promised money was through prostitution.
Lleyton Hewitt has recorded a first-round win in his final Australian Open campaign, beating James Duckworth in straight sets.
20 Jan 16 Lleyton Hewitt has recorded a first-round win in his final Australian Open campaign, beating James Duckworth in straight sets.
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19 Jan 16 Melbourne Renegades will pore over every aspect of their eight matches in a bid to understand why they have again missed the finals. But even before that is completed their key flaw is...
The International Olympic Committe is talking tough on gambling and manipulation of results, putting in fresh regulations ahead of the Games in Brazil.
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19 Jan 16 Michael Hussey has won a World Cup and been part of an Ashes whitewash but he would rate success in the Big Bash League with Sydney Thunder as being up there with those achievements.
19 Jan 16 Two years after attracting a paltry crowd to a home Big Bash League semi-final, Melbourne Stars are confident Friday night's attendance at the MCG will be notable for the right reasons.
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Kempsey man David Dungay Hill died in Long Bay prison after being restrained by guards.
19 Jan 16 Kempsey man David Dungay Hill died in Long Bay prison after being restrained by guards.
19 Jan 16 Former Fremantle midfielder Ryan Crowley has become Essendon's first top-up player for season 2016.
19 Jan 16 Melbourne City has completed the loan deal with its parent company, the City Football Group (CFG) , for former Central Coast Mariners midfield Anthony Caceres to join the title chasing...
For David Warner, it must have been like going back in time and looking into a mirror.
19 Jan 16 For David Warner, it must have been like going back in time and looking into a mirror.
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Yet another interesting development in the west I see and who will foot the bill for the
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I struggle to think of anything good govt has done in my lifetime. Roads are in a worse
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"those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve
A HIGH Court of Australia decision today has ended Kojonup organic grower Steve Marsh’s six-year battle for compensation over losing his organic certification.12:30 PM A HIGH Court of Australia decision today has ended Kojonup organic grower Steve Marsh’s six-year battle for...
By MAL GILL
HARVEY'S dairy industry has been hit by bushfire for the second time in less than a month.
On Monday afternoon a bushfire that was first reported at 2.30pm the previous day, burst out of tea tree scrub country onto the back of Graham Manning's dairy farm about 10 kilometres south west of Harvey.
Firefighters and neighbours helped Mr Manning battle the blaze in horrendous conditions 11 Feb 16 By MAL GILL HARVEY'S dairy industry has been hit by bushfire for the second time in less than a month. On Monday...