Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Roger Federer takes a stroll on the beach in the build-up to the Australian Open, which begins on Monday

Australian Open 2015: 'I feel good. I usually feel confident in Melbourne,' says Roger Federer

After clocking up his 1,000th tour win, Roger Federer is at his ease going into the Australian Open, where he has reached the last four in his last 11 visits; but, as he tells Paul Newman, he will be ready for a break once it’s over

Heather Watson

Rejuvenated Heather Watson learning to out-think her 'superiors' ahead of Australian Open

The 22-year-old will be the only British woman competing in Melbourne

Laura Robson and Eugenie Bouchard train together at Roland Garros in 2013

Eugenie Bouchard stays silent on her spat with Laura Robson

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Eugenie Bouchard rocketed into the top five at the end of last year – the first Canadian to do so

Australian Open 2015: Eugenie Bouchard determined to kick on after her dream year

Canadian is one of game's most exciting talents after she made Wimbledon history in 2014. Yet the 20-year-old wants far more than the odd final and tells Paul Newman she has split with her long-term coach to achieve it

Fast tennis: the game’s answer to Twenty20

Tennis Australia’s new Fast4 Tennis format, used for the first time in a professional match between Federer and Hewitt this month, could be set to revolutionise the game. Paul Newman in Sydney discovers the faster game appeals to both the pros as well as those at the grass roots level of the sport

Roger Federer celebrates after claiming his 1,000th career win

Heather Watson: Andy Murray taught me not to get mad

Heather Watson reveals what she learnt from playing with Scot as she prepares for early-season Australian Open

Andy Murray saw off Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals

Andy Murray reveals he is seeing sports psychologist after change of heart

EXCLUSIVE: Scot has been working with one 'for a number of months'

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