Sport Jamie Murray (L) suffered from heat stroke following his victory with doubles partner John Peers (R) over Matt Reid and Luke Saville at the Australian Open

Murray required several hours treatment following the first round victory after playing in extreme temperatures of over 40C

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Zheng Jie receives treatment after the on-court heat caused breathing problems

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The women's tour has a heat rule making provision for a 10-minute break between second and third sets in extreme conditions

Lleyton Hewitt (right) holds the winners trophy while Roger Federer holds the runner up prize in Brisbane

Brisbane International: Lleyton Hewitt rolls back years to stun Roger Federer and take title

There is probably as much chance of a home-grown male singles champion here at the Australian Open later this month as there is of Lleyton Hewitt arriving at Melbourne Park in one of the city trams, but at least the Adelaide-born former world No 1 will offer the prospect of some excitement for locals when the year’s first Grand Slam tournament begins in seven days’ time.

Andy Murray recorded his first win since his comeback from injury after he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in straight-sets

Andy Murray records his first victory since comeback from back injury after straight-sets win over Stanislas Wawrinka

The reigning Wimbledon champion suffered defeat on Thursday to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga but recovered to beat the Swiss in Abu Dhabi

Novak Djokovic knows it will be tough to retain his world No 1 ranking

Novak Djokovic appoints Boris Becker as head coach in move described as 'very bold'

The German has not worked with any players since his retirement and has instead focused on punditry

Greg Rusedski plays a forehand during his match against Pat Rafter at the Royal Albert Hall

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Brit Chris Kermode appointed new head of the ATP

Kermode, who is behind the ATP World Tour Finals coming to the O2, was the unanimous choice

'DNA is an excellent building block for constructing synthetic molecular systems, as we can programme it to do whatever we need,' said Adam Wollman, who led the Oxford University team

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Novak Djokovic: The Serb dropped a set against France's Gaël Monfils

Novak Djokovic launches astonishing attack on tennis' anti-doping programme

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Lancaster calls for England to impress in ‘defining year’

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