Search
Windies fielder takes a boundary beautyWindies fielder takes a boundary beauty Bumbling cricketers blow wicket chanceBumbling cricketers blow wicket chance Keeper pulls off amazing double saveKeeper pulls off amazing double save
advertisement
Most popular articles
$10,000 up for grabsSign-up for NRL, AFL
and Rugby tipping
51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..In his first official statement since testing positive to steroids yesterday, UFC superstar Anderson Silva plans to fight the 'allegations' against him. UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsUFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsWhen former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids today, his entire legacy as a prize fighter was called into question. Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Anderson Silva's doctor has said that the former UFC champion denies taking performance enhancing drugs, and wants to be tested again. Is UFC champion Ronda Rousey MMA's Mike Tyson? Is UFC champion Ronda Rousey MMA's Mike Tyson? Busted for PEDS today, you won't believe what former UFC champ Anderson Silva told Jon Jones (who recently tested positive to cocaine) at UFC 183. Watch: UFC 184 embedded series and extended previewWatch: UFC 184 embedded series and extended previewThe MMA world is in shock after UFC 183 headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both tested positive to banned substances. Fighter reactions here. Ronda Rousey sizzles as MMA's first SI swimsuit modelRonda Rousey sizzles as MMA's first SI swimsuit modelBoth Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz have failed drug tests following UFC 184. Silva tested positive for an anabolic steroid, while Diaz tested for marijuana.
Wide World of Sports TV partners
AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.
Tennis teen Kyrgios cramps and loses match
Melissa Woods
17:46 AEST Wed Dec 12 2012

Cramp has cruelled Canberra teen Nick Kyrgios' hopes of winning a wildcard into next month's Australian Open tennis tournament.

Playing in the quarter-finals of the wildcard play-off at Melbourne Park on Wednesday the 17-year-old was leading No.8 seed Matthew Barton 4-0 in the fifth set when the stifling heat started to take its toll.

After already winning the Australian under 18 boys title on Sunday, Kyrgios had three break points to go to a 5-0 lead in the decider when he started to cramp.

He dropped the next game and then couldn't manage to sit down between games due to a full body cramp.

The AIS product, who has a ripper forehand, called for a trainer and tried to play on but agonisingly he wasn't able to serve with any pressure and was ultimately assisted from the court.

The match finished in Barton's favour 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 3-4 when Kyrgios retired.

This is the first year that qualifying has been played over five sets throughout, with every match bar the final a three-set affair previously.

But this year organisers decided to emulate grand slam conditions.

Ranked No.4 in the world in the under 18s, Kyrgios, who lost the US Open boys doubles this year, has a bright future.

He eliminated wildcard top seed Sam Groth in four sets on Monday.

One player who hardly felt the heat was second seed JP Smith.

A Townsville product, Smith eliminated seventh seed Greg Jones in their quarter final.

Smith has spent the past four years on a tennis scholarship at the University of Tennessee in the US, where he also gained a Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration.

He's playing his first full year on tour and overcame Jones 6-4 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-4.

"The heat was fine, the sun was more of an issue for me but I managed to pull it out," 23-year-old Smith said.

The women's quarter finals will take place on Thursday with rising star Ashleigh Barty in action.