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Just three days after winning his first title of the year in Australia, a jet-lagged Rory McIlroy is looking forward to one last tournament before he puts his clubs away for a well-earned rest.
Despite a late start to his year, Rafael Nadal went 75-7, won 10 titles and finished No.
Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 , 3-6, 6-3, Australian Open 3rd RD Jeremy Chardy had beaten Andy Murray in straight sets months earlier at the Western & Southern Open, but his victory over Juan Martin del Potro in Melbourne - the first big upset of the tournament - proved to be more satisfying.
While Wentworth Falls golfer Troy Cox finished his first year as a full-time professional by missing the cut at last week's Australian Open, he can take confidence from knowing he did enough to keep his Australia/New Zealand PGA Tour Card in 2014.
Forget about the complicated formulas that determine the Official World Golf Ranking.
IT'S a cricket-mad nation, it's officially the start of summer and the cities are decked out for Christmas.
In an interview last week with sponsor Credit Suisse , Roger Federer talked about the disappointing season that was and what the future holds in 2014.
PRODIGIOUS talent Ashleigh Barty will make her third straight appearance at the Hobart International next month after being handed a wildcard into the main draw.
Unfortunately, it seems as though golf never ends. To be precise, the Royal Trophy, which pits Europe against Asia, will be the final major tour event contested in 2013.
Winning the Australian Open probably wasn't at the top of Rory McIlroy's list of goals for the 2013 golf season, but having a win under his Nike belt this calendar year is certainly better than having no wins.
Warrnambool's Kayne Brereton, 11, won tickets to the Australian Open thanks to a photo of him playing tennis with his brother Kye on their family's Merri River pontoon.
After spending the past month studiously avoiding water hazards, Ryan Fox is looking forward to leisurely pursuits on the Hauraki Gulf as he recuperates following a testing schedule on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
One of Lleyton Hewitt's last full seasons has earned the 32-year-old a first Newcombe Medal, breaking Sam Stosur's three-year hold on the award to be named the outstanding Australian player of 2013.
Roger Federer is back on the courts following a mid-November family vacation in the Maldives.
INSPIRATION: Horsham's Harry Freak meets Australian golfer Greg Chalmers while at a junior clinic as part of the Australian Open.