Australian Open

Swiss Stars Earn Third Round Spot At Australian Open

MELBOURNE, January 18, 2017 Roger Federer has booked his place in the third round of the Australian Open with a 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 win over US-American youngster Noah Rubin. “He’s a great fighter … he’s aggressive on the ball and I […]

Tennis Australia GIG – Introducing The Baseline

MELBOURNE, January 18, 2017 Australian Open presenter and journalist Nick McCarvel will be joined each day of the tournament by Tennis Australia Game Insight Group expert Dr Machar Reid to analyse the stories behind the numbers. In the first episode […]

Djokovic Opens Australian Open Title Quest

MELBOURNE, January 17, 2017 Defending champion Novak Djokovic opened his title bid at the Australian Open with a 6-1, 7-6, 6-2 win over hard-hitting Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. The 29-year-old from Serbia impressed with some brilliant defence skills under the floodlight […]

Nadal In Commanding Display To Reach Australian Open Second Round

MELBOURNE, January 17, 2017 Rafael Nadal opened his Australian Open campaign with a convincing 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over German veteran Florian Mayer on Tuesday afternoon in the third match on Rod Laver Arena. It was a vintage Nadal performance, where […]

Federer And Wawrinka Fight Into Second Round In Melbourne

MELBOURNE, January 16, 2017 Roger Federer made a winning return to the courts, celebrating a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 first round victory at the Australian Open against Austrian veteran Jürgen Melzer. The 35-year-old appeared in his first competitive match in […]

Who Is The Hardest Working Or The Fastest Player In Tennis?

MELBOURNE, January 16, 2017 Tennis Australia’s elite team of data, analytics and sport science experts have been crunching the numbers and the results may surprise you. The Tennis Australia Game Insight Group or GIG is headed up by leading sports […]

De Minaur Celebrates Grand Slam Dream Debut

MELBOURNE, January 16, 2017 Australian youngster Alex de Minaur was one of the stories of the first day at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne. The 17-year-old from Sydney celebrated a successful Grand Slam debut, winning his opening match 5-7, […]

Kerber To Miss First Round Fed Cup Tie With Germany In Hawaii

MELBOURNE, January 15, 2017 Defending Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber announced Saturday that she is going to skip Germany’s upcoming first round Fed Cup tie against the United States, which will be played from 11 to 12 February, the weekend […]

Kids Tennis Day Attracts More Than 17,500 To Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE, January 15, 2017 A record 17,537 people have attended Kids Tennis Day at Melbourne Park on Saturday. The annual event aims to drive tennis participation and encourage kids and their families to pick up a racquet and play. More […]

Nadal Returns To Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE, January 15, 2017 The start of the 2017 Autralian Open is only hours away and the top players met the media for pre-tournament press conferences. Rafael Nadal has returned to Melbourne Park after he had suffered his first opening-round exit […]