Australian Open

Billy Idol Confirmed For AO Live Stage 2020

AO Press Release, August 8, 2019 British superstar Billy Idol will be part of the lineup for the AO Live Stage at Australian Open 2020. The Australian Open and Mushroom Events announced today that Idol will join Melbourne rock act The Delta Riggs on the AO Live Stage on Wednesday […]

Tennis Australia Appoints New Chief Umpire

TA Press Release, July 31, 2019 Longstanding tennis official Cheryl Jenkins has been appointed Chief Umpire of the Australian Open.  Mrs Jenkins is the tournament’s first female Chief Umpire. Brian Grace will retire from the top job after many years of service, moving into a […]

Nadal Beats Ebden To Reach Australian Open Third Round

MELBOURNE, January 16, 2019 World No. 2 Rafael Nadal headlined Wednesday’s night session on Rod Laver Arena, taking on an Australian for the second straight round. The 32-year-old Spaniard remained untroubled to beat Matthew Ebden 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in one […]

Federer Battles Into Third Round Of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, January 16, 2019 Defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer advanced to the third round with a 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3 win over British qualifier Daniel Evans in Wednesday’s day match on Rod Laver Arena. Federer continued his strong form against players […]

Greek Fans Showing Plenty Of Support For Tsitsipas And Sakkari

MELBOURNE, January, 16, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Greek fans and their flags were out in full force on Court 3 in support of No. 14 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, the reigning Next Gen ATP champion, and up-and-coming No. 41 Maria Sakkari, […]

Thiem Wins Late-Night-Thriller In Melbourne

MELBOURNE, January 15, 2019 Dominic Thiem emerged victorious from the final match played on Tuesday evening on Margaret Court Arena. The 25-year-old Austrian fought past Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-3 to reach the second round of the […]

World No. 1s Advance At Australian Open

MELBOURNE, January 15, 2019 Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic opened his Melbourne campaign on Tuesday when he took on US-American qualifier Mitchell Krueger in the night match on Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic, who won all 17 of his previous […]

Australian Open Showcasing Both Stars And The Young At Heart

MELBOURNE, January 15, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) The second day of the Australian Open in Melbourne once again proved itself as a showcase for tennis stars such as Serena Williams, Madison Keys and Kei Nishikori, and it also included the young […]

Murray Falls In Australian Open First Round

MELBOURNE, January 14, 2019 Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray met Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth match on Melbourne Arena on Monday. Murray, who announced on Friday that this tournament may be his last due to a hip injury, lost […]