2018 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams pose with trophiesThe 2018 Australian Open took place from January 15 to January 28 with Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer emergeing as champions.

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Beginning in 1905, the competition was originally played on grass, until the switch was made to Rebound Ace in 1988. In 2008 the shift to the current playing surface, Plexicushion, was made.

Roy Emerson, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are tied holding the record for the most Australian Open Men’s Singles titles, with six. Margaret Court (after which one of the Open’s main venues is named) holds the record for most Women’s Singles titles, with 11.

Crowd records have consistently been broken during the last few years, with more than 720,000 people attending across the course of the fortnight.

Current Champions:

Men’s Singles: Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Women’s Singles: Caroline Wozniacki defeat Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

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Last updated: 30 January, 2018

Australian Open Articles

Roger Federer: The definitive GOAT

Roger Federer: The definitive GOAT

by , 10 Feb 2018

Legendary cricket all-rounder Kapil Dev has a firm view that one can never be the greatest of all time, but at most the greatest of their generation.

Roger Federer: Tennis’ best story ever

Roger Federer: Tennis’ best story ever

by , 31 Jan 2018

Has anyone ever been as valuable to their game as Roger Federer is to tennis?

The Australian Open’s ‘extreme heat policy’ needs a re-think

The Australian Open’s ‘extreme heat policy’ needs a re-think

by , 30 Jan 2018

The imperfections and ambiguity of the extreme heat policy in sport were never more evident than a couple of Thursdays ago at the Australian Open, where temperatures soared to 39 degrees on Rod Laver Arena, with the surface temperature rising to a stifling 69 degrees.

The graceful defiance of Roger Federer

The graceful defiance of Roger Federer

by , 29 Jan 2018

Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic in five rollercoaster sets Sunday night, adding a sixth Australian Open and 20th major title overall.

Six appeal: Roger Federer wins yet another Australian Open

Six appeal: Roger Federer wins yet another Australian Open

by , 28 Jan 2018

Roger Federer is suddenly within sight of the grand slam title record after entering uncharted waters with a historic sixth Australian Open triumph.

Australian Open Men’s Singles Final live scores, blog, highlights: Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic

Australian Open Men’s Singles Final live scores, blog, highlights: Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic

by , 28 Jan 2018 Video

Match result: Roger Federer is suddenly within sight of the all-time grand slam title record after entering uncharted waters with an historic sixth Australian Open triumph.

2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic date, start time, how to watch, TV guide, live stream

2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic date, start time, how to watch, TV guide, live stream

by , 28 Jan 2018

The men’s singles final at the 2018 Australian Open will be played between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

Champion Wozniacki reveals retirement thoughts

Champion Wozniacki reveals retirement thoughts

by , 28 Jan 2018

Newly crowned Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki has revealed she contemplated giving tennis away during a depressing run with injury that sent her plummeting down the rankings.

The next generation: Ranking the top tennis players under 22

The next generation: Ranking the top tennis players under 22

by , 28 Jan 2018

As the ATP’s next generation of players begin to make major strides in the rankings and as the tour’s elder statesmen begin to drop off, here are the top five men’s players under 22.

Shattered Halep determined to win a major

Shattered Halep determined to win a major

by , 28 Jan 2018

A shattered Simona Halep says her Australian Open final loss to Caroline Wozniackl has hardened her resolve to break through at a major after three failed attempts.


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