2017 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams pose with trophiesThe 2017 Australian Open will take place from January 16 to January 29 when the men’s final concludes the tournament.

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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 holds the record for the most Australian Open Men’s Singles titles, with six. While Margaret Court (after which one of the Open’s main venues is named) holds the record for most Women’s Singles titles, with 11.

In 2016 a record number of fans attended the Open with over 720,000 people walking through the turnstiles at Melbourne Park.

Current Champions:

Men’s Singles: Roger Federer, defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3
Women’s Singles: Serena Williams, defeated Venus Williams 6-4 6-4

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Last updated: 28 February, 2017

Australian Open Articles

Mixing sport and entertainment at the Australian Open

Mixing sport and entertainment at the Australian Open

by , 22 Feb 2017

The lines between sport and entertainment are becoming increasingly blurred, but is this necessarily a bad thing?

What Australian Open success means for Nadal in 2017

What Australian Open success means for Nadal in 2017

by , 10 Feb 2017

Coming off a disappointing end to his 2016 season which was cut short by a niggling wrist injury, Rafael Nadal played some of the best tennis Australia has ever seen him play at the 2017 Australian Open.

Has Federer’s 18th settled the GOAT debate?

Has Federer’s 18th settled the GOAT debate?

by , 2 Feb 2017 Popular article!

Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev maintains that there is no such thing as the “greatest of all time” (GOAT). He says one can always be best of a generation and it is not fair to compare across generations.

The aura of Roger Federer

The aura of Roger Federer

by , 1 Feb 2017

Sunday night at Rod Laver Arena saw another Australian Open final. No records were at stake, nor was history destined to be rewritten, yet the tennis world was about to witness something it had never imagined a fortnight ago.

Federer vs Nadal: When worlds collide

Federer vs Nadal: When worlds collide

by , 31 Jan 2017

Apparently around 6 million people tuned in to watch Roger Federer play Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open men’s tennis final last Sunday. One can only guess at the number worldwide.

2017 Australian Open: The tournament that was

2017 Australian Open: The tournament that was

by , 31 Jan 2017

The Australian Open has seen some incredible upsets shape both the men’s and women’s draws, two surprise semi-finalists in the women’s draw, and of course two legends lifting the trophy again.

Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

by , 30 Jan 2017 Video

The 2017 edition of the Australian Open was a celebration of why champions choose their time to retire, not tennis fans or the media.

The Fed Express stood tallest at the Australian Open

The Fed Express stood tallest at the Australian Open

by , 30 Jan 2017

Roger Federer overcame his 35 years, his 100th Australian Open match, and a dogged Rafael Nadal to set up his record 18th Slam with a sensational 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory.

Who’d a thunk it?

Who’d a thunk it?

by , 30 Jan 2017

While much of the world is still grappling with the outcome of the US Election and a result which still seems inexplicable to some, the result is in fact, not that amazing at all. It’s quite tame really when compared to what we see in the world of sport on a daily basis.

Australian Open final: Five talking points from Roger vs Rafa

Australian Open final: Five talking points from Roger vs Rafa

by , 30 Jan 2017

He’s done it again.


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