Posts Tagged "Australian Open"

It’s becoming obvious that Bernard Tomic, who started 2017 ranked No.17 in the world, will not be in the top 100 by the end of the US summer.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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He’s done it again.

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Rafael Nadal sees no reason why he can’t push on for a 15th grand slam after being denied by Roger Federer in Sunday’s Australian Open final.

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Roger Federer has pulled off a fairytale, winning his 18th grand slam and fifth Australian Open, taking out an epic final in five sets over Rafael Nadal after coming back from a break down late in the match.

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In what should be an Australian Open final for the ages, two of the sport’s greatest ever, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal square off for the right to be crowned champion. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to battle for the 2017 Australian Open men’s singles title. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to live streaming online and watching the match on TV.

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So, here we are! We’ve spent every minute of the last week crossing our fingers, toes and everything in between in the hopes of a Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal Australian Open final.

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet to contest the 2017 Australian Open men’s singles final at 7:30pm AEDT on Sunday 29 January 2017.

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Angst. That’s the only way to describe watching Serena and Venus Williams play each other in tennis.

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So it’s come to this.

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Throughout history, professional sports have been dominated by great rivalries.

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