Tennis 2016

Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two of the modern day greats. (AAP Image/Martin Philbey)

With its origins dating back to the United Kingdom in the late 19th century, tennis has become one of the most popular sports in the world, with its four Grand Slam tournaments often one of the most viewed championships on the annual sporting calendar.

Out of the four majors, perhaps the most illustrious tennis tournament is Wimbledon in England, which was the first ever Grand Slam championship.

Professional male tennis players play in the ATP tour while female tennis players participate in the WTA tour.

Some of the greatest ever tennis players from both genders include Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, and present superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

2016 Grand Slam calendar

Grand Slam Venue Dates
Australian Open Melbourne Park Jan 18 – Jan 31
French Open Roland Garros May 22 – Jun 5
Wimbledon All England Club Jun 27 – Jul 10
US Open Flushing Meadow Aug 29 – Sep 11

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Why we are witnessing Rafa’s resurgence

Why we are witnessing Rafa’s resurgence

by , 27 May 2016 Video

A 70-2 win-Loss record at the French Open. Nine Championships, with 363-34 on clay. The name is Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay.

‘Dizzy’ Tomic goes down at French Open

by , 27 May 2016

Bernard Tomic has been knocked out of the French Open following a four-set defeat in which he complained of dizziness.

Serena Williams vs Teliana Pereira: French Open live scores

Serena Williams vs Teliana Pereira: French Open live scores

by , 26 May 2016 Video

Three-time French Open winner Serena Williams will go up against Brazil’s world no. 81, Teliana Pereira,in the second-round. Join The Roar for live scores from 11pm (AEST).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Marcos Baghdatis: French Open live scores

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Marcos Baghdatis: French Open live scores

by , 26 May 2016 Video

French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces a potentially tricky second round French Open match-up against the inconsistent but talented Marcos Baghdatis. Join The Roar for live scores from 10:30pm AEST. Despite owning a perfect six to nil winning record over Baghdatis, Tsonga has faced some tough moments against the former Australian Open finalist and will […]

Bernard Tomic vs Borna Coric: French Open live scores

Bernard Tomic vs Borna Coric: French Open live scores

by , 26 May 2016 Video

Australian Bernard Tomic got over some bad form in the first-round and will face a tough second-round battle against world no. 47 Borna Coric at the French Open. Join The Roar for live scores from 9pm (AEST).

Novak Djokovic v Steve Darcis highlights: French Open scores

Novak Djokovic v Steve Darcis highlights: French Open scores

by , 26 May 2016 Video

Novak Djokovic cruised through the first round of the French Open and will look to do the same in the second when he faces Steve Darcis. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from around 9pm (AEST).

Rafael Nadal vs Facundo Bagnis highlights: French Open scores

Rafael Nadal vs Facundo Bagnis highlights: French Open scores

by , 26 May 2016 Video

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal looked in ominous form during the opening round and is strongly favoured to defeat Argentine Facundo Bagnis this evening. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30pm (AEST).

Agnieszka Radwanska vs Caroline Garcia: French Open live scores

Agnieszka Radwanska vs Caroline Garcia: French Open live scores

by , 26 May 2016 Video

Agnieszka Radwanska will be under siege when she faces off against France’s Fed Cup representative Caroline Garcia in the second round of the French Open. Join The Roar for live scores from around 12:30am (AEST).

Nick Kyrgios vs Igor Sijsling: French Open live scores

Nick Kyrgios vs Igor Sijsling: French Open live scores

by , 25 May 2016 Video

Nick Kyrgios needs to contain the outbursts and get a victory in his second-round match of the French Open against Igor Sijsling. Join The Roar for live scores from around 10:30pm (AEST).

Andy Murray vs Mathias Bourgue: French Open live scores

Andy Murray vs Mathias Bourgue: French Open live scores

by , 25 May 2016 Video

Andy Murray will be hoping for an easier encounter when he squares off against Mathias Bourgue in the second round of the French Open. Join The Roar for live scores from around 10pm (AEST).


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