Tennis 2015

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.

2015 Grand Slam calendar

Grand Slam Venue Dates
Australian Open Melbourne Park Jan 19 – Feb 1
French Open Roland Garros May 24 – Jun 7
Wimbledon All England Club Jun 29 – Jul 12
US Open Flushing Meadow Aug 31 – Sep 13

Tennis Articles

Kyrgios accepts Open exit with dignity

by , 2 Sep 2015

A sporting Nick Kyrgios is refusing to blame the controversy and drama swirling around him for his first-round departure from the US Open in New York.

Horror first day for leading seeds at US Open

Horror first day for leading seeds at US Open

by , 2 Sep 2015

The 2015 US Open has started in disastrous fashion for many of the leading seeds, with last year’s finalist Kei Nishikori, Serbian pair Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, and former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova among the many notable opening day casualties.

John-Patrick Smith vs Mikhail Youzhny: 2015 US Open live scores

John-Patrick Smith vs Mikhail Youzhny: 2015 US Open live scores

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

After qualifying for the last two Grand Slams, including this year’s US Open, John-Patrick Smith will be looking for his first main draw win against Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round. Join The Roar for live score of the match from 1am AEST.

Nick Kyrgios loses first round match against Andy Murray

Nick Kyrgios loses first round match against Andy Murray

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Match review Nick Kyrgios has lost his first round match at the US Open against Andy Murray in four sets.

Lleyton Hewitt vs Aleksandr Nedovyesov: 2015 US Open scores

Lleyton Hewitt vs Aleksandr Nedovyesov: 2015 US Open scores

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Match Result: Lleyton Hewitt made is safely through the first round in his final US Open appearance with a win over Alexandr Nedovyesov, who retired during the second game of the third set.

Hyeon Chung vs James Duckworth: 2015 US Open live scores

Hyeon Chung vs James Duckworth: 2015 US Open live scores

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

A battle of two up and coming young players on the ATP takes place in the first round at the 2015 US Open when South Korea’s Hyeon Chung takes on the world ranked 95 Australian James Duckworth in what should be a closely fought first round match up.

Ajla Tomljanovic vs Karin Knapp: 2015 US Open live scores

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Can Ajla Tomljanovic provide an upset with a win over the 33rd ranked Karin Knapp in the first round? Join The Roar for live scores from around 1am (AEST) to find out.

[Highlights] Tomic through to second round to face Hewitt at US Open

[Highlights] Tomic through to second round to face Hewitt at US Open

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Bernard Tomic has advanced to the second round of the 2015 US Open with a four-set win against Damir Dzumhur.

Jarmila Gajdosova vs Flavia Pennetta: 2015 US Open live scores

Jarmila Gajdosova vs Flavia Pennetta: 2015 US Open live scores

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Australia’s Jarmila Gajdosova will be looking to upset Flavia Pennetta when the duo face each other in the opening round of the US Open.

[Highlights] Thanasi Kokkinakis retires from US Open clash with Richard Gasquet

[Highlights] Thanasi Kokkinakis retires from US Open clash with Richard Gasquet

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Match Result: Thanasi Kokkinakis is struggling to digest the most painful defeat of his burgeoning career after severe cramps cruelled his US Open campaign in New York.


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