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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2016 Wimbledon live stream: How to watch online and on TV, key information

2016 Wimbledon live stream: How to watch online and on TV, key information

by , 27 Jun 2016

The biggest grand slam on the Tennis calendar is upon us with the world’s elite arriving at the All England Club in London for the championships at Wimbledon. Here’s your guide for finding a Wimbledon live stream or watch it on TV.

Kyrgios rates himself among the contenders

by , 26 Jun 2016

Nick Kyrgios has declared Wimbledon wide open – if Novak Djokovic bombs out, that is.

Wimbledon 2016: Draw analysis and predictions

Wimbledon 2016: Draw analysis and predictions

by , 25 Jun 2016

The men’s and women’s draws for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships have been released and it has produced some interesting first round matches as well as some potential clashes to watch out for over the next fortnight.

Kyrgios gets top 16 Wimbledon seed

Kyrgios gets top 16 Wimbledon seed

by , 23 Jun 2016

Nick Kyrgios’s Wimbledon stocks have soared with a priceless first-time top-16 seeding at the All England Club.

Wimbledon form guide: Murray threatening Djokovic’s throne

Wimbledon form guide: Murray threatening Djokovic’s throne

by , 23 Jun 2016

Hardly have we had the time to dust ourselves off from the passing clay season, when Wimbledon sneaks up on us like an old friend we’ve dearly missed for a year.

Wimbledon 2016: Women’s singles preview

Wimbledon 2016: Women’s singles preview

by , 23 Jun 2016

The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament starts on Monday and once again all eyes will be on world No.1 Serena Williams.

Wimbledon 2016: Men’s singles preview

Wimbledon 2016: Men’s singles preview

by , 22 Jun 2016

The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament starts on Monday and once again all eyes will be on world No.1 Novak Djokovic as he continues his march towards becoming the first man to achieve a golden calendar slam.

Who will win at Wimbledon in 2016?

Who will win at Wimbledon in 2016?

by , 22 Jun 2016

Wimbledon gets underway next week, a tournament where Australia has a proud history.

Nick Kyrgios doesn’t deserve the bad boy label

Nick Kyrgios doesn’t deserve the bad boy label

by , 20 Jun 2016

Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios, withdrew from competing in the Rio Olympics earlier this month after he received a 16-page letter from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) concerning his disreputable behaviour.

Tomic primed to “do damage” at Wimbledon

by , 19 Jun 2016

Bernard Tomic believes he’s never been better placed to do some damage at Wimbledon following his impressive semi-final run at the Queen’s Club this week.


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