Tennis 2017

Last updated: 18 January, 2017

Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open matchWith 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.

2017 Grand Slam calendar

Grand Slam Venue Dates
Australian Open Melbourne Park Jan 16 – Jan 29
French Open Roland Garros May 29 – Jun 11
Wimbledon All England Club Jul 3 – Jul 16
US Open Flushing Meadow Aug 28 – Sep 10

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WATCH: Did Bernard Tomic tank in his latest loss?

WATCH: Did Bernard Tomic tank in his latest loss?

by , 22 Feb 2017 Video

Bernard Tomic has been involved in his fair share of bizarre tennis matches.

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?

Weekly wrap: Tsonga battles past Goffin for Rotterdam title

Weekly wrap: Tsonga battles past Goffin for Rotterdam title

by , 21 Feb 2017

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga has claimed his first ATP singles title in 18 months, battling past world number 11 David Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 in Rotterdam.

Jordan Thompson lashes out after accusations of tanking

Jordan Thompson lashes out after accusations of tanking

by , 16 Feb 2017

Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson has always been seen as a hard grafter, but he copped a roasting after a straight sets loss in an ATP Tour event in Memphis.

What’s wrong with Dominic Thiem?

What’s wrong with Dominic Thiem?

by , 15 Feb 2017

Dominic Thiem had an outstanding start to 2016, reaching the semi-final of the French Open and recording a career-high ranking of seven in June.

Nick Kyrgios and basketball: An unrequited love

Nick Kyrgios and basketball: An unrequited love

by , 15 Feb 2017

Nick Kyrgios’ eight-week suspension from the ATP for “perceived lack of effort” after the Shanghai Open last year, was followed immediately by a decision that attracted less attention at the time.

Weekly recap: Zverev and Dimitrov win titles

Weekly recap: Zverev and Dimitrov win titles

by , 14 Feb 2017

The first week back on the ATP World Tour after the Australian Open and Davis Cup has seen Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Victor Estrella Burgos claim titles.

Elina Svitolina vs Daria Gavrilova: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 3 tennis live scores

Elina Svitolina vs Daria Gavrilova: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 3 tennis live scores

by , 12 Feb 2017

Daria Gavrilova will be out to reverse her fortunes and keep Australia alive in their Fed Cup tie against the Ukraine but standing in her way will be world No.13 Elina Svitolina. Join The Roar for live scores of the third rubber from 9pm (AEDT).

Thompson or Tomic: Who should play Davis Cup in April?

Thompson or Tomic: Who should play Davis Cup in April?

by , 12 Feb 2017

Australia’s Jordan Thompson, coming off an Australian summer where he defeated David Ferrer and world number 37 Joao Souza, led Australia to a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic at last weekend’s Davis Cup tie in Melbourne.

Elina Svitolina vs Ashleigh Barty: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 2 tennis live scores, blog

Elina Svitolina vs Ashleigh Barty: Ukraine vs Australia Fed Cup rubber 2 tennis live scores, blog

by , 11 Feb 2017

World No.13 Elina Svitolina will be looking to power the Ukraine to a Fed Cup victory, but standing in her way on Day 1 of the tie against Australia is Ashleigh Barty, who is in for a busy weekend. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the second rubber from 11:30pm (AEDT).


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