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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Who will win the Davis Cup?

Who will win the Davis Cup?

by , 26 Sep 2016

After dominating and belting Slovakia 3-0 in the world group playoffs, Australia has drawn 2013 champions and third-ranked nation, the Czech Republic, for their first round match next year.

Aussies to host Czechs in Davis Cup

by , 23 Sep 2016

Australia will kick off their 2017 Davis Cup World Group campaign with a home tie against the Czech Republic.

My ten greatest sporting reads

My ten greatest sporting reads

by , 22 Sep 2016

The power of language is something that is celebrated every day on The Roar. When combined with one of the most passionate human endeavours, sport, magic can happen.

The best Davis Cup wins in tennis history

The best Davis Cup wins in tennis history

by , 20 Sep 2016

With Andy Murray in prime form, two more young players in top 60 and a super doubles team in the Murray brothers, Great Britain were favourites to win the 2016 Davis Cup semi final at home versus Argentina.

Australia back in World Group after Slovakia thrashing

Australia back in World Group after Slovakia thrashing

by , 19 Sep 2016

Australia has retained their place in the Davis Cup World Group for 2017 after thrashing Slovakia 3-0 at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney Olympic Park.

Australia march back into Davis Cup world group

Australia march back into Davis Cup world group

by , 17 Sep 2016

Australia have recorded a dominant 3-0 victory over Slovakia in the Davis Cup world group playoffs, sending them back into the world group for 2017 and turning Sunday’s singles matches into an effective dead rubber.

Australia vs Slovakia: Davis Cup doubles world group playoffs live scores, blog

Australia vs Slovakia: Davis Cup doubles world group playoffs live scores, blog

by , 17 Sep 2016

After a dominant day of play in the singles, Australia will look to wrap up their Davis Cup world group playoffs tie against Slovakia in doubles on Day 2. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 1pm (AEST).

Bernard Tomic vs Jozef Kovalik: Davis Cup world group playoffs Rubber 2 live scores

Bernard Tomic vs Jozef Kovalik: Davis Cup world group playoffs Rubber 2 live scores

by , 16 Sep 2016

After an extremely disappointing US Open, and more controversy, Bernard Tomic suits up for the Australian Davis Cup team as they take on Slovakia in the second rubber against Jozef Kovalik. Join The Roar for live scores from 1pm (AEST).

Nick Kyrgios vs Andrej Martin: Davis Cup world group playoffs Rubber 1 live scores, blog

Nick Kyrgios vs Andrej Martin: Davis Cup world group playoffs Rubber 1 live scores, blog

by , 16 Sep 2016

The Davis Cup world group playoffs get underway with Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios being declared fit and taking on Slovakia’s world no. 127 Andrej Martin. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 11am (AEST).

2016 Davis Cup: Australia vs Slovakia preview

2016 Davis Cup: Australia vs Slovakia preview

by , 16 Sep 2016

A place in the Davis Cup World Group is at stake when Australia and Slovakia face off in this weekend’s play-off tie at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney Olympic Park.


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