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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Samantha Stosur vs Jana Cepelova: Fed Cup live scores

Samantha Stosur vs Jana Cepelova: Fed Cup live scores

by , 7 Feb 2016

Will Samantha Stosur be able to redeem herself after an early Australian Open exit and fly the flag for Australia with a win over Slovak Jana Cepelova? Join The Roar for live scores from around 1:30am (AEDT).

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs Arina Rodionova: Fed Cup live scores, blog

by , 6 Feb 2016

Arina Rodionova will represent Australia as their second singles player in the 2016 Fed Cup facing a tough challenge in the first rubber, when she takes on world No.29, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 12am (AEDT).

Millman crashes out in Montpellier

by , 6 Feb 2016

Australia’s John Millman has lost his Open Sud de France quarter-final with big-serving Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 6-3.

How do we get more women’s sport on TV?

How do we get more women’s sport on TV?

by , 4 Feb 2016 Video

Enough about Mitchell Pearce and his antics, or how two rugby league players missed curfew on a pre-season camp, let’s dig deeper. What I propose is simple, important, yet often forgotten in the Australia sporting landscape. It’s time to talk sporting equality.

The highs and lows of Andy Murray’s seven grand slam finals

The highs and lows of Andy Murray’s seven grand slam finals

by , 4 Feb 2016 Video

Andy Murray was wiped out in yet another grand slam final loss against Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final on the 28th.

Five reasons Djokovic will win the grand slam in 2016

Five reasons Djokovic will win the grand slam in 2016

by , 4 Feb 2016 Video

Is there a harder thing to do in sport than the calendar grand slam?

Federer, Nadal and the one who defied us all

Federer, Nadal and the one who defied us all

by , 2 Feb 2016

It takes two to tango, as they say, and only two. Three’s a crowd and if you’re it, don’t expect anything except the cold shoulder and a nod to the door.

Andy Murray says distractions took toll on Australian Open

Andy Murray says distractions took toll on Australian Open

by , 1 Feb 2016

Vanquished Scot Andy Murray admits an emotionally draining two weeks meant he started his Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic off the pace.

Is Novak Djokovic invincible?

Is Novak Djokovic invincible?

by , 1 Feb 2016 Video

Angelique Kerber’s stunning upset over world number one Serena Williams was a timely reminder that even the implausible can manifest into reality on the tennis court.

Novak Djokovic joins the legends

Novak Djokovic joins the legends

by , 1 Feb 2016 Video

It’s hard to reconcile Novak Djokovic’s 100 unforced errors against 14th seed Gilles Simon in the fourth round of the Australian Open to the Djokovic who disposed of world number three Roger Federer and number two Andy Murray to win his sixth title at Melbourne Park.


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