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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Nick Kyrgios cruises into Miami Open quarter-finals

Nick Kyrgios cruises into Miami Open quarter-finals

by , 29 Mar 2017

Nick Kyrgios has continued his hot run with a straight-sets fourth-round defeat of eighth seed David Goffin at the Miami Open.

Federer, Nadal into Miami quarter-finals while Wawrinka crashes out on birthday

Federer, Nadal into Miami quarter-finals while Wawrinka crashes out on birthday

by , 29 Mar 2017

For Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, it was a happy anniversary. For Stan Wawrinka, it was not a happy birthday.

Federer’s incredible path back to No.1

Federer’s incredible path back to No.1

by , 29 Mar 2017

It’s only March, and the tennis season is an 11-month grind, but something unfathomable is building: Roger Federer is creeping, nay, charging, up to the number one slot.

No Tomic again for Davis Cup quarter-final

No Tomic again for Davis Cup quarter-final

by , 28 Mar 2017

Bernard Tomic remains in exile after Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt named an unchanged team for next month’s Davis Cup quarter-final against the United States in Brisbane.

How to beat the All Blacks: A lesson from Roger Federer

How to beat the All Blacks: A lesson from Roger Federer

by , 26 Mar 2017

The best book on tennis strategy ever written is called Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert.

Bernard Tomic’s woes continue at the Miami Open

Bernard Tomic’s woes continue at the Miami Open

by , 24 Mar 2017

Bernard Tomic is in danger of tumbling out of the world’s top 50 after his season from hell continued at the Miami Open.

Tomic set to miss Davis Cup tie – again

Tomic set to miss Davis Cup tie – again

by , 24 Mar 2017

Australia are set to again be without boycotting Bernard Tomic for next month’s Davis Cup quarter-final against the USA in Brisbane.

The unstoppable Federer express

The unstoppable Federer express

by , 21 Mar 2017

Roger Federer’s 6-4, 7-5 win in the men’s final at Indian Wells, over countryman Stan Wawrinka, was the third time Federer had won the tournament after lifting the trophy at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.

Nick Kyrgios, your time is now

Nick Kyrgios, your time is now

by , 20 Mar 2017

It is time. You can only talk about potential, and ‘coming of age’ for so long, and raw talent can only get you so far.

Nick Kyrgios: Damned if you, damned if you don’t

Nick Kyrgios: Damned if you, damned if you don’t

by , 20 Mar 2017

Nick Kyrgios has long polarised opinion. In fact of late he has not just polarised but rather been pilloried for his various indiscretions.


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