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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.

Tennis Articles

Nick Kyrgios declares Open season

by , 23 Dec 2014

Playing pain-free tennis for the first time since Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios is refusing to place a limit on how far he can go at next month’s Australian Open. The teenage ace says he’s ready to carry the hopes of a nation as he looks to kick on from his spectacular 2014 season with a hot […]

Thompson, Gavrilova win Aus Open wildcards

by , 22 Dec 2014

Sydney’s Jordan Thompson has claimed a wildcard into the Australian Open after prevailing in a gruelling five-set play-off final in sweltering conditions at Melbourne Park. Meanwhile, former Russian Daria Gavrilova claimed the other wildcard on offer on Sunday when she defeated Arina Rodionova in the women’s singles final in straight sets. Thompson, 20, battled second […]

Australian Open wildcard playoffs: men’s & women’s final live scores, blog

Australian Open wildcard playoffs: men’s & women’s final live scores, blog

by , 21 Dec 2014

Who will win the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff final and book themselves a spot in the main draw for the first grand slam of the year in 2015? Join The Roar for a live blog of the Australian Open wildcard playoff from 11:00am AEDT. After a week of matches, which started with 16 men and […]

Our own ‘Big 4′ looking to upset the order at the 2015 Australian Open

Our own ‘Big 4′ looking to upset the order at the 2015 Australian Open

by , 20 Dec 2014

It’s been 38 years since Mark Edmonson lifted the Norman Brookes trophy to be Australia’s last Open champion, so how are we looking in 2015? Despite the constant reports of the demise of Australian tennis, this summer sees the first of what should be a generation of prosperity from our local stocks. 2014 saw the […]

Hewitt believes in Open dream

by , 20 Dec 2014

Don’t try telling Lleyton Hewitt he’s making up the numbers at this summer’s Australian Open. The 33-year-old will line up at his 19th Open when the tournament gets underway next month in Melbourne. While Hewitt admits he’s asked about when he’ll retire almost weekly these days, the man himself is still confident he can make […]

Federer chasing more history in 2015

Federer chasing more history in 2015

by , 18 Dec 2014

With the Australian Open just over a month away, Roger Federer will be looking to do what he does best – prove the doubters wrong and smash more records. He will do so in the usual elegant manner only he can produce with a racket. Roger will be 33 years and 5 months come January, […]

Rafael Nadal: Tennis’ humble champion

Rafael Nadal: Tennis’ humble champion

by , 9 Dec 2014 Popular article!

As the tennis season undergoes its one-month hiatus from the world of sport, the game’s top players will have one eye on a fast start at the 2015 Australian Open. ‘Off-season’ is an ill assigned term for the precious few weeks players have between resting their bodies from this year’s battles. It is well known […]

Dellacqua top seeded at Hobart

by , 6 Dec 2014

A terrific year on tour has landed Australia’s tennis underdog Casey Dellacqua in an unfamilar but very welcome position. In Hobart next month, Dellacqua will start as top seed at a WTA tournament for the first time in her career. It’s a fitting reward for the tenacious West Australian, who soared 100 places in the […]

Federer the best ever: Nadal’s uncle

by , 1 Dec 2014

Rafael Nadal’s uncle and life-long coach Toni Nadal believes Roger Federer and not his 14-time grand slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer holds the record for grand slam titles with 17, adding his first Davis Cup title last weekend to his list of achievements. “I think […]

One night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt: Is this T20 tennis?

One night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt: Is this T20 tennis?

by , 26 Nov 2014

Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer are to clash in a world-first exhibition match in Sydney that could revolutionise their sport. Dubbed “One Night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt”, the career-long friends and rivals will face off the week before the Australian Open in a shortened best-of-five-sets match at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. In the […]

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