Tennis 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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Last updated: 26 July, 2017

Tennis Articles

Grigor Dimitrov vs Nick Kyrgios: Australian Open live scores, blog

Grigor Dimitrov vs Nick Kyrgios: Australian Open live scores, blog

by , 21 Jan 2018

Nick Kyrgios will look to record his second victory in three weeks over world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7pm (AEDT).

Hewitt, Groth Open doubles run continues

Hewitt, Groth Open doubles run continues

by , 21 Jan 2018

Veterans Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt have breezed into the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, continuing their men’s doubles farewell tour with a first-set walkover.

Kyrgios modest on big-time Open moments

Kyrgios modest on big-time Open moments

by , 21 Jan 2018

As a more calm and collected Nick Kyrgios takes centre stage at the Australian Open, his tennis is benefiting in the biggest moments.

Naomi Osaka crashes the Ashleigh Barty party

Naomi Osaka crashes the Ashleigh Barty party

by , 20 Jan 2018

Shunted from Rod Laver Arena, Ashleigh Barty has let slip a huge opportunity to become the first home-grown Australian Open women’s quarter-finalist in more than a decade.

Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet: Australian Open live scores, blog

Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet: Australian Open live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2018

Tonight on Rod Laver Arena, Roger Federer continues his quest to win back to back Australian Opens against Richard Gasquet. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match at the 2018 Australian Open on Saturday night, starting from 8:30pm AEDT (estimated).

Ashleigh Barty vs Naomi Osaka: Australian Open live scores, blog

Ashleigh Barty vs Naomi Osaka: Australian Open live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2018

Match result: Shunted from Rod Laver Arena, Ashleigh Barty has let slip a huge opportunity to become the first home-grown Australian Open women’s quarter-finalist in more than a decade.

Summer of 69 (degrees)

Summer of 69 (degrees)

by , 20 Jan 2018 Video

For the second day running temperatures in Melbourne peaked at above 38 degrees. For the players on court at Melbourne Park the mercury was closer to 69 degrees, with conditions for both players and fans approaching unbearable.

The Australian Open is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success

The Australian Open is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success

by , 20 Jan 2018

There’ll be another record crowd at the Australian Open this year – a crowd well in excess of 750,000 if predictions are to be trusted.

Players wilt in ‘dangerous’ Australian Open heat

Players wilt in ‘dangerous’ Australian Open heat

by , 20 Jan 2018

Australian Open organisers will review the tournament’s extreme heat policy after another day of soaring temperatures at Melbourne Park.

Kyrgios overcomes heat to go through in Open

Kyrgios overcomes heat to go through in Open

by , 20 Jan 2018

Nick Kyrgios has prevailed in a big-serving battle of wills against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, downing the Frenchman in four sets to progress to the round of 16 at the Australian Open.


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