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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Being world number one at year’s end is the ultimate honour

Being world number one at year’s end is the ultimate honour

by , 22 Nov 2016

Nobody, including me, gave Andy Murray the ghost of a chance of being ranked world number one on the ATP Tour.

Kyrgios hits out at Newcombe Medal snub

Kyrgios hits out at Newcombe Medal snub

by , 22 Nov 2016

Nick Kyrgios has reacted to his snubbing for the Newcombe Medal for Australia’s best tennis player with trademark indifference.

Aussie tennis bad boys snubbed again for Newcombe Medal

Aussie tennis bad boys snubbed again for Newcombe Medal

by , 22 Nov 2016

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have again been snubbed as nominees for Australia’s top tennis award, the Newcombe Medal.

Murry defeats Djokovic to claim first ATP title

Murry defeats Djokovic to claim first ATP title

by , 21 Nov 2016

His season had already provided several unforgettable chapters but Andy Murray has saved the best for last in eclipsing Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 to claim his first ATP World Tour Finals title.

Who will win the ATP finals?

Who will win the ATP finals?

by , 12 Nov 2016

With under two days to go until one of the most sought after trophies in tennis, here is a profile of each of the candidates.

Ben Barba, Nick Kyrgios, and Glenn Maxwell’s future is entirely up to them

Ben Barba, Nick Kyrgios, and Glenn Maxwell’s future is entirely up to them

by , 10 Nov 2016

It’s a complete mystery why Ben Barba, Nick Kyrgios, and Glenn Maxwell so consistently abuse their superb God-given natural talents.

Preview of ATP World Tour finals: Can Murray stay top?

Preview of ATP World Tour finals: Can Murray stay top?

by , 8 Nov 2016

The year end ATP World Tour finals is a sought after event. It is not a normal tournament but features the world’s top eight players.

Andy Murray is the new top dog of men’s tennis

Andy Murray is the new top dog of men’s tennis

by , 6 Nov 2016

When Canadian Milos Raonic withdrew with a leg injury from the Paris semis overnight, Andy Murray became the new world number one of men’s tennis.

Tennis Australia is as much to blame as Kyrgios

Tennis Australia is as much to blame as Kyrgios

by , 6 Nov 2016

It is time Tennis Australia put its hand up and realised that its player development model isn’t working.

Andy Murray becomes world No. 1

by , 6 Nov 2016

Andy Murray will become the oldest first-time world No.1 since Australian John Newcombe at age 30 in 1974 when the rankings are updated on Monday.


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