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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The wide-open men’s draw at the Australian Open

The wide-open men’s draw at the Australian Open

by , 23 Jan 2017

If Denis Istomin’s unexpected defeat of Novak Djokovic in the second round opened the men’s field at the Australian Open, Mischa Zverev’s unexpected win over top seed Andy Murray is surely the equivalent of throwing a hand grenade into the men’s draw.

Another shock rocks the Open as Sir Andy crashes out

Another shock rocks the Open as Sir Andy crashes out

by , 23 Jan 2017 Video

Another upset has rocked the 2017 Australian Open, with world number one and five-time runner-up Sir Andy Murray crashing out of the tournament following a four-set loss to Germany’s Mischa Zverev.

Federer surges into Australian Open favouritism

Federer surges into Australian Open favouritism

by , 23 Jan 2017

In an extraordinary twist, ageless champion Roger Federer is suddenly the new Australian Open favourite.

Federer wins in five sets over Nishikori

Federer wins in five sets over Nishikori

by , 22 Jan 2017

Roger Federer’s march towards a first grand slam title in five years has continued at the Australian Open with a come-from-behind five-set win over Kei Nishikori.

Muguruza through to Open quarter-finals

Muguruza through to Open quarter-finals

by , 22 Jan 2017

Spanish seventh seed Garbine Muguruza has booked a maiden Australian Open quarter-finals berth, cruising to a straight-sets win over Romanian Sorana Cirstea.

Angelique Kerber vs Coco Vandeweghe: Australian Open tennis live scores

Angelique Kerber vs Coco Vandeweghe: Australian Open tennis live scores

by , 22 Jan 2017

Reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber faces a tough fourth round match-up against dangerous American Coco Vandeweghe. Join The Roar for live scores from approximately 8:30pm (AEDT).

So long Sir Andy, we’ll Mischa – but who’s the favourite now?

So long Sir Andy, we’ll Mischa – but who’s the favourite now?

by , 22 Jan 2017 Video

As if Novak Djokovic’s shock loss to Denis Istomin earlier this week wasn’t enough, the Australian Open men’s singles draw has now lost its No.1 seed, with Andy Murray bundled out in four sets by world No.50 Mischa Zverev.

Roger Federer vs Kei Nishikori highlights: Australian Open tennis, blog

Roger Federer vs Kei Nishikori highlights: Australian Open tennis, blog

by , 22 Jan 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: Roger Federer has kept his dreams of an 18th grand slam title alive, progressing to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a five-set win over Kei Nishikori. » Click here to read the full match report Final score Roger Federer 6 6 6 4 6 Kei Nishikori 7 4 1 6 3 […]

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga vs Daniel Evans: Australian Open tennis live scores

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga vs Daniel Evans: Australian Open tennis live scores

by , 22 Jan 2017

Twelfth-seeded Jo-Wilfred Tsonga will have his work cut-out against form Brit Daniel Evans, as round four continues at Melbourne Park. Join The Roar for live scores from around 4:30pm (AEDT).

Stan Wawrinka vs Andreas Seppi: Australian Open tennis live scores

Stan Wawrinka vs Andreas Seppi: Australian Open tennis live scores

by , 22 Jan 2017

Stan Wawrinka will be out to make a statement about his inconsistent form line when he takes on world no.89 Andreas Seppi who won’t go down without a real fight in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from around 2:30pm (AEDT).


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