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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Kyrgios ready for better US Open draw

by , 26 Aug 2016

Nick Kyrgios is hoping for some luck of the draw as he spearheads one of Australia’s most promising US Open charges in decades.

2016 US Open: Women’s singles preview

2016 US Open: Women’s singles preview

by , 26 Aug 2016

The year’s final Grand Slam tournament is here. All eyes will be on world number one Serena Williams as the American not only attempts to go for a 23rd major title, but also protect her top ranking, which will go on the line in New York.

2016 US Open: Men’s singles preview

2016 US Open: Men’s singles preview

by , 25 Aug 2016

The year’s final Grand Slam tournament is here and all eyes will be on world number one Novak Djokovic as the Serb attempts to bounce back from poor showings at Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics.

Who will win the US Open?

Who will win the US Open?

by , 24 Aug 2016

The US Open gets underway next week, a tournament in which Australia has a proud history.

Kyrgios goes on a racquet breaking blitz in Cincinnati

Kyrgios goes on a racquet breaking blitz in Cincinnati

by , 18 Aug 2016

Nick Kyrgios smashed three racquets in one outburst before being knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters in the second round.

2016 Rio Olympic tennis: Murray makes history to retain gold

2016 Rio Olympic tennis: Murray makes history to retain gold

by , 16 Aug 2016

Great Britain’s Andy Murray has created history at the Rio Olympics, becoming the first man or woman to win multiple singles gold medals – let alone win it back-to-back – by defeating Juan Martin del Potro in an Olympic final for the ages.

Relentless Murray defeats del Potro to claim Olympic gold

Relentless Murray defeats del Potro to claim Olympic gold

by , 15 Aug 2016

Andy Murray is the gold medallist in the men’s tennis singles after defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the final match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Juan Martin del Potro vs Andy Murray: Olympic Tennis men’s singles gold medal match

Juan Martin del Potro vs Andy Murray: Olympic Tennis men’s singles gold medal match

by , 15 Aug 2016

Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray will go head to head today to determine who comes away with the gold medal for men’s singles tennis at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 Olympic tennis: Puig makes history, upsetting Kerber to win gold

Rio 2016 Olympic tennis: Puig makes history, upsetting Kerber to win gold

by , 14 Aug 2016

Little known Puerto Rican Monica Puig has created history at the Rio Olympics, upsetting world No.2 and reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber to become the first woman from her country to win an Olympic Gold Medal.

Angelique Kerber vs Monica Puig: Rio Olympics Gold Medal match live scores, blog

Angelique Kerber vs Monica Puig: Rio Olympics Gold Medal match live scores, blog

by , 14 Aug 2016

Angelique Kerber’s dream calendar year keeps on giving with the German to take on Monica Puig for gold at Rio. Can the world No.22 triumph? Or will Puig cause an upset and give Puerto Rico their first ever gold medal. Join The Roar from 4am (AEST) for live coverage.


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