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

A historical perspective of the ATP World Tour Finals

A historical perspective of the ATP World Tour Finals

by , 9 Nov 2017

The ATP World Tour finals will be played in London from November 12 to 19, in what will be the fourth stage of change.

The ATP Race to London is over

The ATP Race to London is over

by , 7 Nov 2017

The year end Nitto ATP finals is a much-awaited elite tennis event played by the top eight ranked players of the preceding 12 months.

Paris Masters 2017 preview and history

Paris Masters 2017 preview and history

by , 30 Oct 2017

The draw for the Paris Masters has been released, and with world number two Roger Federer opting out after winning his eighth Basel tournament, here is the preview of the prestigious event.

Inaugural Next Gen ATP finals preview

Inaugural Next Gen ATP finals preview

by , 27 Oct 2017

Recognising the need to prepare champions for the future, the ATP has started a Top 21-and-under event of eight youth players. 

Love him or hate him, Kyrgios has our attention

Love him or hate him, Kyrgios has our attention

by , 23 Oct 2017

There is only one word to describe Nick Kyrgios: polarising.

Wimbledon’s trio of unlikely destroyers

by , 18 Oct 2017

Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Boris Becker are among Wimbledon’s three most dominating players. Yet relative unknowns Sergiy Stakhovsky, George Bastl and Peter Doohan are the unlikely trio who had shock wins over these fearsome champions at the All England Club.

Can Roger Federer emulate the longevity of Ken Rosewall?

Can Roger Federer emulate the longevity of Ken Rosewall?

by , 17 Oct 2017

Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall was just two months shy of his 40th birthday when he reached the last of his Slam finals – the 1974 US Open – by far the oldest in the sport’s history.

Federer slays Nadal to claim Shanghai Masters

Federer slays Nadal to claim Shanghai Masters

by , 16 Oct 2017

Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival.

Preview of Paris Masters 2017

Preview of Paris Masters 2017

by , 16 Oct 2017

With Roger Federer’s win over Rafael Nadal at Shanghai, next on the ATP tour is Basel and immediately after that the Paris Rolex Masters and the year ending Nitto ATP Finals.

Totally ‘Heedless’ Nick: Which angry cartoon character is he really like?

Totally ‘Heedless’ Nick: Which angry cartoon character is he really like?

by , 12 Oct 2017

Our Nick has done it again.


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