Tennis 2015

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.

2015 Grand Slam calendar

Grand Slam Venue Dates
Australian Open Melbourne Park Jan 19 – Feb 1
French Open Roland Garros May 24 – Jun 7
Wimbledon All England Club Jun 29 – Jul 12
US Open Flushing Meadow Aug 31 – Sep 13

Tennis Articles

Women deserve fair pay, but the money has to come from somewhere

Women deserve fair pay, but the money has to come from somewhere

by , 3 Aug 2015

Since the beginning of organised sport, women have scratched, clawed and fought their way to be able to compete at the highest level in their chosen pursuits.

Our love of hating Bernard Tomic

Our love of hating Bernard Tomic

by , 26 Jul 2015

Another day and yet another instalment in the Bernard Tomic saga.

An open letter to the people who’ve written open letters to Nick Kyrgios

An open letter to the people who’ve written open letters to Nick Kyrgios

by , 24 Jul 2015

Dear critics, I’ve enjoyed your willingness to open up and discuss your thoughts on the perceived mistakes and errors in judgment made by Nick Kyrgios.

When will the penny finally drop for Tomic?

When will the penny finally drop for Tomic?

by , 22 Jul 2015

The latest misdemeanour by Bernard Tomic, the hotel incident which resulted in him being arrested, is just another example of why Tomic desperately needs professional guidance and a support network.

Tennis Australia want to ‘clear the air’ with Tomic

by , 21 Jul 2015

Tennis Australia says it will reach out to Bernard Tomic in the next week or so to “clear the air” and hopes to have him back on-side for September’s Davis Cup semi-final.

Nick Kyrgios: The corporate athlete

Nick Kyrgios: The corporate athlete

by , 21 Jul 2015

An embarrassment to the green and gold, for Nick Kyrgios, it’s a long way back from here.

The Australian File: Success in the Davis Cup as an Aussie shines on grass in Newport

The Australian File: Success in the Davis Cup as an Aussie shines on grass in Newport

by , 21 Jul 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the Australian File, your weekly look at the week in tennis from an Aussie perspective.

Australia’s Davis Cup triumph: What’s next for Wally Masur and Pat Rafter?

Australia’s Davis Cup triumph: What’s next for Wally Masur and Pat Rafter?

by , 20 Jul 2015

Davis Cup captain Wally Masur and director of performance Pat Rafter bit the bullet yesterday by dropping Nick Kyrgios and Thanes Kokkinakis from the reverse singles to set up a stunning 3-2 win over Kazakhstan at Darwin.

Hewitt’s heroics see Australia advance

Hewitt’s heroics see Australia advance

by , 20 Jul 2015

Australia’s Davis Cup triumph over Kazakhstan in Darwin last Sunday saw Lleyton Hewitt turn back the clock with a vintage performance.

John-Patrick Smith breaks through in Newport

John-Patrick Smith breaks through in Newport

by , 20 Jul 2015

Little-known Australian John-Patrick Smith has taken the road less travelled when it comes to pursuing a career in professional tennis.


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