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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Aussie Olympic tennis hope Millman injured

by , 29 Jul 2016

Australian Olympic officials are scrambling to contact tennis hope John Millman after his injury-enforced withdrawal from a Canadian tournament. Millman is Australia’s top-ranked player at the Rio Olympics, after Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic pulled out. But just a week before the Games, the world No.67 was forced to retire because of an injured wrist […]

Daria Gavrilova falls to Simona Halep in Montreal

Daria Gavrilova falls to Simona Halep in Montreal

by , 27 Jul 2016

Daria Gavrilova has lost to Simona Halep in the second round of the WTA event in Montreal. World No.5 Halep beat the Australian 6-2 6-3 on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST).

Roger Federer ruled out for rest of 2016

by , 27 Jul 2016

Roger Federer will be forced to miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of 2016 because of continuing problems with an injured knee, the Swiss, who turns 35 on August 8, said on his webpage Tuesday.

Kyrgios bundled out by world No. 370

Kyrgios bundled out by world No. 370

by , 26 Jul 2016 Video

Nick Kyrgios’ US Open build up is off to a rocky start after he was beaten by 17-year-old Canadian Denis Shapalova at the Toronto Masters.

Sporting Celebrations: The Weird and the Wonderful

Sporting Celebrations: The Weird and the Wonderful

by , 21 Jul 2016

After the Pakistan Cricket Team beat the Poms at the home of cricket, the lads got a little excited. Following their 75-run victory the tourists did something a little different, celebrating with a set of push-ups on the hallowed turf of Lords.

Sam Groth loses first round in Washington

Sam Groth loses first round in Washington

by , 20 Jul 2016

Sam Groth has been bumped out in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington, losing a tight clash 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) to American Brian Baker.

Can there be a true ‘greatest ever’ in tennis?

Can there be a true ‘greatest ever’ in tennis?

by , 18 Jul 2016

Among the most frequent and intense debates in recent times are between Roger Federer fans and Rafa Nadal fans as to which champion is the greatest of all time.

Who is the best of tennis’ next generation?

Who is the best of tennis’ next generation?

by , 17 Jul 2016

Today we are going taking five of tennis’ greatest emerging young stars (age 19-23) with enough matches under their belt and statistically analyse which player is the greatest.

Zika virus prompts Halep to withdraw from Rio

by , 16 Jul 2016

World No.5 Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.

Andy Murray reigns at Wimbledon again

Andy Murray reigns at Wimbledon again

by , 12 Jul 2016

Three years after ending one of world sport’s most famous hoodoos by becoming the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title, Andy Murray has once again won tennis’ holy grail.


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