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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Wimbledon set to step up drug testing

by , 28 Apr 2016

Players competing at Wimbledon are set to be drug-tested more than ever before in the build-up to this year’s championships as organisers focus resources on out-of-competition testing.

Madrid Open preview

Madrid Open preview

by , 28 Apr 2016

The next important event on the tennis calendar is the Madrid Open.

Kyrigios battles to Estoril victory

by , 28 Apr 2016

Nick Kyrgios has marched through to the quarter-finals of the Estoril Open clay court event thanks to a hard-fought 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 win over Inigo Cervantes.

Is Rafael Nadal back to his best?

Is Rafael Nadal back to his best?

by , 26 Apr 2016

The tennis world had become predictable. The big four, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray had become big three with Murray not fulfilling his promise.

Look out Djokovic, Rafa Nadal is back

Look out Djokovic, Rafa Nadal is back

by , 26 Apr 2016 Popular article!

What a difference a few weeks can make. Just last month I, and many other pundits, were writing off Rafa Nadal as a worn-out warrior on the irreversible slide into retirement.

Fight back! Against the tyranny of officialdom

Fight back! Against the tyranny of officialdom

by , 22 Apr 2016

Remember the name Majid Abedini, my friends. Mark it well. Write it on your hand. Enter it in your phone. Etch it deep in your brain. For it is a name you will have cause to celebrate in the not too distant future.

Reclaiming the clay: Nadal clinches 9th Monte Carlo crown

Reclaiming the clay: Nadal clinches 9th Monte Carlo crown

by , 21 Apr 2016

If ever a player deserved the label of ‘Comeback King’, it’s Rafael Nadal.

Barcelona and Bucharest: What to expect

Barcelona and Bucharest: What to expect

by , 19 Apr 2016

With Monte Carlo, one of the most beautiful destinations for a tennis tournament at an end, the European clay court season rolls on into Barcelona and Bucharest.

Australia no match for USA in Fed Cup

Australia no match for USA in Fed Cup

by , 18 Apr 2016

Australia will have to wait another twelve months to re-enter the Fed Cup World Group after they were humiliated 4-0 by the United States on the weekend.

Stosur slips to hand USA Fed Cup win

by , 17 Apr 2016

Australia have lost their Fed Cup tie to the United States following Samantha Stosur’s three-set defeat by American substitute Coco Vandeweghe in Sunday’s first reverse singles rubber.


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