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

An insider’s guide to the Wimbledon queue

An insider’s guide to the Wimbledon queue

by , 20 Jul 2018

George Orwell once wrote in his essay ‘The English People’ that foreign observers would be struck by the English crowd’s “willingness to form queues”. Case in point: the Wimbledon queue.

A sporting weekend of major milestones

A sporting weekend of major milestones

by , 17 Jul 2018

Kylian Mbappe, Lance Franklin, John Isner, and Michael Kim share the sporting milestones from this past weekend, and they are significant.

Why Wimbledon was Novak Djokovic’s greatest triumph

Why Wimbledon was Novak Djokovic’s greatest triumph

by , 17 Jul 2018

Over the last couple of years, pretty much everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong for a troubled Novak Djokovic.

Wimbledon 2018: The tournament that was

Wimbledon 2018: The tournament that was

by , 17 Jul 2018

Wimbledon is over for another year, and after a fortnight of thrilling tennis action, including two cliffhanger men’s semi-finals and a near-perfect comeback for Serena Williams, we have two worthy champions.

‘The Djoker’ pockets fourth Wimbledon, and 13th Slam

‘The Djoker’ pockets fourth Wimbledon, and 13th Slam

by , 16 Jul 2018

The record books will show Novak Djokovic straight-setted Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon men’s singles final, but the real “final” was played out in the semis.

Wimbledon 2018 men’s final highlights: Kevin Anderson vs Novak Djokovic, scores, blog

Wimbledon 2018 men’s final highlights: Kevin Anderson vs Novak Djokovic, scores, blog

by , 15 Jul 2018 Video

After two gruelling semifinals, the 2018 Championships come to an end with Kevin Anderson taking on Novak Djokovic.

Wimbledon 2018: Men’s final preview

Wimbledon 2018: Men’s final preview

by , 15 Jul 2018

After two pulsating semi-finals, we are down to the final two men at Wimbledon, with Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic to square off for tennis’ holy grail in tonight’s final (AEST).

Should tie breakers be introduced in the final set at Wimbledon?

Should tie breakers be introduced in the final set at Wimbledon?

by , 15 Jul 2018

Friday night’s Wimbledon semi final marathon between South Africa’s 6′ 8” tall Kevin Anderson (seeded 8) and America’s 6′ 10” tall John Isner (seeded 9) is the catalyst for this article.

Novak Djokovic has three major problems in tonight’s Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic has three major problems in tonight’s Wimbledon final

by , 15 Jul 2018

If you compare Novak Djokovic’s career to that of Kevin Anderson, you’d assume the Serb should cruise to victory in tonight’s men’s singles final at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon 2018 Women’s Final live scores, blog: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber

Wimbledon 2018 Women’s Final live scores, blog: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber

by , 14 Jul 2018

Serena Williams has returned to The Championships in style and will be out to claim a 24th grand slam title against Angelique Kerber. Can the American produce a fairytale victory or will Kerber rise to the top of Wimbledon for the first time in her career? Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for live scores […]


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