One of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world is fast approaching, much to the delight of fans and players alike. This incredible competition is the opening grand slam tournament to begin the next tennis tour season and sets the tone for the rest of the sporting action to follow. The best tennis talent in the world make it their job to put on a superb display of athleticism for the world to enjoy, with the chance of making their mark in the annals of the sport’s history.
A Grand Slam of an Event
One of the things that set this tournament apart from the competition is the marvellous Plexicushion surface that carpets the courts where all the Australian open dates are played. Installed in 2008, it ups the pace of the games considerably and keeps the best tennis players on their toes as they endeavour to keep up with the increased velocity of play. The competition itself dates from 1905, with an enviable history featuring the best players competing in legendary matches and developing a solid reputation for nail-biting matches over the years where the outcomes have proven to be wholly unpredictable.
The Best of the Best
This competition has grown in popularity over the years, and the tournament is enjoying the second-best attendance levels of any tennis competition in the world, save for the US Open grand slam promotion. This year looks like a competition that’ll keep the trend going, with a fixture forecast that should have tennis fans salivating at the mouth. The rekindling of the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer practically guarantees the presence of some incredible tennis, as these gentlemen are known to go at each other hammer and tongs, whilst keeping relations off the court incredibly cordial.