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Australian Open 2019

14 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, held

annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Holding the record for the

highest attendance at a Grand Slam event in 2108, the Australian open precedes the French

Open ,Wimbledon and the US Open , featuring men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s

and mixed doubles and junior’s championships including wheelchair, legends and exhibition

events.


History

Originally known as the Australasian championship, the tournament was created in 1905 and

played on the hardcourts at Melbourne park, in Melbourne, Australia. The event was not held

from 1916 to 1918 and 1941 to 1945 due to world war Ⅰ and Ⅱ. The move to Melbourne

park from grass court to blue grass court in 1988 brought incredible results as the attendance

jumped 90% immediately.

The Australian open has always been held in January, but due to a shift in Australian Open

draw and the subsequent tournament in December , 1977 was the only year when the event

was held twice in one calendar.

The central court and the main stadium at Melbourne park are named after Rod Laver,

eleven time Grand slam champion, who is regarded as one of the greatest player in the history

of sports.


Most Australian Open tennis titles (men) 1968-2018


Roger Federer become the first man to ever win 20 Grand Slam championships after

defeating Marin Cilic, sharing the record currently with Roy Emerson (amateur era) and

Novak Djokovic (Open era).

Federer has now won 96 singles titles, with a very realistic chance of reaching an incredible

100 by the end of the year but is still the world no. 2 , Rafael Nadal remains at world no. 1

with 9760 points.


Australian Open 2019

The Australian Open 2019 is scheduled from January 14 to January 27 . This will be the

first Australian Open to feature final set tie-breaks , introduced in all match formats.

After an injury hit in 2018, former world no. 1 Andy Murray will aim to reignite his career in

as he returns to Australian Open 2019 next week.

New initiatives for Australian Open 2019 includes increment in the prize money to AUD

$60.5 million, 25-second serve clock for all the draw matches, electronic review system in

every match courts, heat breaks etc.

Videos
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Sofia Open 2019: Daniil Medvedev - The Rising Star Less Noticed
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What's next for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic? 
Australian Open prize money: Know what the winners make
Australian Open prize money: Know what the winners make
Is Novak Djokovic on the verge of achieving invincibility?
Is Novak Djokovic on the verge of achieving invincibility?
Novak Djokovic, the champion who is now in 'seventh heaven', has re-ignited the GOAT debate
Novak Djokovic, the champion who is now in 'seventh heaven', has re-ignited the GOAT debate
Novak Djokovic: An epitome of mental toughness
Novak Djokovic: An epitome of mental toughness
A look at the biggest movers and shakers in the WTA rankings this week
A look at the biggest movers and shakers in the WTA rankings this week
Men's Tennis: Movers and shakers in the latest ATP rankings
Men's Tennis: Movers and shakers in the latest ATP rankings
Australian Open 2019, Men's final: 3 things we learned
Australian Open 2019, Men's final: 3 things we learned
Novak Djokovic: The Impenetrable Wall
Novak Djokovic: The Impenetrable Wall
Djokovic or Nadal: Who is the favourite at the 2019 French Open?
Djokovic or Nadal: Who is the favourite at the 2019 French Open?
Significance of Novak Djokovic’s 2019 Australian Open title win
Significance of Novak Djokovic’s 2019 Australian Open title win
3 reasons why Novak Djokovic will break Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record
3 reasons why Novak Djokovic will break Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic creates several new benchmarks with win over Rafael Nadal, and re-enters the GOAT debate
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic creates several new benchmarks with win over Rafael Nadal, and re-enters the GOAT debate
Australian Open 2019: Thank you tennis for giving us The Big Three
Australian Open 2019: Thank you tennis for giving us The Big Three
Djokovic reclaims his rightful throne, overtakes Sampras to reach 15 Major titles
Djokovic reclaims his rightful throne, overtakes Sampras to reach 15 Major titles
An open letter to Roger Federer
An open letter to Roger Federer
Djokovic vs Nadal Preview: An exciting battle awaits at the Rod Laver Arena
Djokovic vs Nadal Preview: An exciting battle awaits at the Rod Laver Arena
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Where to Watch & Live Stream details
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Where to Watch & Live Stream details
2019 Australian Open, Day 14: Schedule and Order of Play
2019 Australian Open, Day 14: Schedule and Order of Play
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