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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.

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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

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