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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
2019 Australian Open, Day 14: Schedule and Order of Play
2019 Australian Open, Day 14: Schedule and Order of Play
Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to capture the 2019 Australian Open title and become the new World No.1
Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to capture the 2019 Australian Open title and become the new World No.1
Australian Open 2019: 18th for Nadal or 15th for Djokovic?
Australian Open 2019: 18th for Nadal or 15th for Djokovic?
Australian Open 2019, men's final preview: An epic encounter is on the cards between Djokovic and Nadal
Australian Open 2019, men's final preview: An epic encounter is on the cards between Djokovic and Nadal
Another Nadal-Djokovic classic ahead – A look back at the epic 2012 final
Another Nadal-Djokovic classic ahead – A look back at the epic 2012 final
A stunning Wimbledon semi & Roland Garros battles – Nadal and Djokovic's greatest clashes
A stunning Wimbledon semi & Roland Garros battles – Nadal and Djokovic's greatest clashes
Australian Open 2019, men's final: It's Nadal vs Djokovic again!
Australian Open 2019, men's final: It's Nadal vs Djokovic again!
Australian Open 2019 Final: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, preview and prediction
Australian Open 2019 Final: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, preview and prediction
2019 Australian Open, Day 13: Order of Play & Schedule PDF Download 
2019 Australian Open, Day 13: Order of Play & Schedule PDF Download 
Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova vs Naomi Osaka Final: Where to watch & live stream details
Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova vs Naomi Osaka Final: Where to watch & live stream details
Australian Open 2019, Men’s Final: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, Preview and Prediction
Australian Open 2019, Men’s Final: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, Preview and Prediction
Kvitota aims to hit Osaka with early onslaught in Open final
Kvitota aims to hit Osaka with early onslaught in Open final
A brief history of the Golden Era of men’s tennis
A brief history of the Golden Era of men’s tennis
Australian Open 2019, Day 11 Results & Roundup: Nadal pummels Tsitsipas; Kvitova and Osaka reach final
Australian Open 2019, Day 11 Results & Roundup: Nadal pummels Tsitsipas; Kvitova and Osaka reach final
2019 Australian Open, Day 12: Schedule and Order of Play
2019 Australian Open, Day 12: Schedule and Order of Play
Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal demolishes Stefanos Tsitsipas in semifinal encounter
Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal demolishes Stefanos Tsitsipas in semifinal encounter
Nadal plays tennis from a different dimension, says stunned Tsitsipas
Nadal plays tennis from a different dimension, says stunned Tsitsipas
Australian Open 2019, Semi-final: Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille: Where to watch & live stream details
Australian Open 2019, Semi-final: Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille: Where to watch & live stream details
Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final
Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final
I did nothing wrong! - Pliskova stunned by 'unbelievable' Osaka
I did nothing wrong! - Pliskova stunned by 'unbelievable' Osaka
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